10 Jan 2015

Travel writing

From The Weekend, 11:06 am on 10 January 2015

What do you look for when you're reading a travel feature in a newspaper or magazine? Some of us immediately cast our eyes to the end to see if the trip was in any way sponsored. Should that colour our view of what's been written about this resort or that hotel? In general what should we expect from travel writers and what makes for good travel writing? Lynn Freeman is joined by North & South's Michael White (Cathay Pacific Travel Writer of the Year award winner), Miranda Spary who is a freelance writer based in Arrowtown who's been a runner up in the same awards for her features about her time spent in Turkey, and Sandy Myhre whose job as a motoring journalist takes her all over the world.