Guest Blog by Sybil Baker, the author of Talismans (C&R Press) and The Life Plan(Casperian Books). Her short stories and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including upstreet and The Writer’s Chronicle. After living in South Korea for twelve years, she moved with her husband to Chattanooga, Tennessee. See www.sybilbaker.com for more information. She also writes for a women and writing blog – WOW
Like many people I know, I love to travel and I love to write; however, those two don’t necessarily have much in common.
Guest Blog by Jade Scully
As a university student I was very excited about doing a travel writing course. I truly expected to walk into the class as an eager essayist and walk out an accomplished Travel Writer. While I learnt quite a bit and had some fun with the projects (interspersed with scary deadlines and midnight stress sessions). I found at the end that writing about travel isn’t about visiting the most beautiful and popular destinations, and scribbling notes about the “picturesque scenery” or “stunning views”, rather, it’s a lifestyle. Read more
Women’s Travel stories are a growing genre, and there are some great online and printed versions. One great local NZ book is Going the distance: Women outdoors in New Zealand which traces both current women walking and the stories of women who have walked the way before. Lucy comes up with 6 feisty women to celebrate in this great article: Read more