My goal was to write all morning, followed by lunch and hereupon sightseeing for a few hours. Whenever writing in the mornings, after that, doing research and photography for travel stories while we were sightseeing, d be working half time. Our planning had to be thorough so we wouldn’t lose money on the trip. Besides, the idea was to live as cheaply as we could, and spend less money in our 6 weeks away, than if we had stayed back in Seattle’s dreary winter. That said, we chose a developing country, where food and accommodation costs are very low. Resources like THE WORLD’S CHEAPEST DESTINATIONS. Known countries Where Your Money is Worth a Fortune will good. This link 100 might be a good solution for you.
While I cranked out my backlog of articles that were due to a few editors, she’d get there a couple of weeks early to take some Spanish lessons.
after much research. So after.
How does this income measure facing our expenses? Overall, I’ll probably break even or even make a little money on my writing vacation. Hardly earth shattering problems. While another editor needed a W9 Tax form filled out and sent to her office, one editor sent me a contract to sign and mail back. Neither editor minded waiting until I returned to Seattle. Some minor administrative inconveniences cropped up. Like apartments, for less expensive accommodations, for awhile term’ accommodations, hostels, or home stays, versus hotels.
Actually the Internet is invaluable for this sort of search. We chose a hostel in Quito as our writing base for $ 9/day. In a word, Yes! With a couple of regular writing gigs, linda had just retired from a 25year stint with a large American corporation, and my freelance writing was starting to take off. For a year, my wife and I had discussed the idea of taking an annual writing vacation. Through a convergence of events in our lives we were finally able to take a large block of time to travel. There is a lot more info about it here. Get as many articles written before you leave, and prepare your reference materials for the rest.
No major problems happened to impact my writing.
No problema, senor -I was out sightseeing at that time.
Ecuador was going through a series of rolling power cuts, that hit Quito between ‘1 4’ This meant no access to the Internet during this time. We had to select a country with a low cost of living. It also had to be politically stable -we weren’t interested in being caught in the middle of a coup by the local military junta. Lots of us freelancers get so comfortable in our offices, or feel so chained to them, that the idea of writing anywhere else is out of our comfort zone. Oftentimes the beauty of writing is that it’s a portable occupation you can do from anywhere. Consequently have some assigned work, as a rule of a thumb, have an extremely inexpensive writing vacation, if you choose an exotic place with good potential for story ideas.
My experience in the past had been to sell about half of my travel stories within a year of returning from such trips.
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