Travel Resources: Websites that Publish Freelance Travel Writing

freelance travel writingAmanda Pressner, Executive Editor at Lost Girls World and I spoke this weekend at the Adventure Travel Expo in Chicago. Beyond our spiel about ditching your cubicle to travel, we received several questions about how to become a travel writer. So, we compiled a list of resources for beginning travel writers. All of these websites are a great place to start for freelance travel writing if you’re looking to break into the business, get published and make a little money on stories from your trips:

Websites That Pay Travel Freelancers

Jaunted; www.jaunted.com ($10 post; $15 video posts)

Hotel Chatter www.hotelchatter.com ($10 post; $15 video posts)

Lost Girls World www.lostgirlsworld.com ($12 per Travel Guide)

Oyster Locals www.locals.oyster.com ($25 per post)

Gadling, Gadling.com; $25 per post

New York Times, “In Transit”; http://intransit.blogs.nytimes.com/ $50 per post

AOL Travel; www.travel.aol.com/ ($250  – $400 for 750 words)

Slate; slate.com; $.50 per word

Trip.com; $.75 per word

Fashionable Bride; www.fashionablebride.com; $1 per word

MSN; www.msn.com; $1 per word

Travel and Leisure; www.travelandleisure.com; $1,000 per slide show

AARP; www.aarp.com; $1.70 per word

Travel sites that accept submissions (no payment but good experience)

Nat Geo Intelligent Travel http://blogs.nationalgeographic.com/intelligenttravel/

Pink Pangea http://www.pinkpangea.com/

For more visit www.lostgirlsworld.com/resources

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