If you’ve ever tried to keep a travel diary and felt that your writing didn’t fully capture the spirit of your journey, or if you’ve given up on writing because there was just so much else to do during your vacation, award-winning travel humorist Dave Fox offers help in a free class in Edmonds this Thursday, Oct. 29.
Fox will cover the following:
- How to splash lots of detail into your travel journals in a short amount of time.
- How to weave together your “inner journey” with your “outer journey” to capture the emotional part of your travels.
- How to spot the most relevant details to write about.
- Tips on creative journaling techniques that go beyond bland, step-by-step accounts of your days.
A veteran tour guide for PBS travel guru Rick Steves, Fox is the author of “Globejotting: How to Write Extraordinary Travel Journals (and still have time to enjoy your trip!)” and “Getting Lost: Mishaps of an Accidental Nomad.”
The class will run from 6-7 p.m. Thursday at Rick Steves’ Travel Center, 130 Main St., Edmonds. The class is free, but advance reservations are recommended online or by calling 425-771-8303.
Fox will also lead a travel journaling safari in Botswana this January, and is planning a journaling tour of Vietnam in the fall of 2010. To learn more about his journaling techniques, books, and tours, please visit his website.