So I guess this is kind of a two part announcement. The first announcement is that I’m finally getting to one of these fancy travel blogging conferences everyone keeps going on about. Yes, I’ll be in Dublin for TBEX this October, can you believe it? Brendan van Son at a travel blogging conference. I never thought I’d see the day. If you’re going to be there as well, let me know, I’d love to meet up.
The second announcement is the bigger of the two.
As many of you know, I started my travel magazine in the hopes of giving budding travel journalists a platform for their voices to be heard. I wanted to give some talented people opportunities to get some work experience and earn a tiny bit of cash at the same time. It has worked. I’ve had some incredibly talented people waltz through the digital door of Vagabundo Magazine. And now, as I begin to revive the magazine that got stuck in cyber space as I was rolling through Africa, I have decided to take things a step farther.
I’ve started a project called How to Be a Travel Writer. Over the next couple of months there will be some big announcements in regards to that project. However, in short, we’ll be providing training courses and seminars all over the world for travel journalists looking to either get into the industry or improve their craft. Seminars will range from a couple days to a couple months. Some will be specifically targeted towards certain niches, and others will be more broadly based. In time, we’ll be exposing bits of that project to the world.
Today, I’m exposing the first part of that project: A photography workshop in Ireland!
Ireland Photography Workshop
Directly following TBEX (Oct 5-10), Pete Heck from Hecktictravels.com and I will be conducting a travel photography workshop in Ireland. The workshop will be spend only the smallest amount of time in a classroom setting, and the vast majority of time on the ground getting hands-on training from either Pete or myself. It is a travel photography tour meets workshop, and it’s going to be a whole lot of fun.
For more information about this particular workshop click here.
I do urge you to check out the workshop details and really hope that you give us a shot. I promise the program to not fit into what you might imagine to be a work training session. Rather, it will be a fun way to explore, and we’ll help you see Ireland through the lens’ eye. Come play along with us!