Win a copy of 'The Travel Writer's Way'

The ultimate handbook for aspiring travel writers at all levels

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We are delighted to offer The Travel Writer's Way by Jonathan Lorie as a prize this month, from Bradt Travel Guides.  If you’re looking for inspiration and ideas to improve your travel writing, this book will certainly be for you! 

You might be aiming to write a travel book or blog, great holiday and destination reviews or articles, or to create an exceptional personal travel journal, this book will give you guidance on how to take your travel writing to the next level. There’s a fantastic 12 step programme to help you develop your work and master the art of travel writing.

With insights and input from leading travel writers, editors and bloggers, you’ll gain access to insider’s tips to you too can excel. Find out just how Paul Theroux, William Dalrymple, Colin Thubron, Geoff Dyer, Pico Iyer, Levison Wood, Dervla Murphy, Chris Stewart, Sara Wheeler and Simon Calder bring their exceptional stories and tales to life. 

And if you’re planning a book, building a blog or considering writing for publication, you’ll get useful hints on these subjects too. 

Jonathan Lorie visiting mountain gorillas in RwandaThe author, Jonathan Lorie, has more than 20 years' experience as travel writer, travel-magazine editor and travel-writing tutor. His is the ultimate guide for those who want to turn their travels into stories. You can read his Top Tips for Writing Travel Reviews on Silver Travel Advisor.

How to win The Travel Writer’s Way

Please tell us in the comments box below who your favourite travel writer is and what inspires you about their writing.

The prize draw closes on 31 May 2019.  The winner will be decided in early June and advised at this time.


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  • Rowsie
    about 2 months ago
    Bill Bryson's books are hilarious although he may not be your average travel writer. His "Notes from a Small Island" are hilarious and I found myself laughing along with him about our very British foibles. I also recently went to Australia and read his book "Down Under" before I went...he made me very aware of the spiders, jelly fish and insects that might be out to get me!!
  • chrismse
    about 2 months ago
    I have been writing reviews and my own personal travel journal for over ten years, so I`m now thinking of creating a travel blog. This book sounds perfect for helping me develop my writing.
  • BigDreamer
    2 months ago
    What a great way for me to start my travel writing.. I am amateur writer, and have submitted a few articles to local Surrey magazines, I inundate the local Editor of the Surrey Advertiser with comments to be included on his weekly page, and I just love keeping a journal for my own pleasure. Now if I won the Norwegian Fjord Cruise this would be a good book to read so I could write a inspiring review for the Silver Travellers members page. Life is full of surprises ...
  • Gelda
    2 months ago
    Best travel writer?
    A good travel writer can immediately draw you in to the sounds, the sights, the sense of the place being visited. For me nothing beats the comprehensive journal of Charles Darwin in his Voyage of the Beagle. I have the 1989 Penguin edition and often draw it off the shelf to reread a section. The detailed description of the people, the landscape, the flora, the fauna and the sometimes sheer difficulty of travel are there in everyday language which appears to have been written yesterday, not in the 1830s. He writes about the trials and the joys of travel, but most importantly for me I feel as though I am there it is so ‘alive’.
  • SilverTravelUser_1602
    2 months ago
    I belong to one of my local U3a (University of the Third Age) groups. Within our group we can learn and enjoy (not too seriously though) different things such as watercolour painting, Spanish, music or just go walking but one of my favourite groups is Travellers Tales. We talk or listen to members adventures at home and abroad so this book would be ideal for a bit of advice.
  • Ozdevon
    2 months ago
    I love the books by Alexander Frater. "Beyond the Blue Horizon" sees the author retrace (well almost) the route of Imperial Airways from London to Australia. The other is "Chasing to Monsoon" which is set in India and describes travel during that season. These date back to the 1980/90's. Nostalgia combined with more recent travel experiences.
  • Lottie
    2 months ago
    There are lots of very good travel writers out there not least Paul Theroux. I like reading Simon Calder updates as he has a very honest and common sense approach, especially giving advice on unstable situations in areas. I of course enjoy Jonathan Lorie articles and know I would enjoy reading, and cherish, The Travel Writer's Way. I love the cover design on this book too.
  • GBG
    3 months ago
    I just loved Terry Darlington's "Narrow Dog to Carcassone". It combined so many of the things that my husband and I love, France and its beautiful canals, wine, food and the oddities of life in France. The story was told with a great deal of wit and humour and I was often found laughing out loud when reading it. Who in there right mind would take a narrow boat across the English Channel? Terry and his wife and dog did and then travelled to the Camargue and finally Carcassonne, creating much amusement along the way. As a newly retired couple they were after adventure and they certainly got it. The journey was not without incident, including nearly losing it all in storm in the the Camargue, but somehow they kept there sense of humour and their story is one of the funniest travel stories about France that I have read.
  • DRSask
    3 months ago
    A travel writer I have enjoyed is Michael J. Karowich who wrote Mutt on a Mission: In Search of My Grandfather’s Village, a book about his search in 2001 and 2002 for the village where his grandfather grew up in Eastern Europe. Karowich interspersed his own sketches throughout the book depicting the places he went and the people he met along the way – the journey is what the book is mostly about, not the final destination. The sketches helped him remember details about his adventures when it came time to write his book. His quest took Karowich through Hungary, Romania and the Ukraine and was complicated by the changing boundaries between countries in the Eastern Block since his grandfather’s birth. His stories and pictures took me back to travels of my own in Prague, Vienna and Budapest and whet my appetite for future visits to Poland and the Ukraine. I think any good travel writer should make you want to go where they have been or at least have as interesting a journey as they have depicted. Although I’m no good at drawing, his sketches remind me of the photos I take on my travels to help me remember events after I return home. They have been very useful when writing about my early travels when I did not keep as detailed journals as I do now. Karowich found himself in some sketchy areas during his travels and he took chances that I, when traveling as a single woman, would not take, but they make for an interesting read. I have not found any other titles under his name but if I did, I’d definitely want to read them for his sense of humour and storytelling style. Karowich is a Canadian architect originally hailing from Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.