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Travel writing: doing what you love where you love

Posted by: | October 8, 2012 | No Comment |

With graduation not far down the road for most of us, it is time to start spitting out resumes left and right and pray someone takes us in and sees our worth. As aspiring journalists, we are lucky to live in a world where the ability to deliver news is right at our fingertips.

However, with the job market still not improving it is gonna be a tough fight to get the journalism job we have always hoped for. I know I’m already stressing out thinking about my future career. So when I found out my family, who has moved me all around the country my entire life, was taking off once again, I decided it was the perfect time to go for a journalism career I had not given much thought to. With my family moving away and me graduating, travel writing seems like a great idea!

Travel writing is something every young journalist should try once. If you’re in a lull looking for a job, why not travel and get paid to do what you love? Making the decision to move after graduation to a new place is exciting, frightening and gives you the opportunity to write about a new place and new experiences. When are we going to have this freedom in our lives ever again?

Doesn't look too bad, right?

Perks of being a travel writer:

  • One word: Freelance! You can get sent to new, interesting places or write about what you want and send it in for publication.
  • Meet new people
  • See the places you’ve always dreamed of… and get paid to do it!
  • Try new things like food, music, culture, etc.
  • Yes you might not get the biggest paycheck in the world, but you will gain experience as a journalist while also enjoying yourself. You have to start somewhere. Hopefully, with the right determination and desire, I can have the experience of being a travel writer and it can lead me to the career I have always dreamed of.

    I have heard that sometimes you have to lose yourself to find yourself.

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