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Write for Us – Guidelines for Travel Bloggers

UPDATE: Due to the volume of inquiries we receive, we are currently only accepting guest posts from members of Travel Blog SuccessIf you are a member, please mention so in your inquiry.

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.

While our budget doesn’t allow us to pay for your article, publishing on As We Saw It will

  • allow you to display your talents
  • give you more exposure
  • add another story to your portfolio. 

Travel bloggers - write for us

Bloggers: Write for us! We want your great stories!

We are looking for articles about:

  • Destination itineraries and fun facts
  • Food, wine, international cuisines
  • Travel tips and how-tos
  • Recipes for foreign foods
  • Wellness for travelers

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • 7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to _______
  • Photo essay from _______ (UNESCO site, museum, kayaking trip, park, etc.)
  • Top 10 Foods to Try in ______
  • How _______ Differ Around the World
  • How to Make ______ (with recipe)
  • What to Do in _______
  • The Best Street Food I Ate in _______

So basically we want inspiring and informative travel articles, photo essays, travel tips, itineraries, top 10 lists and personal travel stories … If you’ve been there, you have something to share.  Be creative!

(As a helpful suggestion, perhaps the article how to craft a title that will make people want to read your story will inspire you.)

Drop us a line on our Contact page with a brief outline of what you have in mind (a few ideas are OK, too!). If you want to show it off, we’d love to see what you’ve written previously. We’ll get back to you ASAP.

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 how to make everyone happy.

Articles

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!

  • All articles must be original content, of course. They must not have been posted previously anywhere on the internet.
  • Articles must be a minimum of 1000 words (more is definitely better!) and must be written from your personal experience.
  • Photo essays are acceptable, but please include an article to accompany the photo essay or a few sentences about each photo. People want to know what they’re looking at, right?

When necessary, we may do light editing and formatting to ensure consistency. We also may remove external links that do not directly contribute to the article. 

Photos

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.

  • Using someone else’s photos without permission is a violation of international copyright law and can lead to serious problems. For this reason ALL photos must be original or accompanied by a signed release from the photographer.
  • Alternatively, if you’re writing about a place we’ve been, you’re more than welcome to use photos from our photo gallery.
  • Please include a minimum of 4 ORIGINAL photos. (The more, the better!) Videos are also acceptable.
  • If your photo is hosted online, please include an embed code/HTML link for every photo (whether hosted on your site, our site, SmugMug, Flickr, etc.) … NOT the URL of the page where the photo is located. This is essential.
  • Preferred size for landscape photos is 1000-1200 px wide.
  • Please be aware that articles will immediately be removed from our website if we discover that the photos are not original. or do not contain appropriate credit.

Format

  • We will accept articles written in Word.
  • We prefer articles formatted in html. (It’s easy to do: Just write the article on your own WordPress blog > add photos/video and format everything. > Switch from visual editing to text editing mode > then copy and paste your entire HTML-coded article into a text document. Then send the document to us.)

Authorship (all about you!)

  • Send us a shot of your beautiful face so people can see who wrote the post! 🙂
  • We want to promote you and your website so be sure to include a bio with links to your website and your social media accounts.
 NOTE: To have your article considered, you MUST mention that you have read these guidelines. 

 


Note to DMOs, tour companies, travel agencies, et al.

We regret that we are unable to provide free publicity.  As We Saw It is a business and should be treated as such; we deserve adequate financial compensation for publicizing your 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, submitted “Guest Post” articles written to promote a business will be published with all backlinks removed.

Be advised: The above guidelines do not apply to advertising or sponsored posts. If you wish to promote your business, please visit our partnership page or contact us for advertising rates. 

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