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Travel Writing Blog: Tips and Advice for Travel Writers

Travel Writing On Location is a community for travel writers. Whether you’re a travel blogger, professional travel journalist or want to learn how to become a travel writer, you’ll find tips and advice you can use to grow your career. Check out the blogs below for advice and interviews with editors and successful travel journalists. Travel Writing On Location is hosted by Go World Travel, a digital publication for world travelers. Feel free to look around in the menu above.

Editing tips for travel writers

Taming the Editor on My Shoulder

Editing your work is good, but over editing can hold you back and stifle your creative energy. Here are some tips for editing your travel writing.
Travel writer Claudia Carbone with Bonhomme, the ambassador of the Quebec City Winter Carniva

Q&A with Sleepin’ Around Travel Blogger Claudia Carbone

Colorado-based Claudia Carbone started her career as a ski journalist. When she expanded to covering ski resorts and ski destinations, she found that travel writing was the perfect compliment.
Are those get paid to travel ads misleading?

Are Those “Get Paid to Travel” Ads Misleading?

Everyone wants to travel the world for free, and some programs promise to teach writers how to get paid to travel. But the truth is, travel writing takes talent and hard work. Here's what you need to know
How to become a travel writer

How Do You Land That First Travel Writing Assignment?

It’s an age-old question that many aspiring travel writers have asked — how do I get a writing assignment if I don’t have any writing clips yet? Here's how to get that first travel writing assignment.
Travel writing humor

Travel Writing Humor

When a travel writing friend posted this image, I got a good laugh. Then I looked at the image again and realized that each small pane represents a kernel of truth.
How to Become a Travel Writer

7 Things You Should Know About Travel Writing

Travel writing is an amazing profession. After all, you can get paid to travel the world. But it takes hard work and know-how to be a success. Here's what you need to know about travel writing.
Travel writer Gilly Pickup on the Celebrity Eclipse, the first cruise ship to have a lawn.

Travel Writing from the British Perspective

Based in London, travel writer Gilly Pickup writes on cruising and destination travel. Here is her perspective on travel writing in the UK.
Travel writing photography

The Era of the One-Man Band Returns to Travel Journalism

Do travel writers need to take their own photos? In today's media landscape, the ability to take compelling photographs and write dynamic copy go hand in hand.
Tips on how to become a travel writer

How a Travel Writing Workshop Changed Everything

Travel writing looked easy, but my efforts got me nowhere. Then I took a writing workshop. It turns out that travel writing has its own norms, procedures and techniques. Having someone explain this to me made all the difference.
The path to becoming a travel writer

Where Will the Road Lead You This Year? Life as a...

Being a travel journalist may never provide fat checks or a cushy retirement, but it offers riches of different kind.