Travel Writing Tips

Why The World Needs Travel Writers

The majority of travelers book their vacation based on a travel piece that they read. This spells big opportunity for the travel writer, as articles are always needed.

Judy is Getting Paid to Travel: Her River Cruise through the Netherlands

Judy is getting paid to travel. She uses her talents to get free cruises and then writes travel stories for extra income from each trip.

7 Interesting Travel Article Ideas about Your Hometown

Terri Marshall shares a few hometown story ideas so you can get published without ever getting on an airplane.

Travel Writing Tip: Pitch Articles Both Before and After Your Trip

Read Roy Stevenson's tips on how to take a family trip to New Zealand and turn it into a travel-writing vacation to offset the costs.

Travel Writing and Photography Go Hand-in-Hand

Pro photographer Efraín Padró took a trip with his wife... and spun it into a multiple-income opportunity by combining his photos with a travel article.

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.