THE BEAUTY OF THE INTERNET is that anyone can be a travel writer. A few clicks of a button and you’ve got a travel blog which you can immediately start posting on and which, theoretically, can then be viewed by millions of people. But most online travel writers never progress past the amateur stage, and never get to a point where their audience is significantly larger than their family and friends. This, to some extent, has to do with the quality of their writing: there are few things less fun to read than bad travel writing.
Fortunately, the ability to write isn’t merely a matter of talent. The best writers know that writing’s much more of a craft than an innate skill, and as such, can be improved with practice. Here are some of the most common ways amateur travel writers can improve their writing.