Our Complete Marketing Master Class for Travel Writers is an exclusive program where you’ll learn exactly how to sell your travel stories to paying media and get sensational paid trips around the world.
We'll explore, in detail, every single step of my travel writing, pitching and selling strategy that has sold me more than 1,000 articles to 200+ regional, national, and international magazines, newspapers, trade journals, custom publications, specialty magazines, in-flights, on-boards, and online travel magazines.
It's only offered
once a year and this is your chance to join us in 2023.
Other travel writing workshops gloss over the details, but that’s not how we do things. You’ll walk away from this program knowing where to find hundreds of publications that want to buy your travel stories, how to craft irresistible queries that will sell your stories, and the tried-and-tested way to dream up captivating travel story ideas and assess their marketability.
You’ll learn how to maximize your profit by reselling your articles multiple times around the world. And you'll learn how to pitch several story ideas to sky-rocket your acceptance rate.
Most exciting of all, I’ll show you the secrets behind using your assignments to request complimentary travel perks and land press trips. Hello free hotels, resorts, and spas! Hello free tours, cruises, and first class dining!
We believe our Marketing Master Class for Travel Writers is the BEST of its kind, ANYWHERE!
If you want to learn how to become a real travel writer and see your articles in prestigious glossy print magazine and journals, our three-day master class will teach you how.
Our graduates have an excellent success rate, getting their stories into paying print media and landing complimentary travel to exotic destinations around the globe.
Each workshop is limited to a small number of participants to guarantee a
high quality experience and allow plenty of time for interaction
between your instructor and fellow writers.
We hope to see you in Santa Fe, New Mexico in May, 2023, for this once-a-year event!
Santa Fe, New Mexico deserves its reputation as one of America’s most diverse and interesting small cities. There’s good reason for its unofficial title as “The City Different.”
As well as being an internationally renowned destination, Travel + Leisure magazine has listed Santa Fe in its “Top 15 Cities in the U.S.” list for ten consecutive years including #2 and #3 rankings.
Conde Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards rates Santa Fe as the #4 best city in the “Top 10 Small Cities in the U.S.”
Forbes Magazine ranks Santa Fe as the #3 top destination in the world in the “22 Best Places to Travel in 2022” list.
Described as heaven for foodies and an historic treasure, Santa Fe is also known as one of the friendliest places to visit. With several thriving market areas, historic architecture, and vibrant arts scene, Santa Fe is one of the U.S’s finest and most fun tourist hot spots.
Santa Fe claims the oldest state capital in the United States, founded in 1610. The Palace of the Governors is the oldest continuously occupied public building in the country. The adjacent historic Plaza is 412 years old!
Santa Fe also boasts the oldest church in the United States. The town and surrounding downtown area hold histories, mysteries, secrets and curiosities that can be discovered by guided tours or through locally published books (Collected Words Bookstore on Galisteo Street has many of these books.)
You’ll find historic monuments everywhere with museums, art galleries and boutique shops spread around downtown — and it’s easy to immerse yourself in all of it.
Santa Fe is a gastronomic center of award-winning chefs and more than 400 restaurants. It boasts several chefs who have been nominated for the James Beard “Best Chefs Southwest” awards, with Chef Mark Kiffin owner/chef at The Compound Restaurant receiving top honors.
Find out why red and green Chile appears in Santa Fe foods and drinks where you don’t expect it. If you’re adventurous, try the green chile apple pie, cheesecake, and cornbread. Sample the green chile cobb salad or mac and cheese.
Santa Fe is a culinary mecca due to its first-class chefs and creative menus as contemporary chefs revive old regional recipes and creative fusion dishes for our modern palate. You can take foodie tours, sample world class seafood and feast on authentic southwestern dishes that reflect the city’s unique history.
Travel writers will walk away from this workshop with a multitude of story ideas and a gallery of stunning photographs to go with whatever story you choose to focus on. Santa Fe is a fertile town for travel writers!
Picture this: 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 co-host and your marketing instructor during the Master Class.
I'm also a professional freelance travel writer and photographer based in Seattle, Washington.
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.
We have time to dive deep - answer questions, give personalized advice, tailor activities and do 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. Fifteen 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.