Terri Marshall is one of our most memorable success stories. She’s a tax accountant turned full time travel writer and editor notorious for writing about chocolate, spirits and multi-generational adventures. This Globetrotting Grandmom has traveled all over the world from north of the Arctic Circle in Norway to Antarctica and has over 300 bylines in numerous publications.
Ernest Hemingway once said, “Writing at its best is a lonely life.” Sorry, Mr. Hemingway, I have to disagree. While it’s true that we spend hours at the computer alone, we’re not alone in this writing life. It’s been 11 years since I launched my travel-writing career, and, in those years, I’ve developed relationships with […]
Before I became a travel writer, I remember wistfully looking at the international departure screens at the airport wondering what it was like to fly to those places. At the time, I was working 40+ hours a week with limited vacation time. Between traveling to visit family and beach trips with my kids, there weren’t […]
There are plenty of reasons to be a travel writer. Obviously it brings more travel to your life. The satisfaction of seeing your byline online and in print and the wealth of experiences that come your way as a writer rank pretty high up on the list, too.
But over the past 11 years, as […]
It’s a question I get often, “What’s a typical day like for you as a travel writer?” And it’s a question that really doesn’t have an answer. While most jobs have a routine, travel writing doesn’t. Sure there are days when I’m not traveling when I’ll spend hours at my computer writing about my latest […]
I’ll never forget my first published article. It came in the July 2007 issue of a small regional magazine in Palm Beach where I was living at the time. And it wasn’t just an article; it was the debut of my “Travel with Terri” column. The publisher had not only given me the opportunity to […]
“I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list!” This is one of my all-time favorite quotes by Susan Sontag. And it’s true. The list of destinations I want to visit is endless—seriously endless. I’m chipping away at it. But there’s always so much more to discover. My love of travel began with road trips […]
I’ll be the first to admit I’m spoiled. But it’s not my fault. When you’re whisked to the front of long lines, allowed to bypass “no trespassing” signs, and given access to the inaccessible, you’re going to be spoiled. You have no choice. These kinds of travel writing privileges happen to me all the time. […]