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So You Want to be a Travel Writer?

Many people think they want to be a travel writer, but what they really want is to get paid to drink margaritas on the beach all day. Join full-time travel writer Ray Bartlett for a fun look at the realities behind the myths and how this applies to you. If you've thought seriously about being a travel writer, or just wondered how to start turning your journal or blog into something an audience might want to read, then this is the class for you. Ray will get you working on your short, medium, and long-term writing goals, discuss his own road to being a writer, read from his work, and answer any questions. Students should plan on workshopping their own work in class, as we will be doing several writing exercises designed to hone your skills.

Ray Bartlett is a travel writer specializing in Mexico, Japan, South Korea, and the USA. He has written guidebooks for Lonely Planet, Insight Guide, Moon Handbooks, AA CityPack, as well as been featured in a diverse selection of newspapers and magazines. A graduate of the Boston University Creative Writing Program, he taught writing at BU for several years before writing full time. His hobbies include surfing and Argentine tango. For more information about Ray, visit

Our classes and workshops are open to students of all abilities and needs. We are currently unable to provide one-on-one instruction, though we will make every attempt to address accommodations for full and successful engagement whenever possible.
If a student requires individual supports, parent/guardian/PCA/teacher/ABA Therapists/etc are welcome to attend.
Please contact Christine Ernst, Director of Education, for more information at