Do you love to travel and enjoy writing about your experiences? If so, the life of a travel writer may be right for you.
Travel writing has the reputation of being glamorous and romantic - and often it is. If you are just getting started, this website will be your guide.
Or maybe you’re already doing some writing but want to get published more often. You’ll learn how to do that, too.
Hi. My name is Roy Stevenson and I’m a full-time freelance writer. I’ve had more than 700 articles published in 160 print magazines, online e-zines, newspapers, in-flights and trade journals in the past five years.
People are always asking me how they can do what I do - and that’s what this website is all about.
It’s about pitching your ideas successfully to editors, traveling to whatever destination strikes your fancy, and writing about it. Pitch - Travel - Write.
When you’re starting out in travel writing you’ll be spending most of your time marketing your ideas to editors. This happens to be what I’m really good at doing - so I’ll share my ideas with you so you can be successful, too.
You’ll learn about the sales pitch - also known as your query letter. But marketing your ideas to publications is about more than just query letters - and you’ll learn about my process that can help you get published more easily and more often.
Travel writers love to travel, of course. But what most people don’t realize is that travel stories can be about more than a destination. It can be a way to explore your hobbies and interests. I’ll show you how to turn your interests and hobbies into travel ideas and marketable stories. Travel can also be a lifestyle where you earn on the road while living in an exotic place. I'll show you how to do this.
Traveling is lots of fun, full of exotic cultures and new adventures, but it can also be a stressful experience. So there is information about what you’ll need to take with you and what you can leave behind - and how to travel light. Everything from travel gear and travel tips to travel etiquette can be found here.
And finally, there's information about freelance writing. Tips and advice about what editors need, how to get their attention, and how to develop ongoing relationships for repeat business.
Everything on this website comes to you from my personal first hand knowledge having been successfully published more than 700 times in five years. I’ll share personal experiences and things that have worked well - and a few things that didn’t work so well, so that you don’t waste time going down the wrong path.
You’ll be amazed at the information you’ll find here, and I hope you visit this website often as it evolves and grows.
To Your Travel Writing Success!