Guide to Work, Study, Travel and Living Abroad  FacebookTwitterGoogle+  
  Travel Abroad Travel Writing General Writing Advice, Marketing, Press Trips, and Jobs for Travel Writers

Writing Advice, Marketing, Press Trips, and Jobs for Travel Writers

Here you will find websites offering (travel) writers communities, where they can exchange advice, participate in forums, read and write articles, post their portfolios, and search databases for job opportunities in print but progressively more on the web. — Gregory Hubbs

Writer's Weekly is a great newsletter and website with information on both books and freelance writing work. Has a message board to talk about shady publishers, editors, and agents and one for people who are looking for interview subjects. Also has a good smattering of freelance writing job listings each week, including some for travel writing.
Travel Blog Exchange is a fine community of bloggers worldwide.
Media Bistro is the main US portal and forum for freelance travel writers who work for magazines. It is heavily skewed to New York City since that's the center of the publishing world, but it does list jobs in other areas. Basic access is free, while a premium membership allows access to pitching tips for specific publications and discounts on seminars.
Travel Writers Exchange is a both a forum and an excellent resource for articles on travel writing.
Writers' Digest is a good general site for writers to exchange ideas.
TravelWriters UK is a portal that brings together professional writers and editors. is based in the US and is pretty self-explanatory…
…as is
Journalism for Journalists is a UK-based portal with news, advice, and job listings. is a site posting freelance and telecommuting jobs. is a resource center and job listing site.
Writer Gazette contains a mixed bag of advice and links.

If you’re able to drum up press trip assignments for just about anywhere, or you already have an assignment that allows hosting, these sites can hook you up with the right people. — Tim Leffel

For a very good overview of the pros and cons of press trips and an insider's tips as to how they actually work, see Tim Leffel's excellent post: The Real Story on Press Trips for Travel Writers.
(free access for working writers, after registration)
  About Us   Submit an Article   ©Transitons Abroad 1995-2014
  Contact Us   Student Travel Writing Contest   Privacy
  Archives   Narrative Travel Writing Contest   Terms of Service
  Advertise   Expatriate and Work Abroad Writing Contest  
  Add Programs    
Join Our Email List