SmarterTravel (est. 1998), an online travel magazine to help consumers plan and enjoy their trips, is looking for freelance writers to contribute insightful vacation-planning tips, destination stories, and coverage of travel trends.
Freelance writers are needed to contribute content to the following:
Short- and long-form feature articles (including multi-page slideshows): the editors welcome a wide variety of travel topics, including trip planning strategies; saving money on tickets; suitcase packing tips; favorite local places to visit; unique travel experiences; travel gear reviews; activities or excursions to take; and so on. Writers can peruse the website to acquaint themselves with the diverse topics that interest the editors.
Destination pieces: usually in the form of theme-centered listicles or round-ups spotlighting various getaways (such as, “Europe’s Most Affordable Metropolitan Areas,” “Holiday Destinations that Will Blow Your Mind,” and “Spend A Day at These Family Beaches”).
Periodically, the editors will accept single destination stories, but such pieces warrant their own editorial focus based on trends.
Payment: $500 per feature story or slideshow; $100 to $250 for shorter pieces.
Freelance writers will need to pitch their story ideas to the editors.