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The best travel writers are:
They also like to:
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You’ll need a pen or pencil and a piece of paper to take a quick 10-question self exam and possibly jot a few notes.
Travel writing is open to everyone. No matter your age… background … how far you went in school … where you want to travel … or even if you want to travel (some travel writers make a lucrative income by staying close to home and writing only about their hometown and neighboring destinations).
No previous writing experience is required. Your opinions are what counts.
Here’s what a few people have said about the travel writer’s life …
“Even after more than twenty years as a travel writer, the night before a trip is always exciting. Tonight my head is sizzling with maps and boat timetables … with thoughts of truffle shavings and inky squid risotto … of sunlight on the Adriatic. I fly to Croatia tomorrow-a country with a dramatic coastline, myriad islands, and medieval walled cities that traded with the Venetians. Dubrovnik in springtime! Sometimes I really do have to pinch myself as a reminder that my 'dream job' isn't a dream.”
– Steenie Harvey
“I just returned from an incredible adventure in Norway where I sampled all manner of fish, cheese, chocolate, locally-brewed beers, and more three-course meals than I can count. I was also the only American journalist attending the opening day of Roros Fair – a 150-year-old tradition where people travel anywhere from 3 to 10 days by horse and sleigh over frozen lakes and rivers to arrive at the market. Oh, and I drove a reindeer sled!”
“One of my favorite trips last year was Rosarito in the northern part of Baja, Mexico. I walked the beach, shopped in the nearby open-air markets, sampled delectable food and margaritas, had a spa treatment, and conducted expat interviews. From that one trip, I’ve had seven articles published, with one more submitted and under consideration. I had a great time, delivered great PR for Baja, made some new friends, and the best part – the accommodations, meals, massage, and excursions were free and then I got paid to write the articles.”
“I usually travel and stay for free. And of course I get paid to write about my experiences on the road … which has turned out to be a handy supplemental retirement income. But for me, the true value of being a freelance travel writer is not the money … although that’s nice. The value is in the freedom, independence, and lifestyle that travel writing enables. As a freelance writer, you can work where you want … as much (or as little) as you want … and for whom you want.”
– Larry Harris
These are just a few examples of real people who are out there living the travel writer’s life.
If trips like these sound like an ideal vacation to you, or if you’d like to supplement your retirement with some extra income and VIP perks when you travel, then add your name below to hear more about how you can try out...