Our Travels: The Gambia

Here at World Words, we don’t simply sit at our desks and conjure up ideas of far-flung places. We actually go and visit them. At any one time you’ll find our travel writers exploring pretty much every corner of the world. And when we do return to our desks, we love to share the tales of our adventures with the readers of the World Words blog.

That’s why we created the Our Travels blog series. So far, we have covered everywhere from Vancouver Island in Canada to Orccha in India, from Guatemala to Dubai. This month, it is the turn of editor-in-chief Joe – whose many previous pieces include Oman, Belarus and Iceland – to recall his most recent trip to the Republic of The Gambia.

From incredible wildlife resorts to truly unspoilt beaches, here’s his take on an extraordinary West African nation…

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Joe outside his safari tent, with views of one of the Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Project islands.

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Our Travels: Tallinn and Parnu, Estonia

If there’s one thing you need to know about the World Words team, it’s this – we love to travel. There is absolutely nothing we enjoy more than exploring the world. In fact, as we speak, our team members are venturing across the globe, discovering new sights and gaining insider knowledge so we can provide real travel insight for our clients.

Occasionally, we like to share some of our recent travel experiences with the readers of our World Words blog, in a series that we call Our Travels. If you are new to World Words, don’t worry – you can delve into the Our Travels archives here. You’ll find plenty of individual destinations to discover, from Canada to India, Guatemala to Iceland.

This month, it’s the turn of our editor-in-chief Joe to recount a recent trip to sunny Estonia. Earlier this summer, he decided to take a mini-break to capital Tallinn, but was surprised to find himself venturing outside the city as well…

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A panoramic view across Tallinn’s picturesque Old Town from a popular hilltop viewpoint.

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Our Travels: Madeira

As regular readers of our blog will know, the expert travel writers and editors at World Words like to get around. Nothing makes us happier than strapping on a backpack and heading out there to discover a new place, meet new people and gain new perspectives. Nothing, that is, except for writing about the experience for our clients!

The Our Travels blog series is the place where we can share some of our most recent trips directly. In the past, we have covered our most exciting discoveries in all four corners of the world, from the cute brown bear cubs of Alaska to the majestic vultures of India, the Mayan pyramids of Guatemala to the mountaintop temples of Japan.

This month, our editor-in-chief Joe takes us to a distant corner of Europe that is capturing the hearts of more and more people: Madeira. After visiting the Portuguese archipelago in early February, Joe picks his island highlights…

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Joe at a waterfall on a rainy levada walk through Madeira’s mountainous interior.

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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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