Writing your travel blog: strategies and practices

May 16, 2016 |

Final year Cruise Management undergraduates have just completed a travel blogging activity.  Here are my lecture notes for those who would like to refer to them:

To cite:

Mansfield, C. (2016) Writing your travel blog: strategies and practices, TKT Lab, Plymouth

You may have to click on the Title to make the slides appear. Please post a Comment with a link to your Blog on WordPress below.


Antonio Nobile travel blog on WordPress

Antonio Nobile travel blog on WordPress

Please also take a look at, and Follow, the WordPress travel blog of our Tourism graduate Antonio Nobile here https://antonionobile.wordpress.com/  #Antonio-Nobile

Antonio successfully incorporates videography from his YouTube channel into his blog posts.  One very useful lesson he gives us for film-editing is the addition of discrete captions to tell his viewers where the destinations are; I call these Place-Labels.  See a good example here:

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  1. Hazel Edwards has updated her Travel Writing book to e-Format.

    ‘Record travel experiences in ways others will want to read, for family,blog or professional audiences.E-book. Revised digital edition due to demand.Tips on using anecdotes, titles, structuring, apt viewpoints & creating a sense of place. Interviewing & research skills. Activities can be used by professional writing courses. Sample published articles with tips on crafting for that audience’ from Hazel’s site at


  2. Thanks for the ‘Non Boring Travel Writing’ link at http://www.hazeledwards.com/shop/item/non-boring-travel-writing.
    I’m an Australian author who runs workshops & webchats related to several of my ‘How To Write…titles. ‘Authorpreneurship;The Business of Creativity’ is helpful for those starting out as freelancers but ‘Writing a Non Boring Family History’ is the most popular, often for those travelling to research family histories too. Or their families give it as a gift! http://www.hazeledwards.com/shop

  3. Co-writing and participant observation are useful techniques for travel writers. I’ve written a couple of adventure memoirs with my son, who did most of the demanding walking or cycling. ‘Cycling Solo;Ireland to Istanbul’ and ‘Trail Magic;Going Walkabout for 2184 Miles on the Appalachian Trail’ (Brolga) are two of our collaborations. Both have international followers, mainly for my co-writer Trevelyan Quest Edwards’ laconic humour as things go wrong. Travel readers like to know ‘what went wrong?’ ‘Antarctic Writer on Ice’ is my earlier title, based on expedition experience as writer with the Australian Antarctic Diviision when travelling to Casey, one of the Australian Antarctic Bases. My memoir ‘Not Just a Piece of Cake; Being an Author’ explores the challenges of the type of mental and physical risks required of a writer. Check http://www.hazeledwards.com