Many journalists love to write travel articles because writing those means getting the chance of visiting different beautiful places and that also for free. That it is a dream job of many writers to write travel articles. The things one should keep in mind while writing travel article:
The market of travel writing is quite competitive. There is not a place in this world that has not been written about. Each place in this world has a number of travel reviews. So it is important to write something different than the other writers. You have to keep in mind that you have to write something so that your article stands out among the thousands of articles. Try to think about something that might not have been written no matter how small that is. It may be a local custom or a regional festival or a special cuisine. Include this kind of small but interesting details so that readers are attracted and choose your article among the others.
If you are writing for a travel company you have to write in a very positive way about a place. You have to over hype that place in order to attract readers and encourage them to buy a deal with your travel company. But if you are not writing it for a travel company but a travel magazine or as a newspaper article you do not have to absolutely positive. You should obviously write the pros of a place but you should write the cons of that place. This will make your article more genuine. And to make your travels articles authentic you should rely only on firsthand eyewitness and not on travel guide books because you should remember travelers have already read everything there is on the travel guide and travel brochures.
One thing that should be maintained while writing travel articles is honesty. Even if you did not have to spend any money for your trip that does not mean that you will write only positive things about that place. Do write the things that travelers should be careful about when they are visiting a particular city so that they do not fall in unnecessary trouble.
Some travel magazines also publish pictures with the travel articles. Beautiful pictures of a city attract more readers to read an article. So it can be said that while traveling you can take pictures of the places you have traveled, of the nature of that place, the people of that place and you can also take pictures of the cuisine of that place. So it is advisable that a travel writer should have a good digital camera for this purpose.