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1. Posted by ems (Budding Member 9 posts) 11y

Hey..."when i grow up" i want to be a travel writer - what could be better, getting paid for travelling? - and was wondering if anyone had any tips, ideas and/or contacts, as i'd love to do some on my RTW trip that's coming up!

2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Take a look at Rolf Potts site. Not only is he a very successful travel writer, he's also always travelling - and he gives great tips on how people can devote their life to travelling just about full time.

3. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Hi Ems!

I have a smouldering ambition to do the same thing, but the world seems to be saturated with travel journos. What I'm thinking of doing is this:

I would be writing as I travel for myself anyway, so i figure i might as well just send monthly pieces to my local newspaper at home here in Ireland and see what they think. If they dont like em they can bin them, and who knows maybe they'll go for it.

That's a start and from there...who knows...

Do you have a background in journalism?

4. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Do you have a background in journalism?

Yea...many travel writers do have sort of such background (and some do not and it is actually not the steppingstone as I believe)...but I believe your genuine creativity and spirit of possiblity would transform you into an inspiring writer!

Under the Tuscan Sun (Frances Mayes), Seven Years in Tibet (Heinrich Harrer), Pilgrim (Paul Coelho), The Motorcycles Diaries (Ché Guevara)are some of the inspiring works...

5. Posted by jonc (Budding Member 28 posts) 11y

Sure would be a great job to have!

tway - great link to rolfpotts.com, am looking at it now!!!!!

thanks

jonc

6. Posted by ems (Budding Member 9 posts) 11y

Do you have a background in journalism

Hi...thanks for all the helpful tips - no i don't have a background in journalism, but writing is what i've always wanted to do...maybe i'll save it all up and write a book when i get home!! i'll keep you posted, as you'll all have to buy it of course!! x

7. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

I'd be your very first customer! And, I'd expect a lovely signed first edition. ;)

Hope your travels provide you with lots of inspiration.