Become a Travel Writer—See the World and Deduct It as a Business Expense!
by Marcia Yudkin
Along with syndicated columnist and best-selling novelist, travel writer certainly ranks high in most people's conception of glamour jobs. In my beginning freelance writing courses, I tell aspirants that they shouldn't expect magazines to send them all expenses paid to the Galapagos Islands, at least not until they've broken into
National Geographic after years and years of paying their dues.
Breaking in and becoming successful as a travel writer requires that you understand at least the following:
cautions and caveats about complimentary travel expenses
markets for travel writing besides travel magazines and travel Web sites
travel writing clichés to avoid
research tricks and fact checking
when to query before a trip and when to wait until your return
how much you can make in this specialty
web sites get you oriented to the field for no cost at all.
Travel Writing Career Coming Up! — Links for
Aspiring Travel Writers
Breaking into Travel Writing
Funny About That
Financial Makeover: Poster Child for Midlife Crisis
Foot in the Door: Travel Writer
In Search of Elusive Metaphors
A Life Less Ordinary
Money for Nothing? Hardly
The Travel Writer's Guide
Travel Writing 101
Travel Writing for Fun and Profit
Who Wants to Be a Travel Writer?
Interviews with or Profiles of Successful Travel Writers
Dennis McCann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Jeanne Oliver, Guidebook Author
Paul Otteson, Guidebook Author
Pico Iyer, Travel Commentary Author
Copyright 2001 Marcia Yudkin. All rights reserved.
If you'd like to see your travel writing in the likes of
Travel & Leisure, the
New York Times' Sophisticated Traveler, Outside or the
Atlantic Monthly, check out the advanced home-study course, Breaking Into Major Magazines. Complete assignments at your own pace and get personal feedback from Marcia Yudkin.
Copyright 2001, 2007 Marcia Yudkin.
All rights reserved.