Travel Writing

Travel writing lets us traverse the world on page or screen, journeying everywhere from the cobblestone streets of Amsterdam to the brilliant-white beaches of Zanzibar. Reading about travel can provide the inspiration and information to set us in motion, or it can transport foreign locales right into our homes. Spin the globe to anyplace you like.

Travel writing requires you to pack a sense of adventure, a journalist’s eye, and a storyteller’s flair. Here you will learn about the full spectrum of travel writing—articles, memoir, essay, blogs, guidebooks—as well as writing craft and how to market your work.

Whether you seek to write about places near or far, we’ll show you how to turn the world into words.


Gotham only offers Travel Writing at Level I. After that, if you want to continue working on travel pieces, you have these options:

Memoir I or II – for travel-related memoirs
Essay & Opinion I or II – for travel-related essays and reviews
Feature Article I or II – for travel-related articles

It was a good overview of the business and craft of travel writing. The instructor covered the realities of the business and the essential elements that go into good travel journalism. The instructor also explored the different types of travel writing and how to adapt one idea to different mediums.
Rise Mattler

Travel Writing | Level I

10-week Workshop

Place & Price

  • Online: not real-time, week-long sessions  info
    tuition: $419 (returning students: $389)
  • Zoom: real-time videoconference  info
    tuition: $419 (returning students: $389)
  • NYC: in-person, on hold now  info
    tuition: $445 (returning students: $415)

Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $1795  Request consultation

What’s the difference between Online and Zoom?

This course gives you a firm grounding in the basics of travel writing gets you writing a short piece (or two) or a book. Course components:

  • Lectures
  • Writing exercises
  • Workshopping of student projects (each student presenting work two times)

Travel Writing I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals. Students must be 18 years or older.

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3.00 CEUs