Just registered, and thought I'd say hello; I'm 37, based in the UK and have been into travel for a while through my work in the aviation industry. I found this site recently and it's the first one I've come across that has a community giving practical advice, so I'm looking forward to contributing.
I'm new to travel writing (and writing in general) and after a couple of online courses last year I've had some minor publishing success, and have started a blog which is supposed to be travel writing, but here's the thing: in trying to establish my style and voice, the blog seems to have evolved into something a bit satirical and non-conformist, and is more about the idea and philosophy of travel than actual travel (with some comment on the travel industry too). I wonder if there's a place for that sort of thing in travel journalism. Feel free to check out my blog, any comments are welcome.
As to a future in writing for me, I'm not sure. I haven't identified the proper way forward yet, as there's just so much conflicting info out there (do it this way! No, do it that way! No, do this! etc...).