Travel Writing Workshop

Love writing? Love travelling? Turn your passion into a career

Imagine if your office this week was an overwater bungalow in the Maldives. Or a safari lodge in South Africa. How about a 5-star hotel with sweeping views of Manhattan?

It could be.

In 2004, I was an IT consultant who had never been published. Now I’m one of Australia’s leading travel writers, with six awards including Travel Writer of the Year. I’m proof you don’t need to have studied journalism or worked on a newspaper to break into travel writing.

For more than a decade, I’ve been helping aspiring travel writers turn their passion into a career. Join one of my travel writing classes and let me help you.

Interested in a FREE copy of my Top 10 Travel Writing Tips?

“Fantastic, inspiring, exciting, motivating. This kind of knowledge could take months, even years to establish on one’s own.”

Annabelle S

Content

During the course, you will learn how to:

  • Generate compelling story angles
  • Gather the key details for a travel story
  • Write captivating openings and closings
  • Structure a travel feature
  • Apply a specialised toolkit of travel writing techniques
  • Edit effectively
  • Pitch to editors

Most importantly, you’ll get feedback on your writing during the course plus the opportunity to submit a travel story to be critiqued after the course has finished.

You’ll also join an active network of course alumni who receive ongoing support via Facebook.

Laura Waters - travel writing course success story

SUCCESS STORY – LAURA WATERS

“When I attended Rob’s course, I dreamt of writing a book about hiking 3000km from the top to the bottom of New Zealand. Not only did I achieve that (Bewildered was published in Aug 2019), but I’ve since developed a new career as a travel writer and speaker. Rob’s course was so practical with real-world tips and insights I could use immediately. His enthusiasm and humour made it highly engaging and I’ve really appreciated his ongoing support.” soultrekkers.com.au

Results

Students have been published in every major newspaper and travel magazine in Australia plus many overseas.

“Based on Rob’s encouragement, I pitched my article to the Sydney Morning Herald and it was accepted. I never would have done this on my own.”

Emily S

Who should attend?

Anyone. I don’t assume any prior writing experience. Some people dream of being published, others would like to start a blog. Many simply want to capture their travel experiences for family and friends.

Don’t worry if you’ve never studied writing or had anything published (I hadn’t either when I started). All you need is a passion for travel and a desire to communicate that with others.

Jocelyn Pride - travel writing course success story

SUCCESS STORY – JOCELYN PRIDE

“Rob’s course was the kicker I needed to take my travel writing to the next level. As a prolific travel writer, he knows exactly what makes a strong story, and provides the tools and guidance to make it happen for his students. I’ve since been published in Mindfood, Wellbeing and Vacations & Travel among others. I’ve also won four awards, including NTIA Best Travel Writer and ASTW Travel Photographer of the Year.” jocelynpride.com.au

Why choose this course?

INDUSTRY SECRETS

You’ll learn all the tricks, tips and industry secrets it’s taken me 15 years to figure out.

EXPERT FEEDBACK

You’ll get detailed feedback on your writing from an award-winning professional travel writer (that’s me!)

PERSONAL TUITION

Classes are capped at 12 students to ensure you receive individual guidance and there’s time for questions and discussion.

ONGOING SUPPORT

I’ll do everything I can to help you succeed, including sharing contacts, sources and writing opportunities.

“Wow! I have done a few writing courses over the last 7 or so years. Yours was the best structured and most clearly delivered.”

Ian B

Details

More dates in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane plus online travel writing workshops to be announced soon!

Register your interest and receive a FREE copy of my
Top 10 Travel Writing Tips


Prefer to study from home?

How about a correspondence version of the course that you can study at your own pace with no deadlines or time limits?


Want feedback on something you’ve already written?

How about a detailed review of your travel story including constructive suggestions and an edited version?


Testimonials

  • I have nothing but praise. Everything was useful. I did this course to get inspired about writing again and it worked. Sara D
  • In all my years of journalism studies, I honestly feel this has been one of the most constructive courses I’ve ever completed. Penelope R
  • Awesome job, Rob! This course was just the thing I needed to take my writing to the next level. Kate C
  • Loved it, thank you. Found my writing mojo again. Je t’aime H
  • Fantastic course for aspiring travel writers. I went home inspired and hope to publish one day. Claudine H
  • Timing was excellent, content fascinating. Felt I got excellent value for money and what's more I enjoyed it immensely. Cheryl S
  • Attending this workshop was a bit like my first trip to China – I wish I had done it sooner. Bronwyn H
  • I finished the course feeling there wasn’t anything you didn’t cover for us to have a really good crack at being a travel writer. Annabelle S
  • I’ve done a fair few writing courses over the years and this is easily the best - in structure, presentation, content and value for money. Alison A

Questions?

Email me at rob@robmcfarland.org – I’d love to hear from you!