The Ten is the bastard lovechild of the listicle generation, with career travel writer, photo+videographer and Aussie content maven Jac Taylor at the helm and a host of crazy passionate travellers sharing their invaluable tips too.

 

The Ten is about spending your last dollar on a sale fare to Bangkok; sleeping rough just to see the stars, then luxuriating in five of them the very night after. It's travelling smart with a smart mouth, keeping your wits and your wittiness about you, but giving love and respect to this incredible planet, its fauna and its folk. 

More than anything, the Ten is a two-way street. We're all about the conversation – check out our socials, our workshops, our upcoming trips and specialty tours, and connect with us any way you like. If you'd like to become a contributor,
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Workshops + Tours

‘Travel Writer in a Day’ Intensive (including mini 'famil' excursion)

 

So you love to travel. And you love to write. Maybe you take a good picture, too. So what next? Award-winning travel writer, content creator and The Travel Ten managing editor Jac Taylor (above, actually on assignment up there eating her lobster, poor pumpkin) shares a lifetime of experience to give you a one-day intensive lowdown on what it takes to be a travel writer, photographer and/or social media superstar.

 

Topics covered:
  • How to write the pitch that gets you published

  • How to craft the story that raises you to professional status

  • How to choose your destinations to get you selling stories

  • How to make friends and influence people – on social media, that is

  • How to make money from your photography or videography

  • How to score a spot on a media ‘famil’ trip (and how to get invited back!)

  • How to best use technology to raise your game

  • How to write creatively on a ridiculous deadline, no sleep and a bellyful of wine. Ahem.

 

The day is massively full of detail, so bring your notebook. It also includes a very special exclusive extra: a mini media ‘famil’ familiarisation excursion to a great travel location nearby to practise your newfound skills!

 

This workshop is only run intermittently through the year, as Jac is often overseas doing that whole travel-writer thing, and places are limited to 10 people per workshop to ensure everyone gets to ask the questions they want to. The cost of the full-day workshop is $295, including the exclusive media 'famil' excursion! 

2019 DATES:

Tuesday 19 March SOLD OUT

Tuesday 21 May OPEN FOR BOOKINGS

More dates TBA

 

Sign up here if you’d like to be notified when further workshop dates are announced.

Workshop places are limited, so quick booking is advised.

Picture-perfect holiday: capturing your next trip with style and substance

You have a decent camera. Your Instagram does the trick. But you’ve seen other people do cool stuff with 360-degree cameras or awesome video apps and you don’t really know where to begin with all that. This workshop is for you: a hands-on and extremely enjoyable way to play with new technology (yes, in your hands for you to try) such as steadycam gimbals for pro-looking videos, seamless 360-degree cameras, a swagful of video and photo apps that will elevate your photography and video from go to whoaaaa without needing any new hardware (apart from a decent smartphone) and plenty more.

 

This is based on a workshop delivered by our managing editor Jac Taylor not once but twice (by popular demand) to the members of the exclusive Australian Society of Travel Writers. Yep. This one was originally made for the cream of the crop of Aussie travel media professionals, and now it’s available to you. You’ll walk away with practical experience of cutting-edge technology, and a headful of brand new ideas on how to make your next holiday pictures truly amazing.

 

This workshop is only run very occasionally, as the equipment you’ll use is specially acquired for the day, and Jac is often away on assignment. Places are strictly limited to 10 people per workshop to ensure everyone gets a chance to try out everything. The cost for the full-day workshop is $270, including hands-on experience of all equipment. 

2019 DATES:

Thursday 27 June OPEN FOR BOOKINGS

More dates TBA

Sign up here if you’d like to be notified when further workshop dates are announced.

Workshop places are limited, so quick booking is advised.