Career

Travel Writer

Travel writers travel to different destinations and write about their experiences. Their work may be published in newspapers, magazines and websites or may contribute to guide books designed for others traveling to the area. Travel writers may have a particular angle from which they write, for example they may be interested in food or architecture and make this the focus of their work. Alternatively, travel writers may review and critique their trips, commenting on the quality or standards of accommodation and service.

Travel writers are usually journalists or writers who have chosen to specialise, though anyone with excellent written communication skills and creativity may be equipped for this career. Studies in sociology, anthropology, international affairs and cultural studies may also be useful. Travel writing is a niche area, where employment opportunities are competitive and freelancing is common.