You can start a travel article any way you like, as long as it grabs the reader’s attention. You can use drama, humour, dialogue, (or all three) – but those first sentences must grip like glue.
Many travel articles start in media res – in the thick of the story – and then backtrack to explain how you happened to be in this situation. Give this a try if you aren’t sure of another way in.
Put yourself in the reader’s shoes – what would grip you to keep reading? If you’re unsure, our travel writing prompts will help you get there.
Look! There! The tiger is on the prowl,” whispered Joseph. Or: “we could see the tigers heading off hunting.” Which sentence is more interesting to read?
Dialogue brings a scene to life, gives personality to the people in your story, and allows you to convey important information in a punchy way. Whenever you travel, make notes of what people say and how they say it, so you can refer to your conversations accurately when you come to write your article.