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We took a much-needed break and you lot were lovely about it. Now, we're celebrating!
Today, Talking Travel Writing — a little project born out of insecurity and frustration during one of the hardest times our industry has ever seen — turns two years old. We’ve been bothering your inboxes since 30 June 2020, writing about what makes us mad, sad and utterly overjoyed. We’ve got almost 2,500 of you on our list now, and we’re honoured you want to receive our ramblings each Tuesday.
We took a break in June due to some dire circumstances — and you guys were so terribly kind about it all — but we’re back and now we’re celebrating this milestone with a cracking 30% off paid subscriptions for the next 12 months if you upgrade before 31 July! That means the monthly fee is just £4.90, while the annual subscription is a steal at £42. For that, you’ll get access to the entire archive, which is packed with editor interviews, insights from your colleagues and actionable advice from us, and you’ll get to participate in our new discussion thread launching this Friday (see below for details).
And remember, this is an entirely reader-funded publication: we don’t make money elsewhere from this project, so your support means the world to us and it means we can reinvest it in making this newsletter even more useful.
What does the Roe v Wade repeal mean for travel writing?
A fellow travel writer recently posted on a Facebook page about how she wouldn’t be covering US states that are banning abortions in the wake of Roe v Wade. She’s politely declining invitations and press releases from PRs, and will no longer take on commissions to write about those destinations that have removed a person’s right to choose. It’s a small protest from one individual, but should the rest of us follow suit?
This feeds into wider discussions around dubious human rights records and whether countries whose practices don’t align with our own collective or individual morals should be given coverage in the travel pages. Fancy a debate? Paid subscribers can join our discussion thread at 10am on Friday 1 July. Look out in your inboxes for the notification!