Travel Writers Wanted
Discover Inside-How Travel Writing Works…How Travel Writers Get Paid…What a Day in the Life of a Travel Writer Looks Like... and How You Could Easily Give Travel Writing a Try for Yourself, No Experience Necessary...
Imagine vacationing for a week in the Caribbean, but instead of staying in a standard hotel, you’re in a villa on the water, just 50 feet from the shoreline.
It’s on stilts hovering above the brightest blue water. And, not only is the water blue, but it’s so clear you can see straight down to the white-sand bottom where starfish are the size of basketballs and fish are the brightest orange, yellow, and blues you’ve ever seen.
You spend your afternoon in a handmade hammock on the deck. Miles of ocean stretch out in front of you. You enjoy tropical nights surrounded by good food, great wine, and cool ocean breezes.
Tomorrow’s itinerary includes snorkeling, diving for rock lobster, then grilling it oceanside.
Everyone on the island brings a side dish, including cracked conch, coconut pancakes… and you’re the guest of honor.
The Perks of Traveling the World as a VIP…
“Guest of honor” is something my dad says any time he takes me (or anyone really) out to dinner. “Your money’s no good here, Lori. You and your family are my guests of honor.”
And that’s a lot like what it feels like to travel as a travel writer.
Meals, museum tickets, hotel upgrades, they’re all on the house. Someone else foots the bill.
And here’s something else…
When you travel as a travel writer, all sorts of great travel opportunities will open up for you.
Opportunities you might not even be able to imagine right now.
Growing up in a small beach town in Delaware, my idea of a vacation was a road trip to Disney World. Fifteen hours of driving followed by eight hours a day of waiting in line after line to ride a two-minute ride. It all seemed worth it as long as I got to ride the rides.
As a 10-year old, this was my ideal vacation, and I couldn’t imagine anything that could possibly be better.
As an adult, however, I’ve gone back to Disney a few more times. And here’s the thing - a lot of the rides I loved as a child all do the same thing. They rise up in the air and go around in a circle. I’m not so sure what I was so excited about back then.
Throughout my travels, as I’ve had the opportunity to explore the world, I’ve thought back to that moment where I couldn’t imagine anything better than Disney World.
I could never have imagined I’d be seated on a small six-seater prop plane leaving Belize City headed to Ambergris Caye. And that the next day I’d be jumping into open water to swim with nurse sharks.
One travel writer I know was paid to take an eight-day jaunt to Ireland where she stayed in an authentic cottage.
Another to go exploring and wine tasting in Ensenada on Mexico’s Baja, California Peninsula.
And another spent a week golfing in the Turks and Caicos islands.
You Can Land Trips Like These, Too
To land trips like this-often all-expenses-paid-your job is simple. Keep good notes about where you went and what you did. Then write an article sharing your recommendations and opinion about your experience - good or bad - with others who are interested in going there.
You might be asking how that could be. How could taking notes about all the fun things you’re doing actually fund your trips?
It works, because one of the ways travel-related businesses advertise is by inviting travel writers to experience (for free) what they have to offer - maybe a tour, cruise, special event, or resort package - in hopes that you’ll have positive experiences and write favorable articles in magazines, newspapers, newsletters, or online.
The more articles written about a place, the rationale goes, the more tourists will go there.
And more tourists means more money.
Once you’ve got a track record with a few articles published under your belt, you can begin to cash in on perks like invitations for free travel and reduced-rate vacations.
Do that, and when you earn a few hundred-or even a thousand or more-dollars for an article… it’s pure profit.
And the truth is, you don’t need to be a gifted writer. You don’t need journalism courses. You don’t need a job in the travel industry. You don’t even need to travel - your hometown is a travel destination for somebody. I’ll show you how to start locally and become a mini celebrity where you live in a minute.
As a Travel Writer, You Can Enjoy VIP Perks
“I killed it this past weekend with wine & chocolate pairing, organic coffee roasting tour, personal gold mine tour, lunch with the president of a historical society, horse & buggy tour and more....all complimentary due to commissioned articles. To boot, the winery gave us 2 bottles of their best vintage vino, free dinner at their restaurant, a pound of the best coffee I've ever tasted (sorry, Starbucks) and more perks.” – N.K.
A Day in the Life of a Travel Writer
Now, before you decide for sure, let’s look at what a typical day for you might look like should you decide to give travel writing a try…
Over the last decade, I’ve had the opportunity to personally get to know many successful travel writers.
As I’ve talked with these writers, I’ve learned that in this industry, there really is no “typical” day. For many, that’s one of the most attractive things about being a travel writer.
Let’s take a look at a few examples.
Write Whenever You Want…
From Anywhere in the World
Let me introduce you to Patti Morrow. Patti is a part-time travel writer who is often traveling the world in search of her next adrenaline-pumping adventure.
Patti admits she’s addicted to traveling. So to fund her “hobby,” she became a travel writer.
In the past year alone, Patti has traveled to Sanibel Island, Florida; San Diego, California; Santa Fe, New Mexico; London, England; Tijuana, Mexico… and more.
When she’s on the ground at her destinations, she enjoys local cultural events, wine tastings, white-water rafting, walks along the beach, bargaining at open-air markets, and chatting with locals. She also checks the local real estate listings for perspective on the highest priced neighborhoods and also on those that are up and coming.
Last year, Patti traveled across the country from coast to coast, and then all the way down to the southern tip of Mexico in search of the world’s best Margarita for an article.
For now, she says she still needs to do more research on that one.
She Turned a Love of Chocolate…
Into Paid Assignments
And then there’s Terri Marshall.
Terri is a self-proclaimed chocoholic. It’s funny, but a lot of her travel articles revolve around chocolate - chocolate martinis, chocolate spa treatments, chocolate tastings, etc.
She’s a great example of how travel writing lets you combine two passions, in Terri’s case, traveling and chocolate.
Terry was a tax accountant before becoming a travel writer. She was definitely one of those creative people trapped in a desk job-a story we hear all too often.
But today she knows firsthand that a travel writing “dream job” is achievable.
One of my favorite stories from Terry is when Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream flew her to Vermont to tour their headquarters, sample the ice cream, and create her own flavor.
Also, this past year, Terri took two trips to the Hotel Hershey where she visited The Chocolate Spa for delicious cocoa facials, body wraps, and massages that she later wrote about.
She even headed down to the forgotten “Toledo” district of Belize to discover the source of something wonderful… chocolate.
There she harvested cacao, made her own chocolate bars, swam through caves, climbed up waterfalls, and went horseback riding through the jungle. And that’s just a small snapshot of her adventures this past year.
Your First Paid Assignment
Before we continue with details on how to try out for publications around the world, I’d like to tell you a little bit more about Great Escape Publishing and International Living Magazine, where you might land your first paid assignment.
As I said earlier, I’ve been working with travel writers and helping them land paid assignments for the last 10 years through Great Escape Publishing.
Great Escape Publishing produces home-study programs and runs live workshops that help people get paid to travel - through techniques like travel writing, photography, import/export, tours, and travel blogging.
A lot of the members interested in travel writing get their feet wet by getting articles and photos published in International Living Magazine.
You may not know this, but you already have a foot in the door at International Living, because the very person who created our Ultimate Travel Writer’s Program, Jennifer Stevens, happens to be the Executive Editor at International Living.
She and others there know that if you’ve gone through the program, you’re already ahead of the average travel writer.
International Living is a great place to get your first byline if you’re interested in overseas travel. They publish resources on traveling, living, retiring and even investing overseas.
Here’s what International Living told me they’re looking for in new writers…
“We’re looking for travelers willing to share their experiences, insights, and recommendations with International Living readers.
“You must be willing to explore new places, ask lots of questions, make friends, and discover destinations as an insider would.
“You may be asked to loll on the beach…shop…try new foods…taste-test local cocktails … attend concerts and art shows…visit museums…hike…dive…sail…ride a horse…golf, and more…
“A good candidate is comfortable getting lost - because sometimes you find the best stories when you’re not expecting to.
“No writing experience necessary.”
Hundreds of Publications Need New Travel Writers… So Why Not You?
When you try out to be a travel writer, you could certainly start by writing for International Living. Or you can use the same techniques we’ll show you work for breaking into International Living also work just as well for other publications.
It’s up to you.
Actually, getting an article published in International Living is more than a great head-start. It’ll get you your first paycheck, too.
In fact, International Living writes checks to the tune of an average $39,800 a month to writers for their stories. Point is: There’s plenty of room for you.
And remember, it’s not just what you’re paid for your travel article. You should add to that number how much free travel you’re getting, too.
Plus there’s never been a better time to break into travel writing. More outlets exist today than ever before-which means you have more opportunities to get published and paid. Not only are there print publications to consider, but online the world is huge-both with online-only magazines and websites and blogs and with the online arm of print publications as well. There’s an almost insatiable need for travel coverage-and you could help provide it.
The Easiest Articles to Write Today
Now let’s take a look at the kinds of stories I’m talking about, because they’re not that hard to write. We’ll use International Living as an example…
Here’s a copy of International Living Magazine.
In every issue you’ll find small articles written by freelancers - we’re talking about 350 words and sometimes less. That’s a little over a single double-spaced typed page. You can do that. (There are plenty of other pages in the magazine, too, of course, with longer articles.) But the point is: You can break in with something short and sweet-and there’s plenty of opportunity to do so. And not just at International Living...
The truth is, editors around the globe, including English-speaking publications in other countries, are constantly searching for articles written by people who can give a true, well-written, and unique report on a destination.
And they’re not the only ones who want your services… Hotels, resorts, and other attractions around the world need ambassadors like you to visit their vacation spots and spread the word through your writing.
There’s no easier way to get your accommodation, meals, spa treatments, and more on the house than to travel as a travel writer.
And you just might be the perfect candidate to do it.
Here’s how you can try it out...
You heard the stories about a few of the successful travel writers out there. You know what a typical day in the life of a travel writer might look like for you.
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