PRETTY MUCH EVERYONE WANTS TO BE a travel writer. Who wouldn’t want to get paid to travel around the world, do awesome things, and then write about those awesome things? But as anyone who has tried writing of any kind knows, it is not as simple as merely putting thoughts onto paper: writing is a craft as well as an art, and the skills required to become competent in the craft have to be strong before you can start making art worth reading.
The good news for the aspiring writers among us is that the masters have been more than happy to offer their advice as to how to become a great writer. Here’s what some of the world’s greatest travel writers have had to say about the craft of writing: