Experience the world’s most luxurious destinations (and get paid for it).
The Complete Travel Writing & Marketing Master Class is an exclusive six day course including photography expeditions.
We’ll explore every single step of my travel writing, pitching and selling strategy.
Other 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 participants will experience a luxurious blend of comfort, fascinating cultural activities, culinary delights, soft adventure and serious (but fun) in-depth instruction on exactly how to pitch, sell and write your travel stories.
The workshop is limited to just ten participants to guarantee a high quality experience and allow plenty of time for interaction between your instructors, guides and fellow writers.
Are you ready to learn what travel writing success feels like?
Let’s imagine it right now. Picture yourself in January, 2018.
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 the gorgeous infinity pool. Maybe you spent the day wandering around a market and marveling 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 ocean.
Soon you’ll be heading over to the resort’s Michelin-starred restaurant, where you’ll dine on exquisite international cuisine in opulent beachside 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 over nine 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.
Hello! I’m a professional freelance travel writer and photographer based in Seattle, Washington and currently living in 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 at The Complete Travel Writing & Marketing Master Class.
Yep, I really am giving away all my secrets.
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 a shadow of a doubt, that my strategy works.
I’m not the world’s best writer, but I've 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 strategy, believe me, you can too.
Cambodia’s bustling city of Siem Reap provides the life-support system and gateway to the ancient Angkor temples.
On the World Heritage List, the World Wonders List, and listed as the #1 sight on Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List, the atmospheric temples of Angkor rank at the top of every serious traveler’s bucket list.
This complex of hundreds of temples and shrines forms a virtual city of spires in the jungles of northern Cambodia. They provide some of the world’s most unforgettable sights. Even more amazing is how each temple—in this multitude of atmospheric temples—is unique in its own way.
Considered more impressive than the Pyramids, and unrivaled around the world for its beauty and state of preservation, Angkor Wat’s artistic distinctiveness easily surpasses the Taj Mahal’s. This awe-inspiring temple is stunning for both its grand scale and the incredible detail hewn into its sandstone blocks.
And when you need time-out from the temples there’s plenty to do in the city of Siem Reap. Intriguing museums, exotic Apsara dance performances, and a lively Cambodian cultural village have entertained millions of tourists here.
Siem Reap is the epicenter of chic Cambodia, with world class dining and lavish upscale resorts, blended with a laid-back river town ambiance. You’ll even find rice paddies and silk farms in the countryside, just outside the city.
Photographers can capture food vendors at the local market, and the ever present decorative tuk-tuks sputtering around town, heaped with interesting cargo from overdressed tourists to huge sacks of rice. Siem Reap boasts Colonial and Chinese-style architecture in the Old French Quarter and around the Old Market.
The town boasts a growing number of quirky boutiques. Silk scarves with modern ikat designs, boldly patterned cotton shirts, primitive animal figurines, sarongs with silk-screened dragonflies, and trendy clothing are but a few of the enticing things you can find in the shops.
Siem Reap is a city full of lively and varied dining experiences, stylish hotels, and friendly residents. Its bustling downtown is small enough to be manageable - with quiet resorts just a short tuk-tuk ride away.
Join us in Cambodia for the Travel Writing & Marketing Master Class and get ready for the trip of a lifetime!
Cambodia has its own distinct culture, heritage and lifestyle. I’ve planned a fascinating itinerary to give you a profound insight into this thriving city.
We’ll tour the most important temples including Angkor Wat, and we'll visit some smaller atmospheric temples. We'll enjoy a food tour at the local night market, learn about responsible tourism, visit the Landmine Museum, test our haggling skills at local markets, zoom around town in a tuk tuk, enjoy Phare, the unique Cambodian Circus, and sample some of Cambodia's cuisine at street food stalls, local eateries and fine restaurants.
For photographers, Siem Reap and the Temples of Angkor are a dream! Photo opportunities are everywhere!
I want you to relax in comfort after our excursions and workshop presentations, so you’ll be living in luxurious comfort at the boutique Shinta Mani Resort. The gorgeous rooms are decorated with contemporary Cambodian artwork, and our group will have plenty of time to luxuriate. Read a book by the spectacular pool, dine on exquisite international cuisine, sip cocktails on the terrace and wander around the immaculate landscaped gardens festooned with bamboo groves, banana plants, and mango trees.
I’m also including a complimentary spa treatment for every writer – traditional Khmer massages are amazing and you simply have to experience them.
My number-one priority is that every single Master Class 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 Master Class is only available to the first ten people who register.
I’ve already received a great deal of interest from people all over the world: U.S.A, Canada, U.K, Norway, Australia, Singapore, Qatar, Thailand, the Philippines, and India.
The Master Class will fill up fast and 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 the Workshop. 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. Nine years ago, 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 and read countless books looking for any information that could help me succeed.
Every piece of “expert” advice I 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 Complete Travel Writing & Marketing Master Class is that program.
“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 not sure how good my travel writing is… how do I know editors will like my stories?”
First of all, you almost certainly have more skills than you realize. In most cases, editors aren’t looking for an expert travel writer – you don’t have to spend years honing your craft, I promise. As well as sharing exactly what editors are looking for, the Workshop includes a half-day of instruction on how to make your travel writing sparkle.
I’ll show you ...
• How to avoid the most common beginner travel writer’s mistakes.
• How to write in the active voice to bring your stories to life.
• Words and phrases to avoid.
• How to describe your destination in a new, fresh and compelling way.
“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 hugely 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.
We're offering two price options for the workshop: the standard ticket for $3397 and the deluxe ticket for $3997. What's the difference?
The Standard Package comes with a Poolview Room at the beautiful Shinta Mani Resort. It also includes airport pickup. Here's a description of the Standard Poolview room:
The Deluxe Package includes a Deluxe Poolview Room at the beautiful Shinta Mani
Club property. It's for people who want more privacy, more space and more luxury. It includes airport pickup and return. Here's a description of the Deluxe Club room:
Both packages include:
So, are you ready to learn what travel writing success feels like?
That luxury Balinese resort is much closer than you think.
Follow my strategy and you will succeed as a travel writer.
Join me in Siem Reap, Cambodia for The Complete Travel Writing & Marketing Master Class.
See you in Siem Reap!
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