I want GRRRLTRAVELER Solo Travel readers to feel confident, excited and informed about a destination. I want them to feel equipped with information, so they aren’t afraid to travel alone.
My readers are solo and adventurous travelers, who seek DIY information for trip planning inspiration. Many are inspired that I’m largely a D.I.Y. solo traveler. My experience and insight inspires their confidence in planning a similar trip. I write because I want them to have a safe and fun trip! I seek travel writers with a similar approach to me. Reader demographics: United States, South Korea (expat community), Singapore, U.K., Malaysia, Canada.
I’m looking for
- A travel expert for my ‘travel expert series’. You’ll introduced as an expert for the subject you’re writing about. Ideally, you would have some posts regarding the subject on your blog, for readers to step into your blog to continue their trip planning research.
- First hand experience: Put yourself in a solo traveler’s shoes… If you were in a new city without a guidebook, but only had your article, would it be enough to help you navigate the city? I’m looking for insightful, informative posts.
- I may request re-edits or for you to fill in certain parts to align with my blog audience’s need for more information.
- 100% Original Content: Article must not be published anywhere else on the internet.
- If the grammar requires much editing, I will reject it.
- Patience: I have a busy schedule and it may take a while for me to get back to you or publish your article, but I will certainly get to it!
Thank you for your interest and I hope to hear from you!
Guest Post Requirements
Word Count: 1500- 2000 words.
Photos: At least 4 quality photos with a brief description explaining what the photo is of and about. If a post requires more photos, I will help look for more photos. Max width: 800- 1024 pixels. You own your photos (or Creative Commons referenced photos) and agree to disclose usage rights to GRRRL TRAVELER for use in your article, it’s promotion on social media and its title cover image.
Author Bio: Please include a short author bio (2 or 3 sentences ), a travel photo of yourself, with a link to your blog, and Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. No affiliate links.
Key ‘expert’ idea: A few words highlighting why you’re an expert for this specific subject (ie this is an hook about you/this trip — i.e. “traveled/lived/stayed at an ashram here for # months,” etc.. ). This will be in my intro and it’s to give readers something memorable of your blog so they continue their trip planning there. If you don’t send one, I’ll choose something I feel highlights your experience. I write the intro — see the introductions on the linked example posts.
Delivery: HTML version usually works best. Create this by writing your post in WordPress under “Visual” and then switch to ‘Text” version, to copy and paste into your submission.
Note: I reserve the right to decline or edit the submission or add internal/affiliate links.
What you get
GRRRL TRAVELER is a DA 44/PA 50 site.
- One do follow link to your website or article for your bio
- Bio: 3-4 sentences about yourself. This may be to an article on your blog
- Link to your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. An evergreen post, will get re-shared to my social media at future dates. If you’re an expert in what you write -food, culture, destination, solo travel- then it’s a reason for my readers to follow you too.
Guest Post Topics
*For Solo travelers (ideally written by Solo Travelers): This is the cheat sheet” of a destination guidebook, breaking down: 1) top attractions, 2) tips on getting around (best transportation options), 3) must try food or restaurants (*if you have popular restaurant recommendations and locations to get there), 4) Safety Tips for Solo Travelers.
Note: If you have an address on your mentioned attractions (i.e. an address or metro stop), please share it. Not a deal breaker if you don’t, but if you list what you can, I’ll try to fill the rest in.
Don’t worry about formatting it the way I have it: I’ll do that. But understand this is not a journal-type itinerary.
If you can list at least two or three commendable hotels/guesthouses you stayed at or would stand behind recommending, I’d happily add an additional link to your blog or blog post.
• For Serious Foodies: 8-10 Must Eat Foods of
I like highlighting top traditional comfort foods and must try street foods , which locals would unanimously and proudly agree with as top national foods. Please explain the palette of the country (if you understand it), any common ingredients or reasons which make the foods culturally popular. If there’s a special restaurant which specializes in the dish or an area which features it, please list where it can be found (an address or brief directions). I am vegetarian so I would appreciate at least two vegetarian dishes if possible (if you don’t know of any, just let me know).
Be thoughtful about the foods you select. Nationals can be extremely critical of these lists to the point of being harsh. AVOID 1) hype restaurant fusion foods (unless it’s a very popular trend like New York Cronuts) or 2) listing a dish just because you had it and took a photo of it .
• For Cultural warriors: Things You Should Know Before You Go series
This digs into cultural insight, etiquette, culture shock, travel tips and scams. This gives travelers a headsup
• Packing Warriors: Essential Packing Tips for (a destination)
This is all about preparation: travel survival, special requirements, travel gear or anything that helps a traveler navigate trip wires of a country or culture. Feel free to pitch me a topic!
• South Korea topics
I have many readers interested in Korea due to the fact I lived there. I’m seeking new destination guides, food or cultural insight posts.
Where to submit:
Go to Contact Form. Send me the link to your blog, writing samples and your article ideas. Note: It may take some time for me to get back to you as often my schedule is busy.
Thank you very much for your time and interest and I look forward to hearing from you!