Travel writers seem to have dream jobs — they travel the world, and many will get VIP treatment in hopes of a glowing review. Getting a travel writing job is tough, and you'll definitely need some good sample writing to start with. Start writing for free or on other topics to see where it will lead you. While you're establishing yourself, your pay may not be consistent or even enough, so you may have to do other jobs to supplement your income. You could also start a travel blog to build up your portfolio and your reputation in the industry.