10 resources for aspiring travel writers

Text: Solveig Hansen, 2017

5 Powerful Tips to Write Travel Stories Only You Can Tell
By Jillian Schedneck for The Write Life

“Tell a small story,” she says. “Don’t try to write about everything that happened during your summer in Sri Lanka or even your week in Hanoi. Choose a very small story instead.”

 
Five expert tips for getting started in travel writing
By Don George for Lonely Planet

“In 25 years of travel editing, the biggest mistake I’ve seen writers make has remained the same: they don’t know the point they’re trying to make, so they can’t possibly communicate it.” Ask yourself: What do I want the reader to learn from this?

 
Tips for travel writing
By Gemma Bowes and Guardian travel writers

“Don’t start with the journey to the airport – start with something interesting,” for instance an anecdote to set the tone and point of the trip. Be original in your descriptions. Forget: “azure/cobalt sea.”

 
31 Travel Magazines and Websites That Pay Freelance Writers
By Kristen Pope for The Write Life

“Don’t think travel writing is limited to travel-specific magazines or travel websites. Plenty of local and regional publications are actively looking for travel stories, sometimes for destinations right in your own backyard.”

 
Travel Writer Profiles
Rolf Pott has interviewed more than 200 travel writers over the last 15 years.

 
Secrets of a Travel Writer
By George W. Stone for National Geographic

Define a quest for your trip: “Make a pilgrimage to Virginia Woolf’s Bloomsbury or David Bowie’s Berlin. Read Thoreau and visit Walden Pond. Learn to cook khao soi in Chiang Mai. Weave a journey around Peruvian textiles. Get a suit made in Hoi An.” Plus: “Go local.”

 
11 Secrets To Becoming A Professional Travel Blogger
By Matthew Karsten, adventure travel blogger and photographer @ Expert Vagabond

 
Travel Blog Success
Member community and online travel writing courses

 
Tips on taking iPhone travel photos and street photos that tell a story – articles from iPhone Photography School

 
World travel stock photos from Getty Images

 
Sidebar photo: Blanka/Pixabay.com

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