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The following is a huge list of magazines and websites that pay you to write about travel so you can work from anywhere. It took me days to put this together for you so I hope it’s an immensely valuable resource.

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So, are you on the hunt for amazing travel jobs that allow you to a make a location independent income (from your laptop) while traveling?

Well you may not know it but there are an extensive variety of ways to make money traveling, especially online, and one of the most popular ways is by freelance writing.

Whether you have writing experience or not, there are a whole host of magazines and websites that pay you to write about your travel experiences! Not only that, some of them pay very well – I’m talking $1,000 + per article.

Perhaps you’re looking to make a sustainable full time income on the road so you can become a digital nomad…

Perhaps you just want to make some extra spending money for more amazing experiences while you travel…

Whatever the case, these 66 magazines and websites that pay you to write will help you to achieve your travel goals.

** Before I forget I also recommend checking out these 15 awesome travel job courses that’ll teach you the exact skills you need for many kinds of remote jobs you can do from anywhere.

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Are you on the hunt for amazing travel jobs that allow you to a make a location independent income (from your laptop) while traveling? You may not know it but there are an extensive variety of ways to make money traveling, especially online, and one of the most popular ways is by freelance writing. Whether you have writing experience or not, there are a whole host of magazines and websites that pay you to write about your travel experiences! Click through to read our ultimate list of 66 magazines and websites that pay you to write and jump on an accelerated path to full time travel success!

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40. Matador Network

With over 12 million unique monthly visitors, Matador Network is the largest independent travel publisher in the world. With this kind of influence, your carefully crafted words are guaranteed to get exposure.

Content: Innovative and socially relevant travel stories, inspiration and tips
Payment: $40 per article, paid via Paypal on the first week of each month
Submissions: Matador Network Content Submission

39. Wanderlust.co.uk

Launched in 2010 the Wanderlust website is an extension of the Wanderlust Magazine. Here you’ll find expert articles, a community of travel enthusiasts, inspirational photographs, videos from the community, a helpful forum, information to help you plan your trip and much more.

Content: Interesting blogs, inspirational round-ups, guides and advice pieces
Payment: Pay varies – agreed on commissioning
Submissions: Wanderlust Website Content Submission

38. GoNomad

GoNomad is all about the different kinds of travel….the zig not the zag, the intriguing and thought-provoking places. Covering out of the way, out of this world travel experiences, as well as new takes on popular places you already know about, GoNomad is a well established travel resource on the lookout for fresh new content.

Content: Journeys (a first-person account of a unique journey), destination guides (your favourite region/city), local (learning, volunteer or other alternative travel opportunities), destinations (travel details about a specific destination)
Payment: $25 per article – paid upon publication
Submissions:
GoNomad Content Submission

37. The Wayward Post

The Wayward Post informs and inspires modern-day explorers who seek travel experiences that are both fun and responsible. The digital magazine includes socially conscious guides for trips, inspiring stories, and features highlighting people and brands engaging in travel throughout the world in a positive way.

Content: Inspiring travel stories and insights into socially conscious tourism
Payment: Agreed on commissioning
Submissions:
The Wayward Post Content Submission

36. Travel + Leisure

Travel + Leisure is the world’s most influential travel brand. On the digital version of Travel + Leisure you’ll find travel guides with insider tips on hotels, restaurants, the latest in travel tech, and things to do around the world. You’ll also find ideas on where to stay, the best restaurants to eat at and the hottest shopping destinations as well as helpful travel tips.

Content: Travel guides, tips, inspiration, news and trip ideas
Payment: Payment varies – agreed on commissioning
Submissions:
Travel + Leisure Content Submission

35. Smithsonianmag.com

Smithsonian.com places a ‘Smithsonian’ lens on the world. Studied and exhibited by the Smithsonian Institution, they look into topics and subject matters such as science, history, art, popular culture, travel and innovation. They have a website and print magazine. To apply to write on their site:

Content: The travel section consists of inspiration, journey guides, news, how-to’s and essays
Payment: Payment is agreed on commissioning
Submissions:
Smithsonian Magazine Online Content Submission

34. BootsnAll

With over 4 million users per year, BootsnAll prides themselves on being the best place to plan and purchase complex travel, such as round the world trips, and multi-stop international trips.

Content: Anything relating to long term, independent travel
Payment: $50 per article, paid upon publication
Submissions: BootsnAll Content Submission

33. AFAR – The Wayfarer

The Wayfarer is AFAR’s original online brand. They publish positive stories that inspire and inform readers, answering the questions: Where should I go next? What’s new and interesting? As a regular traveler, what do I need to know?

Content: Insider guides, hotspots & travel trends, topical & timely (relating to what’s in the news), how-to articles, cultural exploration, commentary & opinion, travel essays
Payment: Competitive for online publication – negotiated on an individual basis
Submissions: AFAR – The Wayfarer Content Submission

32. Budget Travel

BudgetTravel.com is an online resource for the world’s savviest travelers. This site provides practical and timely travel tips and tools, showing how any destination can be made accessible. They also provides readers with deals on a number of different destinations.

Content: Destination guides, how-to articles, trip ideas, budget travel tips
Payment: Payment is agreed on commissioning
Submissions:
Budget Travel Online Content Submission

31. Great Escape Publishing

Great Escape Publishing aims to show you how to enjoy a life of travel and earn a good living. Guiding you towards earning paychecks and perks for sharing your experiences, articles are usually based around the craft and business of getting paid to travel, not straight travel pieces.

Content: Insider tips, how-to’s and interviews
Payment: $50-$75 for website articles, $100-$150 for interviews and personal stories, and $150-$200 for articles with specific income advice 
Submissions:
Great Escape Publishing Content Submission

30. World Hum

In May 2001, the founders of World Hum started this site with a mission of publishing the best travel stories on the Internet. Since then, they have won a variety of awards and have been included in numerous travel anthologies. At World Hum, they focus not only on destinations but on the journey, exploring how travel changes us, the way we see the world.

Content: First-person travel narratives, rants or raves about any travel-related subject, travel interviews with travelers, writers or artists, lists and audio slideshows with photographs, sound and narration
Payment: Payment is agreed on commissioning
Submissions:
World Hum Content Submission

29. OutpostMagazine.com

Through their website and more than 100 issues of their magazine, Outpost has been Canada’s best travel magazine for 2 decades, sharing their explorations of the real world. The Outpost website is designed to give you real insights and useful travel tips in an entertaining, thoughtful and occasionally quirky way.

Content: Amazing travel experiences and insights told in compelling prose
Payment: Pay varies – negotiated on an individual basis
Submissions: Outpost Website Content Submission

28. International Living Newsletters

International Living know from experience that there are many places around the world that are cheaper, healthier, safer and freer than you ever thought possible. They help readers to discover those places, and then take advantage of the opportunities they offer—such as better quality of life, lower cost of living and investment for profitable return—before the rest of the world finds out.

Content: Your story as an expat living short or long term overseas
Payment: $75 per story for Daily Postcards newsletter, Fund Your Life Overseas newsletter or Incomes Abroad newsletter
Submissions:
International Living Newsletter Content Submission

27. Global Comment

GlobalComment.com is a digital magazine for readers looking for fresh, independent and eclectic content written by talented writers from all over the world. They also publish fiction, poetry, art, and other creative material. There isn’t a travel section as such but can can submit your work to their ‘global’ or ‘culture’ sections.

Content: “Visual art, features, editorials, reviews, poetry, fiction, and anything else that strikes your mind”
Payment: Payment is agreed on commissioning
Submissions:
Global Comment Content Submission

26. The Penny Hoarder

The Penny Hoarder is one of the world’s largest personal finance websites with 10+ million monthly readers. Their mission is to put more money in their readers’ pockets, and they do that by sharing inspiring stories from real people and practical tips anyone can use. You could offer your tips and advice on budgeting, saving and earning money while traveling.

Content: Fun, unique ideas for earning, saving or investing money
Payment: $75 per article without a link or no pay with a link
Submissions:
The Penny Hoarder Content Submission

25. GOOD

Creating programs, stories, experiences and tools to push the world forward, GOOD is a global media brand and social impact company. Through their online magazine, they produce innovative content that resonates with an active, influential audience. The GOOD philosophy – “We are grounded in the belief that good can actually be awesome. We aim to create a world (and solutions) that do not force us to choose between what makes money and what does good, or what’s meaningful and what’s fun.”

Content: Stories, artwork, photography, or video
Payment: Payment is agreed on commissioning
Submissions:
GOOD Online Magazine Content Submission

24. Listverse

Listverse seeks out the most fascinating and rare gems of human knowledge. Every day they publish lists packed with as many new facts as possible. They say that you will always leave Listverse smarter than when you arrived. Lists should intrigue and educate, focusing on bizarre or lesser-known trivia.

Content: Engaging lists on any topic
Payment: $100 per published list, paid via Paypal
Submissions:
Listverse Content Submission

23. Salon

As one of the first entirely digital media outlets, Salon covers breaking news, politics, entertainment, culture, and technology through investigative reporting, commentary, criticism, and personal essays. While there isn’t a ‘travel’ section as such, they may accept inspirational pieces and stories in their ‘life’ or ‘culture’ sections.

Content: News, personal stories and opinions, how-to’s 
Payment: Payment is agreed on commissioning
Submissions:
Salon Content Submission

22. In The Know Traveler

In The Know Traveler aims to celebrate world travel by promoting its many amazing destinations and unique cultures. They post positive stories about real travel experience… The stuff you loved and the things others might want to know before going traveling. In The Know Traveler is designed to inform and inspire.

Content: Inspiring and positive travel stories, destination guides, how-to’s and more
Payment: Payment is agreed on commissioning
Submissions:
In The Know Traveler Content Submission

21. Fodors

Fodor’s Travel has been offering expert travel advice for every stage of a traveler’s trip for over 80 years. They hire local writers, which allows them to provide the best travel recommendations in over 7,500 destinations around the world. To become a contributor, you must go through the application process of becoming hired as a Fodor’s writer by sending your resumé and previous writing clips.

Content: Destination guides, travel tips, things to do
Payment: Payment is agreed upon being hired as a Fodor’s writer
Submissions:
Fodors Content Submission (work for us section)

20. The Expeditioner

The Expeditioner is a travel site featuring articles from some of the best travel writers in the world, as well as travel news, commentary, insight and video from a premiere team of bloggers from around the globe.

Content: First person narratives, top 10’s, destination overviews
Payment: $30 per article
Submissions:
The Expeditioner Content Submission

19. Viator Blog

The Viator Travel Blog is a place where Viator staff can discuss travel and what’s new on Viator.com, answer your questions, and generally post and discuss more about the world we live in. At Viator they believe that travel has the power to make the world a better place.

Content: Travel news, how-to’s, stories, travel tips and more
Payment: Payment is agreed on commissioning
Submissions:
Viator Blog Content Submission

18. Lost Girls World

Three friends who quit their jobs to travel the world created Lost Girls World back in 2006 and by 2010 they had turned their travel stories into a book, The Lost Girls. Now, Lost Girls World is a trusted source of advice and information for girls who want to fit adventure and exploration into their everyday lives. Lost Girls World provides smart, service-oriented articles that help others to travel without sacrificing their career goals or breaking the bank.

Content: Female travel, travel planning, destination guides, travel stories
Payment: Payment is agreed on commissioning
Submissions:
Lost Girls World Content Submission

17. The Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher is dedicated to “Living Better…for Less“. Their goal is to provide readers with ways to help them save time and money. Occasionally they also include material on ways to make money at home. You could offer your tips, stories and advice on budgeting, saving and making money while traveling.

Content: Specific ways to help people save time and money – in depth articles with practical ideas
Payment: $0.10 per word
Submissions:
The Dollar Stretcher Content Submission

16. Reverb Press

Reverb Press is a news and lifestyle online magazine created by a team of smart, savvy, talented writers, artists, and technicians. They pride themselves on producing quality news that resonates with the connected generation. You must apply for a writing position with Reverb Press by sending them your resumé and an explanation of why you want to write for them.

Content: News about prominent figures, dynamics and trends in politics, economics, fashion, technology, science, and/or culture
Payment: Confirmed upon hire
Submissions:
Reverb Press Content Submission

15. Cultures and Cuisines

Cultures & Cuisines offers readers informed, intelligent, well-written narratives about the places, both literal and imaginary, where food and travel meet. They focus on narratives formed from a deep interest in and love of a particular place, and the desire to learn more about it and share that with others.

Content: Essays and longform about holidays, celebrations, festivals, and other food-related traditions as well as “exotic” places or spots near your own home – they interpret “travel” broadly
Payment: $200 per article
Submissions:
Cultures and Cuisines Content Submission

14. Babble

Babble is part of the Disney brand and is a web magazine dedicated to parenting. With sections on lifestyle, entertainment and food, there is potential to pitch your travel related content.

Content: Inspiration, hacks, how to’s, personal stories and more
Payment: Payment is agreed on commissioning
Submissions:
Babble Content Submission

13. DRAFT Mag

DRAFT provides its audience with current, accurate and creative coverage of beer and other areas of life enjoyed by their readers. They tap into the freshest flavours, unique experiences and emerging trends in beer, food, travel and leisure.

Content: Beer/brewery news, trends and ideas as well as food, sports, travel, and many other topics – should cover a new idea or story, or provide a unique angle on a topic that’s already received media attention
Payment: Payment is agreed on commissioning
Submissions:
Draft Mag Content Submission

12. Travelicious

Travelicious help you to find ideas, tips and guides for places most people might never have heard of. Articles aren’t your usual commercial reviews… Real people, either locals or visitors – giving you the inside tips on what to do so you know exactly what to do when you step off the plane.

Content: Anything travel related
Payment: $40 AUD per article, paid upon publishing
Submissions:
Travelicious Content Submission

11. Mamamia

Started in 2007, Mamamia is the largest independent women’s website in Australia. They publish news, opinion, social commentary, political analysis, style, relationships, parenting, beauty and health, travel, videos, podcasts, and personal stories. Reaching around 4 million people a month, writing for Mamamia can offer you great exposure to women living in Australia.

Content: Interesting, thought-provoking, well-written posts, including personal stories, travel narratives, how-to’s, travel inspiration and more
Payment: Rate varies depending on writer
Submissions:
Mamamia Content Submission

10. Hometown Tourist

Hometown Tourist shares recommendations from locals who give insights about their favourite restaurants and places worth visiting. Travelers can browse the website and get recommendations from longtime locals and residents who know where to get the best food, listen to the hottest local bands, and where to spend a quiet evening.

Content: Original, fun and interesting content about your hometown and attractions
Payment: Payment is agreed on commissioning
Submissions:
Hometown Tourist Content Submission

9. Upworthy

Lots of media companies have a mission, but Upworthy is on a mission to change what the world pays attention to. They believe that stories about important issues can and should be great stories — stories for everyone, stories that connect us and sometimes even change the world. Upworthy tells those stories, and helps them break through.

Content: Surprising, meaningful, visual and shareable
Payment: Fair base rate with traffic and distribution bonuses – payment is agreed on commissioning
Submissions:
Upworthy Content Submission

8. New York Times Travel

The travel section of New York Times publishes between 3-5 pieces of content per day. They accept news, destination articles, travel stories and much more. They have quite a strict editorial policy so read through the guidelines properly.

Content: News, destination articles, travel stories and much more
Payment: Payment is agreed on commissioning
Submissions:
New York Times Travel Content Submission

7. About.com Travel

Established in 1996, About.com helps millions of users answer questions, solve problems, and find inspiration on topics they care about. On average, About.com reaches 87 million unique visitors per month just in the United States, so if it’s exposure you’re looking for, here’s where to find it. About.com has numerous different topics to write about and when they need writers for a certain subject that isn’t covered widely on the site, that’s when they offer freelance writing positions. At the time of writing this, they are looking for travel writers for 5 different cities.

Content: Expert destination guides and articles – new restaurants, neighbourhood overviews, event calendars, etc
Payment: Payment is agreed on commissioning
Submissions:
About.com Travel Content Submission

6. BBC Travel

Providing inspiring and high quality content on destinations around the world, BBC Travel is a feature section within BBC.com. Fuelled by new, unexpected and engaging stories from a global community of editors and authors, they are independent, impartial and honest.

Content: Emotional, relatable and educational travel stories
Payment: US$350 for new writers and US$450 for seasoned writers
Submissions:
BBC Travel Content Submission

5. A Luxury Travel Blog

A Luxury Travel Blog focuses on the finer aspects of travel and serves as a gateway for the discerning traveller, providing information on the most luxurious hotels and resorts, the finest restaurants and news from within the luxury travel industry. With a huge following on social media, your article will gain exposure and you get paid for it.

Content: Destination articles, news, how-to’s and more focusing on luxury travel
Payment: Payment is agreed on commissioning
Submissions:
A Luxury Travel Blog Content Submission

4. Overnight Buses

Overnight Buses is a new digital travel magazine for iPad, working to bring back long-form travel writing. Their mission is to tell great travel stories, publish great photography and inspire their readers.

Content: Travel essays, literature, travel journalism and personal narratives
Payment: Payment is agreed on commissioning
Submissions:
Overnight Buses Content Submission

3. Vagabundo Magazine

Vagabundo Magazine is the world’s premier online travel magazine committed to the goal of inspiring travelers everywhere to hit the road and make their dreams a reality. Vagabundo Magazine aims to be the number one platform for reading and sharing fantastic travel stories and experiences in a unique digital-only format.

Content: Adventure, beautiful destinations, stunning photos and more
Payment: Digital magazine contributions – $200 for a cover story, $100 for a cover image, $75-$100 for a long feature, $40-$80 for a short feature, $75 for a photo essay – paid made upon publication
Submissions:
Vagabundo Magazine Content Submission

2. Intrepid Travel

Started in 1989, Intrepid Travel leads over 100,000 travelers across the globe each year. They are a tour company who get a kick out of responsible travel, small groups and very big adventures. Intrepid has a travel blog section on their site where they pay freelance writers to submit travel articles.

Content: Travel stories, news, how-to’s inspiration and more
Payment: Payment is agreed on commissioning
Submissions:
Intrepid Travel Blog Content Submission

1.1 Escape Artist

Escape Artist has become a huge authority on how to live, work, play, retire & invest around the world. For almost 20 years, their community of expats has grown to include countries like Turkey, Panama, Italy, Greece, Ireland, Costa Rica, Belize and many more. They post the most up to date useful information from around the world so that their readers can find precisely what they are looking for in one location.

Content: Insights about expat life, personal experiences, expat guides, transition of life in another country, investing overseas, tips and tricks
Payment: Payment is agreed on commissioning
Submissions:
Escape Artist Content Submission

1. Lady Q’s (New Addition 16/08/17)

Lady Q’s is an online community for women who seek the best answers to their concerns and curiosity. The aim of this site is to encourage women to connect, learn, and solve problems through its content which covers various topics, including travel. LadyQs.com relies on contributors like you to provide your expertise and insight through well written articles. This site pays contributing writers of all genders, nationalities and ages for original unpublished content that fits loosely fall into one of the pre-existing site categories.

Content: Various topics, Q&A style articles, essays, how-to guides and more
Payment: $50 per article
Submissions:
Lady Q’s Content Submission

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26. Dreamscapes

DREAMSCAPES is Canada’s premier travel & lifestyle magazine which offers a wide selection of editorial features introducing you to destinations around the world, lifestyle topics and products.

Content: Travel inspiration, destination specific articles, travel stories, photographs
Payment: Payment is agreed on commissioning
Submissions:
Dreamscapes Content Submission

25. Verge Magazine

For ten years, Verge Magazine has produced quality events and resources to help people experience the world in a meaningful way. Focusing on the ideas of studying, working and volunteering abroad, they believe that international experience creates global citizens, who can change our planet for the better.

Content: Issue-driven, combining an engaging and well-told story with helpful how-to information
Payment: $0.10 CAD per word for first time contributors – paid within 45 days of publishing
Submissions:
Verge Magazine Content Submission

24. The Surfers Journal

The Surfer’s Journal is an independent take on the surfing experience, delving into topics that get little attention elsewhere as well as covering travel adventures, surfboard design, surf photography and more in every issue.

Content: Surf and travel related stories and photography
Payment: Payment is agreed on commissioning
Submissions:
The Surfers Journal Content Submission

23. International Living Magazine

International Living know from experience that there are many places around the world that are cheaper, healthier, safer and freer than you ever thought possible. They help readers to discover those places, and then take advantage of the opportunities they offer—such as better quality of life, lower cost of living and investment for profitable return—before the rest of the world finds out. To write for their print magazine:

Content: Global travel, living, retiring, investing, and real estate (overseas) – Profiles (stories about you or soeone you interview), how-to tips, etc
Payment: $250 for 840 words, $400 for 1,400 words and $50 for one-time photograph use, paid upon publication
Submissions:
International Living Magazine Content Submission

22. Broken Toilets Magazine

Broken Toilets is an online magazine about global development and culture. Their mission is to bring more thoughtful perspectives to issues in social and environmental justice, equality, political change, human rights and openness.

Content: Stories that examine ideas of progress, engage the people and communities at the center of aid, and show how the business of development is conducted and the implications from it.
Payment: Payment is competitive and determined by length and type 
Submissions:
Broken Toilets Content Submission

21. Zing Magazine

ZiNG is the inflight magazine for the the Caribbean Airline, LIAT. They seek to convey the excitement of all things Caribbean through vivid writing and inspiring photography, backed up by solid facts, expert advice and the very latest news.

Content: Accurate, authentic, informative, authoritative and independent-minded travel stories, articles and photography
Payment: Payment is agreed on commissioning in UK pounds
Submissions:
Zing Mag Content Submission

20. Backpacker Magazine

At BACKPACKER, they inspire and enable people to enjoy the outdoors by providing the most trusted and engaging information about backcountry adventure in North America. As the authority on escaping to the backcountry, Backpacker offers readers accessible, close-to-home getaways alongside exotic life-list destinations, practical tips for outdoor adventure and the best gear information available.

Content: First person stories based upon a recent trip experience, including foot based travel, wilderness or backcountry and North American destinations as well as advice and practical tips on improving the backpacking experience
Payment: $.40 to more than $1.00 per word, depending upon the complexity and demands of the article, as well as your experience
Submissions:
Backpacker Magazine Content Submission

19. Smithsonian Magazine

Smithsonian Magazine places a ‘Smithsonian’ lens on the world. Studied and exhibited by the Smithsonian Institution, they look into topics and subject matters such as science, history, art, popular culture, travel and innovation. They have a website and print magazine. To apply to write for their magazine:

Content: The travel section consists of inspiration, journey guides, news, how-to’s and essays
Payment: Payment is agreed on commissioning
Submissions:
Smithsonian Magazine Content Submission

18. Outpost Magazine

Through more than 100 issues of their magazine, Outpost has been Canada’s best travel magazine for 2 decades, sharing their explorations of the real world. The Outpost Magazine is designed to give you real insights and useful travel tips in an entertaining, thoughtful and occasionally quirky way. To write for their print magazine:

Content: Amazing travel experiences and insights told in compelling prose
Payment: Pay varies – negotiated on an individual basis
Submissions:
Outpost Magazine Content Submission

17. Wanderlust Mag

Launched in a bedroom in 1993, Wanderlust magazine is the leading independent, multi-award winning magazine for adventurous and authentic travel. Within the magazine there are expert articles, inspirational photographs, information to help readers plan their trip and much more.

Content: Independent, semi-independent and special-interest travel – Soft adventure, off-the-beaten-track destinations, secret corners of the world, unusual angles on well-known places and local culture
Payment: £220 per 1,000 published words for features, £90 per page (750 words) for fact pages and all other article fees are agreed on commissioning
Submissions:
Wanderlust Magazine Content Submission

16. National Geographic Traveler

Published eight times a year by the National Geographic Society, the National Geographic Traveler magazine is the world’s most widely read travel magazine. Through powerful storytelling and photography, each issue inspires curious readers with stories that show the transformative power of travel.

Content: Anything from mainstream to adventure travel in places accessible to most travelers – national and state parks, historic places, cities, little-known or undiscovered places, train trips, cruises, driving trips, photography, food, lodgings, ecotourism, adventurous learning experiences and short getaways
Payment: Competitive compensation which varies depending on the type of feature or department, payment made upon acceptance
Submissions:
National Geographic Traveler Magazine Content Submission

15. Canadian Geographic Magazine

Canadian Geographic magazine is a Canadian magazine that celebrates everything amazing about Canada. They uncover and communicate stories about Canadian people, places, frontiers and issues (past and present). Each issue is a voyage of discovery and exploration that features the latest science, environment, travel and human and cultural stories from across Canada.

Content: Topical and current ideas, stories from Canada (read above)
Payment: Payment is agreed on commissioning
Submissions:
Canadian Geographic Magazine Content Submission

14. Escapees Magazine

Established in 1978, Escapees is the source of information and education for anyone seeking a break from the hustle of life by enjoying the great outdoors. For anyone interested in taking a vacation with a tent, camper, or motor home and are interested in the nomadic lifestyle, Escapees helps to make their travels safe, fun and exciting.

Content: They share a wide variety of material, beyond what is found in conventional RV magazines – they welcome submissions on all phases of RV life, especially relevant mechanical/technical information
Payment: Up to $150 per article, paid upon publication
Submissions:
Escapees Magazine Content Submission

13. Delta Sky Magazine

Sky is the inflight magazine for Delta Air Lines. Blending lifestyle, entertainment, business and travel, it has undeniable crossover appeal for today’s affluent and hard-to-reach consumers.

Content: Expertly executed stories about travel, lifestyle and business – mix of domestic and international locales
Payment: Payment is agreed on commissioning
Submissions:
Delta Sky Magazine Content Submission

12. Pathfinders Travel

Since 1997, Pathfinders has been the trusted source of information for people of colour searching for information on where to go, what to do, where to dine, and how to get there from a unique and colourful perspective.

Content: Lively, original, well-written stories that provide a good sense of place, with useful information and fresh ideas about travel and the travel industry – where to go, what to do, where to dine, and how to get there from a cultural perspective
Payment: $150 per article, paid upon publication
Submissions:
Pathfinders Magazine Content Submission

11. Road and Travel Magazine

ROAD & TRAVEL Magazine is committed to the advancement of women by providing content from which they can make informed and educated decisions regarding their automotive, travel, and personal safety needs. They cover topics and issues such as buying or leasing a new or used car, new car reviews and buyer’s guides, hotel reviews, information on luxury trains or cruise ships, current airline rules for safety and security, new car quotes, destination reviews to cities and countries that offer safe travel for women and more.

Content: Informative, educational, entertaining, and inspiring travel articles hotels, spas, airlines and airline rules, bed & breakfasts, destination reviews, places to go and things to do, cruises, green travel, personal safety on the road, city, state or country tourism, business tools for the road, and travel related health and fitness
Payment: Acceptance and payment of article depends on quality and content.
Submissions:
Road and Travel Magazine Content Submission

10. Emirates Open Skies Magazine

Open Skies is the monthly magazine for the Emirates airline. In each issue they bring together the best writers, photographers and artists to create the world’s best in flight magazine. They believe in long form journalism and outstanding photography and with over 3 million passengers flying with Emirates per month, your article will be presented to readers from all corners of the world.

Content: Destination travel (Dubai, Sri Lanka, London, Switzerland, Maldives, Indonesia, India, and more)
Payment: Payment agreed on commissioning
Submissions:
Emirates Open Skies Magazine Content Submission

9. Transitions Abroad Magazine

Founded in 1977, Transitions Abroad provides practical information and inspiration relating to educational and cultural immersion travel abroad. It is a leading resource for travelers of all ages who want to extend their time abroad through all forms of work, study, volunteering, living, or cultural immersion travel.

Content: Usable practical information gained from first-hand experience for readers who travel to immerse themselves abroad while respecting the culture and customs of the people whose countries are being visited – working abroad, living abroad, studying abroad, cultural travel and adventure travel
Payment: Payment for freelance articles is upon acceptance, ranging from $50 to $150
Submissions:
Transitions Abroad Magazine Content Submission

8. Adventure Travel Magazine

Adventure Travel is a bi-monthly magazine covering outdoor activities in adventurous locations. Trekking is their main interest, closely followed by mountaineering, mountain biking, cycle touring, climbing, kayaking and snow sports in winter months. They are dedicated to helping readers get the most out of their precious time in the outdoors.

Content: Active outdoor travel, in particular trekking and mountaineering – classic ‘must do’ routes with a fresh persepctive, inspirational pieces on mountaineering, adventurous cycle touring or mountain biking, kayaking and sea kayaking, canoeing, technical climbing, adventurous trail running or adventure racing
Payment: Rates are negotiable, depending on quality of images and text, paid within 60 days of publication
Submissions:
Adventure Travel Magazine Content Submission

7. Motorhome Magazine

Motorhome is a monthly newsstand magazine dedicated to enthusiasts of all types of motorised RVs: Class A and Class C motorhomes, camping vans and customised buses. Their goal is to entertain and inform their readers. They are devoted to covering all aspects of the RV lifestyle, including travel destinations, activities and events, the newest motorhomes on the market, do-it-yourself projects and RV service and repair recommendations.

Content: Activities involving motorhomes and motorhomers, such as travel, recreation and lifestyle; and technical aspects of motorhoming, including advice on equipment and maintenance.
Payment: Up to $700 for a major travel piece
Submissions:
Motorhome Magazine Content Submission

6. Get Lost Magazine

Get Lost is the ultimate antidote for carbon copy package holidays and frightful tourist traps. They’re an independent, international travel magazine that puts the excitement back into travel, discovering hot new destinations, pioneering out-there experiences and telling travel yarns of intrigue. Get Lost has been the authentic voice in real travel for a decade.

Content: Inspirational pieces on amazing bucket list experiences, destination budget tips and itineraries, photo stories, food, music, travel jobs, confessions, destination features, festivals, local travel, nightlife and more.
Payment: Payment agreed on commissioning
Submissions:
Get Lost Magazine Content Submission

5. Outside Magazine

Outside is a monthly national magazine dedicated to covering the people, sports and activities, politics, art, literature, and hardware of the outdoors. The mission of this magazine is to inspire active participation in the world outside.

Content: Articles on outdoor events, regions, and activities; informative seasonal service pieces; sports and adventure travel pieces; profiles of engaging outdoor characters; and investigative stories on environmental issues
Payment: Payment agreed on commissioning
Submissions:
Outside Magazine Content Submission

4. Go World Travel

Since 2003, Go World Travel Magazine has covered world travel in more than 90 countries. With writers from all over the globe, Go World Travel publishes inspiring travel articles, travel videos and helpful travel guides.

Content: Inspirational and helpful travel stories – lively anecdotes and straightforward language that shows a sense of curiosity and interest in the destination
Payment: $30 – $50 per article, paid upon publication
Submissions:
Go World Travel Content Submission

3. United Airlines Hemispheres Magazine

Hemispheres is United Airlines’ award winning in-flight magazine. Covering global culture, adventure, business, and sports, Hemispheres’ writers and photographers are based, and have been, all over the world. Email your pitch to the editor.

Content: First person stories and essays on travel, culture and lifestyle
Payment: Payment agreed on commissioning
Submissions:
Hemispheres Magazine Content Submission

2. Hawaiian Airlines Hana Hou! Magazine

Hana Hou! is the magazine of Hawaiian Airlines. As the island lifestyle magazine of Hawaii‘s premier airline, Hana Hou! provides fresh, insightful views of the people, places and cultures that make Hawaii so special. Whether you‘re a resident or a visitor, they hope to offer exciting new perspectives through their commitment to outstanding writing, photography and graphic design.

Content: Creative nonfiction that takes a fresh approach to aspects of travel, culture, people and life in Hawaii, and occasionally in one of the other destinations served by Hawaiian Airlines
Payment: $175 for native intelligence, $0.40 per word for features and departments and $50 for best of the islands
Submissions:
Hana Hou! Magazine Content Submission

1. American Airlines American Way Magazine

Published by Ink Global, American Way is the in-flight magazine for American Airlines. They publish articles on travel, living, business, celebrities and sports.

Content: Destination pieces, food, sports, music, entertainment, and more.
Payment: Payment agreed on commissioning
Submissions:
Pitch the editor – editor@americanwaymag.com

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Are you on the hunt for amazing travel jobs that allow you to a make a location independent income (from your laptop) while traveling? You may not know it but there are an extensive variety of ways to make money traveling, especially online, and one of the most popular ways is by freelance writing. Whether you have writing experience or not, there are a whole host of magazines and websites that pay you to write about your travel experiences! Click through to read our ultimate list of 66 magazines and websites that pay you to write and jump on an accelerated path to full time travel success!


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Hannah is an Australian nomad and the Founding Editor of StoryV Travel & Lifestyle. After finishing her studies in Business Administration Hannah took off to Thailand with her father for a life-changing volunteer experience that shaped the way her future panned out. The day she returned home she took up 3 jobs and booked her next ticket out. 3 months later she had quit the rat race completely and was off to Thailand once more - this time, on her own. Little did she know, that solo adventure would lead her to meet the love of her life and go on to explore the rest of the world as a digital nomad. With a thirst for experiencing unfamiliar cultures in exotic destinations around the world, Hannah most enjoys chasing sunsets, lazing on tropical beaches and getting lost among a myriad of crooked buildings and small alleyways. Follow her adventures on Twitter and Facebook!