- Become a travel writer - Get travel writing jobs - Get paid to travel and write Hello you. It is reasonable to assume that you’ve arrived here because you want to become a freelance travel writer. Well OK, it’s entirely possible that you’re here by accident after tapping “Tunisian elephant tamers” into Google. If that’s the case, you may be disappointed.
But for the others, I hope I can be of some help.
My name is David Whitley, and I am a freelance travel writer. I’ve written for publications and websites all over the world, including the Boston Globe, Sydney Morning Herald and Guardian.co.uk.
The most common question I am asked when people find out what I do – coming in just ahead of “So where’s the best place you’ve been then?” – is “How can I do that?”
And my most common answer is “You probably can’t. And even if you can, you probably won’t want to when you find out what it entails.”
But to the dedicated few who seem obsessed by the idea, I can usually pass on a few tips. And to save me writing the same thing over and over again, I have decided to create this site.
On this subject, I am by no means an expert. There are others that earn more than me, write for more prestigious publications and have many years more experience. But I manage to do reasonably well for myself and have learned a few things while carving out a career. And this site is where I shall attempt to pass them on.
I’ll finish with a disclaimer. These tips, while based on experience and observation, are entirely my own opinions. Many of those people alluded to in the previous paragraph may disagree violently with me on them, and say that I’m offering bad advice.
I’d like to think I’m not though. Enjoy, and I hope the site can be of some assistance.