Traveling is something that every people wants to do on their spare time or break from work/school. This activity is for people who are really outgoing and wants to experience the outdoor life, whether they are in a travel group or just a solo trip. Eventually, these people will put their travel experiences in a blog so that they can help other people in when it comes to travel. This simple blog becomes a hobby then if a person gets lucky on this, he or she can earn from this hobby.
Travel is always an anticipated niche for every freelance writer in the community of online earning. Who would never want an all-expense out of town getaway? Meanwhile, you must have an idea of the best five topics to write about before the excitement gets in your system.
Food is one of the reasons why people travel, so, it is always a good idea to give your reader a glimpse of what their taste buds must expect of the place. Give them a list of the most expensive cuisines of the place as well as the ones where they can eat from the street.
With this comes your chance to do some promotion for the noted restaurants and hotels that surround the said tourist spots. While many of the restaurants will not permit you to publish the entire price list, you can at least give your readers an estimated amount they would need to spend, say at least three-day stay.
Remember, you are a freelance writer, not a public relations officer. Hence, you have a variety of topics to choose from – either constructive or not. We know that life is just too ironic and people would always want to discover the darkness behind every gold, so give them. Every place has its dark secrets and scandals that make them famous. Give the details of these scandals and crime news and readers would likely to read it because of curiosity.
You can make good use of the internet, newspapers and interview once you reach the place for decent resources for your blog post.
There are different people in the world, if your readers are mostly adults, then you can write about historical places on the target area. You will be able to help them if you can offer some background and transportation guide information.
Your readers need to be informed about the culture of the place they plan to visit. Why is it essential? Because it lessens the possibility of cultural clash among people. If both tourists and travelers are aware of the way of life of people – beliefs, symbols, behavior, and values – on a certain place, it will prompt them to give respect and they will know to get along with them. Knowing the culture of the place will lead to harmonious relationship between the local and the travelers.
I can bet this month’s pay if tourists aching for pictures drop to less than 60 percent. Capturing tangible memories is part of going to different places, so make sure to suggest your readers with best spots to print their smiles on.
Do’s and Don’ts
As a freelance writer, your duty is to inform your readers. So, give as much information to them, a detailed one is important. One of the best, if not the most, is giving them the list of the things they must do and not on the place. Lay down the rules and regulations of the place to avoid encountering any problems.
Remember to write a very engaging and visualizing travel blog with lots of great shot photos on it. In this way, you can maintain regular readers, attract new ones and thus, making your travel blog more profitable while enjoying your time on the road.
Candice Larson is an outdoor and traveling enthusiast. She dreams to do backpacking in Southeast Asia very soon and romantic weekend getaways in Sydney with her man. Candice is currently doing her graduate studies in Creative Writing.