24th - 25th March 2018

Creative Travel Writing

This course is aimed at all kinds of travelers from economic to executive, from sofa tourists to radical walkers, from those who prefer to do miles on paper than to board at a station or stop.


24th – 25th March 2018;
11am - 4pm;
Price: 126 € -
the basic materials for the course and shared accommodation are included;
Meals are excluded. You can either bring your own or enjoy a light meal at cafe da Videira;

For beginners with or without experience;
7  - 15 people.


Tiago Salazar

Author and Journalist

Tiago has a degree in International Relations, and studied scripwriting and drama in London. He has a doctorate in tourism. He has been working as a journalist since 1991, and is currently a freelancer. He won the Young Reporter prize awarded by the Portuguese National Centre of Culture in 1995. He is a teacher of writing and travel literature. As an author he has published five travel books in Portuguese: Viagens Sentimentais (2007) A Casa do Mundo (2008) As Rotas do Sonho (2010) Endereço Desconhecido (2011) and Crónica da Selva (2014). He also wrote the intimate diary Hei-de Amar-te Mais (2013) and the work of fiction O Baú Contador de Histórias (2014). He also edited Quo Vadis, Salazar? (Escritos do Exílio), a compilation of chronical and tales written in self-imposed fiscal exile. The historical romance A Escada de Istambul is his most recent book. His play A Orelha Negra will soon be performed.





Here, you don't need to pay airport taxes and excess baggage isn't charged for. All you need is will power, and to be prepared to truly look.

  • Brief history of travel literature
  • Portuguese authors from the XVI to the modern day
  • Theoretical considerations and writing techniques
  • Writing and photography in the field
  • Phases of writing (notepad to book)
  • 1st line: thought and feeling
  • Progression and ending
  • What isn't travel writing
  • The spontaneous
  • Writing, rewriting and reviewing (the art of telling the tale you lived to tell)
  • Technique, talent, work
  • Problems, errors, syntax
  • Resources (libraries, sites, blogs etc)
  • Travel photography


  • If you decide to stay in one of our houses you will enjoy a 10% discount.

  • 10% early bird discount if you sign up 3 months before.

  • Group meals can also be ordered.