Do you like travel as well as writing? Why not consider combining the two? Writing your travels can be a great way to start a whole new career. It does not take a genius to write about travel, but it may be a bit difficult when it comes to trying to break into business travel writing. Below are a few guidelines that can help you land a job as a travel writer.
First, decide what kind of audience you want your articles to reach. You need to find out what kind of publication you want to try to be published in. Will it be a travel time with serious travelers, something for college students or even an online travel. If you are considering the adult travel magazines, you must have a more mature voice in your articles than you would say for something that is aimed at the university student. So this is an important first step.
When you go somewhere, make sure you are prepared. It is important that you always have a notebook and pen always with you. You should be able to take important notes about what's going on around you. This is the best way to remember something of interest that you might run across. It is important to register the prices of things, street names and other information that can help the reader from one place to another. Be sure to notice your mistakes when you may have lost or gone to the wrong place or paid too much money for something. You want to keep your readers from making the same mistakes.
Always make sure you have a camera with you. You have to take lots of pictures. This is not only important for your articles, but very important to you. Not only are they something you want personally, but they will also help you remember the trip better for your article.
You must make sure you do a lot of research on the location you visit. When writing a travel article, make sure to combine your own personal experience with knowledge and information about the location you visited. It is important to include the facts and the history of the place. People love historical highlights so it's important that you include them.
Try to add something new to the article. Do not let your article be like all other articles written in the same place. Try to talk a lot with the locals and get their view of the place they live. Go to places in your location that very small tourists go to, so you can bring something new to bid to the reader. Also, make sure you get involved with things, not just being out in sight. The more you get involved, the more personal the article becomes.
Do not be afraid to add humor to your article and be honest. Do not white wash the experiences if you had a bad experience, so say if a great experience expresses how big. Be sure to let the reader know what it really was. Travelers watch travel items as guides for their next trip, so you should give them as much information as possible.
When you have all the facts and all the important information about the placement, you would like to bring your article to life. You can do that by trying to use metaphors and very descriptive language to experience it a little. This is especially true if you are in another country, be sure to add some local flavors, add some local phrases, local humor, etc. Make sure the story is not only informative but vibrant and full of fun and excitement.
When done, edit it and make sure it's free of all grammatical errors and spelling mistakes. The last thing you will do after all this work is to submit something that is mediocre.