Looking for Contributors 

51 COUNTRIES & COUNTING IS

CALLING ALL TRAVEL WRITERS &  PHOTOGRAPHERS

Have a story to share?

The 51 Countries and Counting blog is currently looking for new contributors to share their stories. 

Our writers typically write one to two short blog posts a month, each around 500 words. The writing is, unfortunately, uncompensated for now, but there are a myriad of perks, like free booze at Full Stop meet-ups (if you live in New York), personalized artwork, and, of course, experience. We’re hoping to be able to pay everyone very soon. Until then, no editor will be paid until we’re able to fairly compensate every contributor. Bloggers also receive preference towards our commissioned pieces (we pay for our essays).

We value being able to publish new writers alongside more experienced ones; it’s the constant influx of interested, committed people who keep this site pertinent and fresh. So, whether you’re a seasoned writer, or one who has never been published before, we’d love to hear from you.  If you’re interested, please send a short email to the Blog Editors [blog@full-stop.net] with a little about you, what topics you would like to cover, and a writing sample. The writing sample can be a piece of writing for a different publication, an essay for school, or a brief sample blog post. We encourage anyone interested in applying to check out our archive here.

My name is Dale Vaughn. I’m the new editor at BootsnAll.com – a travel media site that has reached more than 50 million unique users. We are relaunching our site, rebuilding our community of contributors and reforming our technology to handle increased traffic loads. We were one of the first 3 travel companies on the internet, and now we are preparing to climb into the top 3 travel media companies in the world. If you want to be a travel writer, this is your chance to get in the game.

This might be right for you if you love to travel, you love to write (or make videos), and you want to become an influencer in the travel industry.

We want to help you grow and we want to grow with you.

Here’s what we offer:

  • We provide a platform of more than 100K followers across social platforms.

  • We provide editing and coaching to promising writers who want to learn and grow.

  • We provide a NEW private BootsnAll writers Facebook group to connect, collaborate, and grow with other influencers in the industry. We fundamentally believe in making meaningful connections, so we believe we all grow together.

  • Writers will also get future opportunities to share in site revenues, submit pitches for commission or perk considerations, and establish ongoing interview relationships with travel industry professionals (from tour companies, visitor bureaus, airlines – not to be used for incentives, but if you want to be in this business those meaningful relationships can support you in your next steps too).

  • We will submit our best pieces for awards every year… that could be you! Can you imagine your story being nominated for writer, blogger, webby, journalism awards?

  • Possibility to be among our first round of authors (yes, we’re planning to get into publishing in the medium term).

If you’d like to contribute, below are a few topics we’re interested in. Write around those topics or send us your own ideas!

When you’re ready, submit here: bootsnall.submittable.com

Topics We Are Looking to Explore:

  • Solo female travelers – what is your experience?

  • Bucket list trips – where have you gone, where do you want to go?

  • Top summer travel family trips

  • Travel transforms – how has travel changed you?

  • Should you put travel on your resume?

  • Study abroad – reasons to take your studies overseas…

  • Travel destinations that will disappear due to climate change

  • Gap year or college?

  • Does travel make you a better person?

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Sunset Image by: by Milos Tonchevski on Unsplash

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