Please find writing courses, retreats, groups and other resources for current and aspiring writers! Do you have other favorites? Let us know and we will add them!

Writing retreats and events

Pink Pangea retreats

Spring Writers’ retreat with Samantha Dunn and Amy Friedman

An Italian Writing Affair with Laura Fraser

The SF Grotto

Society of American Travel Writers conventions

World Explorers Summit 2016 in Cardiff, Wales


Publishing opportunities and contests

We Said Go Travel writing award

Gotham Writers on-going contests

The Guardian’s Travel Photography contests

Nat Geo travel-writing contest

Dave’s Travel Corner 

Daily Telegraph travel-writing competition 

Transitions Abroad travel-writing contest

Wanderlust and Lipstick writing contest

Society of American Travel Writers Lowell Thomas award

GoAbroad Innovation awards


Well-known courses

MatadorU: Online travel-writing, photography and video production courses

Paris Writing workshop: Creative writing workshop with the Paris American Academy

Media Bistro: Online courses for marketing, copy-writing, social media and more

Writers’ digest: Online resources, courses and communities to improve your writing and get published Classes and private coaching

Gotham writers: Classes and writing communities in New York

UCLA Extension Writers’ program

Guest blogging certification course


Writing communities

I Love Travel Writing group

Writers’ Digest forums

Wandering Educators

Break into Travel Writing

Travel Writers Exchange


Written resources

Travel Writing 2.0

How to work with Travel Bloggers

Your Right to Write

Vertical Writing



Book Market: Resources for promoting your book

Frayed Passport: Online resource for blogging

Beyond your Blog: Publishing opps and resources


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