Sunday, 26 October 2008

Virgin Media looking for Freelance Writers

Virgin Media is looking for top-notch lifestyle writers / expert travel writers for Virgin Media's website.

What they need?
Original ideas, original writing and able to submit your writing quickly and accurately.

How to apply?
Simply send a cover letter detailing your areas of expertise (Travel, Food, Gadgets, science, space, Motoring, Parenting, Health and nutrition, Food and drink, Shopping and fashion, Property, Green issues, Money, Jobs, etc.), three feature ideas and samples of your recent work to

Good Luck!

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Press Trip: Mt Washington Valley, NH Inn to Inn Cookie and Candy Tour

Date: December12-14, 2008

Place: 12th Annual Mt Washington Valley, NH Inn to Inn Cookie and Candy Tour

Interested media are invited to join the 15 participating Country Inns in the White Mountains for the 12th Annual Inn to Inn Cookie and Candy Tour. This inn to inn cookie and candy extravaganza offers multiple story ideas for 2008 and 2009. You'll sample original cookie and candy recipes while touring award-winning inns, resplendent in holiday decorations. For those researching holiday baking, decorating or travel stories, this is the perfect event for multiple stories.

The Inn to Inn Cookie and Candy Tour takes place December 13-14. It is a self guided tour, which you will complete on your own schedule in your own vehicle. You'll take home recipes, collect cookies for sampling during the tour or for later and view gorgeous handmade gingerbread structures at each inn. Additionally, you'll see 15 different inns, which provide photo opportunities for upcoming decorating or travel stories. If you're looking for a destination story about Mt Washington Valley or the White Mountains of New Hampshire, you can add some time on to this event and tour the 13 ski resorts and XC centers, extensive ice climbing facilities, plus the restaurants, indoor water parks and much more.

WHAT'S INCLUDED: Accommodations at participating inns will be provided for you and one adult guest (limited availability for children), hearty breakfast each morning, two tickets to the Inn to Inn Cookie and Candy Tour along with maps and directions to stops along the way and . all the cookies and candy you can sample, A media dinner will be held on Saturday, December 13 for you and your guest at one of the participating restaurants.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED: Transportation is on your own. Best airline connections are to Portland, ME (PWM 90 mins away) or Manchester, NH (MHT, about 2 hours away). You will need a car for the tour.

REQUIREMENTS: We will accept journalists on assignment or with serious intentions to place this story with a major daily newspaper, consumer magazine, or TV show. This event is perfect for researching 2009 or 2010 holiday stories, culinary travel, holiday recipes or accommodations/destination round-ups.

NEXT STEPS/CONTACT: If you are interested in attending, please contact Marti Mayne at or 207-846-6331. Please include details about your background, your intention for the story and your guest.

For more information on the Inn to Inn Cookie and Candy Tour, visit