Wikipedia says the genre of travel literature or journalism includes outdoor literature, exploration literature, adventure literature, mountain literature, nature writing, the guide book, and accounts of visits to foreign countries.
Although travel journalism is a tricky business to penetrate – there is a surplus of willing writers and a dearth of employers willing to pay for the work.
Even then, becoming a travel journalist can be a fun, exciting, and rewarding career. As with any other career, one must have dedication and passion.
A good education, complemented with hard work, is key to success in travel journalism. Travel journalism is simply about keeping the eyes and senses open and welcoming anything new and intriguing.
Succeeding as a travel journalist is not only about having the perfect flair in writing.
Several key factors are associated with it, and a budding travel journalist must be aware of them.
Any budding travel journalist must be a voracious blogger and use the blog to showcase his materials to the editors and let them know about his talent.
A well-crafted article in a blog helps a lot to attract the attention of the editors.
Once one starts getting commissions, chances are that one's blog will slide.
If you are getting paid travel writing gigs, then your time for unpaid work will rapidly diminish.
But until you get those paid commissions, a blog is a good, easy starting point.
Focussing on good, quality, and well-crafted articles will bring in followers, and your name will spread far and wide. Cover and write on angles that travel guides generally tend to skip.
This will give one an edge as a travel journalist and will help not only to get famous but also lead the group.
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