Location: Florida, USA
Published: Travel Writing 2.0
How did you get into travel writing in the first place and what was your first big break?
My first (and only) office job was right out of college, as a copywriter in an advertising agency. So from the start, I was earning my living from writing. But I always found my thoughts too wordy for the brevity of slogans and taglines. Longer form writing always interested me far more. After two years at the agency, my boyfriend and I decided to leave the corporate world and travel and live in Australia and New Zealand for a year, and I started writing long blog-like emails (this was before blogging was a thing) and realized I really liked sharing my travel experiences with, well, pretty much my entire email list.