Notes from the Road
Storytelling, at its most elemental, is just free-form puzzling. Not to say that writing an article a reader gets all the way through is such an easy task. But you can learn how.
Long-time traveler and yoga teacher Helene Roselstorfer offers beautiful insights into how wandering the world has changed who she is and how she comes to the world.
Talk about someone who’s been there and done that. This chica has not only traversed most spaces on the globe, but via most modes possible.
When people find out that I’m traveling the world, I tend to get the same comments. Normally a variation of, “I could never do that—is that safe—the world is so dangerous—I’d be too scared—wow, you’re so brave.” You would think that I’m Super Woman simply for hoping a plane. I’m especially reminded how dangerous America seems to non-Americans. And while I appreciate the compliments and respect others’ fears, I’m not a super hero and the world isn’t one giant hellish fire
In only 2 years, the Irish tourism board increased tourism to the West Coast by 48%, increased business by 79%, and decreased unemployment from 15% to 8%. How did they do it?
With nearly 30 different passport stamps, this girl knows her way around the world.
Yes, far more than you realize…
The two are more related than you think…
Called a moral vision, an explanation of human behavior, the moral of a story, theme is a key storytelling technique and one that will help you get started.
It drives the story and gives structure to one’s argument, whatever that may be, with defined or expected parameters.
Having been to three countries in the last four months, with plans to round out the year with yet another, I was excited to hear from this adventurous lady about her preferences and experiences while traveling.
Remember, if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. 🙂
Field notes from three adventure travelers
Connecting with people from other cultures is IT. It’s why most adventure travelers love traveling. Hanging out with locals (and nonlocals), trying their food, hearing their stories over dinner in their homes, continues to prove itself as the most gratifying of experiences and Brooklyn’s favorite part of this nomadic life.
Adventure travelers are active. Many of us craft our adventures around sports and outdoor activities. Knowing this, you can create (better) content that moves and inspires us to travel to your location or use your services rather than another’s.
Let’s talk about specific ways you can write about your location in ways that will interest adventure travelers.
Normally, the beginning stages of crafting a story often involve having a brainstorming session, during which you gather information and develop possible scenarios. You’ll add as much info as you can to the whiteboard and then sort through it later.
Images, ideas, and copy that answer questions like: What does the setting look like? Who are the characters? What do they do? What drives them? What do they see? How do they change and grow? What do they learn?
Now apply this mindset to travel.
Mark is an awesome Brit I met surfing in Fuerteventura, who sweetly obliged me by talking about his recent travel experience. And I didn’t even have to buy him much whiskey. 🙂
Stories meet us where we are, transport us to a different time and space, and start conversations about tomorrow.