If you love to travel, and you tend to have a way with words, then there is one career which is likely going to really stand out for you: travel writing.
That is the kind of career that people will often say sounds like a dream, and the underlying meaning there, of course, is that it must be impossible. However, it is perfectly possible if you know what you are doing, and you shouldn’t feel that it is out of your reach, because it is probably not.
In fact, you might be pleasantly surprised at just how easy it can be to make this kind of lifestyle work out well for you, both in terms of the career and enjoyment. In this post, we will look at a few of the things which are going to help you work as a travel writer, so that you can get the most out of the experience.
Treat Yourself To A Good Computer
This is such a basic and essential thing, and yet it is really going to make a huge difference to your entire lifestyle as a travel writer.
If you want to make sure that you can work on the go as easily as possible, then having a decent computer is going to be a hugely important part of that. For that reason, you might be keen to think about what you can do to make sure you have the right machine – and that you have whatever kind of software you are going to need to make this all as easy as possible.
Whether that means getting hold of the Google Drive app for Mac, or whether you are going to go for something like the LibreOffice suite, you can be sure that these little things really do make a difference.
Budget Yourself Well
Because of the nature of travel, much of what you do throughout the days is going to be expensive, and you do need to know how to budget yourself as you would for any kind of travel. You might find that when you are travelling long-term, you need to spend a little less, but it all depends on your situation and how well you can make it work.
It might be that you know you will earn a certain amount from your current piece, and that you are therefore keen to think about that, or it might be that you are writing blind and you’ll need to be more careful. In either case, pay attention and make sure that you are going to keep your finances tight. Without that, the whole career could come crumbling down.
Travel At Home
It’s a good idea to bear in mind too that you don’t always have to travel further afield in order to have something to write about. At the beginning, you might find that it makes much more sense to simply write about your local area.
Travelling at home is a great way to practice the craft of travel writing without having to spend money on travelling, so that is definitely something that you should think about early on.
Alternatively, if you have digital marketing experience like I do, you could find remote work as a marketing consultant or part-time digital marketer in the travel sector. That’s another brilliant way to fund your adventures.
While you’re here, check out my top 5 highlights of being a travel blogger.