Do’s and Don’ts in Travel Writing

Monday 26 August 2013 @ 1:08 pm

Pursuing career as a travel writer is sour as well as sweet. Confused? Read through this interesting article to convert the don’ts to do’s and dos to enhanced dos.

First Don’ts

  • Considering travel writing as a full time career can be disappointing. This is due to the facts that travel industry changes trends many times during a year. Some seasons are dull while some are peak seasons. One should keep other jobs option side by side to absorb the shocks.
  • Pre assuming things based on other writers experiences can be obstacle in the further growth of career. Many people follow the footprints of big named writers to establish view about a particular location and thus miss the opportunity to prove their excellence. This should be avoided.
  • Dependency on others for fully funding the tour can limit the areas of exploration. The writer has to write as per the desires of the sponsors and thus cannot get exposure to multiple genre of travel writing. Try spending sometimes from own pocket also.
  • Frequent traveling to various places and changes in eating habits can lead to serious health problems. For a travel niche writer a person should develop strong resistive body to defend the bad foods and climate changes.
  • Busy traveling schedule can limit the higher education desires. In order to earn more money writers spoil their career and feel deserted while switching over to other careers during recession period. Keep on enhancing education side by side.

Now Do’s

  • Travel writing career is too magnetic to resist. There is hardly any career which provides twin benefits of money with fun at one place. There is no investment to lose. Information driven job free from critical graphs & analysis.
  • Great way to create huge network of friends which can prove useful in due course of time. Strong network will also magnetize the sponsors to keep coming to the writer all through the year.
  • Easy to start this career without big degrees and certificate. Good language writing skills and creativity is the basic requirement of this job.
  • Easy to switch over from full time to part time or vice versa as per the comfort level. Travel industry is one of the booming industries of the world, thus getting jobs is easier as compared to normal jobs.



Tips On How To Be Good In Travel Writing

Wednesday 13 July 2011 @ 12:15 pm

A travel writer is paid to explore various parts of the world and write about them. This ensures that there are fresh stories for readers to enjoy. However, for you to become a good writer in this area, you have to be ready to work hard. You should not be afraid to visit new places and most all you must be committed. Here are some tips on how to be successful in travel writing:

  • You must be ready to travel because you can not write unless you visit different parts of the world. Set aside some money to fund your travel expenses and carry all the things you need to write. You can simply write in a journal or use a video.
  • Get enough education to know what you need to do for to write the right articles about travelling. You do not really need a degree in writing for you to be good in travel writing but learning a bit will ensure that your articles get published.
  • Read other peoples work to get ideas on how to write travel articles. There are many published magazines, articles and magazines about travelling. These will make you a good travel writer in this area and you will attract many readers.
  • Before you leave your home town, you should decide your destination. This will determine the market for your articles. It’s always good to research available for market for your work.

Be sure to check any directories that can accept your travel articles for publishing. They have guidelines that you have to follow and this will help you gain experience in this field. Be patient because it can take you some time to become excellent in travel writing. With time, you will start enjoying a good income and more people asking you to work for them.