Travel is a hobby that is run by millions and millions of people in the world. And some of them share their knowledge and experience with others for the love of travel. The best way to share such knowledge about places and regions is to write guidebooks. This article is for authors of neophyte travel journals dealing with the art of a travel guide. Here we will discuss some of the essentials that you need to include in your report.
A travel guide can be as short or as long as you like. However, there are a few key points that you need to fill out with your readers to help them appreciate your efforts. Now, different readers in a guide are looking for different things – it all depends on their choices and preferences. If you have a niche audience in mind as you write the guide, you can focus more on what this audience wants to know. However, if you write for the more exotic group, here are some important elements that you should not forget.
The first thing you should do is give your audience a bird's-eye view of the region or place you are about to discuss. This is like a prelude, telling your audience what to expect and preparing it accordingly. It also sets the tone and prepares the basis for branching into subcategories. Categorize your topics – even if you plan to write short guidebooks, divide them into sections for clarity.
Talk about the local climate throughout the year, the specifics of the place and also how to get there and about the internal traffic. Include in your travel guide which communication method can be used and discuss accommodation and food availability as well as nightlife in the places you write about in your travel guide.