Do you love travelling? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to get paid to travel? I think this is the dream for many, who want to unshackle themselves from a 9-5 job and go and see the world. You can almost picture yourself sitting on a white sandy beach, cocktail in hand with the sun glinting on the turquoise water. If it just sounds like a far-fetched daydream, it doesn’t have to be. I would like to share with you 25 companies which pay people to write about their travels. Some of these are travel companies, and others are magazines or online publications which have a travel section and purchase from freelance writers. So can you make a fortune as a travel writer? Probably not. Can you make enough to live on? Well, it depends on where you live and how lavishly. The internet has boosted the desire for people to learn about new places and they are hungry for more information about destinations they dream of visiting.
Hello Erin, what sort of roof do you have on your camper? Is it metal or rubber? If metal, it can be coated with a rubber based material which should prevent any more damage. If your’re talking about the interior ceiling, this too should be a rather inexpensive job as far as labor and material is concerned.
Don’t just stop with the sites I have listed. Newspapers often have travel sections and require articles. Writing a travel article for your local newspaper would be a good start if you haven’t had any travel articles published. Begin building up a portfolio of published articles in both newspapers and magazines before approaching companies such as the airlines.
I had decided to use spray primer where possible (everywhere but the vinyl wallboard which I felt was too close to too many of the other non-paint surfaces such as the ceiling and windows. For masking tape I like the green Frog Tape. More expensive but worth it in my experience. I also used plastic and cloth drop cloths over the rug and seating and paper to cover windows and other elements. This took about another 2 hours.
I’ll also get an adult Polio booster. She advised me to get prescriptions for Malaria and Typhoid pills from my family doctor, which I take two weeks before leaving. I have an appointment with my family doctor for April 2nd, so that will be plenty of time.
Now when I know I am going to be staying in a hotel for any reason whatsoever I always pack my mini travel kettle first. I use it as a hotel coffee maker for me, as a tea maker for my wife and both of us use it for boiling water for instant soups or in her case, Ramen noodles for those moments when you are hungry but don’t want to leave the room. It’s a nice convenience to have and travel kettles for hotels don’t take up a lot of room in your luggage either. I later bought a 12V car kettle for heating up beverages on the road which came in handy on a camping trip too. Car kettles take a while to heat up, but they do the job admirably considering the small amount of power a car batter provides.