Travel writing legend Paul Theroux lays down the law on becoming a better travel writer
Be in the moment. When you take photos you're not looking close enough.
And go to places that people tell you not to go to.
Avoid the internet. And your family.
It’s other people who are interesting.
They always need charging. And they're a distraction anyway.
Chances are, you won't be coming back.
Having an attitude when you travel won't get you anywhere.
And make notes immediately. You'll be amazed by how quickly you'll forget things.
Make your work full of human conversations. The best books are about human encounters
That will be much more interesting than any museum you may visit.
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