John Bechtel on travel…
“Good things happen when you get out of bed.”
So says John Bechtel, who wrote his first travel article last year and has since been published 20 times.
Travel writing is a great way become your own boss and enjoy a rich, rewarding, independent lifestyle.
You get to explore exotic places, enjoy free accommodation in top hotels, and dine out in the best of restaurants…on the house. When tourist boards and resorts know you’re writing about their place, they like to show you the best of what they can offer. You are their guest and they want you to leave with a good impression.
So you’re treated like a VIP.
If you have a curious mind and an adventurous spirit, you’ll love the opportunity to explore, research, and learn about vineyards and crafts…magnificent old churches and new trendy quarters in cities all over the world…historic monuments and geographic wonders.
The world opens up to you as you engage with people from other cultures. You’re no longer tied to one place…shackled to the desk…experiencing only your own way of living. Suddenly, there’s more color. Barriers break down. You connect with your hosts in a most enjoyable way. You’ve come to visit their place, and they’re eager for you to enjoy yourself while you’re with them.
If you want to travel overseas, this is your passport.
But you can start right here at home…
Remember, your home place is someone else’s vacation spot. Somewhere, there’s a magazine that wants a story about what’s on offer up your street. You can build your portfolio from right where you are.
It’s easier than you might imagine to get started.
Here, John tells a group of aspiring travel writers how he found something to write about on his own doorstep…
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