- All types of travel writing have in common a strong sense of place and a central narrator
- The theme is crucial – it enables you and the reader to find something out
- You can use backstory at points when there isn’t enough content about aspects of your journey
- Ups and downs are important – they add interest
- The five key elements – narrative, people, research, descriptive text, reflection/thoughts/views
- Can you include some suspense somehow? Try to tease the reader into continuing to read
I found the comment about backstory interesting. It's always a challenge to include some historical background in a travel narrative, without it coming across as the reading equivalent of cod liver oil.