One of the most exciting aspects of my recent move to Panama is knowing that I can be paid for every trip to the beach, every exploration of a new town or museum.
How? By writing travel articles about what I discover.
If the prospect of getting paid to experience the best the world has to offer appeals to you, then you might want to consider travel writing as a portable career.
Travel writing ticks all the boxes
- It’s completely portable
- No special expertise required — you can learn everything you need
- You get to travel and enjoy attractions, hotels and restaurants — often on someone else’s dime
Following are four books and a fabulous live event that will help you learn what you need to start earning money writing about your travels.
- Lonely Planet Travel Writing (How to).In it you’ll find lots of
- Insider tips
- Exercises and examples
- Secrets of creating a compelling story
- How to conduct research
- Industry organizations
- TRAVEL WRITING 2.0: Earning Money from your Travels in the New Media LandscapeHere you’ll learn to be a “new media” travel writer.You’ll learn from dozens of working travel writers, editors and publishers about navigating both print and electronic media as a travel writer.
- Writing Away: A Creative Guide to Awakening the Journal-Writing Traveler (Travelers’ Tales Guides)
- Travel Writing: See the World. Sell the Story.
The Ultimate Travel Writer’s Workshop
We all learn differently. If reading about something in a book doesn’t do it for you, here’s a top-notch workshop that can teach you everything you need to start your portable career as a travel writer.
Spend three days in beautiful San Francisco with experts who’ll teach you how to collect paychecks for your travel. And you’ll also learn how to add to your writing income by including photographs with your stories — even if all you have is a point and shoot camera.
In three fun-filled days you can experience San Francisco and jump start your portable career in travel writing.
Get all the workshop details here.