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.



Beginners Guide For Travel Writing

Saturday 6 July 2013 @ 12:14 pm

Who don’t Travelling? The answer is very simple; NONE. But who want to be a Travel Writer? The answer might be difficult. There are various types of Travel Writing. These are Travel Journal, literature, guide and travel book. But one thing in all of these is same. In all of these types the author writes the experiences of his/her during the tour and the pleasure of trip. But the difference is the writing style and purpose.

Journal and Guide

The travel journal consists of day to day activities with the date and in some cases time too. But a travel guide is a beginner guide for a new traveler or fellow traveler to squeeze maximum juice out of it. This also helps a new comer to avoid the difficulties author faced.

A very simple example is, suppose author suffered mosquitoes in rain forest of Africa. He will write the incident with date, time and place in the journal but if he is writing a guide, he will also write the solution of issue, regardless of he knew that solution that time (in Africa) or not.

Literature and Book

In travel literature the author will describe the culture and traditions of different people and nations. He will cross match his experience with the previous knowledge of that place and people and after that write that. In other words, literature is more authentic knowledge of a place or people. But sometime it is boring for some people because it lacks colors and spice.

While a travel book is a simple written notes of the author with time to time and place to place. It is general knowledge of a place or people. But a travel book might be inconsistent and not authentic; on the bright side it is full of enjoyment.

There is a new term “travelogue” in trend now a day. A travelogue consists of the advantages of travel journal, guide, literature and book but avoid the disadvantages of those. A travelogue includes time and date to help the new or fellow travelers with the authentic knowledge of a place with pleasure.




Travel Writing Made Easy

Tuesday 10 January 2012 @ 10:40 am

As someone who is a professional writer or even someone looking to hire one, there are a few things that you will want to keep in mind. If you are writing or searching for a travel related topic, understanding the world or the general locations that are involved is extremely important. When travel writing or reading these brilliant forms of literature, you will begin vacationing in the crevices of your own imagination. With a little bit of creativity, you can turn plain and boring text into something that is truly worth its weight in gold to travelers who are in dire need of a vacation from their daily lives and the endless grind-stone that has been wearing on them for far too long.

Unlike the days long past, we are now able to telecommute with our travel writing needs. While in the past, you had to hire a local writer; it is now possible for you to get the job done, exactly where your customers will be looking for their vacations, the Internet. This, as you can guess, has made finding a travel writer far easier than it was in the past. Getting the job done right the first time, is of course the biggest thing that you will want to look for when trying to hire a professional? Fortunately, online businesses like Niche Writers have teams of expert writers that will help you to gain all of the attention your company deserves, without having to shoulder all of the work yourself.

With descriptive words and the ability to turn any mundane place into a magical wonderland for travelers, the travel writers hold all of the power to help make or break a location for consumers who are vying for their perfect family or individual getaway. Think about it, do they want something dry and informative only? No, customers expect a higher standard of writing these days, and that is exactly what Niche Writers will provide for their clientele, professional and delightful content for them to put onto their travel websites. So, what are you waiting for? With the price of travel writing at such a nominal cost to value ratio, there really is nothing holding you and your business back, except for you.




Unbeatable Tips To Be A Travel Writer

Thursday 4 August 2011 @ 11:51 am

Perhaps you are a travelling maniac; either for business or pleasure. Whatever the reasons for travelling does not matter. The fact remains you can pocket some extra cash through travel writing. The art is simple. You are writing about what you enjoy doing. A travel writer observes unfolding events in the course of the journey and then comes with an informative article that would make the readers feel like they were apart of the trip. The following are strategies followed by professional writers.

Listen to the way visitors and other people will be talking. Identify the humorous and educative quotes from other persons in the trip. Jot them down and incorporate them in the articles you shall write. An interesting quote can give life to the article making the reader feel the like a member of the events that took place.

Identifying the targeted audience of the information you will be writing is another important thing to consider.  The article can be meant for people in a certain profession or an age group. This affects the language to be used. If the article is not meant for the professionals, technical language should be avoided to allow the unseasoned in the industry understand the information. Targeted audience will also determine the depth of details the travel writer should go into.

Think from the perspective of your reader. A travel writer seeing things from the perspective of the reader has ability of developing an article that is tailored to suit the needs of the reader.  The writers will have the general information on the way the readers would like the articles written and information they want.




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