“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin
I often get asked exactly how one becomes an adventure travel writer. After all, it sounds like the dream job – who wouldn’t want to get paid to see the world? The truth is not nearly as glamorous, although few can argue with the perks. With this in mind, I’ve partnered with two established travel writer-photographers to offer a one-off Adventure Travel Journalism Boot Camp in Vancouver. The course, which runs from 10am to 4pm on March 15, is part of Simon Fraser University’s Continuing Studies program.
Topics covered include:
- What is adventure journalism?
- Finding your niche
- How do you generate ideas and pitch them to editors?
- Producing publishable photos and videos
- Case studies
- What are press trips and how do you get them?
- How important is social media?
- Where are the opportunities for making money at this?
It’s your opportunity to pick our brains, ask real world questions, which we’ll do our best to give you real world, practical answers. We’ll also weave in a few decent stories as well – between the three of us we’ve been and done just about everything. Space is limited and the class is somewhat intimate. Anyone, of any age, considering a career or hobby in travel writing should attend.