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Travel Writing Myths Debunked

Travel writing, Quebec City, Anthony Bourdain,

How did I get here?

You’ve seen those ads:

Make up to $75 an hour writing from home! (Unless you can write 1,000 words in an hour, this is will.not. happen)

Become a ¬†published author & tell your friends you don’t SUCK Afterall.¬†

Travel, write, and get paid for it (in change).

Getting paid for writing and travel is like getting paid to gobble down chocolate and watch TV. Everyone enjoys it, therefore, it’s super hard to get into and even harder to make a living. Be prepared.

I lucked into worked my tail off for four or five years and moved to Canada before any exciting travel writing work came my way. I am not going to tell you it’s impossible; I will let you figure out what’s possible. I don’t know where you’ve been. I don’t know your talent level or whether your palate has a G.E.D. or Ph.D.

I am here to tell you what I’ve learned so far.

Myth 1: Travel Writing is Easy

travel writing

So good. But what do you say about dinner rolls?

It is fun. Sampling fois gras and salmon tartar and writing it up is the most fun I’ve ever had, career-wise. But it came with pages and pages of work in a short time. Continue reading