Welcome to Travel Writing World, an award-winning travel writing podcast and website.
If you’re interested in writing a travel book, or if you are just generally interested in travel literature, this page will help you make the most out of the free resources we’ve built on this site.
We’re particularly interested in the travel book as a literary form, but you’ll find information on all types of travel writing like travel journalism and travel blogging.
Be sure to check out our podcast interviews, author profiles, articles, and book reviews.
1. Download the free Travel Book Guidebook
In this free PDF, you’ll learn how to conceptualize, write, and market your travel book or travel memoir.
After confirming your email address, you will receive an email with a link to the Travel Book Guidebook and to the password-protected Resource Library. Plus, you’ll also join hundreds of other subscribers to Jeremy Bassetti’s Genius Loci Newsletter in which he sends a monthly roundup of news and links all about travel, place, and nature writing and photography.
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2. Listen to the Travel Writing World podcast
Join Travel Writing World host Jeremy Bassetti as he speaks with the world’s most celebrated travel writers about their work and the business and craft of travel writing.
The podcast is available on all major podcasting apps and we keep an archive of past shows here.
With an emphasis on non-fiction travel books, books on place, nature writing, and travel literature, host Jeremy Bassetti talks with the world’s most celebrated writers about their work and about the business and craft of travel writing in this award-winning podcast. Past guests include travel writers like Paul Theroux, Pico Iyer, and Rolf Potts. The show also covers topics related to travel journalism and travel photography.
3. Check out our most helpful articles on the business and craft of travel writing
If you’re an author of travel books, a travel journalist, or a travel blogger looking for information on how to write or publish your travel book, look no further—check out our growing collection of podcast interviews, author profiles, articles, and book reviews.
Or start by reading through a selection of some of our most helpful articles:
- Building your Author Platform
- Websites for Travel Writers
- 10 Travel Book Subgenres with Examples
- How to Self-Publish Your Non-Fiction Travel Book
- The Top Books on the Business and Craft of Being a Travel Writer
- Book Marketing for Travel Writers
- Must-Have Tools & Apps for Travel Writers
4. Connect with us on social media
Say “hi” to Travel Writing World host Jeremy Bassetti on Twitter and Instagram, or follow Travel Writing World’s official Twitter and Facebook profiles.
5. Check out our sister sites
Travel Writing World is part of a larger ecosystem of travel-writing endeavors, which include Adventures in Ideas (our literary journal and publishing arm). Also, be sure to check out what Travel Writing World host Jeremy Bassetti is thinking about and working on through his Genius Loci Newsletter, a free monthly newsletter with notes about travel, literature, and place.
6. Support Travel Writing World
Our generous patrons and supporters help keep the podcast and website alive. Travel Writing World is a labor of love, created by and for lovers of travel literature. It costs thousands of dollars a year in hosting/technical/server costs alone, an expenditure that does not take into account the time to research, produce, and create interviews and articles.
If you value what we’ve built, please support us with only a few dollars, pounds, or euro a month—less than a cup of coffee—so we can continue bringing you content that we all love!
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Last Updated on 7 October 2022 by Travel Writing World
I just got my first travel book published and is available on AMazon and other sites—Book 1 of African Quartet called “Overland to Cairo by Any Means” by Emerson Grossmith. It’s a travel biography of an overland trip from Nairobi to Cairo in 1982.
Blown away when my daughter sent me you website.
Many many thanks for your generosity of spirit and sharing. Its a wonderful find?
My daughters call me the ‘old fart’! As I’m reaching my biblical ‘three score years and ten’ I accept the moniker.
All this wadda wadda is to express my thanks from a pretty battered and jobless old photojournalist from the tip of Africa.
I did feel that I could donate a travel picture or two if you ever needed them, in lieu of moolah?
Just let me know. And thanks once again. (My daughter sent me the interview with Colin Thubron) Without a doubt one of my favourite travel writers of all time. I have ‘In Siberia’ next to my bed. Also enjoying Erika Fatland’s ‘Sovietistan’ immensely. Although for the life of me cannot remember which bloody ‘Stan’ in which?
Thanks for your note, Richard. I’m just now reading this; sorry for the delay. No worries about the moolah! Other patrons are helping subsidize the material so that it can be free for all. Glad you’ve found us and do keep in touch.