Guest Post Submission
Are you interested in writing for Two Wandering Soles?
We’d love to hear from you, but first let’s talk details...
We get many inquiries each day from people interested in writing guest posts, and we are very selective with which posts we accept.
We're looking for guest posts that will be inspiring or helpful to our readers. If you have an idea in mind, keep reading to see our guest post submission process, and fully fill out the form below.
We delete all inquiries that do not meet our requirements.
PLEASE READ: We do NOT accept guest posts from companies trying to promote their product or service. All guest post submissions of this nature will be deleted and you will not receive a response. If you are interested in promoting a product or service, submit a form on our Work With Us page and we can talk about a potential partnership (which is different than a guest post).
What we are looking for
We are interested in hearing your pitch, but these are the 2 types of articles we are most likely to accept:
“Local Guides”: Tell us about your hometown or one of your favorite places in your own country. Who better to write about a place than a local?!
Unique things to do in specific cities or countries. For example, “12 Unique Things to do in Sydney” or “18 Ways to Get Off The Beaten Path in Rome”.
What’s in it for you?
1. Exposure: Our website gets 290,000+ monthly pageviews (and growing fast!). Plus, we usually share guest posts on our social media channels.
2. Backlink: You will receive one do-follow backlink in your author’s bio and a link to your social media. Our website has a DA (Domain Authority) of 45.
3. Relationship: If you do a quality job, we are happy to talk to you about working together in the future.
Important: Without submitting this form, we will not consider your guest post.
1. Create your pitch
Come up with an idea (or a few!) and pitch them to us by filling out the form below.
But before you get started, read the bullets below!
We generally do not accept pitches on topics we have already written about or places we have already covered. Familiarize yourself with our website and pitch a unique idea. (Either a place we have not yet visited, or a topic that you have a unique perspective on.)
For example, we have written a lot about traveling in Vietnam, but if you lived there we would be interested in an article about expat life in Vietnam.
Likewise, we have written a great amount on budget travel. But if you are writing about travel on a budget with kids, that is a different perspective and would be an appropriate pitch.
You MUST have original photos to accompany your article. This goes without saying, but these should be quality images. Please do not pitch articles for which you cannot provide images.
Your pitch must be unique and not published anywhere else on the Internet now or ever in the future!
2. Wait for our response
We will try our best to get back to you within one week. We will let you know if we’re interested in your pitch. (If it is approved, you will follow steps #3 - #7).
3. We'll discuss details
If we are interested in your article idea, we will give you a few pointers about what to focus on. We'll also set a deadline based off of what you indicated in your submission form.
4. Submit first draft
When you are finished with your article, you will send us the following:
*PLEASE READ CAREFULLY* If the draft you sent us is not up to the quality or tone of our site, we will decline your article.
a) Draft that is free of spelling and grammatical errors in a Google Doc.
Please make sure you are paying attention to basic SEO and writing in a fun and informative tone. Familiarize yourself with the style of our site.
For the consistency of our site, please use American spellings of words (ex. use color instead of colour).
b) We publish long-form articles, and ask that your submission be at least 1,000 words (1,500 - 2,000 words is even better as long as it is informative and engaging).
c) You may link to your website once within the article (only if it is a natural fit). You will also receive a backlink in your author’s bio.
d) You may include other relevant and helpful links in the article, but it is up to our discretion whether or not we will keep them.
For example, if you are describing a hike, you can link to the Department of Conservation website that explains trail conditions, however, an affiliate link to hiking boots would not be acceptable.
e) Quality and original* photographs to accompany your article.
must be resized to 1200 pixels on the longest axis. (We would like for the majority of your photos to be HORIZONTAL.) The file size should be no larger than 300KB. You can control the image size in editing programs like Photoshop, or you can use tinyjpg to compress them.
*These must be photos YOU have taken. We do not accept stock photos.
Try to aim to have one photo per recommendation if possible. For example: 12 Things to do in Paris, should have at least 12 accompanying photos. Let us know if you have questions about this.
Include an exciting cover photo that demands attention. We find photos of people against an epic backdrop work well. This is the photo that defines your article and should entice the reader to click on it.
Please title your photos. For example: Describe the subject “Louvre” or “Eiffel Tower” so we know where in the article it should be placed.
f) A headshot of yourself along with a short bio (written in third person) and a link to your website and/or social media (if applicable).
This is a do-follow link.
g) 3-5 Pinterest graphics
We will provide you with templates, but it is up to you to pay careful attention to design.
The more eye-catching the design, the more views your article will receive and the more traffic you will get to your website.
Tip: It is helpful to use different wording on each graphic to attract different types of readers. See examples below:
h) An SEO-optimized excerpt. This should be roughly 70-100 words and should describe your article. It must include keywords while still sounding natural and engaging. Below is an example of an excerpt for an article on Cartagena. (Main keywords have been bolded, secondary keywords are underlined.)
Cartagena is a colorful and bustling city on Colombia’s Caribbean Coast that is easy to fall in love with. With a vibrant nightlife scene, stunning colonial architecture (hello Instagram!) and some of the best food in the country, this city is well worth a spot on your Colombia itinerary. We’ve visited this exciting city 3 times and are sharing the best things to do in Cartagena, as well as our top tips, what to eat, and where to stay!
5. Make edits
We will send back any overall edits we’d like made. Please note that we may edit the final draft to better fit our site if needed.
We will inform you of this before publishing.
Important Note: In the future, we might edit your article to keep it updated and to boost rankings. We will try to let you know of any major edits we make. However, small updates should be expected to keep it relevant.
6. Get ready to be published!
Once your final draft is submitted, we will let you know the publishing date.
7. Share the good news!
We’d appreciate if you share on your website or social media to get a larger reach.
Guest Post Submission Form
READ FIRST: Before submitting this form, please be sure you've read ALL of the instructions above carefully!
Once again, we DO NOT accept guest posts from companies, and you will not receive a response. Instead, contact us on our Work With Us page to discuss a potential partnership.