Uniquely, for travel writers, inexperience can sometimes be an asset. In an industry that is constantly searching for fresh new perspective, the unseasoned writer can bring just as much to the table as the established pro. The travel writer’s biggest hurdle isn’t having the right qualifications; it’s getting their work in front of the eyes of the right people.
“If you can work from anywhere, why not stay in the U.S. and just go wherever you want?”I live in Costa Rica, and I get asked this question a lot. The short answer is…I love it here. But for those who really want to know, I can share a multitude of reasons.
During my year and a half as a tour guide around Europe, I visited most of the cities and countries that you'll find decorating travel agent offices. Now I live in one of them. Home of the Ponte Vecchio and the Duomo, Florence stands out as the warmest place...
On paper, Nikki Griffith and her husband, Travis, had a comfortable life in Austin, Texas. Yet, the stress of their careers in social work and finance, respectively, was hard to endure. “My husband was sick and tired...literally. The demands of the finance...
Fourteen months ago, my partner, Rachel, and I decided to realize our dream of living abroad. After a lot of research, we decided to try teaching English in Vietnam. Shortly after we made our decision we found jobs with an English center in Hanoi. And I can already say, that I love it...
Ordinarily, I skip over blog posts and emails in which people rave about how lucky they are. Sometimes life deals you a great hand, and I’m all for letting the world know about your good fortune…but I rarely get anything I personally can use out of articles on the topic.
My sister, brother, and I are all convinced that wanderlust is in our DNA. We inherited it from our father who would seize any opportunity to pack us all in the family station wagon and head out to parts unknown.
I’ve been writing for International Living for about five years. At seminars, attendees often tell me they’d love to have my job. But anyone who enjoys writing can take a stab at it.
As a travel writer, I am constantly seeking to discover hidden gems, places the majority of travelers don't know about and unique adventures. My recent trip to eastern Germany was no exception. Everyone knows about German beer, but did you know Germany's State of Saxony has an 850-year-old wine-making history?
One advantage of living in Europe is that cheap airfares make the rest of it so accessible. I've just got back home to Ireland after an unofficial three-day jaunt to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. This tiny country holds the title for the highest per capita consumption of wine in the world, so there was a good reason to go bar-hopping.