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.
It’s no secret that our team of writers and editors at World Words like to travel. After all, it is the only thing we write about. You may have also been following the Our Travels series on our blog, which tells the tales of some of the fascinating places our team members have been in the last year. So far, we’ve covered everywhere from Japan to Iceland, Oman to Canada. But we haven’t yet told of any of our experiences in Central America. That is, until now.
Our staff content writer Samantha Wilson recalls a recent trip to Guatemala, in the heart of Central America. With the trip taking in everything from Mayan pyramids to volcanic temples, it’s a corker. Scroll down to read about it…
Sam celebrating her presence outside the Mayan ‘Temple I’ at Tikal, Guatemala (we’ve circled her).
It’s already mid-June, and summer is really heating up. It’s time to share some of out best summer travel content.
For many of us, summer is synonymous with holidays – the warmer the weather, the more we yearn to get out of the city and head down to the beach – so we’ll start with a pair of destination guides we wrote for two of Southern Europe’s finest summer seaside getaways. First up is Puglia, Italy’s stunning destination du jour, and next is Spain’s sand-lined Costa Blanca, where toasty summer temperatures have been drawing in sun worshippers for decades.
Alternatively, if you dream of spending your summer the way wealthy tycoons and celebrities do (i.e. lounging on the deck of a luxury yacht), you may want to read the article we wrote on Palma’s superyacht scene. And for those who don’t have the budget, holiday time or inclination to venture to the Mediterranean, we’ve also included a rundown of country-wide UK summer events, as well as a blog post we penned on summer festivals in Devon.
There’s a great selection of our best summer-themed travel content below, so scroll on down to start reading…
The World Words writers are a very well-travelled bunch. Our inteprid team explores new corners of our planet at every opportunity, thirsty to discover fresh cultures, unique people and unfamiliar experiences. This love of travel, combined with vast content writing experience, ensures the work we create is a cut above all of our competitors. On many occasions, our content is being created by writers who are currently experiencing their words first hand.
As our writers are so frequently on the road, we like sharing their experiences with our readers in the blog series Our Travels. This time, staff content writer Georgia shares her highlights of Isla Canela in Andalucía, Spain (it’s our second trip to the Iberian peninsula this year, after writer Sam’s voyage to Girona). Scroll down to read all about it.
Georgia and her son enjoying the southern Spanish sunshine on Isla Canela Beach.
The World Words team live all over the world, so we’re very used to totting up the costs before making a move abroad. But there are some cities that are inescapably expensive. Our writers in Scandinavian capitals like Oslo and Reykjavik are used to exorbitant living costs, while others based in London, New York and Dubai can penny-pinch with the best of them. Yet none of these capitals make the top 10 list of the world’s most expensive cities.
Compiled by Hansen & Company, this neat little infographic counts down the priciest places on the planet (and they are not always in the countries you might expect). Scroll on down to see the full infographic in all its glory…