Writers’ Corner

Please find writing courses, retreats, groups and other resources for current and aspiring writers! Do you have other favorites? Let us know and we will add them! Don’t forget to check out the “Growing your Blog” resource page!

Writing retreats and events

Pink Pangea retreats

The SF Grotto

Society of American Travel Writers conventions

World Explorers Summit 2016 in Cardiff, Wales

Travel Blog Monetization Virtual Summit

Destination Edinburgh Scholarship

North American TBEX (the Travel Bloggers Exchange)

TMS – Travel Media Showcase for travel writing within the USA

VEMEX  – Visit Europe Media Exchange, for travel writers that want to write about Europe

NY Travel Fest

Women’s Travel Fest

Publishing opportunities, contests and awards

We Said Go Travel writing award

Gotham Writers on-going contests

The Guardian’s Travel Photography contests

Nat Geo travel-writing contest

Dave’s Travel Corner 

Daily Telegraph travel-writing competition 

Transitions Abroad travel-writing contest

Wanderlust and Lipstick writing contest

Society of American Travel Writers Lowell Thomas award

GoAbroad Innovation awards

North American Travel Journalist Awards

Aerogramme Studio

Best Travel Writing Solas Award

The Guardian Travel Photo Contests


Well-known courses

MatadorU: Online travel-writing, photography and video production courses

Paris Writing workshop: Creative writing workshop with the Paris American Academy

Media Bistro: Online courses for marketing, copy-writing, social media and more

Writers’ digest: Online resources, courses and communities to improve your writing and get published

Writers.com: Classes and private coaching

Gotham writers: Classes and writing communities in New York

UCLA Extension Writers’ program

Guest blogging certification course

Upod Academy: Supports thousands of writers, editors and independent creators around the world.

Travel Blog Success: Learn to build better travel blogs and stay up-to-date on social media trends and industry news.

Writing communities

I Love Travel Writing group

Writers’ Digest forums

Wandering Educators

Break into Travel Writing

Travel Writers Exchange


We Said Go Travel Influencer Series

We Travel We Blog

Written resources

Travel Writing 2.0

How to work with Travel Bloggers

Your Right to Write

Vertical Writing

Lonely Planet Travel Writing

Write Out Loud

Break Into Travel Writing by Beth Blair



Book Market: Resources for promoting your book

Frayed Passport: Online resource for blogging

Beyond your Blog: Publishing opps and resources

The Beginners Guide to SEO by Moz


Break Into Travel Writing


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