Our Travels: Orchha, India

We’re always on the go here at World Words. Travel is a way of life for us – almost as much as writing. When we aren’t busy exploring somewhere new, we’re writing up our most recent adventures (while booking our next one).

In the Our Travels blog series, our team of writers and editors recount their experiences of destinations all across the globe. We’ve blogged about trips to ItalyGuatemala, BelarusSpain, Oman, Ireland… and that’s only the start.

This month, staff content editor Eilidh shares her latest travel experience. Hot on the heels of a trip to the Biennale in Venice, she jetted off on a guided tour of Orchha in Madhya Pradesh, India. Scroll on down to read all about it…

Eilidh taking in the view from the top of one of the Chhatris Cenotaphs.

Eilidh taking in the view from the top of one of Orchha’s chhatris, or cenotaphs.

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The Fine Art of the Travel Content Brief: How to Write One… And How to Follow It 

In travel writing, as in all content production, a clear and unambiguous brief should always be the starting point. For writers, knowing the brief inside out before you start typing is key to knowing exactly what the client or editor expects and meeting their expectations. From the perspective of clients and editors, meanwhile, getting the brief right will mean less editing work, a quicker writer delivery and – most importantly of all – a better finished product.

So how can clients craft the perfect travel content brief? And, from the other point of view, how can writers ensure they answer it in the intended way? Scroll down to read top tips from our staff content editor – and writer – Eilidh.

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Our Travels: Venice, Italy

You may have noticed that the team at World Words has a bit of a soft spot for travel. Okay, let’s face it – it’s more than a soft spot. We’re in love. At any given time, you’ll find at least one of us on the move, discovering an exciting corner of the world. Sometimes it’s for work, but sometimes it’s simply to quench our own thirsts for exploration.

We love to share our travel experiences with friends, family and strangers alike, and the Our Travels blog series lets us do just that. We’ve written about adventures everywhere from Japan to Belarus to Guatemala. This month, staff content editor Eilidh McCabe looks at the highlights of her recent Italian trip to Venice. Read more below…

Eilidh enjoys a bench on Torcello island, Venice – a “gorgeous, leafy little place”.

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If You Like… A Blog Series for HomeAway

At World Words, we love writing travel blog content. And not just our own – for other companies too! So when we were contacted by the lovely people at HomeAway earlier this year to write a series of blogs, we were delighted.

We had previously written a selection of travel guides for the holiday rental company, but now they wanted us to develop something a bit different: three long-form blogs that would promote some of their more – in their eyes – underrated Asian destinations. They found that their customers regularly booked three big destinations – Tokyo, Singapore and Bali – but were less likely to book other equally-appealing cities such as Kuala Lumpur and Seoul.

So it was our job to promote those lesser-visited cities. The idea? A series of ‘If You Like…’ blogs, comparing the top destinations to some less popular ones. We wrote three blog pieces in total, and you can read them below…

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