A job in which someone is paid to just travel the world is a myth. There is really no job that a person can travel for free and come back from their trip and earn an income. Though maybe, one of the closest jobs to this kind of lavish lifestyle is being a Travel Writer. A Travel Writer is someone who travels to different places and writes about their experiences there to inform their readers through some kind of publication. If one wants to be a Travel Writer, they must have a passion for travel. As a Travel Writer they are working to experience new things. It is not just reviewing the best hotels and restaurants in a city or tropical island; one must be just as prepared and enthusiastic about going on a camping trip in the desert. Travel writing is not a free holiday vacation (Career Chat- Travel Writer). It is a wide framed industry.
“Travel Writing is writing about places, persons, and things in other places –how to travel, when to travel, and advice on traveling- all with the reader in mind (Brooke).” Travel Writing is not a personal narrative of the writer’s trip to London. It is not what they liked or didn’t like about the city. And it is not writing about London so they can take a free trip there (Brooke). Travel Writing is, then, a published work in a guide book, travel magazine, travel website, or personal archive. These writings can range from hotel and restaurant reviews to destination guides or descriptions of historical sites and museums. Many Travel Writers try to avoid main stream tourist attractions and look at cities or areas from a new angle. For example, instead of going to a popular tourist centered restaurant, one might visit the town’s local farmer’s market (Schwietart). Getting started in the Travel Writing Industry involves mainly independent work. If someone wants to become a Travel Writer the first step is to travel. “Don’t wait for someone to send you off traveling (Career Chat- Travel Writer).” Travel Writer, Mark...
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