Your Career

Are You Ready to Book Your Flight?

If you have a feeling of excitement and promise, it’s important to pay attention to that. While deciding to become a travel journalist is not something you should consider lightly – considering how hard you will have to work as a freelancer without the support of a company – it is a unique and necessary career that can work for the right person.

Weigh all of the pros and cons of this travel journalism guide – and map your own plan. One of the most important things you can do for yourself to prepare right now is to begin thinking of yourself as a brand.

Develop relationships with other writers and editors at the publications where you could sell your travel articles. Find out the destinations that the people who can buy your work are interested in – and add those places to your list. You can’t sell an article from a place that an editor isn’t interested in, and at the end of the day, “interest” can get political. So do your homework ahead of time, plan and go! You may be surprised where this fun and exciting job can take you in the future.