Writing is tough no matter what type of writing you are trying to do. Writing is a special gift that not everyone has. It takes time, it takes inspiration, and it takes a lot.
With the growth of the internet and internet research new opportunities for all kinds of writers emerged. One of those opportunities was writing travel recommendations. Travelling is always in demand and someone else’s opinion about the place they visited and their true impressions are so valuable. Most of us that want to travel somewhere new always look for a review of that spot or place before we decide to book our ticket there.
This is where these travel recommendation writers excel because they can showcase what they saw, where they have been, and what was their honest opinion on the destination, accommodation and all other things that are tied to that. As you can see today, we are talking about what it takes to be this type of writer and we will tell you some tips to make your current writing on this topic even better than they are. If you are thinking about travelling or even becoming someone who will recommend travel places to others then make sure you visit this site for more travel recommendations tips and tricks.
Let’s start with your tips, tricks and little things that will instantly change your writing habits.
The first on this list would be to stop putting yourself in the centre of your story and let everything around you speak for itself. We know it is hard to put yourself aside when you are the one giving an honest opinion about a certain travel destination or accommodation, but this is something you constantly have to have in mind. You need to exclude yourself to the point where, when you do the proofreading, you need to have a feeling that you are reading someone else’s travel recommendation. Focus on the place, focus on the sights, focus on the accommodation and the follow-up content. Let the people and events around you tell the story, you be the one that will capture it and put it on a digital paper.
Second advice when doing this type of writing is to keep everything simple without too long sentences, without too many adjectives and much complication. You need to keep it clear, concise, and precise and you need to have things in there that you as a future traveller would like to know before you go there. When you do write your travel recommendation, give it some time to “sit” and read it again after a day or two. Read it out loud and try to hear everything you read instead of trying to remember what you wrote. This will give you a good feel for the guide, it will give you the signs on what needs to be flushed out, what needs to be simplified or what is sometimes too simplified. Check the flow of sentences and check the grammar as well and after everything is done, you will have a good travel recommendation that you can be proud of.
Third thing is to avoid certain words that have been overused and that due to that, somewhat, lost their meaning or have become dull. In travel recommendations, you will always find words like a land of contrasts, luxury, crystal clear water, vibrant cities, bustling markets and lastly stop tying the large student population with lively night scenes. These are just some examples that are very much over-used and most of them have lost their weight. Every travel recommendation you come across will have crystal clear water, a vibrant city centre, and bustling streets full of students, which always mean great night scenes and a good time in pubs and bars. This is something you shouldn’t steer clear of totally, but you should keep in mind that there are other words that you can describe and that those words will make a lot more weight.
The fourth thing to know when writing a travel recommendation is that not everything has to be perfect and according to your plan. A most successful writer, when telling a story about their travel includes everything, especially those things where their plans didn’t go as imagined. The readers find those things interesting because they draw them away from dry storytelling about the road to a mountainside or a beachfront that few people know about. If you include something interesting that happened like your climbing gear was incomplete or missing, or your car or quad got stuck in some sand on the way to that secluded beach, you will give readers a new dimension and a new point of interest and make them think about what it would be like when that happened to them and what would they do in that case.
The fifth and last tip and advice is to describe how and why. It is simple enough to go somewhere and say “oh, it is full of life, the city is bustling, the markets are full of things offering contrast” and something else along those lines. What you need to do is focus on what and why is that so. Writing is a special gift that not everyone has. as it is easy, finding its core and the reason it is that way is a lot more difficult, but it is so much wholesome in the end. This is what you need to change immediately to improve your writing quality. Talk about what is going on and what gives you the senses that you are describing in those few words. Focus on details to set a scene and for your readers to transcend from your page to the scene you are describing.
For today this is all we have. There are more things you can improve but these listed and explained here will be the core change that will make you instantly better. When you elevate your travel guides and recommendations with these you will have your readers go through whatever you have gone through before you wrote that. You will set scenes and make them float with you. stop using common words and phrases everyone uses, focus on detail, be yourself and you will see the biggest change in your writing in the shortest time possible. Best of luck and we hope we helped.