Are you keen to share your stories and inspire people to travel more? Do you have a lot of travel tips in your mind that you think they are going to be very useful for other travelers? Do you have the must-tell experience during your journeys and are eager to let the world know? If you are, join me in my journey to inspire more people to travel longer, better and smarter.
Since I started this sharing initiative, a lot of travel lovers have emailed and asked me about how they can contribute. I’m very grateful to all of you who are so altruistic, so passionate about sharing in order to help and inspire others. Your effort and advice will really help to build a better travel community. If it’s the first time you read about this initiative, and you are keen to learn more about it, you can check out my inspirations and why I started it here.
In order to give you a better idea of how you can contribute, I came up with the following Travel Inspiration Template. I hope this template will act as a good guideline as you write your travel posts. Nevertheless, as you are documenting your journey, don’t be shy to exude your own personality. Feel free to write whatever you want in your own style, as long as they are travel-related and respect the earth and humanity.
Travel Inspiration Template (preferably write in Word.doc)
- Title of your post (should include your destination)
- Why did you choose this destination? / What inspired you to go there?
- Where is it?
- When is the best time to go?
- What did you do there? / What can other travelers do there?
- If you stayed and dined around the area, you can recommend it to other travelers too (provided if you like the place)
- How much does it cost (entrance fee, food, accommodation etc)
Preferably within a smart budget to inspire others to embark on the journey.
- Personal reflections/thoughts about the trip, if any
- Other travel tips, if any (eg locals there seldom speak English, good to learn some language before the trip)
- Include your awesome pictures inside the doc to let me know where you would like to display them
- If you have videos to share, that will be awesome!
- Please include all the necessary links if any (eg video/restaurant/accommodation link)
Personal Biography (preferably write in Word.doc)
- A little bit about yourself, who are you? What do you do?
- Why do you like to travel? Do you have a travel philosophy?
- How long have you been traveling and how many places have you been to?
- Anything so special about you that others must know?
- What other ways to connect you? (eg FB/Instagram/twitter/blog)
- A photo of yourself or your team (video is great too)
- Please include all the necessary links if any (eg FB/Instagram/twitter/blog)
How to submit?
Once you are done, attach the Word doc and photos and send to email@example.com. Please cc firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure I get your email. Afterwards, DM me on Instagram to notify me so that I can look out for your email. If the files are too big, you can use SendSpace to send over. Once you submit them, I will be doing the layout and they will be up within no time. It’s that simple!
Thank you once again for your contribution! I’m looking forward to be inspired by your trips, and so are other travelers out there.