FOR MANY, BEING A travel writer is the proverbial “dream job.” After all, it sounds so romantic: getting paid to travel the world and write about it.
The reality, as revealed by the show Word Travels (now in its third season), is far different. Travel writing is hard work. You dig for stories. You deal with flights, buses, trains, and traffic. You pitch editors, more often denied than accepted. But luckily, this actuality is what makes travel writing so entertaining.
I joined the crew of Word Travels to see for myself how a show about travel writing is put together. The goal? Visit three countries: Georgia, Italy, and Portugal.
Here are my favourite shots from the shoot, offering a glimpse seldom seen by others, and a peek behind the curtain.