Travel Writing Adventure – Palma de Mallorca
Join at Palma
Leave from Alcudia
Go on assignment with an award winning journalist
Hike in the extraordinary Sierra de Tramuntana
Learn the ropes and be part of the crew on the yacht
Experience exciting coastal sailing passages
Enjoy workshops in changing locations, from quiet bays to historical sites
We’re thrilled to add this exciting collaboration with award-winning travel journalist, Aaron Millar, to our 2017 itinerary.
This adventure provides an amazing opportunity to explore alongside one the UK’s finest travel writers, as if on assignment together. The combination of a hands-on sailing trip and Aaron’s workshops provide an incredible opportunity to enhance your writing, under expert guidance, as you travel. A fluid itinerary and the unique perspective of life afloat provide added inspiration as you learn the techniques and processes of successful travel writing.
As an active member of the crew, under the guidance of your professional skipper, you’ll explore this beautiful region on a custom-built 65′ yacht. The famed clubbing resorts, bars and all-day breakfasts may turn some travellers off Mallorca but beyond the noise, the depth of history and culture, the mountains and seascapes, take many visitors by surprise.
We welcome up to eight guests, sleeping in two double & two twin cabins (all en-suite). A single cabin supplement is applicable for those wishing to secure a private space. The retreat includes 7 days & 6 nights aboard yacht KS, daily adventure and Aaron’s writing and photography workshops. There will be plenty of free time to swim, snorkel, read, walk, explore, paint or do what it is you love to do.
Starting in Palma, with its superb restaurants, thriving arts scene and lively café culture, we’ll explore the rich coastline and venture ashore to experience local markets, historical sites and superb hiking. As with all sea voyages our movements and decisions will depend on weather and sea conditions and the adventure will develop accordingly, so expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible!
We’ll aim to follow the coastline anti-clockwise from Palma to Alcudia, stopping in ports and bays as we explore the rugged west coast, including the town of Sóller and the impressive Sierra de Tramuntana.
Aaron’s lectures will form a daily part of the adventure and allow you to take new skills into the field as you travel ashore and at sea. Afterwards he’ll work with you individually on writing up those experiences.
There are two parts to the workshop: the art of travel writing & the business of travel writing. Lectures will lean towards the creative aspect, but will include all the information students need to know in order to go out and be a travel writer themselves.
Writer in Residence: Aaron Millar
Aaron Millar is an award-winning travel writer. He contributes regularly to The Times, The Guardian, National Geographic Traveller and many other national and international publications. He has presented travel documentaries for National Geographic TV and is the 2014 British Guild of Travel Writers, Travel Writer of the Year. His latest book, 50 Greatest Wonders of the World, is available now through Icon Publishing. He also takes photos for The Times, National Geographic Traveller and Wanderlust. Aaron grew up in Brighton, England, but is currently hiding out in the Rocky Mountains of Boulder, Colorado. You can find out more about his writing at his website thebluedotperspective.com.