Travel writing


Travel writing

Travel writing is a broad category of writing concerned with various aspects of travel.

Travel writing is often associated with tourism, and includes works of an ephemeral nature such as guide books. Travel writing has also been produced by other types of travelers, such as missionaries, explorers, scientists, pilgrims, and immigrants.

Travel writing which is valued as literature may be referred to as travel literature.

External links

* [http://www.travel-writers-exchange.com Travel-Writers-Exchange.com - Helps the Newbie Travel Writer]
* [http://www.writing.org/html/a_travel_writing_1.htm Travel Writing at writing.org]
* [http://www.literatis.net/ Spanish course of Travel Writing at Literatis ]
* [http://istw-travel.org/ International Society for Travel Writing]
* [http://www.thetravelrag.com Travel writers world wide]
* [http://www.travelwriters.co.uk Travelwriters UK]
* [http://www.erica.demon.co.uk/STW.html "Studies in Travel Writing" journal]
* [http://www.satw.org Society of American Travel Writers]
* [http://www.travellingtale.com TravellingTale.com]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • travel writing —    For centuries, the genre of travel writing was unchanged. There was very little difference in approach between Richard Hakluyt’s The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation (1598–1600) and George… …   Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture

  • The Best American Travel Writing — is a yearly anthology of travel literature published in United States magazines. It was started in 2000 as part of The Best American Series published by Houghton Mifflin. Articles are chosen using the same procedure with other titles in the Best… …   Wikipedia

  • Travel literature — Travel writing and its most common sub genres First edition of …   Wikipedia

  • Travel insurance — is insurance that is intended to cover medical expenses, financial default of travel suppliers, and other losses incurred while traveling, either within one s own country, or internationally. Temporary travel insurance can usually be arranged at… …   Wikipedia

  • Travel journal — A travel journal, also called road journal or travelogue, is a record made by a voyager. Generally in diary form, a travel journal contains descriptions of the traveler s experiences, is normally written during the course of the journey, intended …   Wikipedia

  • Travel website — A travel website is a website on the world wide web, that is dedicated to travel. The site may be focused on travel reviews, the booking of travel, or a combination of both. Approximately seventy million consumers researched travel plans online… …   Wikipedia

  • travel — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ air, airline (esp. AmE), airplane (esp. AmE), automobile (AmE), bus, car, coach (BrE), jet, rail …   Collocations dictionary

  • writing — noun 1 activity/job of writing ADJECTIVE ▪ effective ▪ The book aims to teach effective essay writing. ▪ creative, descriptive, imaginative ▪ clear …   Collocations dictionary

  • writing — writ|ing W3S2 [ˈraıtıŋ] n [U] 1.) words that have been written or printed ▪ What does the writing on the back say? ▪ a T shirt with Japanese writing on it 2.) books, poems, articles etc, especially those by a particular writer or about a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Tom Miller (travel writer) — Tom Miller (Washington, D.C., August 11, 1947) is an author primarily known for travel literature. His ten books include The Panama Hat Trail , On the Border , Trading With the Enemy , and Jack Ruby s Kitchen Sink . He has written articles for… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.