Seeking Personal Stories for the Young Travelers Network
The travel blog Packs Light is seeking new interviewees and guest posts for its Young Travelers Network series!
Young Travelers Network is a thriving community (https://www.facebook.com/YoungTravelersNetwork) and on-going blog series that celebrates stories and adventures of young travelers, ages 16 to 26 who prioritize travel in their lives. Teens, college students, recent grads, young professionals, are all welcome to apply to be featured!
YTN has two available guest post options:
1. A YTN Guest Post – we accept 800-word op-eds, personal narratives, and pieces on any travel-related topic that might appeal to youth.
Examples: growing up in a certain culture, study abroad, international internships,
2. A YTN interview – If you have an idea but aren’t a strong writer, we can ask you a host of interview questions in which answer.
Examples: “Why I Love Traveling with my Sister” – “How Studying Arabic in Lebanon Led to Me Becoming a World Banker” – “How Being 6’8″ Changes How I See The World—Traveling While Tall”
Packs Light receives a significant number of monthly page views and provides a platform to get your travel tips in front of an audience, through the blog and its a promotion on social media. Our contributors’ blogs and social media accounts are linked to help drive traffic to their accounts while boosting their SEO and rankings in Google Search.
This deadline is on-going—at this time our content calendar allows for 2 posts per week.
To be in the Young Travelers Network series you must:
– Fill out the contributor form (https://www.packslight.com/write-for-us/)
– Be 16 to 26 years old
– Join the Facebook Group
– Have 4-6 high-quality photos for the piece, at least 1000px width
Answer these questions to yourself when choosing a topic: Is this inspiring? Is this a story that only I can tell? Was this relevant enough in my life for me to answer questions in-depth about it?
This series is meant to inspire, entertain, and empower its readers. We can’t wait to see your submissions!