Do You Want to be a Travel Writer?

We’re looking for talented writers to join our team.

You’ll need to have a passion for travel, an eye for images and be skilled in online research.

If this sounds like you then here’s what you’ll need to do.

1) Pick a trial topic from the list below

2) Fill out our Freelance Writer application form

3) Submit your article and images (link below)

If your article meets our editorial standards then we’ll invite you to become a Tripbase Writer meaning that you’ll be offered article assignments for our travel/food/cruise blogs on a regular basis.

Payment is $30 per article, $25 if we have to replace any of your images.

(We’ll also pay you for your trial article if we end up publishing it).

Before you submit your article please make sure you’ve read our image guidelines and copyright info.

Example article assignments

1) TRAVEL

Don’t Make these 6-8 Mistakes Traveling in Dangerous Places

Please write an informative article on the mistakes to avoid when traveling in dangerous areas.

In your intro please provide some insight into high risk travel, why do travelers go to these places, examples of dangerous destinations etc.. etc..

Please provide a numbered list of the mistakes to avoid with advice and info on what to do instead. Try to include points that are not immediately obvious to most travelers.

Feel free to provide personal anecdotes if relevant.

Please also include a short conclusion to your article.

Photos: To accompany your article you’ll need 1 main people image + an additional relevant image for each point on your list.

Images should be supplied in an anonymous online image album – more info here: http://www.tripbase.com/blog/image-guidelines/

Word count: 800 words

American English Please

2) FOOD

Photo Essay: 10 Meat Dishes that Will Make You Go Caveman

Please do some research on the hugest and tastiest meat dishes in the world and create a photo essay of delicious, succulent and mouth watering meat photos. Every photo must look irresistibly appetizing and tasty– please nothing gross looking or off-putting.

Please include a range of different meat dishes from different countries across the world – the more obscure and interesting the better.

Fitting with the title all dishes MUST be huge and capable of inducing caveman-like behavior!

Please include an intro with thoughts and insights into the power of meat dishes, why do we get meat cravings, why do these kind of dishes excite us so much etc.. etc..

Feel free to include personal anecdotes if relevant.

Numbered sub-headings with name of the dish and country of origin.

For each dish on your list please supply some interesting info ie. key ingredients, how it is made, history of the dish, traditions, when/where/how is it eaten, any personal experiences with this dish etc.. etc.

Please also include a short conclusion to your article.

Photos: 1 Main meat image for your article + 10 more mouth-watering meat dish images.

Images should be supplied in an anonymous online image album – more info here: http://www.tripbase.com/blog/image-guidelines/

Word count: 700 – 800 words

American English Please

OR

7 Quirkiest Health Restaurants in the World

Please do some research on the quirkiest heath food restaurants in the world and look for some weird and wacky images of these restaurants.

In your intro please include some insights into the health food market, weird fads and trends, why is it popular? Has it gone too far etc.. etc..

Please include a range of different health food restaurants across the whole world – each one weird and quirky in its own way.

Numbered sub-headings with the name of each restaurant and location.

For each restaurant on your list please provide some interesting background info: what is quirky about this restaurant, its history, background info re. origins, any famous clientele, example dishes from the menu, signature dishes the restaurant is famous for, etc.. etc..

Please also include a short conclusion to your article.

Photos: You’ll need 1 main restaurant + people image as well as an additional image to accompany each restaurant listed.

Images should be supplied in an anonymous online image album – more info here: http://www.tripbase.com/blog/image-guidelines/

Word count: 700 – 800 words

American English Please

3) CRUISE

8 Cruise Myths Uncovered

Please do some research into commonly held assumptions about cruises that are NOT TRUE and reveal the real story.

In your intro please provide some insights into the stereotypical idea most people have about cruises, why do people think this way, where do these preconceptions come from etc.. etc..

Please list your cruise myths as numbered sub-headings and in the text you can tell readers the real story – why this preconception is not true, what are the real facts? Feel free to include relevant facts, figures and examples to support your case against each myth.

Your cruise myths should be things that most people think to be true:
Cruising is for old people
Cruises are only for rich people
Most cruises go to the Caribbean
Etc.. etc..

Please also include a short conclusion to your article.

Photos: You’ll need to include 1 main relevant people image for your article + an additional image to accompany each cruise myth.
Images should be supplied in an anonymous online image album – more info here: http://www.tripbase.com/blog/image-guidelines/

Word count: 800 words

American English Please

Once you’ve selected your trial assignment, read our image guidelines and copyright info then go ahead and submit your trial article:

SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE HERE

Further reading

Travel writing is a competitive field but if you’re serious it’s best to do your research before trying to make your mark on the industry.

Have a read of our micro-site: Breaking into Full-Time Travel Writing which has proved a great starting point for many budding writers.

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