The most beautiful thing about noticing a person’s good work is that it makes me feel good, too. I learned that it’s amazing when you stop to acknowledge the flowers. My travel writing assignment was to experience an 11-bedroom villa on the island of Anguilla. I found that the villa offered so much visually, my […]
Songwriter Kendrick Lamar said, “If I’m going to tell a real story, I’m going to start with my name.” I think this quote is a perfect guidepost for beginning as a travel writer. So many new travel writers are intimidated by the quest of writing that first travel story. Am I a writer? What editor […]
Before I became a travel writer at the Ultimate Travel Writer’s Workshop, my 9-to-5 existence involved working as a corporate recruiter in the architecture and engineering fields. That meant spending the bulk of my day reviewing resumes and discussing job descriptions with engineering managers. Prior to my business card reading “travel writer,” my sexiest day […]
When the owner of the 54-foot catamaran told me that his first boat had crashed in the Bermuda Triangle, I flashed back to something I had learned when I first started travel writing: “Keep your eyes and ears open for spontaneous travel articles.” Since hearing that piece of advice at a GEP travel-writing workshop back […]
A wise travel writer once said, “Some of the best days haven’t happened yet.” It’s true: A great part of my life, since becoming a travel writer, is that I always have something to look forward to. My before and after—from recruiter to getting paid to write about golf in some the most interesting destinations […]
Hindsight is always 20/20. When you’re first starting as a travel writer, everything is new and you’re bound to make mistakes. To help you secure more press trips, here are a few things I wish I had known then that I know now… 1. Patience is a virtue. I’ll never forget my first press trip. […]
Five years ago, I never thought I’d see the words “Travel Writer” on my business card. I knew I wanted to travel more. I just never thought I’d get paid to do it. Since taking that first step, it has been a kick seeing my articles published in dozens of magazines and websites. If I […]
Wherever in the world you’d like to travel, there’s an editor who wants your story. It may surprise you to read how Tim got his first travel writing gig…
From helicopter rides around Mount Rushmore to river tubing in Panama to snorkeling in the Bahamas, the life of a freelance travel writer is a romantic one.
Apart from all the perks of travel writing — like landing fully paid-for assignments — you can get more than one article per destination (and pull in more pay-checks for your vacation time).