The Six-Figure Travel Writer

Join Us for Free Travel Writing Lessons on Blogging for Tourism Boards and Perfecting Your Pitch

In the two years since we began running regular one-hour travel writing classes, we’ve covered more than 80 topics, including:

  • how to land free trips
  • how to get paid really, really well for your writing
  • how to get on magazine editors’ good sides
  • how to navigate every step of the process to land travel content marketing work, including phone calls and proposals
  • how to keep your hourly rate down so your bank account goes up
  • how to get work done on the road
  • how to write, step-by-step, 15 different types of travel articles
  • how to land guidebook and other traditional publishing deals

You can grab access to all of our past webinars (and a ton of other resources you can’t find anywhere else) with a subscription to our Dream Buffet or grab them one-by-one when you need them in our On-Demand Webinar Library for a set with the video, audio, transcript, and slides.

But we also air a free replay of one of our travel writing classes each and every weekday.

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How to Pitch Five Magazines Looking for Road Trip Essays

Welcome to the Friday Freebie Five, a new weekly feature on Dream of Travel Writing’s Six Figure Travel Writer blog.

Each week, we comb our Travel Magazine Database to bring you five magazine sections open to freelancers around a theme–front-of-book trend pieces, long-form first-person features, short narrative postcards–to inspire your pitches.

Australian Geographic

“Road Trips” covers driving adventures in the country in about 2,000 words. Articles are written in a second-person style as the writer gives readers tips and advice for taking the trip themselves. There are multiple sidebars which gives more details on the route, what to pack, where to stay, and how to get there. There’s also often a final sidebar which gives two alternative driving adventures. A recent example includes “Northern Exposure” which describes a round trip on the Gibb River Road in Kimberley with information on what expect and how to navigate the route.

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Join Us for Free Travel Writing Lessons on How to Take Control and Succeed as a Freelance Travel Writer

In the two years since we began running regular one-hour travel writing classes, we’ve covered more than 80 topics, including:

  • how to land free trips
  • how to get paid really, really well for your writing
  • how to get on magazine editors’ good sides
  • how to navigate every step of the process to land travel content marketing work, including phone calls and proposals
  • how to keep your hourly rate down so your bank account goes up
  • how to get work done on the road
  • how to write, step-by-step, 15 different types of travel articles
  • how to land guidebook and other traditional publishing deals

You can grab access to all of our past webinars (and a ton of other resources you can’t find anywhere else) with a subscription to our Dream Buffet or grab them one-by-one when you need them in our On-Demand Webinar Library for a set with the video, audio, transcript, and slides.

But we also air a free replay of one of our travel writing classes each and every weekday.

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How to Pitch Five Magazines Looking for City Profiles

Welcome to the Friday Freebie Five, a new weekly feature on Dream of Travel Writing’s Six Figure Travel Writer blog.

Each week, we comb our Travel Magazine Database to bring you five magazine sections open to freelancers around a theme–front-of-book trend pieces, long-form first-person features, short narrative postcards–to inspire your pitches.

Voyeur

“Take a Detour” is an 800-word article covering a different destination each issue either in Australia or in the Virgin Australia flight network. In third person, the article covers what readers can see and do in the area plus recommendations for where to stay, shop, and eat. The sidebar “Details” accompanies the article which gives more information on any businesses mentioned such as the address, phone number, and website. Examples for this section include “Booked Up,” covering the annual writing festival in Byron Bay and where to eat, shop, stay when visiting, “Water Colours,” about the lesser-known islands in Venice and what to see, do, and eat while there, and “The Powder Room,” about Wanaka, New Zealand, and the winter sports activities you can do there.

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Join Us for Free Travel Writing Lessons on Setting Your Travel Writing Goals and Mapping Out Your Success

In the two years since we began running regular one-hour travel writing classes, we’ve covered more than 80 topics, including:

  • how to land free trips
  • how to get paid really, really well for your writing
  • how to get on magazine editors’ good sides
  • how to navigate every step of the process to land travel content marketing work, including phone calls and proposals
  • how to keep your hourly rate down so your bank account goes up
  • how to get work done on the road
  • how to write, step-by-step, 15 different types of travel articles
  • how to land guidebook and other traditional publishing deals

You can grab access to all of our past webinars (and a ton of other resources you can’t find anywhere else) with a subscription to our Dream Buffet or grab them one-by-one when you need them in our On-Demand Webinar Library for a set with the video, audio, transcript, and slides.

But we also air a free replay of one of our travel writing classes each and every weekday.

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How to Pitch Five Magazines Looking for Profiles of Interesting People (Edition II)

Welcome to the Friday Freebie Five, a new weekly feature on Dream of Travel Writing’s Six Figure Travel Writer blog.

Each week, we comb our Travel Magazine Database to bring you five magazine sections open to freelancers around a theme–front-of-book trend pieces, long-form first-person features, short narrative postcards–to inspire your pitches.

Robb Report (US)

“Source File” profiles an interesting person, often one working in the luxury or fashion industries. There’s a 100-word third-person introduction, covering what they do, followed by a 400-word article. This is written in a first-person as-told-to style and could cover their favorite places to visit worldwide, more in the industry they work in, or anecdotes from their childhood and any future plans. Examples include “Eve of the Beholder,” profiling Paola Russo, founder of boutique Just One Eye, “Driven to Discover,” about Pierre Lagrange, owner of fashion brand Huntsman, and “Forecasting Time,” profiling Hamilton Powell, founder of Crown & Caliber.

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We’re Wrapping Up Our Book Prizes–One More Week to Win!

Everyone on our team, from my co-author Vanessa Gibbs, who also manages our Travel Magazine Database, to pulling in others to help with our book covers, layout, editing, proofreading and research, has been all hands on deck to get these puppies ready to see the sun in the last several weeks.

And so many of you have been integral to helping us in that work as well, and, first off, I want to thank you so much for weighing in and letting us know what direction you want these books to go in and how to make them most helpful to you and other writers like now.

Now, it’s the last week of our giveaways to thank you for helping us choose the content for our new books. We’ve got two more sections of 101 Things You Need to Know to Make it as a Travel Writer (that’s the final title! check out more on the here) to finalize:

  1. Travel content marketing writing
  2. Working with editors.

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Join Us for Free Travel Writing Lessons on Marketing Your Non-Fiction Book and Successful Travel Writers’ Secrets

In the two years since we began running regular one-hour travel writing classes, we’ve covered more than 80 topics, including:

  • how to land free trips
  • how to get paid really, really well for your writing
  • how to get on magazine editors’ good sides
  • how to navigate every step of the process to land travel content marketing work, including phone calls and proposals
  • how to keep your hourly rate down so your bank account goes up
  • how to get work done on the road
  • how to write, step-by-step, 15 different types of travel articles
  • how to land guidebook and other traditional publishing deals

You can grab access to all of our past webinars (and a ton of other resources you can’t find anywhere else) with a subscription to our Dream Buffet or grab them one-by-one when you need them in our On-Demand Webinar Library for a set with the video, audio, transcript, and slides.

But we also air a free replay of one of our travel writing classes each and every weekday.

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Would You Like to Be Part of Launching Our Two New Books?

You may have heard, through our weekly prizes or our big announcement, that we’ve got two new books coming out this spring designed to solves some of the most fundamental problems I see travel writers experiencing when they are trying to get their freelance travel writing business off the ground:

  1. A general knowledge gap–often described as “there’s so much to learn” “there’s so many options; I just don’t know what to do” or “I’ve overwhelmed,” which we’ve written 101 Things You Need to Know to Make it as a Travel Writer to address.
  2. Issues specifically understanding how magazines work, what editors want from writers, and what ideas magazines will accept, which we’ve written 101 Magazines That Need Travel Articles–And Everything You Need to Know to Pitch Them to rectify.

Haven’t heard about the books, couldn’t care less, and are not interested in a new way to make money through your website or social feeds?

Then this post is not for you!

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All The Things!!! (Our Coaching Programs Include)

Not ready to hit the gas pedal of a Maserati and tear up the open road with the momentum of your travel writing career?

We get it.

Not everyone is!

Over the years I’ve met people finishing graduate degrees, or whose spouses are finishing graduate degrees so they are the sole breadwinners, or whose parents are in and out of the hospital several times a month, or who have just had a serious bout in the hospital themselves.

We all have our own pace and our own times to accelerate it and move on to the next stage.

If now is not that time for you, please keep enjoying our free webinars, newsletters, and blog posts for inspiration.

But, if you hit 2019 saying, “Wtf? 2020 is next year. That’s like the end of my personal Mayan calendar. Now. Is. The. Time.”–then I’ve got news for you.

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