Travelooney on track for a busy autumn

What a summer it’s been. I’m always a bit melancholic about leaving a season behind, but at the same time I am looking forward to the autumn, as I have new exciting trips and projects lined up already. I’m currently in Denmark, where the weather seems to have turned from sizzling summer to more familiar shades of grey – but soon I’ll be back in my second hometown, Madrid.

Rainy weather is good for staying inside the office though, and to take a quick look back on the last couple of months, that took me to the Azores and new parts of the diverse Iberian Peninsula – better known as Spain.

The Azores trip was a unique opportunity to explore an exotic corner of Europe, and I was keen on introducing these islands to Danes who haven’t been there yet. At the same time it was an interesting challenge for me work wise, to try to cover several islands in one article, because they were just like a volcano erupting with inspiration.

When it comes to travel writing I never feel it’s a struggle to fill a page – it’s always a task of cutting and shaping, to keep the piece smooth and within the limited number of words you’re allowed to use. Even for a cover-story like this one, which was published in Berlingske Rejseliv on the 1st of September:

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The first couple of pages of my Azores article in Rejseliv from Berlingske

Before that, I had a couple of other articles published in the same section back in August. A 24-hour guide to Madrid, and an article about the seaside-city of Brighton in Southern England. An article that got double exposure, as it was previously published with BT Rejser.

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An overview of my latest Madrid article in Rejseliv

I also had an article published back in July with Jysk Fynske Medier’s Rejser, which was the result of press trip to Spain back in in June. As a travel writer your work can sometimes turn to print in a couple of weeks – other times it can take a year or more.

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My article from Costa Brava (Catalonia) was published in July in ‘Rejser’

I love working with the newspapers, but I have been looking for other projects to add on too – and lately my work has paid off. I recently became a regular contributor to a Scandinavia-focused blog and guide, Routes North, And just this week I have joined a team of writers for a hotel-themed project that I will talk more about next time.

The tasks at hand doesn’t mean my schedule is fully booked, and I am always working on planning new trips to secure new exciting material coming in. So don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’re in need of a travel writer – or if you think your destination is worth an article.

My next work trip will take me back to the Swiss Alps, and it looks like I will get my first taste of the Baltic countries too. So stay tuned…

Greetings from Scandinavia!

Brian