Pre-BEX Workshops

Title:  Travel Writing at TBEX Cancun with Don George

Dates:  September 9-10, 2014

Time: 10 am-4 pm (Plan to arrive in Cancun no later than September 8th)

Location: Moon Palace Conference Center

Price: $200. You must be registered for TBEX North America 2014 to register. Remember, space is limited. (No refunds; transfers are permitted.)


This small-group workshop will focus on the art and craft of travel writing: how to find, shape and build a successful travel story. What will make your travel story stand out from the crowd? We’ll also talk about travel publishing options in 2014 and the different writing requirements for different media. And we’ll talk about being a travel writer in the field – when I land in a place, how do I move through it, how do I process it, what am I looking for? The workshop will be a mix of lectures and in-the-field writing exercises and discussion. My goal is for you to come away from this workshop with a clear sense of your options for travel publishing, how to construct a compelling travel story, what it takes to break into different media and how to move from one level to the next, and how to apprehend and evoke a place most effectively as a travel writer.

About Don George:


Don wrote the book on travel writing. Literally. He’s the author of Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing, the best-selling travel writing guide in the world. He’s been Travel Editor at the San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle and, and Global Travel Editor for Lonely Planet. He’s currently Editor at Large and Columnist for National Geographic Traveler and editor of the Words and Wanderlust site on BBC Travel. Don has edited nine award-winning travel anthologies published by Lonely Planet, and his own writing has garnered more than a dozen Lowell Thomas Writing Awards. He’s also the co-founder and chairman of the acclaimed Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference.