Travel Goals Podcast episode 23 breaking into travel writing
Travel Goals Podcast

Episode 23: breaking into travel writing

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Episode 23 Travel Goals Podcast breaking into travel writing

On episode 23 of the Travel Goals Podcast, we talk about breaking into travel writing with Lottie Gross and Steph Dyson.

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Together Lottie and Steph publish the Talking Travel writing newsletter.

This super helpful newsletter demystifies the travel media and is full of help and advice for seasoned pros and aspiring travel writers.

On this show, Lottie and Steph give the inside scoop on breaking into travel writing. We talk about everything from press trips, ethics and life on the road as a travel writer.

Learn how you can break into the travel writing game with expert, tips, insight and advice from these two top travel writers.

About Lottie Gross

Lottie started her career as a staffer at Rough Guides, working as a web editor and shaping their digital content.

She later launched for a small publisher in East London and is now a freelance journalist with bylines in The Telegraph, Nat Geo Traveller, AFAR, Tripsavvy, Lonely Planet and many more.

She has researched guidebooks, written for coffee table titles and featured on BBC Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent series.

Make sure to check out Lottie’s portfolio, it’s super impressive.

Lottie Gross Travel Goals Podcast episode 23 breaking into travel writing

About Steph Dyson

Steph Dyson is a bilingual freelance travel writer, guidebook author and blogger originally from the UK, who now splits her time between her home country and South America.

Since 2014, she’s spent her time travelling across South America, authoring guidebooks for Moon, Rough Guides and DK Eyewitness along the way.

A former English secondary school teacher, she now writes for outlets including Time Out, Eater and Adventure Travel Magazine, as well as the travel blog, Worldly Adventurer.

This website is focused on sustainable adventure travel in – you’ve guessed it – South America.

Her first solo guidebook for Moon Guides, Moon Chile, is published in July 2020.

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How to be a travel writer

On this episode we discuss our experiences as travel writers and reflect on life on the road. We also cover several practical steps on how to pitch and what editors are looking for in a travel story.

Some of the travel writing topics covered on the show include:

  • The exact process of getting a commission with a publication
  • What editors are looking for?
  • Are press trips a conflict of interest?
  • What are the challenges of being a travel writer? Is it as glamourous as it looks? 
  • How do you write engaging and compelling copy
  • Top tips for aspiring travel writers.
How to break into travel writing

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