Travel Writer Transformation

by Jennifer Roberts

Become a Published Travel Writer with Feedback, Support, and Expert Guidance from the Editors of Intrepid Times

Dear (future) travel writer,

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Breaking through with your travel writing can seem like an impossible task. How do you make a name for yourself when you’re starting from scratch?

Intrepid Times is here to help. We’ve been publishing travel writing since 2014, and we want to help you share the stories that only you can.

From pitching to editors and building your author brand to crafting a story that will hold a reader from the first word to the last, we’ll work together to transform you into a confident travel writer ready for mainstream publication.

Introducing Travel Writer Transformation

Travel Writer Transformation is a small-group online course that lasts for 8 weeks from September 25, 2023. Learning alongside a small group of your fellow (future) travel writers, you’ll connect personally with Intrepid Times editors, get constant supportive feedback on your writing, and enjoy masterclasses on the craft and business of travel writing today.

Here’s your schedule as a travel writing student:

  • Week #1 – Connect, Get Feedback and Dive Deep: Kickstart your journey with immersive writing exercises, get expert feedback on any writing you’d like to bring to the table, and connect personally with fellow participants and mentors, Nathan and Jen.
  • Week #2 – Unlock the Art of Engaging Beginnings & Conclusions: Learn how to hook readers by mastering the first and last paragraphs of travel stories and gain expertise in describing intriguing personalities you meet during your travels.
  • Week #3 – From Experience to Publishable Content: Absorb insights from previous mentee experiences and learn the steps they took to get published (and how you can do the same), discover how to pick compelling topics, and create your memorable narrative style.
  • Week #4 – Ace Your Pitch: Learn the nuances of pitching stories versus writing guides, and join a collective mid-course discussion to exchange innovative ideas and gather progressive insights.
  • Week #5 – Find and Refine Your Unique Voice: Dive into the intricacies of self-editing while beginning your own captivating travel story.
  • Week #6 – Transform Feedback into Finesse: Benefit from an intimate review session with Jen and/or Nathan, gain invaluable line-by-line feedback, and delve deeper into building your writer’s platform and the path to publishing your travel book.
  • Week #7 – Prioritize Writing & Revision: Immerse in focused revision sessions, learning to create the perfect environment for writing and transforming your draft into a masterpiece.
  • Week #8 – Celebrate & Share Your Journey: Collaboratively review and discuss your travel stories, gaining diverse perspectives and further honing your craft with expert and peer insights. Delve deeper into the professional realm of travel journalism and turning your passion for writing into a lucrative career.
  • After the Course – The Path to Publication: Benefit from lifelong priority consideration whenever you pitch stories to Intrepid Times, and confidently advance into the world of professional travel writing.

'Travel Writer Transformation' Students Have Been Published in Major Publications Worldwide — Here's What They Say

“I found the Travel Writer Transformation course to be incredibly helpful. Not only did I pick up valuable lessons every week, but I now have much more confidence in my own ability as a writer. I highly recommend this course.” —John McFadzean

“This course gave me valuable insights into the whole process of writing a travel narrative. The support and feedback from Jennifer and Nathan, as well as the other students was invaluable. Highly recommend!” —Amy-Leah Potter

“I feel I can now convey my passion and honesty as an author much better, whilst feeling more connected with my audience.”
Hannah Foster-Roe

“As I shift from a journal writer to a travel writer, this course has been extremely helpful. Nathan and Jennifer’s masterclasses are recorded, and yet, it feels like they are sitting down with you in the moment. Unlike prior writing classes where I reviewed other people’s writing, this was a chance to get suggestions and comments from the editors. I was able to put my time into writing and not reading other people’s work.”
Jennifer Wright

“Nathan and Jen have created an extraordinarily valuable course for budding travel writers, with rich content, actionable advice, hands-on feedback, and a highly organized structure that makes it easy to stay engaged. I highly recommend “Travel Writer Transformation” to anyone who is serious about becoming a travel writer.”
Ellen Cliggott

“Jennifer and Nathan focused on us, the learners, and offered the ultimate in flexibility. They provided spot-on feedback for my story. The masterclasses and accompanying readings supplemented the course to maximize our time independently and together”.
Rhonda Wiley-Jones

Strictly Limited Spaces Available and No Additional Course Planned — We Highly Recommend You Register Now

Because of the amount of time and personal support we give Travel Writer Transformation students, we only accept a very small group and run this course on extremely rare occasions. If registration is open, we highly recommend securing your spot today. Your investment in the 8-week course, including feedback, mentorship, access to all training materials (over 12 hours of audio content with PDF notes) is $390. 


Course starts September 25, 2023. Compatible with all time zones, all schedules, and all levels of travel writing experience.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Where is the course held?
Travel Writer Transformation is a fully online course, tailored for participants from various time zones, ensuring flexibility in scheduling video calls.

Who should enroll in this course?
Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned travel writer, this course is tailored to help you enhance your skills and your prospects of publication, backed by insights from Intrepid Times’ editors.

Who are the mentors behind the course?

Nathan James Thomas is the founder of Intrepid Times (2014) and author of “Untethered” (2023). With features in Lonely Planet and other international media, his writings have also graced platforms like Roads and Kingdoms and Outpost Magazine.

Jennifer Roberts, senior editor at Intrepid Times, fell in love with travel writing in Thailand (2016). With her work published in Intrepid Times, International Living, Verge Magazine, and more, she’s traveled to over 15 countries.
Both co-edited “Fearless Footsteps: True Stories That Capture the Spirit of Adventure” (2020).

How much time will the course typically take?
We recommend students allocate 3-5 hours weekly for the course. Designed with the varied roles of our participants in mind – from parents to professionals – the course offers flexibility, allowing you to engage with content and exercises at your convenience.

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