Although we aren't sure when the illustrious traveling lifestyle will pick back up again, we do know that it will, and it will come back with a vengeance -- that's why it's important to be ready when it does.
The romantic dream of the nomadic lifestyle is one that many obsess over these days. Some more than others, for sure. Mainly because many who wish they could live this romantic lifestyle have no idea how these professional travelers do it, and, therefore, label it a pipe dream or fantasy, and give up on it before they even start.
If your Instagram feed is anything like mine you’ll probably be mesmerized day in and day out with lustful images of mountainous landscapes, or the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean -- in other words, where you would rather be right now.
The truth is, those lucky few you see flaunting around the globe that live this coveted lifestyle have figured out how to tap into their marketable skill-sets and use them to design a life that allows them to indulge their passion for travel. The good news? This, so-called, pipe dream is actually well within your reach.
Here are 18 ways you can get paid to travel.
Travel Writing is a LOT Like Writing a Journal Entry
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For anyone who's ever kept a journal or diary, ask yourself this: Why did you keep that journal in the first place?
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I have reason to believe that it was done in order for you to relive a certain memory or event. And as you write that entry into your journal or diary, what you are actually doing is making a note of what you feel in that particular situation or moment.
And, in so doing, it requires you to activate your five senses (I’ll talk more about that in a few).
The Start of a New Adventure...
“Begin with the End in Mind means to begin each day, task, or project with a clear vision of your desired direction and destination, and then continue by flexing your proactive muscles to make things happen.” – Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (AFF)
So many people start things – start a project, start a business, or even start a blog – without having a clear picture or idea of what they are trying to accomplish. To me, this just makes absolutely no sense. You see, if you start out on a journey with no destination in mind, how would you know when you got there?
I recently started The Ultimate Travel Writer's program and it has inspired me to want to start this new travel writing blog project. It is because of that philosophical truth stated above, and because of this new program, that I wanted to start the launch of this new blog project with the following insights and strategic planning in mind.
Some of these elements or sections that you are about to read are what you would typically find in a traditional business plan, but is not meant to be viewed as one of the types of exhaustive business plans that we would write for one of our clients.
The gist of this article is all about giving you some insight into who I am, who this blog is for, and what you can expect to learn and gather from each article.
So without further delay, let’s get this journey started!