Interview: Lisa Lambden – Travel Channel Academy

Updated: Jan 12th, 2010

We’ve had a LOT of inquiries from our travel writers about the Travel Channel Academy (the travel-focused digital film school designed to turn you into a Travel Journalist in 4 days)…. so here it is, as promised, our recorded interview with Lisa Lambden, founder and driving force behind the the Travel Channel Academy (read her full biography below – she’s one very impressive lady!).

It’s a great interview – Lisa explains exactly who the Travel Channel Academy is designed for and why you’ll want to take the course!

We’re looking forward to following up with Lisa when she launches her newest venture, New York Video School (slated for February 2009) – be sure to sign up for our Weekly Recap so you don’t miss that interview when it’s posted.


Audio Podcast: Listen or Download


Download the PDF Transcript – 74KB PDF file

About Trisha Miller 116 Articles
Trisha Miller Editor-in-Chief, - Trisha joined the Travel Industry in 1996 with a background in telecommunications and helped to build (and later sell) one of the industry's top inbound call centers specializing in air travel. Her career in Travel Writing began with creating destination-specific content for a corporate travel intranet, and continued as she contributed content to a large number of travel-related companies that were establishing an online presence throughout the late '90's and early '00's. Currently she is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, and a former Board Member of the International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association (2009-2015).  Still a frequent world traveler, and occasional guest-blogger on a number of other Travel Blogs, Trisha writes about travel and technology, sometimes both at the same time. You can follow Trisha on Twitter at:


  1. Who knew the Travel Channel had a Travel Academy. It’s something to think about as a travel writer.

  2. I checked out the Travel Academy, it seems like it would be a good program. Videos are popular and knowing how to use them will make you more marketable.

  3. Being a travel writer today is not like it was back in the day. I think technology has taken it to another level. Great interview…

  4. Technology does play a role in travel writing. However, you must be able to write a compelling article that will draw people in and make them want to know more. Complement this with media and you have the makings of a great career in travel writing.

  5. It was a great interview with Lisa Lambden! The Travel Channel Academy will be expanding so look for it in a city near you…Kudos to Trisha for the interview :)

  6. Great interview. Didn’t know about The Travel Channel Academy. Worth looking into. I could use more multi-media skills. I think it would be exciting to produce short-form video content.


  7. Hi, really enjoyed this interview, hearing it from someone with so much experience and has lived this career has helped me a lot. Working for BBC must have been very interesting, what better place to learn. Well keep up the good work and i will be looking into this programme, think i could get a lot from it, thanks.
    .-= Gary´s last blog post: Arizona – Grand Canyon National Park =-.

  8. Well, Lisa Lambden is sure one woman I salute. Integrity, intelligence and definitely a lovely woman. A woman worth my high respect and adoration.

  9. That is really Impressive. I wish someday I can attend the Travel Channel Academy. I love pictures as well as taking them.

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