Starting a travel blog can be a lot of fun both as an absorbing new hobby for you and enjoyment for family and friends interested in reading about your experiences in new places you are exploring.
And it is easy to do. You can start one today quite simply.
A more sophisticated, well-developed blog is more challenging. The reward, however, could be free holidays to exotic destinations you may have only dreamed about.
Such a blog takes more effort but by learning a few key principles, you can achieve it and open up not just broader travel horizons for yourself but also new avenues for your creative writing (and photographic) skills.
With more than five years of success hosting beginning and advanced writers from countries such as England, Canada, the United States, New Zealand and Australia on Ireland’s most beautiful stretch of coastline on the famous ‘Wild Atlantic Way,’ Ireland Writing Retreat is expanding its frontiers and introducing for the first time - a practical, week-long travel writing retreat, incorporating special training on developing content for travel blogs.
Sean Hillen who established his own travel blog, Worlditineraries.co and has written for many publications including JustLuxe.com, Fodor’s, The Irish Times and Upscale Living Magazine will be leading the workshops.
And no better time for you to come to Ireland for this exciting retreat than over the Emerald Isle’s greatest festival, its annual lively national Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations on March 17.
Our travel blog training includes selecting the most suitable domain name that best matches your particular passion and interest whether that be adventure, sports, food, music, or geography such as South America, Asia or Europe; choosing the right host for your blog; writing that vital opening introductory ‘about page;’ learning about efficient ways to embrace social media to support your blog; and networking with other bloggers. And, of course, developing a writing style that is distinctive and distinguished enough to attract many readers.
During the week-long get-together, you will also learn how to write and pitch travel articles for publication in newspapers and magazines, and learn photographic techniques for illustrating those winning articles.
Aside from practical in-class tuition from experienced travel writers and photographers, there will also be interviews with tourism leaders in Ireland for national organisations such as Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland and heads of diverse indoor and outdoor tourism activities and cultural programs.
In addition you will relish Ireland Writing Retreat’s daily excursions to places of interest including castles, thatched cottages, offshore islands and ancient sites associated with the legendary Celtic mystique.
An added bonus is a special food tour at which you will savor unique local flavors and learn the secrets of making iconic Irish foods ranging from soda bread and seaweed desserts to delectable chocolates.
As 2019 begins, we wish you a most inspiring New Year journey and if one of your resolutions is to travel more, then take your first step and join us this March in probably Ireland’s most enchanting region, the ‘Forgotten Land’ of Donegal.