I’ve thought that I wrote reasonably well, not amazing, but well enough and I’ve also always loved to travel. So in combining two of my favourite things, I came to learn that travel journalism is a ‘real life’ career, not just a fictional job. People get paid to travel and write! Furthermore, I found that I could study travel journalism. This got me extremely excited and immediately signed up for the Ultimate Travel Journalism course.
I found the course to be extremely well delivered, with wholesome, detailed tutorials filled with many examples and hints. Every tutorial was filled with helpful information and practical advice.
My favourite aspect of this course was the feedback that I received for each submission. Each response broke down my assignment submission into what was considered either brilliant or needed improvement. My tutor genuinely put a lot of time and effort into his responses and as a student it makes you feel as if your work is actually getting taken seriously.
The course took me a year. I choose to study part-time and it was online so it made it super easy to juggle full-time work, travel, study and all of life’s other commitments. I aimed to do one tutorial a month, so it was easy to complete the course within the time frame I had set for myself. I had the flexibility to study whenever/wherever it suited me!
I live in a tourist town, so I’ve teamed up with a few local travel organisations to help them with brochures and advertising, something I never would have dreamed of doing prior to this course. I also now run my own blog, which is slowly gaining followers.
The course gave me a whole new sense of confidence and a much clearer understanding of the journalism industry and how I can make my writing skills work for me. I would recommend this to anybody who is interested in travel writing as both a hobby, and a career.
*Kaitlin has completed The Ultimate Travel Journalism Course with our sister College The Morris Journalism Academy in Australia.