Podcast: How to See the World for Free as a Travel Writer

With no background in writing (her previous career was in nursing), Noreen Kompanik homed in on what it was that she really wanted to do with her life. And it wasn’t nursing.

Nowadays, she spends up to 70% of her year traveling the world, and getting paid to write about it. In fact, she joins the Bigger Better World podcast from the Dominican Republic, just one stop out of many she’ll take around the planet this year.

Very few travel writers make as big a success of their career as Noreen has, and the tricks, secrets, and demands of the industry can be difficult to learn from scratch. Noreen, though, is packed with tips and tactics, and shares a wealth of valuable advice for how to break into travel writing—possibly the most envied career there is.

Want to know how to travel the world and get paid to write about it? Join Jim Santos and Noreen Kompanik in this episode of the Bigger Better World podcast. (And maybe grab a pen—you might want to take notes!)

Read Noreen’s full article in the February issue of International Living: How to See the World for Free as a Travel Writer.



  • How to Get Started as a Travel Writer
  • How to Get Paid to Travel
  • How to Convince a Publication That You Have the Perfect Story For Them
  • Where to See, Be Seen, and What Organizations to Join
  • How to Find New Places to Publish Your Work… & Get Paid
  • Advice For New Travel Writers

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