The training agency for travel writing and travel photography
Inspiring excellence
by sharing experience


Transform your hobby, your travels or your career

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EXPLORE your creative potential in an inspiring group setting.

FIND new directions for your hobby or your career.

LEARN from experts who have turned the dream into reality.

SHARE the creative passion with fellow travellers.

'I have so much confidence right now, thanks to you. I feel like a different person.' – Rosie

How does it work?  

We provide intensive, inspiring training through a range of weekend courses, creative holidays and personal mentoring opportunities with the UK's leading travel writers, photographers and editors. With these you can build a personal portfolio to suit your needs and plans –

  • 1-2 day courses in London mixing insider information with hands-on practice.

  • Long weekends in Europe and Africa for intensive learning by doing.

  • One-to-one training tailor-made to your requirements.

  • Online critiques after attending any course.

All our courses and holidays feature expert tutors, small groups of 10-12 people, and an informal, interactive style designed to bring out your very best work.

What's special about Travellers' Tales?

Our tutors are Britain's top professionals, people who can share expertise and inspire excellence. People like bestselling author William Dalrymple, bestselling photographer Steve Watkins, and influential travel editors from The Guardian, Wanderlust, Outdoor Photographer and The Independent.

Our courses are professional-quality training opportunities. They are highly focused and carefully structured, based on years of teaching and media experience. They are also hugely enjoyable.

Our overseas locations are fabulous places to inspire your creative growth. Places like the vibrant souks of Marrakech, the dazzling palaces of Andalucia and the fascinating streets of Istanbul.

'An opportunity too good
to miss' – The Lady


All courses and events

Creative holidays

One-to-one training

Online critique service

BBC programme on us

Our educational vision