From Cubicle to Travel Writer

How to become a travel writer and actually make money.

"From Cubicle to Travel Writer is the real deal. This is how people make their money as travel writers."

-Christine Gilbert, National Geographic Traveler of the Year and Founder of AlmostFearless.com


What if achieving your dream lifestyle and becoming a profitable travel writer isn’t as impossible as everyone says it is?

(Psst…little secret: It isn’t impossible….at all.)

But first, tell me, does this sound like you?

Are you tired of being told that becoming a paid travel writer is an impossible dream?

Are you discouraged by the “pitching hamster wheel” of constantly pitching every month to editors that you may never hear back from…and if you do, it’s for assignments that pay minimally?

Do you find yourself asking if you’ll ever make decent money from travel writing?

Do you know you have what it takes to be a travel writer, but you want to make sure you launch and manage it the right way and are tired of the same old information on how to do it? There’s got to be a better way, you think.


Well, guess what, there is a better way.

But it will mean rethinking most of what you’ve heard and read about becoming a travel writer.

It’s worth it.

"This course is incredible! I learned so much from it. It's so helpful learning about these things from someone who has already gone through it and built a successful career. Aside from the big steps, the little tips petered throughout From Cubicle to Travel Writer are really helpful with examples of some things you may not even think of unless you'd gone through it yourself. I learnt how to start making changes and headway now to get towards being a travel writer. I also found it useful to learn about the business side of travel writing, especially contracts."

- Nicole, HR Specialist and Blogger at Lost in This Whole World

Picture this for a moment…

Consistent travel work: Each month you do travel writing work for the same client(s) that you had to pitch just once and you get paid regularly every month.

Your pitching is strategic and targeted: Pitching becomes less mundane and more about creating your own opportunities with travel brands you admire, not content mills or publications that every struggling travel writer is pitching.

Position yourself as a professional and business owner, not just another wannabe travel writer with a blog.

You can charge more for your writing because you’re working with travel brands that actually have a marketing budget to pay you with.

You leave your day job and begin working from anywhere you want in the world.

You have a flexible career lifestyle to be able to take advantage of paid or comped travel opportunities that come your way through your travel writing.

Yes, that is all possible.


What if you could turn your dream of being a travel writer into a career you can actually make money from?

You can. Here's how...

From Cubicle to Travel Writer is a detailed and action item focused course. It will teach you how to create a profitable travel writing career. Here's a breakdown of how:

It will help you understand how to move beyond publication pitching…to where the freelance money and stability really is.

It will ultimately allow you more time for writing and less need for pitching…and a regular paycheck for more traveling and time for the things that matter most to you.

From Cubicle to Travel Writer will teach you the same blueprint I used to build my successful freelance travel writing business and eventually leave my office job behind.

Once I stopped following all the “become a travel writer rules” and began creating my own opportunities, my business really took off and my income skyrocketed.

Yours can, too.

"I found the From Cubicle to Travel Writer course to be extremely in depth and very helpful! I got a TON of information out of it. Some of it I already knew, but I've had a blog for a year now and I was surprised at how much I didn't know. Gina really knows what she's talking about and provides many personal examples. The proposal and pitching PDFs and spreadsheet were great additions and I downloaded all of them to have handy for referencing. The course was easy to follow along and not too overwhelming, especially for someone who doesn't know a ton about the industry."

- Samantha Lorenz, Have Seat Will Travel


What You Get as Part of the From Cubicle to Travel Writer Course:

Lifetime Access to the Course

You’ll have access to the complete course, including any updates. The course includes six self-paced, in-depth modules with easy to accomplish assignments and action items to propel your travel writing career forward.

Best Ways to Find Clients

Getting clients isn’t only about pitching. I’ll teach you all my tried and proven ways to get clients and even how to get them to come to you.

Get Started Action Plan

The first module will provide you with a concrete action plan for how to build your writing portfolio – even if you don’t have any experience yet.

Pitching Prowess

Since I have an insider view on the travel industry, I can provide you with what you need to know about the travel industry before you pitch. I’ll also provide you with pitch templates that you can use for your own emails to editors and travel business executives.

From Publications to Where the Travel Writing $$$ Really Is

The course details out the differences between working with travel publications and travel businesses (which in this course means any travel business that has a main product or service beyond ad sales and guidebooks). I explain why travel businesses are where the really money is for travel writing and how to break into it. You’ll be guided through how to approach travel businesses and what to do to get the gig – even if you have little experience.

Why You’ll Want a Travel Blog

This is not a course on how to set up a profitable travel blog (there are easier ways to make money from travel writing like…ahem…writing for travel businesses), but I will tell you why you should still set up a travel blog if you don’t already have one and how to best do it to help you find freelance success.

How I Did It

Each module has a section that provides a real life example of exactly how I applied the lesson in the module for success.

Business Logistics

This course is about teaching your how to make money as a travel writer and also how to cultivate the right business mindset – which is imperative as a freelancer. I’ll teach you how to best set up your writing business for success, plus other business logistics like understanding contracts.

Plus, You Get These Awesome Bonuses

Writing Business Tools

Pitching and Business Tracking spreadsheets (including a profit and loss statement spreadsheet put together by a finance professional).

Pitching Swipe Files

You'll receive copies of pitches I've used to get clients that you can use to put together your own pitches.

Proposal Checklist

Get an example of a proposal I've used to turn prospects into clients.

Your Instructor

Gina Tarnacki
Gina Tarnacki

Wait – Who’s Teaching this Course?

Hi fellow travel lover! I’m Gina Tarnacki, and I have a decade of experience working in the travel industry in both marketing and writing roles. This gives me a unique understanding of the type of content travel brands want, need, and will hire freelancers like YOU to do. I’m here to teach you what to do and how to position yourself so those travel brands desire to work with you.

I have had consistent freelance travel writing work every single month since launching my business four years ago.

I’ve had the opportunity to do a variety of different projects, from traditional article assignments for nationally-syndicated magazines to travel brochures to blog writing and management to website copy to ad copywriting.

Articles and copywriting I’ve done have appeared in Travel + Leisure, Afar, Brides Magazine, Porthole Magazine, and Sport Diver magazine plus numerous online websites.

I can work when I want, where I want, as long as I meet deadlines. Sometimes this means from home in bed in my pajamas, and other times this has been from my hotel room in Europe or a balcony in the Caribbean.

Clients have paid for me to travel to Tahiti, helicopter to glaciers, go wine tasting, explore the top sites of major cities, and more.

Now I'm ready to show you how you can have the travel writing lifestyle, too!

"I got a lot out of From Cubicle to Travel Writer. It really inspired me to pick up my travel writing game. I was getting frustrated at pitching all the time to make barely anything from publications, but now know the type of businesses to focus on instead. I also loved the step by step instructions on pitching and how to start the relationship with prospective clients."

- Cristal, The Tofu Traveler


Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the course best suited for?
This course is set up to benefit students at all stage of travel writing, including:

New Travel Writers: Travel writing newbies will find this course extremely helpful as it goes over how to build your portfolio and start your career with a mindset that will put you on the road to financial success, and then the best ways to achieve that.

Seasoned Travel Writers: This course is also excellent for travel writers who already have many bylines, but are tired of the constant pitching and the stress of wondering how much you'll make each month. I teach you how to rethink where you look for travel writing work and how to seek out longterm assignments and contracts that give you a monthly retainer.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, simply contact me in the first 30 days and you'll receive a full refund.
How do I access the course?
From Cubicle to Travel Writer is hosted on the Teachable platform and when you purchase the course, you'll check out via a secure payment portal. You'll then be taken to a login page where you'll create a username and password to gain access to the course.

Bottom Line: This course is going to teach you how to start making money now as a travel writer. It will teach you how to do the high paid work that most travel writers are doing behind the scenes, but that no one is talking about...because travel writing isn't what they want you to believe -- that it's jetting off to a spa retreat to write a glossy feature for Conde Nast. I'm here to teach you where the real money is and how to treat this like a career.

Are you ready to save years of time and learn how to do that now? Then enroll today! I can't wait to see you in the course.

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