Blog Post Guidelines


Thank you for your interest in contributing to Travel Ponders! We welcome guest posts from talented writers who can provide valuable content to our audience. Please read the following guidelines carefully before submitting your blog post:

  1. Content Focus:
    • Travel Ponders is an “off-the-beaten-path” travel blog. Our blog covers topics related to anything and everything travel-related. This includes traveling tips, packing and style guides, the best places to eat, destination inspiration, as well as the top things to do and see in a variety of places all over the globe.
    • We are particularly interested in articles that provide current, search-worthy content as a go-to guide for all trip planning.
    • We value well-researched and informative content that is engaging and actionable for our readers.
  2. Prohibited Content:
    • Our website prohibits the following topics:
      • Gambling
      • Drug use
      • Illegal and dangerous activity
      • Adult content
      • Violence
      • Harassment, bullying, and threats
      • Hate speech
      • Misleading content
      • Personal and confidential information
      • Phishing
      • Spam
      • Abuse of any kind
    • Please carefully ensure your articles do not contain any of the prohibited content, as it will not be accepted for publication
  3. Originality:
    • Submissions must be original, unpublished work. We do not accept articles that have been previously published, including on personal blogs or other websites.
    • Plagiarism or content that violates copyright laws will not be tolerated.
  4. Word Count:
    • We recommend articles to be between 800 and 1,500 words in length. However, we value quality over word count, so please focus on delivering valuable content rather than meeting a specific length requirement.
  5. Formatting:
    • Please submit your blog post in a Microsoft Word document or Google Docs format.
    • Use clear headings, subheadings, and bullet points to improve readability.
    • Feel free to include relevant images to enhance the visual appeal of your post. Ensure that you have the rights to use any visuals you include.
  6. Tone and Style:
    • Our blog has a friendly and informative tone. Please write in a conversational style that resonates with our audience.
    • Avoid excessive jargon or complex terminology. Explain technical concepts in a way that is easy for readers to understand.
  7. Links:
    • You may include up to two external links within the body of your article to relevant and reputable sources that support your content.
    • Avoid self-promotional links or excessive linking to your own website or products.
    • You are encouraged to include a few internal links to relevant articles on Travel Ponders where appropriate.
  8. Author Bio:
    • Include a short author bio (around 50 words) at the end of your article.
    • Feel free to include links to your personal website, blog, or social media profiles.
  9. Editing and Revisions:
    • Our editorial team may make minor edits to your article for grammar, spelling, formatting, or to enhance clarity.
    • Significant revisions will be discussed with you before publishing.
  10. Submissions Process:
    • Please submit your article to with the subject line: “Guest Post Submission: [Your Article Title].”
    • Include your article as an attachment and ensure it is properly formatted.
    • In the body of the email, briefly introduce yourself and provide a summary of your article.
    • If your article is approved for publication, we will send an email with an invoice for payment. The cost of publishing an article on Travel Ponders is $25 USD.
    • Once payment has been received, your article will be published on the Travel Ponders website.
    • Once your article is published, it will be featured in the “latest articles” section on the Home page, as well as promoted on our social media channels and newsletter. The timeline of these features depends upon the number of articles received during that time.
  11. Response Time:
    • We receive a high volume of submissions, and we strive to review and respond to each submission within two weeks. However, please be patient as it may take longer during busy periods.

We appreciate your interest in contributing to Travel Ponders. We look forward to receiving your submissions and sharing your expertise with our audience!