Explore My City Guest Contributor Guidelines

Our 2023 guest series is now open

We are currently seeking guest bloggers for our annual summer series “Explore My City”.  Using the eyes of an expat or resident, what are the mustn’t-miss attractions, activities and events in the city you call home?

The story might take the format of

  • What to do with 24 hours in… (example)
  • Top 10 things to do in…. (example)
  • Staycation ideas – easy short breaks you can take in your own city/country (example)
  • Where to take your family visitors (example)
  • Best family activities that you won’t find in a guidebook (example)

What we’re looking for; the fine print:

  • Stories must be from families who have actually lived in and become part of the local community in the chosen location, i.e. I do not need stories on what you did with kids as visitors; we are looking through a resident’s eyes with intimate knowledge.
  • The focus is on family-friendly activities, eateries and events. We can accept contributions from writers who are not parents, but you must be able to take a family angle.
  • We are opening this up as a guest blogging opportunity; we are not providing any remuneration but will provide follow links to any original articles on your blog, home page, and social channels (Our current Moz Domain Authority 38/Ahrefs Domain Rating 43).
  • We reserve the right to add affiliate links to your post and make minor grammatical and SEO changes. The published post will contain onscreen advertising through our ad partner. 
  • Copyright for submissions and photos remains yours; this will be stated in our blog post (If submitting a third-party photo or images with other people’s children, please ensure you have appropriate permission. Stock images must be free for commercial use or provide proper accreditation).
  • The article can come from something you have already published, with the title, intro text and subheadings sufficiently changed for SEO purposes.
  • New articles, once posted by Our Globetrotters, can be linked to your personal blog. If you wish to republish the article completely, we ask that you wait at least six months from the original publish date, and for a link to be made to the original article on our website. For SEO purposes, please do not copy the title or article in its entirety.

What we need from you:

  • A copy of the article in Word or Google Docs format. Minimum length of 1200 words, but longer is encouraged.
  • Please ensure your work is spelling and grammar checked. We trust that you will write original content, not AI-generated – we review all submissions with Grammarly and Originality.
  • Using sub-headings, numbering and bullets is encouraged for a good user experience. 
  • You can use either US or UK English, whichever fits your natural voice.
  • Include in the footer a brief bio about yourself and your blog (ideally with a headshot or family photo).
  • We encourage you to include at least 5 pictures to accompany your story in jpg format (with permission to use on our social platforms to promote the story). Ideally, a mix of vertical and horizontal images (max 1080px x 720px). Please try and keep image sizes under 0.5MB
  • URL of the page(s) you would like to link. We will link your home page + up to 3 relevant links from your blog. Adding links to other authoritative sources is encouraged. [NB we may add additional affiliate links or external links to places mentioned if it will help the reader]
  • Up to 3 social media handles for your Twitter / Instagram / Facebook / Pinterest / YouTube / TikTok.
  • Send submissions to exploremycity@ourglobetrotters.com

Thank you for your interest in appearing on the Globetrotters blog. If your submission is successful, we will notify you of the expected publishing date within seven days.

Previously published posts for this series – click here for the details

We like to keep things fresh, so please note we have already covered the following locations before making a suggestion for our 2023 series:

Adelaide | Amsterdam | Athens | Baku | Baltimore | Bangalore | Basel | Belfast | Bendigo | Boise | Boston | Brisbane | Bristol | Brooklyn | Canmore | Cape Cod | Cape Town | Cardiff | Cartagena | Chaing Rai | Christchurch | Colorado Springs | Colombus | Cote d’Azure | Cusco | Dallas-Fort Worth | Darwin | Dayton | Delhi | Denver | Dublin | Duluth | Dunkeld | Florence | Fremantle | Geneva | Ghent | Glasgow | Gold Coast | Havana | Hocking Hills | Honduras | Hong Kong | Houston | Isle of Man | Kathmandu | Kelowna | Kiev | Knoxville | Lake District | Lake George | Las Vegas | Lincoln | London | Lorne | Los Angeles | Los Cabos | Luxemberg | Madrid | Manhattan | Mannheim | Mauritius | Melbourne | Milwaukee | Minneapolis | Moscow | Nairobi | New Orleans | Nice | Ohope Beach | Okinawa | Omaha | Paris | Peak District | Perth | Philadelphia | Phoenix | Prague | Queenstown | Rio de Janeiro | Rome | San Diego | San Francisco | San Miguel De Allende | San Ramon | Santander | Santa Monica | Sapphire | Sarasota | Seattle | Shanghai | Sharjah | Singapore | Spokane | Stuttgart | Suffolk Coast | Sydney | Taipei | Tampa | Tokyo | Toronto | Vancouver | Washington DC | Wellington | Yokohama | York | Yorkshire Dales | Zurich

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