Travel Writing Workshop

Write a Pro-Level Travel Story, Craft a Compelling Pitch, and Get Your Writing Published

Update — Registration for the workshop is now closed, but you might want to check out Travel Writer Transformation starting April 22…


When: Sunday, April 7 at 1 PM New York, 6 PM London — Where: Live on Zoom.
What: Learn what editors look for in travel writing, find out how to craft an effective pitch, gain confidence and clarity to start getting your stories published.

Dear travel writer,

If you’re sending stories out and not hearing back from editors, it normally means you need to focus on two things:

  • Your pitch: How do you get an editor’s attention and sell them on your ability to deliver compelling travel stories?
  • Your story: How do you make sure your articles are up to a professional standard?

Intrepid Times is here to help you break through with your stories. While we’ve received industry recognition, including nominations at the Travel Media Awards and British Journalism Awards, and have published some of the top names in travel writing today, we believe strongly in helping new travel writers bring their unique and diverse stories to the world.

We’re here to help you gain confidence and get clarity with step-by-step advice you can apply immediately

Taking place live on Zoom on March 31st at 1PM New York, 6M London, this workshop is your chance to peek behind the editor’s desk and find out exactly what editors look for in a travel story and pitch.

You’ll master the ins and outs of pitches to help you dramatically increase your chances of hearing back from editors. Plus, you’ll learn the quick, simple fixes you can make to your works-in-progress to keep them safely away from the rejection pile. 

Here’s a sneak-peek at what you’ll learn:

  • The two different types of pitches and when to use each
  • How to cultivate relationships with top travel editors
  • What to do if you’re just starting and have no portfolio
  • How to take your experience as a non-travel writer and apply it to travel
  • The best travel publications to pitch to right now
  • The five mistakes that cause travel writing to be rejected and how to avoid them

This is a small-group workshop — expect to learn clear, practical tips, and make connections!

Unlike a webinar where you may as well be watching a recording, Intrepid Times workshops are interactive and hands-on. We keep the groups small so you can ask your burning questions. We give you real examples so you can see how the structured advice we’re providing works in the real world. We want to get to know you, hear your story, and help you get published — on Intrepid Times and beyond!

Secure Your Spot Today

Workshop Attendance Only

  • Join the live online workshop on April 7 at 1PM New York / 6PM London time
  • Get the notes and recording (including sample pitches) to revise and stay fresh

$35 USD

Workshop Attendance + Writing Feedback

  • Join the live online workshop on April 7  at 1PM New York / 6PM London time
  • Get the notes and recording (including sample pitches) to revise and stay fresh
  • Plus: Send in your travel story and pitch to Intrepid Times editors after the seminar and get detailed, line-by-line feedback. We’ll help you brainstorm, sharpen your writing and pitch, and increase your odds of publication [Normally $75 alone]
  • Take up to 6 weeks from the seminar to send in your story, and enjoy priority consideration on all stories you submit to Intrepid Times in 2024.

$ 75 USD

Meet the Editors of Intrepid Times:

Nathan James Thomas is the founder of Intrepid Times (2014) and author of “Travel Your Way” (2022) and “Untethered” (2023). An experienced publisher, editor, and published author, his work has been covered in The Times, The Australian, and the New Zealand Herald, and his travel writing has been published in the Lonely Planet, Roads & Kingdoms, Outpost Magazine, and, of course, Intrepid Times. 

Jennifer Roberts, senior editor at Intrepid Times, fell in love with travel writing in Thailand in 2016. A skilled teacher and editor, she has a knack for helping writers find their voice and craft crisp stories out of the raw material of travel.  She is the co-editor of ‘Fearless Footsteps, True Stories that Capture the Spirit of Adventure’ (Exisle Publishing, 2020). 

Here are some of the writers we’ve worked with, in their own words:

“I now have much more confidence in my own ability as a writer.” —John McFadzean

“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

“The feedback provided by Nathan and the team was incredibly quick and valuable. Nathan explained how to describe a scene rather than merely stating how it made me feel. While remaining positive at all times, he showed me where I was wasting words and how to reallocate them towards writing a story that truly transports the reader. Most importantly, I learned how to take a real-life journey, strip it down, and then rebuild it as a compelling story.”
Thom Brown



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