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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.
“A wise man travels to discover himself.” — James Russell Lowell

“A wise man travels to discover himself.” — James Russell Lowell

Travel reminds us to stop and notice the world’s splendor and the wonder of Mother Nature. It forces us to look in awe at the world around us.
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.
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.
Chistina Hamlett, Playwright and author

Interview with Christina Hamlett: Playwright, Scriptwriter and Travel Writer

With more than 30 books, 152 plays, and five optioned feature films to her name, Christina Hamlett is a very busy writer. But she’s not too busy to pursue another passion — travel writing.
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 writers on assignment

The Travel Stories We Don’t Write

When a travel writer goes on assignment, the goal is create a publishable piece for the public. But often, there’s a backstory to the journey, another travel story that goes unwritten.
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 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.
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 Linda Duval has written about travel in New Zealand

Interview with Travel Writer/Editor Linda DuVal

Q&A with former travel editor and travel journalist Linda DuVal.
Polar Bear Viewing in Manitoba by Sharon Spence Lieb. Photo by Travel Manitoba

3 Tips for Aspiring Travel Writers

We caught up with travel writer Sharon Spence Lieb long enough to ask for her three top pieces of advice for new travel writers. Here’s what she said.

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