This travel writing lesson looks at one of the most important things you must do if you want to become a travel writer: Talking to people in the places you visit and experiencing their lives as they live them will lead you into your biggest travel adventures and your greatest travel tales. For many aspiring travel writers, however, this isn’t easy. Growing up, we were taught never to talk to strangers – which is important advice for children, but as adults, we have a more refined ability to determine what is safe and what isn’t. While you should always err on the side of being safe, your travel writing will be richer and more authentic if you can connect with local people as you travel.
This video is a free sample lesson from the online writing workshop, “Travel Writing: Explore the World and Publish Your Stories.” Enjoy this free lesson — and if you’d like to sign up for the entire course, you can follow this link for a 40 percent discount on the entire three-hour course from Dave Fox and Udemy: