Travel writing classClasses & Conferences

Over the past decade I have has taught travel writing for a variety institutions including The Learning Annex in San Diego and Los Angeles. My course "How to Become a Successful Travel Writer" is designed for those who love to travel and long to write about it.

Course basics cover:
Steps to get started
ABC’s of writing winning travel articles
Great story ideas
Available markets
How to get work published
How to avoid pitfalls

I have also lectured at writing conferences and workshops, including:

Whidbey Island Writers’ Conference, Whidbey, WA
Presenter/Instructor, Travel Writing

Whidbey Island Writers’ Conference, Whidbey, WA
Co-Instructor, 2-day Travel Writing workshop

Southern California Writers’ Conference, San Diego, CA
Presenter/Instructor, Travel Writing

Travel Writing Workshop/Field Trip, San Diego, CA
Presenter of two-day Travel Writers workshop

Here's what others are saying!

After taking your class last night, we are both very excited at the prospect of following in your footsteps. Traveling, writing and getting paid sounds pretty great!!
L. and R. Mainwaring (killer whale trainers at SeaWorld), San Diego, CA

I took your travel writing class last year and am now the wine writer for the Baja Times. I live in Guadalupe Valley (Baja’s wine country) and spend my time travel writing and leading tours. Your class gave me the encouragement and insight I needed. Thank you.
S. Dryden, Baja California, Mexico

Re: Last night's class. Thank you for the very informative look at the world of a travel writer. Guts/stamina/enthusiasm portrayed with gentle humor (my observation of you).
B. Munson, San Diego, CA

On behalf of the board and members of PATA San Diego Chapter, I would like to thank you for your presentation. You gave the travel industry people amongst us a different perspective on viewing a destination and the non-travel people the concept of being a traveler rather than a tourist!
L. Neale-Rozga, San Diego PATA Program Committee, San Diego, CA

Not only are you a delight to work with but you are so warm and open to participants and offered such insightful tidbits in your presentations that evaluation after evaluation rave on and on about YOU.
C. Mergens, Whidbey Island Writers’ Conference, Freeland, WA