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!!
That’s where YOU come into it!
To make Our Globetrotters as useful a resource as possible to international families, 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, that you don’t need to be a professional 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 copyright.
Here are just a few of the ways you can currently be involved here at Our Globetrotters
Our Globetrotters Guest Series: Explore My City
Every summer (June-August) we run a special guest post series for expat and family travel bloggers. Our Explore My City series is all about giving us the inside word on where families should go in your city (or island, 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….”. Alternatively, you can adapt it from an existing article you have written, or we can syndicate the post from your website giving you the original credit.
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 as a little extra promotion. 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 2022 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 – if a city is already covered, we will need a new angle!).
Our Globetrotters Guest Series: 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 in this series to long-haul flying 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!
Our Globetrotters Guest Series: Expat Parenting Interview
[As of 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 Zoom or meet you in person (if you’re in the UAE!) 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 (as of March 2022 we’re actively recruiting new writers to our team, perfect for experienced bloggers and those looking to expand their writing portfolios).
What we do not accept on Our Globetrotters
- 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.