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					Five Reasons Why Travel Writing is
 The Best Job in the World!

         "I never travel
         without my diary.
         One should always
         have something
         sensational to read
         in the train. "
         Oscar Wilde
1. Makes your travels richer
    and more rewarding
                 "If you reject the
                 food, ignore the
                 customs, fear the
                 religion and avoid
                 the people, you
                 might better stay
                 home."
                 James Michener
2. It’s a job with flexibility

       "Twenty years from
       now you will be more
       disappointed by the
       things you didn't do
       than by the ones you
       did do. So throw off
       the bowlines, sail
       away from the safe
       harbor. Catch the
       trade winds in your
       sails. Explore.
       Dream. Discover. "
       Mark Twain
3. Makes traveling alone more comfortable




 "There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller
 only who is foreign." Robert Louis Stevenson
   4. Defray the costs of what you enjoy doing



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"Of all possible debauches, traveling is the greatest that
I know; that’s the one they invented when they got tired
of all the others. " Gustave Flaubert
            5. Enjoy the VIP lifestyle
                              "In this world, shipmates,
                              Sin that pays its way can
                              travel freely ...whereas
                              Virtue, if a pauper, is
                              stopped at all frontiers."
                              Herman Melville



"Writing is like
prostitution. First you do
it for love, then for a few
close friends, and then for
money. " Molière
FOUR EXCELLENT WAYS TO
 ENSURE YOU NEVER GET
     PUBLISHED BY
 INTERNATIONAL LIVING

    "The great mass of
  humanity should never
  learn to read or write."
      D.H. Lawrence
Meet Maggie McGurgle
 1. Write about the United States

Dear Laura Sheridan,
Enjoy!
Here’s a story about my American road trip.
I’ve included details of Oklahoma’s little-known
strip poker scene, and 5 great Alabama bars
where a gal can get steaming drunk for under
$6.
Let me know when you plan to publish it.
Regards, Maggie McGurgle
 2. Ignore what the editor wants

Dear Laura,
I decided against doing the 400-word
Scottish real estate ‘postcard’ we spoke
about. I know you’ll much prefer this
50,000-word story titled ‘Kilts Off In
Kilmarnock: An Insider’s Guide to
Scotland’s Lushly-Liquid Dating Scene.’
Regards, Maggie McGurgle
 3. Insult and harass the editor
Ms Sheridan,
LISTEN UP HERE !!!!
You’ve had my story on ‘Icy Vodka and Hot
Boris: Nude Encounters in a Siberian Sauna’
for 4 days now. Why the delay in contacting
me? Can you cope with the editor’s job or are
you completely unfit for purpose?
Your assistant is equally useless. Every time I
phone (I tried 25 times yesterday), she says
you’re in a meeting.
Maggie McGurgle
 4. Make ridiculous demands
Dear Ms Sheridan,
As founder of BSE (Brits Strip Everywhere), I’m
famous within naturism circles. So I expect at least
$20,000 for my story on ‘Good Girls Go to Heaven, Bad
Girls Go to Amsterdam’. I’m not prepared to haggle
like some trinket trader. Take it or leave it.

And all my expenses paid, of course. This includes
flying business class, 5 star hotels, ‘coffee-shop’ forays
(I’m told Lebanese Gold makes the best spliffs), 7
nights of male escorts and unlimited bar bills.
Maggie McGurgle
TRAVEL WRITER’S
TIP FOR THE DAY:
    "If you actually look like your
   passport photo, you aren't well
          enough to travel."
Sir Vivian Fuchs

				
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