Note: Due to the coronavirus our June, 2020 workshop has been postponed.
Our next Marketing Master Class for Travel Writers workshop in the U.S. is scheduled for June 22-24, 2022. Scroll down this page to get on our interest list.
You can experience the world’s most luxurious destinations - and get paid for it.
The Marketing Master Class for Travel Writers is an exclusive program where we'll explore, in detail, every single step of my travel writing, pitching and selling strategy.
It's only offered
once a year and this is your chance to join us in 2022.
New Orleans, Louisiana has a reputation as the Festival Capital of the World, the birthplace of Jazz, and cultural diversity you won't find anywhere else in the U.S.
Everyone's familiar with the Mardi Gras festival but there's much more to this town. Beyond the festivals - like oyster shucking and music festivals - New Orleans has fabulous food, a wide variety of music to enjoy and a jazzed up atmosphere. In fact, the birthplace of jazz is also full of orchestras, dance companies, museums and art exhibits.
There are parks, cemeteries and history. The French Quarter is one of NOLA’s most historic neighborhoods. Founded in 1718, the French Quarter vibe is romantic, mysterious and jazzy.
You can enjoy Jackson Square history, go on a steam boat cruise, have some fun on Bourbon Street or enjoy a great meal surrounded by old-world architecture. There are ghost tours and voodoo tours.
You’ll hear horse hooves clip-clopping around the Quarter. After sunset the French Quarter comes alive with night life, live music and dancing.
It’s a fun place to explore and dream up travel story ideas that you can sell to editors.
workshops gloss over the details, but that’s not how we do things
around here. You will walk away from this program knowing exactly how to
get sensational paid trips around the world and sky-rocket your travel writing success – even if you’re starting at $0.
workshop is limited to a small number of participants to guarantee a
high quality experience and allow plenty of time for interaction between
your instructors and fellow writers.
We believe our Marketing Master Class for Travel Writers is the BEST of its kind, ANYWHERE! Our “graduates” have an excellent success rate, with most getting their stories into paying print media.
If you want to learn how to become a real travel writer & see your articles & photographs in glossy print magazine and journals, our three-day master class will do the job nicely.
We hope to see you in New Orleans in June for this once-a-year event!
It’s early evening and you’re luxuriating in a 5-star Balinese
lifestyle resort. You’re reclining on a pristine white daybed with your
partner, sipping a cocktail beside your private pool in the gorgeous
garden. Maybe you spent the day wandering around a market and marvelling
at the colors, smells and sounds. Perhaps you were inspired by art
galleries, found intriguing historical sites, enjoyed a bird’s eye view
from a hot air balloon and took a dip in the crystal clear turquoise
Soon you’ll be served a private meal with exquisite international cuisine in your opulent jungle surroundings. Tomorrow you’ll be experiencing a bespoke aromatherapy spa treatment before boarding the hotel’s VIP yacht for an unforgettable snorkelling and diving trip. And the best part? You’re getting paid to do this.
This isn’t an unachievable dream. I’ve been paid to travel the globe and stay in the most exclusive hotels and resorts for thirteen years. My travel stories have appeared in more than 200 publications and I’ve earned thousands of dollars writing about the world’s most luxurious destinations. Let me tell you, success feels fantastic – and I’m going to show you exactly how to do it.
If you want to make money as a travel writer you need to know precisely what works and what doesn’t.
I’m going to share every single step of my writing, pitching and selling strategy.
When you use my strategy, you will dramatically improve your sales and speed up your learning curve.
Ultimately, you’ll learn exactly how I sell my travel stories 90% of the time and how you can improve your success rate when you use my proven strategies from start to finish.
I’m your host and your marketing instructor during the Master Class.
I'm also a professional freelance travel writer and photographer based in Seattle, Washington and currently living in the vibrant beach town of Da Nang, Vietnam.
I’ve cracked the travel writing code and had more than 1000 articles published in over 200 regional, national, and international magazines, specialty magazines, newspapers, trade journals, in-flights, on-boards, and online travel magazines and blogs.
I’ve been described as one of the most prolific travel writers in North America, and I attribute all my success to the strategies I’m going to share with you during my Marketing Master Class.
Yep, I really am giving away all my secrets and strategies.
My work has appeared in the USA, Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. I’ve written about travel, culture, history, food, wine, beer, hotels, spas, military history, military vehicles, writing, art, communications, health, fitness, running, triathlons, sports and film festivals.
Publications I’ve contributed to include Britain Magazine, Scotland Magazine, International Living, American Cowboy, Smithsonian Air & Space, Spirit of Ireland, Renaissance, This England, Australia & New Zealand, Emirates Open Skies In-flight, Beers-of-the-World, Beer Connoisseur, Beer Magazine, Beer & Brewery, Cheese Connoisseur, Collectible Automobile, Blue Water Sailing, Canadian Yachting West, Classic Boat, Coast Food & Arts, Sculpture, Lost Treasure, Northwest Meetings & Events, National Communications, Northwest Travel & Life, South Sound, Gorge Guide, Off-Road Adventures, Jeep Action, Oregon Coast, Sunday Oregonian, New Zealand Sunday News, South China Morning Post, GoNomad.com, GoWorldTravel.com, TouristTravel.com, Travellady.com, TravelPostMonthly.com, Travelmag.co.uk, YourLifeIsaTrip.com, AllwaysTraveller.com, Europeupclose.com, Realfoodtraveler.com, epicureantraveler.com, and many other magazines.
I include this info to show you, without shadow of a doubt, that my strategy works.
I’m not the world’s best writer, but I have figured out how to sell my stories 90% of the time. I started completely from scratch. I didn’t study writing at university, and I’ve never studied business or marketing.
If I can get paid to travel the world using my strategies, believe me, you can too.
My number-one priority is that every single Workshop attendee walks away full of knowledge and knows exactly how to sell their travel stories.
I get real deep; answering questions, giving personalized advice, tailoring activities and doing whatever it takes to ensure the highest quality experience for everyone involved. Seeing my students achieve their writing goals is why I do what I do – it’s my passion. I want you to succeed.
With this in mind, the Workshop is only available to a limited number of people. For my Marketing Master Class, that's twenty-five (25) people.
Throughout the year I receive a great deal of interest from people all over the English-speaking world and we expect the Master Class to fill up fast and early. I don’t want you to miss out.
Ever since I started running this Master Class, I’ve been inundated with emails that sound like this:
“Roy, I'm considering joining your Master Class. It sounds great! But...is it right for me and my situation?"
Let’s go over some of the most popular queries I get in my inbox:
“I’m not a published travel writer – I’m starting at the beginning.”
I get it. Thirteen years ago, that's where I was. I felt completely clueless.
I had no idea how to think up good travel stories, or how to pitch to editors. Getting paid to travel the world seemed like an impossible dream – but I wanted it so badly. I scoured the internet for any information that could help me succeed.
Every piece of “expert” advice I soon discovered came from someone who hadn’t walked the talk – it was downright frustrating, and I wasn’t getting anywhere.
I promised myself that when I achieved real success, I’d create a program to teach other travel writers exactly how to get paid to write travel stories, even for those starting at the beginning. The Marketing Master Class for Travel Writers is that program.
Rest assured, even if you're a complete beginner, this class is for you.
“I’m a published writer and photographer, but I don’t have much experience travel writing.”
I show writers and photographers exactly how to capitalize on their existing skills and break into the travel writing field. You’ll drastically increase your learning curve and get excellent paid travel story assignments, faster. I can’t wait to see your reaction after I show you what your schedule could look like when you follow my travel writing strategy.
“I’m already a published travel writer. What will I learn that I don’t know already?”
I’ve yet to meet a published travel writer who didn’t benefit from learning the exact details of my proven strategy. I show published writers how to take it to the next level and skyrocket their travel writing income by sharing every detail of my proven strategy.
So, are you ready to learn what travel writing success feels like?
Your stay in that luxury villa is much closer than you think. Follow my strategies and advice, and you will succeed as a travel writer.
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