You’ve traveled to some great places. Now you want to write about them.

I’m here to help. Hi, I’m Jillian. I’ve written and taught travel memoir writing for more than ten years. Learn more about me here.

If you’re a writer and you struggle with writing and publishing your travel stories, you’ve come to right place. Whether you’re a college student studying abroad, leaving your home country for the first time, or a seasoned traveler who’s been around the world, you have something to say about the world as you’ve experienced it. You feel pulled to craft a meaningful narrative of your experiences. The blog posts and free guides on this site will help you do just that.

Why are we compelled to tell stories of our travels? We are all deeply programmed to explain ourselves through story. We want to help others see a place differently, and make the people we meet while traveling seem less strange. We want to share our unique perceptions of the world. We want to show, over and over again, the universal truth that travel changes lives.

I love travel memoir. I love reading and writing tales of strangeness and serendipity, tragedy and transformation. Let’s share our stories of travel and connection.

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Have you written an essay and now need some constructive feedback? I offer individualized feedback on your travel memoir essay drafts.
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Read some of my own travel writing and recommended reading for some inspiration!
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Read the blog for tips and ideas on how to tell your travel memoir stories!
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Hi, I’m Jillian. It’s great to meet you, fellow travel memoir writer.