About Lori Allen


Who is Lori Allen Great Escape Publishing?Lori Allen is the Director of Great Escape Publishing and for 15+ years has been helping people reinvent their lifestyles to include more freedom, adventure, and fun.

Starting as a group of “untourists” making their way around the world in search of more unconventional ways to travel… today, Great Escape Publishing members are import/exporters, travel writers, bloggers and photographers.

They don’t have degrees in business and journalism, and haven’t spent years in photo school.  They’re just everyday folks who like to travel, and pay for it by following their passions: importing one-of-a-kind treasures, blogging about their experiences, and selling stories and photos to magazines, newspapers and websites across the globe.

Over the last decade and a half, Lori has personally worked with more than 5,000 of these “untourists” helping them hone their skills and better market themselves to prospective clients and editors.

As Editor of The Right Way to Travelshe publishes real-life advice, techniques, and opportunities from industry experts on how you can join them and get started earning an income through travel and doing something you love. You can learn more about this free online newsletter and sign up here.

She also hosts a free weekly podcast called Great Escape Radio, which airs a new get-paid-to-travel episode every Sunday. If you have a Smartphone, simply search for “Great Escape Radio” in your Podcasts App or you can subscribe directly in iTunes here.

Great Escape also publishes nearly 30 home study programs you can work through at your own pace. You can check out their most popular programs here, all created by professional travel writers, editors, and photographers in the field and proven to work.

Or if you learn best by doing rather than reading, you can meet Lori or one of her experts in person at a live event. Great Escape Publishing hosts more than a dozen workshops each year in exciting places like Peru, Thailand, France, and across the U.S. Their 2018 schedule includes trips to destinations like India, Namibia, Jordan, Austin, and more.

These intensive, hands-on workshops are the most efficient and cost-effective way for you to gain the skills you need to start funding your travels. You can learn first-hand from their experts who are approachable and generous with their insider knowledge and experience. Check out all Great Escape Publishing’s upcoming events here.

You can also read some of Lori’s recent articles from The Right Way to Travel below.

Lori’s Articles

Join Our Travel Community On Cool Expeditions (And Learn The Dab)

I love this photo… This is Kacyn (the gal who typically answers the phone when you call) posing in Northern Serengeti on our recent photography expedition in Tanzania. If you have a kid or grandkid in school right now, you probably recognize this hip-hop dance move....

The Importance Of Harvesting Your Own Travel-Writing Network

Show me the company you keep and I’ll tell you who you are.  It’s something my friend Erica’s grandmother liked to say but Erica was never a big fan of it. She thought her grandmother was trying to get her to judge people—to look down her nose at those who were...

Make An Easy Side Income: Get Started With Import/Export

My dad has a problem. He wants to retire but he’s not sure he can. He’s saved enough (he thinks) to live in the manner he’s become accustomed to. But rising healthcare costs are eating away at his savings faster than he expected, so he’s looking at avenues for extra...

Seven Best Markets Where You Can Sell Your Photos

We often talk about how to sell your photos to three different markets: Stock photo agencies Magazines, newspapers, and websites Fine art If you have photos to sell (or you’d like to take photos you can sell), it’s important, first, to think about which market is best...

5 Reasons You Should Start Your Own Blog

Dave and Deb are on a mission to prove that adventure is for everyone. They’re not uber-athletes, adrenaline junkies or ultra-rich, so that’s what their blog is about – adventure travel for everyday people. They’ve recently been dog-sledding in Banff. They went on a...

Top five regrets of the dying: avoid with travel writing

In the ultimate case of “I wish that I knew what I know now,” in 2012, a hospice worker published a list of the top five regrets of the dying. They were (in this order): I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. I...

How do you write an interesting story?

In our current digital world, print magazine, newspaper and guidebook editors around the world have to compete not only with each other… but with online publications and blogs. So what does this mean if you’re interested in becoming a travel writer? Actually, two...

Six tips for taking saleable photos

One of the first things I asked attendees to do in Portland this week at our Ultimate Photography Workshop was to quickly write down their dreams and their goal lifestyle. Here’s one I can really relate to… If this is you and you’d like to fund great trips doing...

How to Fund Your Travels and Do What You Love

Doug is not a celebrity. And yet, he can go to the Bahamas any time he wants. He can sail yachts and stay in private island homes. Doug is not a pilot… but he can fly in fighter jets. He can go skiing in Aspen… and play golf at exclusive clubs. How does Doug get paid...