Share your travel stories on As We Saw It
If you’re a fellow travel blogger looking for more exposure and have a great idea for a story or article, we welcome your guest post.
As We Saw It has a good page rank and we are active on social media. Publishing on our site will:
- allow you to display your talents
- give you more exposure as a traveler and writer
- add another story to your portfolio.
- be spread far and wide on top social media channels
Bloggers: Write for us! We want your great stories!
If you’ve been there, you have something to share. We are looking for original, first-hand, inspiring and informative travel articles, photo essays, travel tips, itineraries, top 10 lists and personal travel stories.
- Destination guides, itineraries
- Cultural insights,
- Food, wine, international cuisines
- Travel tips and how-tos
- Recipes for foreign foods
- Wellness for travelers
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- How to Spend a Day/Weekend/Month in _______
- Road Tripping Through ______: A __-Day Itinerary
- What I Learned by Visiting _______
- 7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to _______
- Complete Guide to _______ (UNESCO site, museum, kayaking trip, park, etc.)
- Top 10 Foods to Try in ______
- How to Make ______ (with recipe)
- The Best Street Food I Ate in _______
Here are our writer’s guidelines
Everyone has them, from National Geographic to the local newspaper. We want to publish your story as much as you want your hard work to appear on our site. But please understand … our readers are expecting consistency.
So … here’s what we need.
Our articles are based on personal experience. That’s what our readers expect. We know you’ve seen some amazing places and done some incredible things. Tell us about them!
- Content – All articles must be original content, of course. They must not appear anywhere else on the internet now or be shared elsewhere in the future. Please break paragraphs up. Readers prefer 2-3 sentences each.
- Word Count – Articles must be a minimum of 1000 words (more is definitely better!) and must be written from your personal experience.
- Photo essays – These are acceptable, but please group them by subject with <h2> subheads and include a few sentences about each. (People want to know what they’re looking at, right?)
- External links – You’re welcome to include relevant external links that will help the reader get further information, such as tourist bureau and official destination websites. We must reserve the right to add, change or remove links as we deem appropriate. (See the note to DMOs below.)
Are you a foodie or wine lover?
If you write about food, that’s fantastic! As travelers, we want to encourage people to try new foods and sample local beverages. We especially welcome articles about traveling on a special diet, because we eat clean and follow a Biblical diet.
This is why WE WILL NOT publish articles that promote eating pork, shellfish, rodents and other unclean animals. If you’re unsure about whether we consider something to be edible, feel free to ask. We won’t bite your head off. (Ew, that would be nasty! 🙂 )
It’s not a coincidence that our most popular articles are full of photos. People read our blog not only for its content but also for its photography, and big, beautiful photos will make your article shine.
- Photos must be original.
- Videos are acceptable as well.
- Preferred size is 1400 px wide.
- We accept PNG, JPG, and TIF formats.
- Include at least one photo per 200 words. Please give each photo a descriptive title to help with SEO and proper article placement.
- You are also welcome to use photos from our photo gallery. Just let us know and we’ll help you get the correct links.
- Optional: We can include a portrait-style Pinterest pin to give an extra boost to publicizing your story. Pinterest recommends 735 wide x 1102 (minimum) high. (We use PicMonkey and Canva, both free to use online.)
Keep in mind: Using someone else’s photos without permission is a violation of international copyright law and can lead to serious problems. We will not be held responsible for any legal issues that may ensue if you violate copyright. Articles will be removed from our website immediately if we discover that the photos do not have proper credit.
- Use <h2> tags for subheads. That’s the Heading 2 style in Word. Do not use Bold.
- Submit your articles in Word or HTML. (Tip: See STEP #8 in this article for the how-to’s. Another excellent article is 10 Steps to Writing a Killer Guest Post.)
- We reserve the right to edit and reformat to ensure consistency and ease of reading.
Authorship (all about you!)
- Send us your bio.
- Include a shot of your beautiful face so people can see who wrote the post! 🙂
- We want to promote you so be sure to include links to your website and your social media accounts.
Sending your article
- Send your article and photos to us via email. Multiple emails are fine.
- For security reasons, DO NOT zip files before sending.
Ready to write?
Great! Here’s what you need to do:
- Send a message on our Contact Us page with the subject line “I want to share my travel experience on AWSI.”
- Tell us where you’ve been and what you’d like to write about, including a few of your possible ideas.
- Tell us how many photos you plan to include and who gets the credit for taking them.
- Include links to your blog and to anything you might have written previously. Go ahead, brag away!
- Mention that you have read these guidelines in your inquiry.
NOTE: If you don’t follow all these guidelines, we will not respond. Working with writers who won’t follow directions is a lot more work than we have time for. Trust us; it saves headaches.
We’ll get back to you ASAP. Once we both agree on the details, you can send us your work. Email your article and photos, and include a brief bio so people know you wrote the article. Remember to include send a photo of your smiling face to accompany your bio. Remember to include your blog’s official name and URL as well as links to your major social media channels.
We will let you know when your story goes live.
Note to DMOs, tour companies, travel agencies, et al.
Be advised: The above guidelines do not apply to advertising or sponsored posts. We would like to help you promote your destination, product or business; please visit our Work with Us page for details.
We regret that we are unable to provide free publicity to businesses. As We Saw It is a business as well and should be treated as such. We deserve adequate financial compensation for publicizing your destination or service.
The guidelines on this page only apply to individuals and fellow travel bloggers with their own personal websites, who wish to share their personal experiences, tips, photos, and videos with a wider audience. Our policy is that, unless previously agreed, “Guest Post” articles written to promote a business will be published with all backlinks removed.