The Finished Article: Five Ways to Grow a Promising Idea Into Compelling Content

Whether you are writing for print or the web, creating a travel article is not always an easy process. Sure, the start and end point may always be the same, but the journey from brainwave to finished product can be a surprisingly bumpy one for the uninitiated. To help make the process as smooth as possible, we’ve come up with a five-step plan for creating brilliant travel articles – and, of course, travel blogs – every time. Scroll on down for our top tips.

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Our Travels: Southwest Iceland

First, we took you to the remote chilly outcrop of Isle of Harris, Scotland. Then we experienced the Mediterranean charms of Corsica, France. Next, cultural Quebec, Canada and fun Dubai, UAE. Now, for our fifth and final (in 2016) Our Travels blog, we are heading back to Europe to the far northern hotspot of Reykjavik and Southwest Iceland.

Our editor-in-chief Joe recently visited Iceland on long weekend break, staying in the small town of Hafnarfjordur, just outside Reykjavik, and exploring the southwestern corner of the island. Scroll on down to read his thoughts…

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Joe standing in geyser valley, with the famous Strokkur geyser erupting in the background.

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Our Travels: Corsica, France

The content team at World Words have a real passion for travelling. Well, what else do you expect from dedicated travel content writers? Our writers and editors are always busy exploring the globe, from inner-city culture to idyllic island escapes, and they love nothing more than sharing their experiences with others. That’s why we’ve created a brand new blog series called Our Travels, in which our team members share their experiences directly with you.

It all started last month, with this article from staff content writer Nathanael on the Isle of Harris. This month, editor-in-chief Joe takes us on a quick tour of Corsica, a majestic island in the Med – just 100 miles off the French coast.

Joe and Martina on board Star Flyer, with Calvi, Corsica in the background.

Joe and wife Martina on board Star Flyer, with Calvi, Corsica in the background.

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Getting off to the Best Start: How to Write a Winning Travel Writing Opener

Never underestimate the power of a good opening line. First paragraphs — even just first sentences — will dictate your reader engagement. While the headline hooks your reader’s attention, it’s the introduction that reels them in.

Travel writing relies heavily on storytelling (we spoke about this already in a previous blog post), but it’s important to remember that good stories don’t always begin at the beginning.

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