We’re currently looking for Field Agents to enrich our content. We’re especially looking for more trip reports (we can only go so many places ourselves each year) and more recipes from around the world.
Do the trip reports need to be written like yours?
No! Not at all! Write them however you feel comfortable. That can be a narrative form (“first we went here, then we went there” –what we usually do on our trip reports), or just a list of things to see and places to go, a short recommendation of a specific site, anything!
What should I include?
For trip reports: Anything you think would have been helpful to you before you left. We usually include hotels to seek out (or avoid), restaurants that were particularly good or kid-friendly, activities or sites that were especially worthwhile, that sort of stuff. You can also include transportation tips if you think they’d be helpful (take this train line to avoid traffic, don’t use a taxi–it’s easily walkable, that sort of thing.) Really, the format is wide open.
For recipes: exact recipe measurements and step by step instructions. Also, any information about when and why this recipe is made (is it for a specific holiday? Where is it most common? When did you first learn to make it?) is fantastic.
Do I have to include pictures?
You don’t HAVE to . . . but they really do add to the experience for readers. If you’re uncomfortable sharing photos of your kids or yourself, no worries, landscape-only pictures are perfectly fine.
If you’re doing a recipe tutorial, pictures make it much much easier for people to understand your techniques. Also, they’re pretty.
What if I don’t want to use my kid’s (or my own) real name?
Great! We don’t either. We are 100% on board with pseudonyms.
What do I get out of this?
Fame, glory, adoring crowds . . . okay, not really. First, you get the satisfaction of knowing you are helping other travelers make the most of their experience! Second, you get a link/small ad, if you want it, in your post to your own site, blog, business, etc. (We reserve the right to refuse to link to something awful.) Third, you get to call yourself an official Field Agent and/or count it as a publishing credit (aspiring freelance writers, rejoice!)
Excellent. I’m in! So what do I do?
Fill out the form below to tell us a bit about your proposed post. We’ll email you back ASAP to get your full post, pictures, and anything else you want included. We’ll also give you a rough timeline of when your post should go live, so you can tell all your friends and family!
And there you have it. You’re well on your way to becoming a real-life Travel Guru.Try not to let it go to your head.