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Joe is the founder and editor-in-chief of World Words. He is a seasoned travel writer and editor for the likes of National Geographic and Forbes Travel Guide. READ HIS FULL BIO.

The Best of Our Winter Travel Content

Every year, when the weather starts to turn chilly in our corner of the world, we find that the content we produce for clients at World Words begins to take on a distinctly seasonal slant. All of a sudden, the travel content agenda is dominated by all things wintery, from celebrations like Christmas and New Year, to activities like winter sports.

Our winter travel content is for everyone to enjoy. Disappointed you’re not cosied up in a chalet by a roaring log fire? Read about our Alpine adventures in St. Moritz and pretend you are. Rather have some winter sun? Read our guide on the Greek Islands and all the advent adventures they have to offer. Or maybe you’d rather forego winter altogether and enjoy another (even hotter) summer. Read our feature on Australia and its weird, wonderful wildlife.

You’ll find extracts from a selection of our favourite winter pieces below, so scroll down to read a little of each…

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Our Travels: San Francisco, USA

Great travel content writing isn’t a matter of sitting a desk and dreaming of far-flung places. It is about experience. Our intrepid team of writers and editors are always on the move, discovering new and exciting places all over the world. It’s this persistent wanderlust that makes our travel content so authentic, evocative and, crucially, effective.

We’re always striving to seek out less-visited idylls like far-flung Easter Island, out-of-the-way Lewis and Harris and the tourist-light Gili Islands, as well as ticking off huge bucket list destinations like romantic Venice, sky-high Dubai and buzzing Bangkok. And that’s only the beginning – you’ll find lots more in the Our Travels blog series archive.

This month, it’s the turn of World Words writer Jemima to reflect on one of her recent travel adventures. Scroll on to read all about her 2019 vacation in San Francisco, including a mini road trip down the Pacific Coast Highway…

Jemima standing (in the rain) on one of the Castro District’s rainbow crosswalks.
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From Supreme Swiss Sights to Secret Spa Stops: Blogs for The Council of Europe

Regular readers of this blog will know that, back in summer 2019, we completed a series of country guides for an online trip planner called Routes4U. The project, a joint venture between the Council of Europe and the European Union, aimed to bring together disparate attractions from all across the continent in a series of themed routes and itineraries. To find out more about this, you can read our previous blogs on writing for Routes4U (here and here).

Fast forward to this year, and to help promote the service further, we were asked to contribute some blogs to the website. These would serve to highlight some key attractions spread across the different regions and itineraries. Ultimately, we focused on two blogs – one about Switzerland’s cultural routes and the other about spa stops on the European Thermal Towns route – and we’ve included snippets from both below. Scroll down to have a read…

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Our Travels: Gili Islands, Indonesia

It’s no secret that the writers and editors at World Words love to travel. At any given time, many of us are trotting around the globe, gathering inspiration for new stories and advice for fellow travellers. Ask us a travel question, and it’s likely one of us can answer it from authentic experience. Just take a look at the Our Travels blog archive for a taste of our team’s vast, on-the-ground experience, from exploring the Buddhist temples of Luang Prabang to hiking the mountain landscapes of Andorra to chilling out on the golden beaches of Mallorca – among others.

This month, it’s the turn of World Words travel writer Nicole to share a recent adventure. Escaping to Indonesia’s Gili Islands, she discovers it can be hard to relax with a book when there is so much fun to be had in paradise…

Nicole cycling through a restaurant strip along the coast of Trawangan (Gili T). She really likes cycling.

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