One of the most important things writers and photographers can do for their careers is to master the art of self-marketing—especially during these times of great change in the publishing industry. While it’s certainly important to nurture current client relationships, it’s equally crucial to make a point of seeking out new clients—and this holds true […]
I spend much of my time traveling the world, meeting new people, exploring new places, hearing new languages, and trying new foods. And I haven’t had a job in years. I’m far from independently wealthy, and while the majority of the travel I do is for work purposes, I also foot the bill for plenty […]
When I started out travel writing, I was singularly focused on seeing my work in print magazines. The online space had opened up at the time, but there were few online outlets with the same credibility and popularity as the “traditional media.” Today all that has changed, and plenty of long-established magazines—Transitions Abroad and Budget […]
One of the biggest challenges for freelance travel writers is crafting great pitches. You might have a great story idea and a perfect publication in mind, but your first job is convincing an editor to run your piece. My first job in travel writing was as a deputy editor at a magazine in India. We […]
I’m a firm believer that one of the best ways to get into travel writing—or any writing, for that matter—is to find your niche. Take something you love, something you know, or something you’re good at, and make it your niche. My niche is India. I spent a few months in my early 20s backpacking […]
Other than the fact that it’s one of Latin America’s strongest economies and an emerging hub for start-ups and outsourcing, I didn’t know a lot about Chile before landing in Santiago Airport last September. Outdoorsy friends had spoken of amazing landscapes on par with those of Argentina to the east. And I’d tasted enough Chilean […]
When it comes to flexible jobs, it’s hard to beat travel writing. Few jobs allow you the freedom and fun of the travel writer’s life.