A Magazine by the Society of Professional Journalists

April 2nd, 2007 • Quill Archives
Travel writing not all fun and sun

As a professional travel writer, I occupy a place in the journalistic hierarchy somewhere just above pond scum. It’s tricky territory for a freelancer for two major reasons: press trips and poseurs. Almost all newspapers and magazines still buying freelance will not pick up a writer’s expenses, and the rates they pay don’t come close to making up that shortfall.