Travel writing is perhaps the most
exhilarating way of writing, and when bloggers travel to exotic places and
write about their different travel experiences, it can get very tempting to
just write without a real filter process. This filter process however is very
important, and there are certain dos and donts one must follow to ensure that
they deliver quality over just quantity.
Things that a writer must avoid while
jotting down their interesting escapades:
- No Personal Information: While writing or creating a travel blog, it is not wise to give out
personal contact information, street addresses or itineraries. There are all
types of readers out there, and this also includes the ones with a criminal
mind. Therefore, it is best to steer clear of any private or confidential
- Physical/Health issues: People want to read about the exotic beaches youve seen, or the
amazing landscapes. But they really do not need the extra bit of information
regarding your grandmothers diabetes or cancer. Health issues are personal
affairs and should not be brought to light in your travel blog.
- Leave out the Mundane: While its a great idea to write about some crazy experience with
exotic foods, it is not necessary to mention the usual everyday things you ate,
which everyone is already familiar with. So, give them something new to read
about, but not the ordinary.
- Stress Depress: People read blogs to get a sense of positivity, and if your travel
blog is going to highlight the anxieties or stress levels you felt during your
trips, its going to weigh down your readers thoughts and would bring out an
overall sense of negativity.
Avoid this like the plague! While you may think that including your cousins
crush on one of the people she took a cruise with would excite the readers, it
would also give out unwarranted information about that certain individual. This
is just in line with the basic code of ethics when it comes to writing.
To describe a place is easier said than
done. While its important to be well travelled in order to be a good travel
blogger, it is also important to be well read, especially on the places you
travel to. Being well informed would help bring the uniformed structure that
your travel blog needs, and would avoid you from going off the topic. The aim of successful travel writing is to bring a certain place alive in
the minds of the readers, while expressing your own experience.