Back in 2011, I heard for the first time that people are earning by traveling around the word. I was too fascinated by the job as it does not bind a person to one place, to one chair and to same people.
It sounded awesome to me. I wished I had one but the wish faded with time as other responsibilities took over.
When I started Blogging, I came across other Bloggers who write about their traveling experiences aka Globe Trotters.
Now, I realize there were many Travel Blogging myths in my mind:
Its only possible when you are single
I know many fellow bloggers now who are not only married but manage their travel with Kids along. Of course, its not easy but they organize well.
Its easy to travel and work
They work incredibly hard. A perfect shot, good content, researching, writing, capturing, editing, observing, exploring and learning.
They’re almost always in transit. You may think it is incredible that your favorite travel blogger is in a different country each month, but that lifestyle does come with sacrifice and a demanding schedule.
They need to be open to new experiences every single day for they do not take safe routes.
Travel Blogging is always lucrative
Not all their expenses are covered and it does not make them rich overnight.
The companies they work with want something in return- Articles, Social media access, Time. So they are not really getting anything for free.
They can do what they want when they want
Instead of deciding how to spend the time in a city, they have activities mapped out for them including some activities that may not excite them.When you become a professional blogger travel becomes a job rather than a leisure activity.
Things do go wrong for them too. Some of the best travel bloggers have had terrible experience. They too miss flights, sleep on the floor in airports, get food poisoning, loose their cameras, get sunburn, feel scared, run out of money, get lost, run out of batteries, have bad hotel experiences and get caught up in dangerous situations, just like any other traveler.
[clickandtweet handle=”@lifebioscope” hashtag=”#travelblogger” related=”” layout=”” position=””]Sincere appreciation to all the travel Writers/Bloggers out there who travel to explore the unexplored. Keep Wandering.[/clickandtweet]
Do you guys had any travel myths?
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This post is written for Day 3 of Write Tribe Festival of Words #5