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Travel article submission information

Got an article idea for GoGirlfriend? We’d love to hear about it. We take previously unpublished submissions in the following areas:

  • Hot Travel Tips – Short tips about anything travel related. Word count is 100-200 words and can be based on personal experiences. Please include links to helpful resources where relevant.
  • ReviewsHotel, restaurant, spa, hot air balloon ride, etc.  – whatever you do while you travel, we’d love to hear about it. Word count is 300 – 1,000 words. Please include links to the company’s website and social media channels so our readers can find out more about what interests them.
  • Travel Advice – We love it when our writers share their travel knowledge about budget travel, how to stay safe in big cities, voluntourism, surviving a road trip with the kids., etc. Word count is 300 – 1,000 words.
  • Personal travel essays – If your travel turns into a life-changing experience, GoGirlfriend is a great place to share it. Word count is 300 – 1,000 words but the story is yours – have fun with it!

Guidelines for submission

Our goal is to inspire women to live their travel dreams. Our readers are experience-hungry and think of us their quality control travel experts. We’re a community-based travel blog and we welcome submissions from everyone. We write about what inspires us and we’re extremely discerning.

While we can’t pay you for your work, we’ll happily promote you, your website and any social media channels you choose. In return we ask for previously unpublished work that directly relates to travel. Please note: we will take repurposed stories but please contact our editor for guidelines. We will also provide a letter of assignment to writers who contribute to GoGirlfriend regularly.

Before you send us your stories, get to know us better.

  • Treat your article as an exploration.
  • Be critical where it's called for. Our strength is that we tell it like it is.
  • Use clear, concise descriptions. Listings should focus on what travelers can see, do, taste and experience.
  • Keep in mind that travel is an adventure into the unknown. It's our responsibility to alert travelers to potential hazards without being alarmist about it.
  • Include links when submitting your story – company websites, social media channels, more information, etc.

When sending your stories, articles and ideas, please include a short bio (2-3 sentences) along with your social media channels. Please note, we publish photos with every tip/article/story. If you have pictures you’d like published with your story, please submit images via email.

Send your pitches to our Chief GoGirlfriend, Julia Rosien pasted in the body of your email or as an attachment in a Word doc. Please keep in mind, we currently do not pay for stories submitted to GoGirlfriend.

We respond to all emails, but please be patient. If you haven't heard from us within 1 week, feel free to follow up with an email.

Travel writing advice When sending your stories, articles and ideas, please include a short bio (2-3 sentences) so we have it on hand if we print your article. Please note, we publish photos with every tip/article/story. You can submit images via email.

Send your pitches to our Chief GoGirlfriend, Julia Rosien, pasted in the body of your email or as an attachment in an Word doc. 

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We respond to all emails, but please be patient. If you haven't heard from us within 1 week, feel free to follow up with an email. Email us now: Juila Rosien, Chief GoGirlfriend.

Editorial Theme Suggestions

Our travel themes run through each month. Read through and inspire yourself to submit a story of your own!

Be a tourist at home

Who says you have to travel to be a travel writer? Be a tourist in your home town and share your local favorites with the world.

  • Local escapes
  • Local hangouts for tourists
  • The grass is greener HERE

Volunteer travel

  • Is volunteering while traveling really possible? If you’ve volunteered while on vacation, we want to hear how you did it.
  • Volunteer travel companies
  • Voluntourism
  • Volunteer vacations with children

Budget balling

The Internet has made vacation dreaming easier but in some ways it’s made the actually planning more complicated. How do you get to the information you need to book the trip of your dreams – without paying the world for it?

Road trip travel

It’s officially road trip season and we can’t wait to get out on the open road and explore. If you’re a road-tripper, we want to hear from you.

  • Traveling with kids
  • Classic road trips
  • Stress-free road trips
  • Road trip tips

Over the top luxury

Top drawer travel is something many of us can only dream about – and thanks to the Internet, there’s lots of fodder for dreaming.

  • High luxury meet eco-chic
  • Luxury for less
  • Luxury we wish we could afford

Traveling for connection

Whether it’s to connect with yourself, your partner or kids, traveling to be with the one you love is inspiring.

  • Connecting with your partner, girlfriend, mom or kids
  • Traveling to get away from the world
  • Healing retreats
  • Mind, body and soul travel
  • Exploring spiritual travel

Technical travel

The logistics of travel can be overwhelming. What’s the best for finding restaurants and hotels? When do you need your passport and when can you leave it at home? What about vaccinations?

Family & holiday

It’s the start of holiday season in North America, which means family travel is at a peak. Share your survival strategies!

  • Traveling with kids - must haves
  • What NOT to do with kids
  • Making time for everyone

Health & wellness

Staying healthy while traveling takes planning and dedication. We’d like to hear your healthy survival strategies this month.

  • Indulging vs exercise
  • Grab and go food when traveling
  • Rescue your diet when traveling - America's healthiest fast food restaurants
  • Smart girl's guide to ordering wine with dinner

Beginnings & endings

  • Every ending is also a beginning and this month we’re celebrating both.
  • Pushing the reset button
  • Wishes, hopes, plans for the future
  • Trying something new
  • Looking back, looking ahead

Send your pitches to our Chief GoGirlfriend, Julia Rosien, pasted in the body of your email or as an attachment in a Word doc.

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