Our endeavour is to give you, as parents (or grandparents or parents to be…) the confidence that you CAN still travel with your kids – and enjoy it!
We certainly don’t claim to know it all when it comes to family travel; There are only so many countries we can visit, modes of transport we can use and cities we can live in!!
To make Our Globetrotters as useful a resource as possible, we draw on the knowledge of both our readers and other bloggers to make this a fabulous community for expatriate living and family travel-related topics, while keeping it personal.
How can you get involved?
The good news is, you don’t need to be a writer! If you have a story to tell or a travel tip to share we give you the option of either doing an interview with Keri or bloggers have the opportunity to contribute their own work, with full credit and copy write.
Here are just a few of the ways you can currently be involved here at Our Globetrotters
Family Airline Reviews
One of our most highly searched topics is understanding what you can and can’t do with infants and children on airlines – it’s certainly a confusing area of family travel.
We have a series dedicated to reviewing the world’s 30 leading international carriers but we need your help! We want first-hand accounts of your flying experience; from customer service to kiddy meals, did your airline deliver what you expected for the family traveller?
We are limiting reviews to long-haul experiences, we are not currently covering domestic airlines.
Have you flown with KLM/Air France? Cathay Pacific? American Airlines? We’re looking for your stories and plenty more!
Explore My City
Every summer (June-August) we run a special guest post series for expat and travel blogger guest posts. Our Explore My City series is all about giving us the inside word on where families should go in your city (or country!).
This can be a new article you have written along the lines of “what to do with 24 hours in..” or “top spots not to be missed when you visit….” or you can adapt from an existing article you have written.
Full credit and links can be given back to your website and social media accounts, along with a small bio about you and your website. This is a fabulous way to expand your writing (and photography) to a new audience while sharing the best parts of your home.
Submissions for 2021 will open in May. We can take expressions of interest now if you would like to be reminded about this guest opportunity please email firstname.lastname@example.org
(Please check locations already covered before making any submission, we’d like to keep some variety from across the globe).
Expat Parenting Interview
[As at Jan 2018 we are no longer actively taking submissions on this series but if you do have a unique story to tell, still get in touch!]
Every month we take a stroll around the globe talking to parents about what it’s like bringing up a family overseas. From language barriers to health concerns and school waiting lists, we discuss the best and worst of family expat life. We can send you an interview questionnaire, discuss over Skype or meet you in person to take down your story.
We have already covered locations from Shanghai to the Seychelles, Panama to Pakistan; could your city be next?
Middle East Guest Opportunities and Collaborations
We are taking submissions now on our new sister website, Family Travel in the Middle East for accommodation and tour reviews, as well as inspirational pieces about the Middle East. We have some paid opportunities too for experienced writers on these topics. Please contact email@example.com or see the FTME Contributor Guidelines here.
What we do not accept
- Any guest posts that are obviously of a commercial rather than personal nature (take a look at our work with us page if you are looking for a sponsored post or product/destination review);
- Posts unrelated to family travel or expat life.