The Dos and Don’ts of Travel Writing According to a Travel Editor
Sunday, March 24, 2024 from 2 to 4 p.m. (EST)/11 to 1 p.m. (PST). Whether you're an established travel writer or aspiring to become one, the world of travel media can be tricky to navigate. From how to find compelling travel stories to how to pitch a travel editor to how to land the coveted press trip, students will have the opportunity to learn from Nikki Vargas, a Senior Editor at Fodor's Travel and the author of the bestselling travel memoir, Call You When I Land (HarperCollins, 2023). In this class, students will learn what travel writers actually look for in pitches, the dos, and don'ts of pitching an editor, and will walk away with useful resources to apply to their own careers. We'll dive into the changing travel media landscape and demystify the world of press trips, from who gets invited to how to snag your own coveted invitation.