Guest Post Submissions

Guest Post Submissions!

A Travel Guest Post is a wonderful way to get your name out there and branch your own social network out to new and different audiences. As a writer who has completed a few for other websites, we honestly can’t say anything bad about it! I’m excited to read your thoughts on a variety of topics, but there are a few things to keep in mind when submitting a guest post to Travel Through Life.

Word Count and Photos

Before Mentioning the Topics that I love to read and share, two things that increase the quality of any guest post. 

Word Count: 500–800 words is a good starting point, though we’ve been known go accept pieces that are a bit longer.

Photos: We’ve been going for basically one photo per paragraph or header section. For photo dimensions, we prefer original sizes, so that means the larger, the better.

Sponsored Guest Post Inquiries

If any links are placed in your post on behalf of a company, this qualifies as a sponsored guest post and is subject to charge by yours truly. Let us know if you’re interested and I can reply with rates in a subsequent email.

Topics That We Love!

  1. How to Enjoy/Best Things to Do/etc. in X city, country, province, or other destination. 
    • Here, we’re looking for something that is more a series of Travel Tips than a personal story.
    • Pitch a place and your angle and we can talk more about your recommendations!
    • Focusing on Local Travel is quite challenging but can provide tons of values to readers, tourism boards, etc. This is a wonderful chance for you to shine in their eyes.
  2. 1st Person Narratives of Your Experience in (City, Country, Province, Specific Place)
    • Why are you writing about this place? You’ll see a lot of my stories about travel destinations begin with Action, City/Country. The last part is the “Why” and as long as you can identify that in the overall theme of your piece, you’ve got something worth sharing.
    • Why should people visit? Share captivating pictures and words about your experiences there and people should see just why it’s worth a visit. 
    • Present tense. Want to take people on a journey through the words you write? Write your story in the present tense and you’ll do just that. Trust me. I’ve made that change while writing and have seen wonderful results and reactions from people who read my stuff. 
  3. 1st Person Narratives about Why You Travel
    • Here are Some Examples of ours and others’ writings on the subject.
    • Focus on one aspect of why you travel. KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) is applicable here. Just focus on one thing that’s yet to be covered in the Why We Travel series, and you’ve got something!
    • Remember, be passionate and don’t be afraid to evoke emotions through your writingNot much explanation necessary here. You should be hungry enough to write something that’s full of enough grit to get people inspired to follow your lead!
    • 1st Person – You’ve Got That Covered
    • Simple Present Tense – Take the readers there with you and don’t look at it so much as a memory of something that’s happening RIGHT NOW. It’s engaging that way.
  4. Travel and Giving Back/Volunteering
    • This is one that really speaks to me these days.
    • Here are some example questions you can use as jumping-off points. 
    • What types of volunteering have you performed while traveling or at home?
    • Where/When have you volunteered? 
    • Why do you volunteer at home/when traveling? 
    • What was your most memorable experience volunteering? Why? 
    • Why should more people give back when traveling? 
    • Do you feel an impact when volunteering/giving back? 
    • Has this affected the way you view travel in any way? 
    • Note: You do NOT have to follow them. They are just a guide in case you get stuck about direction.  
  5. Your Idea
    • Think you can give me something that’s not one of these three? Go for it (!) and I’ll let you know if it’s workable on our site.

Places We Are Looking to Cover

  • Asia
    • Indonesia
      • Bali – Food, Daytrips away, Anything not covered here
      • Anywhere else not covered here
    • Japan
      • Nara
      • Hokkaido
      • Anywhere else not covered here
    • South Korea
      • Gwangju
      • Sokcho
      • Changwon
      • Daejeon
      • Anywhere else not covered here
    • Thailand
      • Sukhothai
      • Southern Islands
      • Anywhere else not covered here
  • Australia
    • Perth
    • Melbourne
    • Hobart
    • Anywhere else not covered here
  • Europe
    • Faroe Islands
      • Food
      • Hikes
      • See here for country roundup
    • Sweden
      • Food
      • Specific Cities
      • See here for country roundup
    • The United Kingdom
      • Anything not covered here
    • Anywhere else not covered here
  • North America
    • Canada
      • Vancouver
      • Calgary
    • Mexico
      • Mexico City
      • Beach Destinations
    • USA
      • New Orleans Food
      • Chicago – Food, Daytrips Away, Anything not covered here
      • Anything not covered here
    • Caribbean
      • Open
  • South America
    • Open
  • Your Choice

Submit Your Guest Post!

So now that you’ve seen some options, do you want to write something for us? Send us an email with your name and travel guest post idea, and we can talk about it. By the way, there are guest posts from other awesome people! Join our growing community of writers!