All of the answers above this were good; but I agree with the person who said that if you've NEVER written or been published, thinking about technical writing for your field of expertise.
For example, I'd been in nursing and never written or published. My focus, then was on nursing trade magazines.
If you travel a lot and have some firm ides about travel, you could submit an article to a travel magazine, but start small.
a good site is www.mediabistro.com Try it out and I wish you the bestest (what a word!) of luck. I don't know how to create a link here; newbie, you know, but that's