The Five Cardinal Sins of Travel Content from Lazy Descriptions to Blatant Plugs

What makes great travel content? Certainly, it should be a pleasurable read: full of colour, touches of humour, and anecdotes that catch the reader’s imagination. It’s also nice to catch the eye of any editors who may earmark you for future work, or holiday companies looking for that perfect wordsmith who can speak to their audience in just the right tone of voice. But there’s no shortage of content writers, so how do you ensure your copy stands out?

To help you do justice to your hard work, our travel content writing experts have compiled a list of the five most common clangers made by travel writers. We hope you’ll find it useful, whether you’re busy penning a four-page feature for a women’s magazine or a blog for a growing tour company. Simply scroll down to read our expert tips.

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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: Isle of Harris, Scotland

Here at World Words, we’re hugely passionate about travelling – and, of course, writing about it. That’s why we do what we do. It also means that members of the team are forever travelling the world, whether on a city break or a beach holiday, a rainforest hike or a yoga retreat. To highlight and celebrate some of our favourite recently-visited destinations around the world, we have started a brand new semi-regular blog series. And we call it… Our Travels.

Kicking us off with a destination that is, bewilderingly, rarely visited by locals or foreign visitors, staff content writer Nathanael tells us all about his recent visit to the Isle of Harris, a wild and remote island off the coast of Scotland.

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Nathanael and his friend James by the highest point in St. Kilda

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Startling Architecture, Slap Up Seafood – Two New Blogs for From the Grapevine

Since September 2014, World Words’ esteemed content editor Mandy has been regularly contributing blog posts to the Israel-American publication From the Grapevine. You will probably have seen some of her work pop up on this blog before, from this article about amazing vineyard resorts around the world to this profile piece of concert master David Radzynski. You may also have seen new From the Grapevine projects pop up on our portfolio page.

Well, we’re still going strong, and this month we’ve several new articles being published on the site. Two of them, which touch on the diverse topics of unusual residential architecture and amazing global seafood restaurants, are already live, so we’ve included snippets of each below. Scroll down to read the extracts or link to the full articles.

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