Travel Writing

Become a high quality travel writer

20 Hours


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About the Course

The Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘travel writing’ as ‘A genre of writing in which the author describes places they have visited and their experiences while travelling’.

This can include writing for guide books, websites, blogs, magazines and 600-page novels.

Travel writing celebrates the people, places, experiences and cultures that make this world so truly diverse and amazing.

Some travel writers do it for enjoyment but many also do it for a living, which is the type of travel writing on which we are going to focus. Notable contemporary English-language travel writers include Paul Theroux, Bill Bryson, Mary Morris, Dennison Berwick, Jan Morris, Tony Horwitz and Tom Miller, among others.

With a bit of work you can soon become a high quality travel writer too and get paid for doing so.

Career Development

As a travel writer for a publication like Lonely Planet or National Geographic the rewards are limitless as many travel writers go on to produce other forms of media. A travel writer can expect a salary of $50k++ as experience and reputation grows.

Course Review

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Course Outline


Welcome to Enjoy Online Courses and our course on Travel Writing.

Critical learning factors underpinning this high quality accredited course

  • Cognitive Processes
  • Metacognitive Processes
  • Mindfulness

Module 1: Key Reflections on Travel Writing

  • Module Objective
  • How do you become a high quality travel writer?
  • The 4 Critical Elements for Success
  • Knowledge
  • Abilities
  • Skills
  • Habits
  • When will you know when you’ve succeeded?

Module 2: Critical Element 1: Knowledge

  • Know how to make a sound decision
  • Six Thinking Hats
  • Know how and what to research
  • Read, read, read
  • Check out the competition
  • Keep an eye on your finances
  • Know how to achieve your goal by setting SMART objectives
  • Know everything there is to know about the country/place you will be writing about
  • Know how to write well
  • Know how to get the best out of your camera and produce high quality images
  • Know how to make money from your hard work
  • Know the importance of reflection
  • True Story: Changying

Module 3: Critical Element 2: Abilities

  • Module Objective
  • Keep fit and well
  • Be ready to adjust to the weather
  • Identify and avoid insects and other biting/stinging creatures.
  • See the big picture and give a balanced view
  • Soak up the pressure
  • Be empathic when chatting with others on your travels
  • Be descriptive and non-judgemental
  • Be optimistic
  • Be patient
  • Be curious
  • Listen without judging
  • Ask questions
  • Embrace surprise
  • Make time for it
  • Don’t be afraid to admit you don’t know something
  • Be motivated
  • You need to be motivated to motivate your readers
  • Everyone can be motivated in some way or another
  • Motivation doesn’t last
  • Think outside the box

Module 4: Critical Element 3: Skills

  • Module Objective
  • Writing Skills
  • Clarity is crucial
  • Work on your tone
  • Use simple sentences and short paragraphs
  • Use a writing frame
  • Let it flow
  • Entice with your title
  • Humour is welcome…in small doses
  • Grammar, spelling and punctuation are fundamental
  • Evaluate your piece (before presenting it to publishers)
  • Seek out help if need be
  • Time management and planning skills
  • Observation skills
  • Influencing skills
  • Blogging skills (potentially)
  • Photographic Skills
  • Networking skills
  • Visibility
  • Credibility
  • Profitability
  • Have the tools to network with you at all times
  • Listen and ask questions
  • Give help whenever possible
  • Manage your time efficiently
  • Follow up!

Module 5: Critical Element 4: Habits

  • Module Objective
  • Tools at the ready
  • Look after your tools
  • Always have a backup plan
  • Don’t look like a tourist
  • Respect national laws at all times
  • Stay fresh
  • Get up early and go to bed early
  • Reflect

End of Course Assessment

  • Take the End of Course Assessment and get rewarded with your Accredited Certificate

Conclusion and Personal Development Plan

  • Constantly develop yourself
  • Enjoy Online Courses
  • My Five-Point Personal Development Plan

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