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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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).