Calling All Potential Travel Writers

Calling All Potential Travel Writers

Revisit Travel Memories By Putting Pen To Paper 

Have you been on an incredible trip, fancy yourself as a wordsmith, and want to share your story? Perfect! We’ve compiled several Australian publications that want to hear about your travel tales.

There are a few motivations behind submitting your tale – some do it for the prize, some for the glory of being in print, others just want to spread the story of their amazing overseas journey.

Read on to discover how you can apply for your travel story to be published, and don’t forget to read the Community section on our blog for anecdotes, reviews and tales.
Plus, if you're really passionate about writing, take a look at our special Walk & Write the Camino trip with author Stephanie Dale.
Explore the Italian lakes on a centre based walking trip |  <i>Elizabeth McKay</i> Cruising past castles on the Burgundy Cycle |  <i>Pat Kline</i> Lac Blanc, Tour Du Mont Blanc |  <i>Ray Wilkinson</i>

Travel Publications

The Trip

Sun Herald / Sunday Age – Traveller Supplement.

- 350 words including:
  • Overview of trip
  • Who:
  • Best Bits:
  • Worst Bits:
  • Best Tips:
  • Next Trip:
- One high-res image (minimum 1mb).

Email [email protected] with THE TRIP in the subject heading.
Published contributions will receive a Lonely Planet Guidebook

My Travel CV

Sunday Telegraph / Sunday Herald Sun – Escape supplement.

Send a brief synopsis on favourite holidays and memories.  If Escape is interested they will reply with a variety of questions such as:
  • When did you get your first passport
  • My first holiday memory is
  • The place I’ve visited most often is
  • The place that most surprised me was
  • My next destination will be
  • My worst mistake while travelling
  • The sickest I’ve been on holiday was
  • The advice I’d give
  • The place that most surprised me was
Email [email protected] with My Travel CV in the subject heading.

Follow the Reader

Weekend Australian – Travel & Indulgence supplement.

Submit up to 400 words about your trip. Written in the style of an article or column than a Q&A style.
Email [email protected] with name and full postal and digital contact details.
Nominal prize offered if your story is published.
Are we missing a publication? Get in touch with us if you know of anywhere else accepting traveller stories.

Walk & Write the Camino

Need some inspiration or getting stuck with writer's block? Consider our special Walk & Write the Camino trip with author Stephanie Dale. This is a self guided Camino tour where you walk the final stages of the famous Camino Frances with your experienced pilgrim escort, Stephanie Dale. Stephanie is the author of 'My Pilgrim's Heart', and along the journey you'll participate in a series of writing workshops in inspirational settings like small villages, ancient ruins, forest and open hilltops. Read the glowing reviews of the trip and if you're interested in walking and writing the Camino get in touch - there's just one departure in 2020, scheduled for September.
Mont Blanc 7 day Walk, France |  <i>Jennifer Shewan</i> Meeting place in Venice, Italy |  <i>Sarah Nelson</i> Wildlife on a cycle path on the outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark |  <i>Anne Brian</i>

UTracks Blog

While we can’t guarantee your work will be accepted by the major publications, you can always send it into us at UTracks and we’ll create a blog post for our audience to read.

UTracks travellers love hearing about other people’s journeys. Not only do they inspire and entertain, they help other active travellers make informed decisions about their next walking or cycling holiday. Share your story to [email protected] or get in touch for further information or for writing tips.

Read UTracks Traveller Stories

In the UTracks Blog you'll discover a wealth of knowledge from our in house travel experts and from fellow travellers. Here's a list of some of our most recent Traveller Stories and Reviews.

> Cycling Moscow and Beyond
> Portuguese Way in Winter Experience
> Above Expectation: Mont Blanc Review
> Review: Walking in Corsica
> Loire Valley Bike & Barge Review
> Trip Review: Cycling in Portugal
> UTracks Review: Hiking in Romania

Know a budding travel writer? Share this page with them and encourage them to share their story.

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