So you want to be a travel writer? There are lots of niches, of course—destination guides, first-person travelogues, and reviews—but don’t overlook the travel-related interview.
In this guide, we give you the top 10 tips for landing the ultimate travel writing interview.
10. Redefine ultimate, scout the local talent.
While you may be interested in trying to land interviews with the travel world’s equivalent of A-list celebrities, don’t overlook people of local interest. You could be the first writer to introduce a large audience to someone who hasn’t yet gained much more than local exposure but who could have widespread relevance. Some potential interview subjects to consider include local writers, environmental activists, socially responsible entrepreneurs, and people developing the community. Make sure that you capture that local angle while also identifying some universal themes of interest to a non-local reader.
9. Do your homework.