Holiday Tip #2

As a travel writer, you have to be precise. And you have to get your facts right. For example, you can’t say that on your trip to England, you went to Edinburgh (in Scotland). Instead, you can say that on your trip to Great Britain, you went to London and Edinburgh.

So what’s the difference between England, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom?

** The United Kingdom refers to four countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Together, they are governed by a parliament… the capital of which is in London.

** Great Britain is the Eastern island of the United Kingdom. It’s comprised of England, Scotland, and Wales, as well as a few smaller outlying islands.

** England is a country located in the southwestern two-thirds of the island of Great Britain, which it shares with Scotland and Wales.

[Editor’s Note: Right now is the best time in decades for you to start writing for British and other foreign publications. Tourists from overseas are flocking to the U.S., where their money often buys more. And as a result, their newspapers and magazines are covering destinations in your own back yard. This is good news. Because often you can resell an article you’ve written for a North American publication without changing a single word. Plus, you can increase your take from every article when you’re paid in euros, pounds, or other strong currencies.

Learn more about opportunities to profit from your travels (and even from your own home) in our free online newsletter The Right Way to Travel.]

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