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Travel writer Steve Vickerstaff provides an overview of what it means to be a travel writer and introduces Kate Humble, who gives a more detailed look at travel writing. She makes a journey on the Ffestiniog Railway in Snowdonia and models how you should make notes that capture the sights, sounds and atmosphere of a journey. She provides ideas for structure, suggesting that each picture captured with a camera should become a paragraph.
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12 November 2008

Classroom Ideas

Could be used to encourage personal responses to travel writing that uses a variety of imagery, such as personification and simile. It encourages the consideration of the five senses, including smell and taste, to enrich the writing. This could be used as a classroom activity involving writing a paragraph that refers to three or four of the senses.