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LAST UPDATED FEBRUARY 18, 2024

BCJ WEEKLY TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES NEWSLETTER BOARD


Welcome to the BCJ Weekly Travel Opportunities News Board

Welcome to the BCJ Weekly Opportunities Newsletter Board

This board is where I share amazing travel opportunities as I find them throughout the week.

Every Sunday (unless I say otherwise via Twitter), you can come to this page and by the end of the day (EST time), expect to see new travel opportunities uploaded right here. 

There are a total of 8 NEW opportunities this week and 60+ listed in the form of travel writing “calls” from editors, press trips, and more for you to apply to.

Sign up to my email list here so you are notified every Sunday when I update the board. 

Let’s Dive in!

Christina Jane, Founder of Being Christina Jane, Travel Lifestyle Blog + Freelance Writer

TRAVEL WRITING OPPORTUNITIES

CURRENT WRITING OPPORTUNITIES FROM RECENT WEEKS:

Stephanie Pitera Statile of Insider is looking for writers for a few stories about Italy. 

Lauren Cocking of Viator is looking for a Palestinian travel writer for an article. 

Kaitlin Newman is looking for photojournalists in Baltimore. 

Jordan LaHaye Fontenot is looking for Mississippi-based food/culture writers. 

Pittsburgh City Paper is looking for food stories. 

Emily Krivograd of Insider is looking for writers with upcoming travel plans with a luxury angle. 

Fíona Clair of Insider is looking for Greece-based freelancers. Rates start at $230. 

Katie Hammel of Going is looking for travel writers who are super users of Flighty or TripIt. 

Lindsay is looking for pitches about travel for Thrillist. 

Slow Ways Trails is looking for stories for specific routes/trails. 

ROADBOOK is looking for writers based in Paris, France. 

Rest of World is accepting pitches.

I am looking for a London-based freelance writer to create a digital content report. 

Katie Hammel of Going is commissioning pieces for the Going Travel newsletter. 

Josie Thaddeus-Johns, Editor of Artsy is looking for art writers in Asian art capitals and other cities around the world. Pay is $250 – $500 (sometimes more). 

Grant Marek, the EIC of SF Gate, is looking for pitches for the publication. Pay is $150 – $400+. 

James J. Jung is looking for LA-based food/restaurant (and adjacent) writers. 

Stephanie Pitera Statile is looking for freelance travel writers to talk about their experience traveling through the Drake Passage this year. Pay is $220. 

Africa Democracy and The Continent are seeking new writers to contribute to a new series of pieces. 

Annaliese Smith, Editor of Wired for Adventure, is looking for adventure travel pitches with good images. pay is £250. 

The Local is looking for freelance journalists in Switzerland. 

Harriet Fitch Little, Food and Drink Editor of FT Weekend Magazine is accepting pitches.

Opheli Garcia Lawler of Thrillist is accepting pitches on exclusive insight, expert advice, and details about the travel space. 

Maxine Betteridge-Moes, Digital Editor of New Internationalist, is commissioning stories on social justice, global inequality, and more. 

Matt Ortile, Editor at Condé Nast Traveler, is accepting pitches on queer travel stories and reporting on specific identities. 

Sarah Grothjan, Editor at REI, is open to pitches on camping and backpack gear. 

Chiara Wilkinson, UK Features Editor at Time Out is looking to interview talent for slots in Time Out’s UK newsletter. 

Fíona Clair, Editor at Insider, is accepting pitches on the best, underrates thing to do in their city/state/region (international destinations included). 

Kevin Johnson, Lifestyle Editor at Richmond Magazine, is interested in pitches across the greater Richmond area. 

Alex Testere, Editor for Saveur Magazine, is accepting pitches for the new print edition of the magazine. 

GENERAL PUBLICATIONS USUALLY ACCEPTING PITCHES:

Philly Magazine is always open to pitches on city trends and other topics. Rate is $1/word for print. 

Atlanta Magazine is accepting pitches on Atlanta and the metro region. 

Ed Cunningham, News Editor of TimeOut London is accepting pitches for London and around the UK. Anything with getting people to go out and do stuff. 

Allison Stine, the Climate Justice Senior Editor of Nonprofit Quarterly is looking for stories about climate change or Appalachia, but is open to all pieces. Pay is $300.  

The Ferret is seeking stories on issues affecting the public in Scotland. 

Shawn Mulcahy, Editor of Chicago Reader is accepting pitches for stories with any Chicago topic/angle. 

Wine Enthusiast Magazine is looking for proposals from freelance writers about fine food and travel. Pay is $1 per word.

Hakai Magazine is looking for fresh, fun 500-word coastal news stories. 

ABILITIES is Canada’s foremost cross-disability lifestyle magazine accepting pitches that include travel. 

Magic at the Margins, a subscription food and beverage newsletter is accepting pitches that fit their community themes. Pay is $1/per word, capped at $1000 per piece. 

Black & Abroad is seeking contributors to share stories of exploration and embracing new surroundings.

SAVEUR is looking for travel story ideas. 

Brooklyn Magazine is accepting pieces on features and interviews that dive into specific communities, people, or neighborhoods that are uniquely Brooklyn.

Subaru Drive Magazine is seeking pitches on travel, road trips, outdoor recreation and adventure, and more. Pay is ~1/word. 

Condé Nast Traveller is accepting pitches for all sorts of travel stories. Pay is $300+. 

Ruffwear is looking for personal stories that tell the tale of outdoor experiences you’ve shared with your dog. 

Openly focuses on covering LGBTQ+ stories from around the world and is looking to work with local freelancers in a variety of African countries. 

Oklahoma Voice is always looking for freelance story pitches about issues that impact state or tribal governments in Oklahoma. 

The Food Section is accepting pitches. 

Pitches from anyone in LA County are being accepted. 

Trails Magazine focuses on backpacking and other outdoor topics like canoe camping and is accepting submissions!.  

Vacationer Magazine is now accepting pitches. The magazine aims to inspire and inform LGBTQIA+ travelers to help them travel better, smarter, and more safely. Pay ranges from $75 – $200. 

High Country News focuses on coverage of the Western U.S. through coverage of its people, communities, and landscapes. Pay ranges from $0.50 – $1.50 per word. 

Going is accepting airline and airline class guides that dive into either a specific airline or a specific class of service on a specific airline. Pay ranges, but starts at $300 – $400+. 

Berkeleyside is accepting stories about issues happening in Berkeley communities and neighborhoods. 

Going is accepting destination pitches for their weekly newsletter that go deep into a single destination–a city, region, island, state, and sometimes a whole country–to talk about what makes it like nowhere else on earth. Pay starts at $300. 

Going has a new food newsletter they are accepting pitches for. This one dives into a dish that travelers may encounter in a specific place. Pay starts at $400. 

Via, an AAA magazine is accepting West Coast travel pieces. 

Hidden Compass is accepting contributors. 

BLOG POST OF THE WEEK

As a solo traveler, last year I began craving company on my trips. This led to me traveling to Canada for the first time a few months ago with an Instagram friend. 

In this blog post, I share my personal experience with traveling with a stranger for the first time, things you should look out for when traveling with strangers. 

It will be a compilation of tips, red flags to be aware of, some things to consider when choosing travel buddies who are strangers to a certain degree, and more! 

TRAVEL PROGRAMS

BOOK AN "ASK ME ANYTHING" SESSION WITH ME!

Did you know I provide 1-1 “Ask Me Anything” sessions where we can get on a call and speak about anything you have questions or would want more clarification on! 

Truth is, I do a lot of things that intrigue a lot of people and created these sessions because I get many questions about them all. 

Whether you want to hear more about how I got my Master’s degree in Ghana, how to start travel blogging, or want some guidance on breaking into travel writing as a beginner like me, I am your girl! 

*100% of the proceeds go back into running BCJ and up keeping this newsletter that you love so much :)*

TRAVEL CONTESTS/PRIZES

NEW OPPORTUNITIES ADDED 02/18/2024:

Win a trip to Portugal for 2.  Enter by March 15, 2024. 

HELP ME GROW BCJ BY "LIKING" MY FACEBOOK PAGE!

I recently created a Facebook page for Being Christina Jane and if you enjoy this newsletter, I would greatly appreciate it you could stop by the page and give it a “Like”. 

As a creator and writer, every small gesture contributes to the larger vision I have for BCJ and helps me to continue providing valuable, free information to you all! 

TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS + GRANTS

RESOURCE OF THE WEEK: TRAVEL CREATORS: JOIN THE GETYOURGUIDE COMMUNITY FOR MORE TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES

If you’re a travel creator looking for more collaboration and sponsored experience opportunities, consider joining the Get Your Guide Creator Community for: 🔹Sponsored GetYourGuide Experiences 🔹Exclusive workshops + more as a creator! Apply Here:

PRESS TRIPS/PR EVENTS

NEW OPPORTUNITIES ADDED 02/11/2024:

Experience a sky-high cantina in Austin this March on a creator trip. 

Explore two Hawaiian resorts on a creator trip.   

Explore the best of Cincinatti and Northern Kentucky.

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CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES LISTED:   

WORLDWIDE TRAVEL JOBS

Come across any opportunities you think should be included in this newsletter? Feel free to send them my way!