Connect with others in a travel writing forum

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A travel writing forum is a great way to connect with travel writers all over the world. You can make international connections within seconds. Plus, you never know what you’ll find within the pages of a travel writing forum. If you have a question, put it on a forum. Forget about searching the internet for hours. You could have an answer within a minute!

Joining a travel writing forum is a great way to meet other travel writers. Perhaps you have a question regarding a specific area of the world such as Beijing, China. You could meet a travel writer who writes about Beijing. He can provide you with information such as where to stay, nightlife, and other pertinent information. This will save you time when you begin to plan your trip.

Many writers will use a travel writing forum to meet other travel writers. It’s a great place to network. Perhaps you’ll be visiting Rio. By visiting a forum, you could meet another travel writer that lives in Rio. If you’re lucky, your new friend will invite you to stay with him. This is better than staying at a hostel or hotel because your friend can show you around the city.

Travel Writing Forums

Meet other travel writers on these travel writing forums.

  1. Travel-Writers-Exchange.com. If you would like to connect with other travel writers, check out TWE’s forum. You’ll find information on various topics from travel writing to freelancing.
  2. BootsnAll. Sign up and visit their forum. If you’re an independent traveler, you’ll like this forum. They have great tips.
  3. WhiteSmoke. English Forum – Get Answers from Top Experts. This a great writing tool for writers. It does not matter if you’re a novice or experienced writer. We can all use help from time to time. There’s always room for improvement.
  4. TravelWriters.com. Another place to for great information on travel writing.

Benefits of a Travel Writing Forum

Forums have valuable information. The benefits are endless. Here’s a few of them.

  1. Networking
  2. Make friends
  3. Discover valuable information about destinations
  4. Learn tips and tricks from other travel writers
  5. Find jobs

When you post a question on a travel writing forum, you will not be notified if someone answers your question. This is one drawback to a forum. Then again, it is a community of people coming together. If you’re an active participant, you’ll check the forum daily or every other day.

Find a travel writing forum that suits your needs. Many forums have moderators. Should you have any issues with a forum, let a moderator know. Forums are supposed to be a “safe environment” for people. If you feel some members are out of line, speak up. Give the moderator(s) a chance to resolve the issue. If the issue is not resolved, leave the forum. You’ll discover another travel writing forum in no time!

Rebecca

Are you on a forum? Which travel writing forums do you visit?

4 Responses to “Connect with others in a travel writing forum”

  1. Trisha
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    Great post, Rebecca! Thanks for reminding folks about Forums – they are really a great way to connect and share experiences and knowledge.

    You’ve also inspired me to add another Forum Category for Destinations & Travel Tips…..a place to share info on the best ways to get “there” (anywhere) and what to do once you’ve arrived. Since it’s a brand new category it may take a while to get populated, but I hope folks will stop by and share travel stories and advice.

  2. Rebecca says:

    Great category! I’m all of us have travel tips to share with one another…

  3. Tomrok says:

    Good post Rebecca, shows the immense benefits of forums, not just in travel writing but for any topic :-)

  4. Traveling4MySoul says:

    Forums are a great place to meet people and to network. The bonus is that you’ll learn from others. You never know who’ll have the answer to your questions.

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