Why join a travel writing programme abroad?
Travel jwriting workshop in Berlin

In this article I’ll be answering the question ‘why join a travel writing programme abroad?’ To do this I’ll give five answers: 1. To enhance your writing ability. 2. A Travel writing programme abroad is a great way to explore a new city 3. You will gain first hand experience working as part of a […]

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Travel writing courses: The July Project

July was the first of our summer travel writing courses In July we ran the first of series of summer travel writing courses! As a small team of three we set about making a magazine style guide to Berlin. We decided to write about five of the city’s boroughs so we would give ourselves good […]

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Our top 3 travel writing tips
Our students work together to write a travel guide

1st travel writing tip – inform the reader! If you miss the crucial step of informing the reader of such details as price, location and opening times, and focus solely on your personal experiences, you’ve drifted away from travel writing and entered the realm of memoirs. 2nd travel writing tip – immerse your audience! Travel […]

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Our coworking space – tuesday coworking
Our offices for our writing workshops

As of June 2019 our travel writing workshops are taking part in West Berlin, at a coworking space in the district of Shöneberg. The modern, leafy office and close-knit, international community provide us with that little bit of extra inspiration. The others working around us have a wide range of their own creative projects, with […]

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Bei Schlawinchen: a treetop review
Berliner bar Bei Schlawinchen

“Bei Schlawinchen”, a review: Antiques; oddballs; sherbet vodka Berlin has a mightily strong dive-bar scene, and the district of Kreuzberg boasts over thirty (that we know of) by itself. Rumour has it that the bar in question, “Bei Schlawinchen”, has never closed in thirty years! I dread to think about the place’s hygiene… The bar’s […]

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Plötzensee Lake: A Treetop Review
Plötzensee lake Berlin

Plötzensee, a review: Frogs; a naked man; miscreants After twenty minutes walk from the gritty heart of Berlin’s district of Wedding, I found lake Plötzensee. This ostensibly tranquil, overgrown pond takes about thirty minutes to circumnavigate by foot. Sitting down on a bench about halfway round I was ready to label it idyllic; the most […]

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Write a travel guide with us
Our students work together to write a travel guide

What’s in the finished guide? Our travel writing courses culminate in a beautifully finished product – we work together with our project members to write a travel guide to a foreign city. Each student is required to write 10 reviews of sites in the city, each of around 300 words. These reviews can cover anything […]

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Holzmarkt: a treetop review
Holzmarkt Berlin on the river Spree

There’s a lot of ultra-cool hangouts to be found along Berlin’s river Spree and, on a peachy day like this, Holzmarkt might just be the number one choice. It’s home to live music, riverside cafes, pop-up food stands, a wine bar and charming hidden spots to spend the day in privacy. It pulls you in […]

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Creative Writing internships in Europe
Journalism projects in Berlin

Why sign up for creative writing internships in Europe this summer? For those budding creative writers, journalists and travel diarists, an adventure to Europe for a summer internship could be the perfect way to broaden your outlook, absorb cosmopolitan culture and hone your literary skills. Europe offers such a blend of diversity and is historically […]

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Internships abroad?
A Travel writer works on their laptop on a plane

Why should I take an internship abroad? Internships are a great stepping stone in between school / university and the workplace. It is a chance to gain some practical work experience in a field that is of real interest to you. Gap year breaks, university summers and just after graduation are often times that people […]

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