It is a cliché about travel writing that the journey the writer is on is as much a journey of self-exploration as of adventure and discovery of the “new” or “other”.
It is also fair to say that most of us who write-while-travelling see ourselves as travellers, not tourists. We’re not heading out for relaxation; we’re travelling to expand our intellectual and emotional horizons.
We introduce ourselves and we say something about our travel experiences. Have we kept travel journals or diaries, travel blogs, written letters home?
- Tips for travel writing
- What is travel writing? We discuss and then do some writing and reading back to each other