Welcome to WanderWisdom—a community of adventurers, travelers, and wanderers who come together to share experience and knowledge about exploring all over the world. From the lush green hills of Ireland to the golden coast of California and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, this is the place to write about where to visit, how to get there, and what not to miss. Most importantly, this is the place to share the awe and reverence that going somewhere new inspires in us all.
To write for WanderWisdom, authors must comply with the HubPages editorial policy. In addition to the requirements listed there, here are some recommendations and tips on how to craft high-quality articles for this particular site.
What We Like to See:
- Specificity and Details: We recommend including specific, useful details that inform potential travelers about how and why to travel to specific destinations. Give us that little travel tidbit that only you know because of your own experiences, or give readers specifics about what was good or bad about a place or attraction; this will make your article stand out amongst the mass of generic travel writing that is available online nowadays.
- Write From Experience: It is best if articles are written from the informed perspective of someone who has actually traveled to a specific place or by way of a specific mode of transportation. We want our authors to write from a place of knowledge, and it is optimal when it’s easily apparent to readers that they can trust the information and recommendations that you share.
- Original and Beautiful Photos: Articles should contain high-quality images, preferably taken by the author. If not taken by the author, photos must be accurately sourced and of high quality. Travel writing is greatly enhanced by photos of a beautiful location that make you ache to go there. Not only will these images help you keep readers on your page, but they will also increase your credibility as an author by proving that you have actually visited the location(s) in question.
- Numbered Lists: If an article lists a number in the title (i.e., “Top 10 Beaches in California”), the items on the list should be numbered throughout the text. This formatting will increase the likelihood that readers will finish reading the article in its entirety.
- Map Consolidation: While it is not required to include a map in every article, some authors like to include several. If so, it is best to consolidate the locations listed in the article into one or two map capsules as opposed to a different capsule for every location (you can include up to 10 different locations in a single Map Capsule).
What to Avoid:
- Uninformed Promotion: Similar to products, recommendations for merchants and lodging should only be included if the author has personal experience with them and can give an unbiased review. Authors shouldn’t recommend something to readers that they haven’t tried themselves, as this can reduce reader trust.
- Purely Personal Content: For the most part, articles should not be solely comprised of personal anecdotes, stories, or itineraries. While personal travel stories can be interesting—and may be fit for our travelogue category—we are primarily looking for pieces that will help readers who are looking to plan a trip. This means it is best when an author can strike a fine balance between concrete information and personal experience in order to help readers plan a trip and make it their own.
Here are some examples of articles on WanderWisdom that we would like to showcase. These articles exhibit the type of high-quality work we wish to see on the site:
- A Beginner's Guide to Cruising with a Disability or Illness
- How to Be the Kind of Houseguest That Gets Invited Back
- 15 Things to Avoid as a Tourist in Iceland
- Is It Safe for a Woman to Travel Solo to Turkey?
- The Perfect Itinerary for a Weekend in Venice
If you are intrigued by our community and would like to write for WanderWisdom, we’d love to have you! In order to set up an account to begin writing, please sign up on HubPages. Articles are initially written on our parent platform and then, if they are high enough quality, moved to one of our Network Sites like WanderWisdom. All of our Network Sites are a blending of professional editing and writers like you. Welcome!