Travel Writing: How to become a Travel Writer

Travel Writing: How to become a Travel Writer

Travel Writing: How to become a Travel Writer

From the basics to a successful career of travel writing.

Language: english

Note: 4.0/5 (1 notes) 433 students

Instructor(s): Kevin Burns

Last update: 2021-03-27

What you’ll learn

  • How to start a side hustle or a fulltime career as a travel writer.
  • How to be a digital nomad.
  • How to improve their writing.



  • None really. Just having an interest in travel writing as a career is enough.
  • Have an interest in travel writing and or travel.
  • Be interested in being a digital nomad.



This course will take you from beginner writer to a career as a travel writer or digital nomad.    There are many assignments and quizzes to help you to solidify your knowledge.

I have been a travel writer for over 30 years now and I have interviewed other travel writers for this class.    Learn from the pros and change your life to a life of adventure for money! There are no requirements to taking this course, just a willingness to learn.   

The Topics Covered:  Editing and Pitching, how to approach editors, improving your creativity, ending procrastination, photography, how to conduct yourself as a travel writer, media and press trips, about starting local and starting small, the mistakes that travel writers make and how to avoid them, how to take notes, what to do with them and how to avoid misunderstandings, and the opinions of various professional writers including: Melinda Joe, Joan D. Bailey, and Steve Gillick.

How will you benefit from this course:

-you will be able to go from novice to a career in travel writing or being a digital nomad. 

-you will improve your writing

-you will end procrastination

-you will improve your creativity

-you will discover a whole world of travel and excitement after completing this course.


Who this course is for

  • Beginner travel writers
  • People interesting in being a digital nomad.


Course content

  • Introduction
    • What you will learn in this Course
    • A little information about the teacher, Kevin R Burns
    • First Steps – Getting Started towards becoming a Travel Writer
    • Lecture 3 – How to Write for Travel Publications
  • Assignment 1
    • Assignment 1 – A Local Attraction
  • Quiz
    • Quiz – Important First Steps to Becoming a Successful Travel Writer
  • How to Improve your Writing
    • How to Improve your Writing
    • When is your writing at its best? What are you writing about when it is?
  • How to Improve your Writing – Quiz
    • How to Improve your Writing
    • Write about an attraction in the next town
  • Lecture 4 – Advice for how to benefit from this course
    • Advice
  • Preparation, What the Pros do, Niches, Melinda Joe, Steve Gillick
    • Preparing and Choosing your Niche
    • How to Become a Travel Writer
  • What do you love to write about?
    • Write about what you love
  • Warning! A Reality Check & Willpower
    • A Reality Check
  • Criticism, Creativity, Sensitivity, and Photography
    • Criticism, Creativity, Sensitivity and Photography
  • Writing in a Cafe
    • Be an Observer
  • More Photography, Breaking into Magazines, Finding Contacts, & Perfect Pitch
    • Photography, Magazines, Contacts and Pitches
    • A Trip You Have Taken
    • Freewriting
    • Final Test
  • More on the Travel Writing Profession and Procrastination
    • Know the Industry and Fighting Procrastination


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