The biggest question about travel writing is if itâ€™s worth it or not.
The answer? Ummâ€¦.YES!
There are so many pros and few cons to travel writing. The biggest problem that people often have with travel writing is that itâ€™s very time consuming. When youâ€™re in a new place or on an adventure youâ€™ve long dreamed of, you donâ€™t always want to take out a pen and paper or your laptop and start writing or typing away. Rather, you want to take in the views, smell the smells, and admire your surroundings with all of your senses and being.
However, below is a comprised list of why I BEG that you travel write! I canâ€™t wait to read about your adventures!
- Travel Writing is great because it subconsciously forces you to be more aware of your surroundings than you usually may be. When you know you have an audience to please, you may be more aware of the scents you smell, the feelings you feel, and the sights you see. This is because you have to report them back! For example, if you just tell your readers that you climbed Mount Everest, it wonâ€™t be exciting. However, if they know how you felt with the wind blowing in your face and what the peak of the mountain smelled like, your story will be drastically more grasping. Thus, travel writing forces to you be alert and on your toes. It helps you to experience more wholly.
- It helps you remember! You know the drill these days; travel, take a stunning photo, post it on Instagram, wait for the likes to roll in, go to bed, repeat. While many people like to show off their travels on their social media, it does not ACTUALLY help them remember the trip im the future. A picture is worth a thousand words, especially with travel. When you travel to new places, you are always overwhelmed by all of your senses. A photo doesnâ€™t necessarily grasp this. Moral of the story? If a picture is worth a thousand words, WRITE THE WORDS! Youâ€™ll be thankful when you have a journal to look back on decades from now; youâ€™re detailed writing will bring you back to the feelings you felt during your travel days.
- It slows you down when you may not realize you need slowing down. Especially today, travel is a very fast-paced thing. People are constantly rushing to see as many things as they can in a condensed amount of time. In the excitement of it all, you sometimes donâ€™t realize that you need a break or a moment to JUST SIT. Travel writing forces you to take this break and sit down. When you suddenly realize how much your feet hurt or you need a drink of water, youâ€™ll be thankful you sat down to write in the first place.
Traveling is all about experiencing new things. However, you want to remember these experiences forever, and your thousand photographs canâ€™t always do your experiences justice. Take the time to travel write!
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