Travel Writing Tips

Selling Travel Stories: 4 Tips for Turning Your Next Vacation into a Paycheck

As you get ready to leave on a trip, it’s not what you pack that matters, says freelance travel writer Steenie Harvey. It’s what you read before you leave…

Day 4: Travel the world on $0 a day…

Tips from our guest editors in San Francisco on how to get yourself on the right side of editors and landing assignment after assignment, so you can travel the world for free...

Day 3 in San Francisco: How Long Before You Sell Your First Travel Story?

Top tips from freelance writer Roy Stevenson, how to get published in 30 days or less.

Day 2 in San Francisco: Quick Tips for Great Story Starters

Top tips from our guest editors today in San Francisco... what need to do to grab your reader’s attention, you need a compelling lead—something that draws your reader in.

Day 1 in San Francisco: Can You Write Stories Like These?

Top tips from our guest editors today in San Francisco... things you should bear in mind when you want to win over a travel editor with your writing...

My Boss Told Me to Hurry Up and Fail

When you’re first starting out, you don’t know what will sell and what won’t. The only way to find out, it's for you to just get out there and try. Hurry up and fail so you can learn, build, and move on!

Workshop Attendee, Caren Abdela, Landed Two Articles in International Living. Here’s How…

Read from one of your fellow readers, Caren Abdela, how she walked away from a six-figure income and how she got started as a travel writer right after she attended our Ultimate Travel Writers workshop in Chicago last year.

How to Write about Your Hometown for Free Perks and Profit

Read from Jennifer Stevens, start thinking about your hometown and articles you might write about sights and attractions near you, it’s easiest to get started when you start locally.

Get a Travel Article Published This Week in Four Steps

Click here to see International Living Executive Editor Jennifer Stevens’ four simple steps to getting your first travel article published this week.

How to Arrange Free Trips as a Travel Writer

Click here to read the three main ways to take advantage of the perks of a travel writer or photographer’s life.

Pitch Your Travel Articles to Non-Travel Publications

Learn about the endless types of travel stories you could write and pitch to both travel and non-travel publications...

When Travels Go Awry: How to Turn the Unexpected into an Article

Read tips about how to make an article out of an unplanned, unexpected situation.

How to Write an Attention-Grabbing Lede

Read some tips from Editor Kyle Wagner on how to keep your readers hooked on your articles.

Ask this Question to Craft a Strong Article Intro

Read tips from Denver Post Travel Editor Kyle Wagner on what will 'hook' readers to your article.

Seven Travel Stories You Can Find in Your Hometown

Denver Post travel editor Kyle Wagner shares a few simple hometown topics that travel editors like her are buying right now. Here are seven ideas for travel stories you can find in your hometown..