Check out this funny article on the Guardian about the five steps you need to take to become a travelogue presenter.
Here’s an excerpt:
You don’t need to be an experienced travel presenter to present a travelogue. Or a presenter. You don’t even need to particularly enjoy travelling, for that matter. Here, more or less, is how the modern travelogue commissioning process works: one bag contains the names of people off the telly (Griff Rhys Jones, Piers Morgan, Robbie Coltrane, Joanna Lumley, Caroline Quentin, Martin Clunes), and another contains some locations (Dubai, India, the B roads of the United Kingdom, Guernsey, all of Africa as seen from a hot air balloon). Then they get drawn together, FA Cup-style.
Apparently, advanced condescension skills and not liking robots also help. At last you can quit your day job… just as long as you don’t like robots.
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Nick lived in Egypt for six years, working as a tour leader, EFL teacher, city guide editor, and online guidebook writer. He's currently in San Francisco searching for his centre. He (kinda sporadically) blogs at Delicious Chaos, and you can follow him on twitter.
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