At the beginning of this year I launched an event on twitter called #TravelBookChat to find out what you were all reading to research and inspire your travels. The theme was India and over 50 people joined the chat, sharing their thoughts through 300 tweets and generating this amazing reading list.
Many of those who joined in, and some of those who couldn’t, tweeted me to ask when the next chat would be and I am really excited to announce that it’s coming back – at 7.30pm on Thursday 21st March.
The theme for this month’s chat is ‘Inspiration’ as suggested by Gillian Duffy @OneGiantStep. I look forward to talking about the novels, articles, guidebooks and authors that have inspired you to get up and go explore the world.
How It Works
For those that have not taken part before the format is very simple (I promise!).
To take part simply log onto to twitter at 7.30pm GMT on Thursday 21st March and search for the hashtag #TravelBookChat. I’ll be tweeting a series of questions and comments for us to consider over a period of 30 – 45 minutes. I’ll label them Q1, Q2 etc. so please label your answers A1, A2 and include the hashtag #Travelbookchat so we can follow your answers. Feel free to respond to others answers, as well as mine, and let’s have a good old friendly book debate.
The Bonus Part
This month’s #TravelBookChat is in association with Directline Holidays. They are currently running a contest on their blog to win a Kindle Fire and a set of the Traveler’s Handbooks – a series of travel guides bought to you by 5 respected travel bloggers. Directline have kindly offered all participants in #TravelBookChat another chance to win this awesome prize simply by mentioning #TravelBookChat in their entry – that’s 2 lots in the draw just for writing #TravelBookChat in your answer. For more information and to enter visit the Directline Holidays Blog before 31st March. You can also catch them on twitter @DLHolidays.
We hope to have some of the authors of The Traveler’s Handbooks join us in the chat, including Janice Waugh author of The Solo Traveler’s Handbook, so if participants have any questions on the series they can ask the creators themselves. You find them on twitter at @travelhandbooks.
If you have any questions about the above or would like to submit a question for the book chat please leave it in the comments section below. We’d love to make this a regular event so if you have any requests for the next area we should cover in the chat please submit that below too. Look forward to hearing from you and chatting inspiring travel books with everyone on the 21st March.