Temporary Provisions wants to hear your perspective! A call for guest authors.

Temporary Provisions is making a big change, and we want you to be a part of it.

We’re looking for guest posts from any and everyone who wants to challenge the typical travel narrative. We think travel should be more inclusive, more sustainable, and more mindful. To get a better idea of our new direction, you can check out this article on Why I Literally Can’t Anymore With Travel Bloggers.

Specifically, we’re looking for people to send in submissions that fit one of the following three categories:

Destinations will feature travel tips and travel guides from people who are uniquely qualified to write about the location. Like a Local will feature posts strictly written by people from the country they are writing about, while our other destination posts do not have to be written by a local, but they must be written by someone who has some kind of meaningful connection to the place. Got something you want tourists to know about your hometown or home country? Want to share important tips, your favorite spots as a local, or things travelers should do or NOT do in your home country? We want to hear it! Have you been living in a new country for a while and want to tell us about it? Do you want to interview locals where you are and write an article based on their advice? We privilege local voices and people with interesting perspectives and expert knowledge as well as guides that talk about locally owned businesses, responsible travel, and community tourism.

Voices of Travel will feature personal essays and opinion pieces from underrepresented voices and unique perspectives in the travel world. How can trans women deal with street harassment while traveling? What’s it like traveling with depression? Where are all the pleasantly plump babes in travel media showing off their bikini bods? Additionally, if you want to share your perspective on a destination as someone with unique ties to that destination (e.g. you want to write about Spain from the perspective of someone from a country that was colonized by Spain, or you want to write about Cambodia as an American whose parents immigrated from Cambodia), this is the section to submit to.

Travel Tips & Destination Guides will feature original tips for sustainable travel. This can be broad – whether it’s protecting the environment, making sure you benefit local economies you visit, or sustaining your own budget while traveling, we want great tips on how to travel better, with a focus on sustainability. If you’re going to submit to this category, please only submit original ideas. We don’t want to repeat travel tips that have already been published in 100 other places!

Guest bloggers will receive a bio at the end of their post with a link to one social media account and one website or blog. You will also receive guidance and editing services from a professional writer for your post, as all of our submissions go through a review and editing process. Nothing is published without your final stamp of approval!

While we cannot offer full translation services yet, we want to feature diverse writers from around the world, and this includes people who are still learning English. Our editing services are also meant to help writers who may not have mastered the English language yet. If you can get what you want to say on paper in English but are worried about it sounding good – we are here to help!  We’ll work with you until you’re happy with what you’ve written.

If you’d like to submit, simply send an email to submissions@temporaryprovisions.com with the following information:

  • What would you like to write about? Please give us a specific topic and a brief description. If you have several ideas, you can pitch more than one.
  • Do you have original photos to accompany your post?
  • Please provide any additional background information you think we should know. If you’re submitting to Like a Local, please let us know your connection to the country you would like to write about (born there, raised there, immigrated there 10 years ago, etc).
Post Author
Elizabeth Aldrich
Completely insane and totally rational. World's most optimistic cynic. Founder, editor, and head author at Temporary Provisions. Find me on Twitter @LizzieAldrich and Instagram @TemporaryProvisions. I'm a freelance writer and full-time traveler, wannabe farmer, amateur beer-connoisseur, aspiring renaissance woman. Check my work at www.elizabethaldrich.com.


  1. posted by
    Oct 4, 2017 Reply

    Awesome! I read your post about your frustrations with travel bloggers, I am glad to see instead of exiting you’re taking a different direction and getting the right voice out there! Best of luck

    • posted by
      Oct 12, 2017 Reply

      I read your oct 2 blog.
      It’s time re group, re name, and start a new niche. You’re beyond travel blogging now.
      Think outside the box! Woo hoo! More power to ya girl 😊

  2. posted by
    Jen @ConnectingtheBlackDots
    Oct 12, 2017 Reply

    Hi there, love the blog and found you through the anti-travel-blog article. Couldn’t agree more! I tend to fill my instagram with sights and occasionally imperfect photos of myself. The insta feed was getting to the point where every place in the world looked…the same.

    I love that you’re taking things in a different direction and strive to do the same. Looking forward to keeping up with your travels. Cheers.

  3. posted by
    Oct 13, 2017 Reply

    SUBMITTED MY SUBMISSION!! Could not be more on board with this.

  4. posted by
    Bria White
    Nov 3, 2017 Reply

    I loved your blog post regarding the “cookie cutter” formula. I am a gray-haired grandma, plus size, Africa-American traveling the world for one year. I am often frustrated by the picture-perfect images of flowing dressing on a size 0 model. Besides, who travels with so many outfits? I have on 20 Kg suitcase and a backpack. So, I only have the basics required to be flexible for the diversity of climates. So, I am remotely odd, which what I called my blog.

    I appreciate the opportunity to contribute. I hope to submit something soon.

    • posted by
      Elizabeth Aldrich
      Nov 4, 2017 Reply

      Thank you! I look forward to hearing from you. (Just checked out your blog and instagram – you are a badass! I would love to feature a story from you.)

  5. posted by
    Why Being Born Multi-Cultural is a Gift, Not a Curse
    Nov 7, 2017 Reply

    […] If you liked this article, check out our other guest posts, like ‘How You’re Being Prejudiced Against Immigrants Without Even Noticing‘. If you’re interested in becoming a contributing author, check out our call for submissions. […]

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