In today’s world, it may seem like people have already travelled everywhere. But what’s worse than that is that people have recorded where they’ve been to for posterity. So in today’s times, it’s a challenge to find something to write a story about something new. However, it’s not a bad thing when you end up somewhere you haven’t been to before, even if it’s been seen by millions of other people. You still have your own unique way of telling a story from your perspective. You must want to know how you can make sure that your travel stories are seen as enjoyable to those that read them. That’s the purpose of this article, so read on, and you’ll have engaging travel stories to write.
Take Advantage Of Social Media
You’re in luck if you’re someone that spends a lot of time on the internet. You must have the ability to search for ideas online. It will help your travel writing skills improve significantly. You can set alerts from Google about your desired travel destination a month in advance. So if an event happens at your travel destination, you’ll be aware of it, and you’ll find out what stories people will be writing about it already. Before you get to your destination, ask for tips from the locals of the area. It will surprise you how people will take time out of their day to take you on a guided tour around the city they live in and love. If you receive a perspective of the place from a local, you’ll be able to avoid the areas that are too popular and overrated. They’ll tell you about secrets that not many people know about, so you’ll get a new travel story by asking the locals.
Keep An Eye Out For What’s Trending
Imagine that you go to a city that you’ve never been to before. While at that city, you ate a dessert at a cafe that isn’t that well-known. But when you have a chat with people in the cafe, you’ll find out that the person who made the dessert was a professor for a long time in the past. See, now you have a person that you can profile. Then over the next couple of days, you’ll be eating variations of that one dessert in many places around that city. Now you will realize that the specific dessert is becoming a popular trend in that city. You could write about how the locals are fans of the dessert or how that dessert came to be in the first place.
Be Smart About What You Write About
When you’re a travel writer, you can do one of two things. You can either be one of many competitors among many successful writers that have their own hand-crafted narrative voices. The other way you can do it is developing a niche yourself. A smart thing to do is looking out for stories that people wouldn’t bat an eye about or even care for usually. The big story isn’t the only objective as a travel writer. If you want to be a great travel writer, you have to bring small stories to light. There are many things that a place can be defined by, like street food, locals, arts and crafts, and so much more. Uncovering the details that people wouldn’t notice usually is what being a travel writer is all about.