IMPORTANT: this is for paid work, NOT for sponsored or guest posts.
I work from time to time with freelance writers at Indie Traveller. If you know a destination inside out and can write in-depth travel guides for it, then I’d love to hear from you!
My aim is quality over quantity, so I’m most interested in working with writers who have valuable first-hand knowledge of a destination.
Did you hike all the great trails in Croatia? Amazing, then you can tell us about it! Are you spending a month in Medellin? Then your travel guide for it will surely go beyond the obvious points. But, say, you only spent an afternoon breezing through the standard sights in Saigon? Then your article — no matter how well researched — may not be quite what we’re looking for.
You can check out these past contributions as examples: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
You must be able to write practical, search-friendly articles. Dense paragraphs tend to be skipped by online readers, so it’s essential to keep things snappy and fun. Articles should, first and foremost, help a fellow traveller discover a place. However, adding some of your subjective experiences or anecdotes will certainly help make a travel guide more engaging and inspirational.
Ideally, you should already have writing experience. If so, please mention your past work, your own blog, or your writing portfolio.
Topics of interest
I’m open to any pitches, though content that complements the existing library of articles has a very strong plus. You can check the Destinations menu to see what countries have been covered before. When we can link together articles with related topics, it helps new articles get discovered much more easily.
- Guides to specific destinations in Southeast Asia
- Articles about Mexico or Costa Rica
- How to make money to travel (e.g. a deep dive into ESL teaching)
- Ecotourism experiences
- Hiking or trekking guides (examples: 1, 2, 3)
- Detailed travel costs for a specific country
My rate is $0.07 per word. Payment can be via PayPal or (if preferred) via Upwork.
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As a reminder, this is not for SEO or sponsored posts. (We don’t host any sponsored posts, only original content.)