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Why Should I Submit To Families Love Travel?

Families Love Travel is written by parents, for parents - detailing advice on hotels, restaurants, and family-friendly activities throughout a variety of popular destinations. We invite anyone willing to recount advice, suggestions, or tips to join our growing community. 

Will I Be Paid For My Work?

Please remember we do not have the financial backing to pay contributors. Your submission will be solely to help other members of our community. Top Contributors who submit three or more articles will also be invited to include a short bio on our website, including links to personal websites and/or social media profiles!

How Can I Contribute?

If you’d like to contribute to our website, please review the following guidelines.

What Type Of Article Should I Submit?

Families Love Travel submissions are often focused on destination-specific topics such as Things to Do or Places To See With Kids, like museums, shows, playgrounds, parks, etc. You can also write about where to eat with kids (reviews of kid-friendly restaurants) or where to stay with kids (family-friendly hotels, Air B&Bs, vacation rentals, etc.) for a variety of destinations

worldwide. We also accept itineraries. Please check our website for examples on areas we’ve covered before.

 

We also have an Interest section that includes more genre-specific articles, such as vacations to National Parks, Disney, Cruises, Animal Safaris, or various travel tips. Examples include “6 days in Acadia National Park,” “how to travel with kids that have allergies or disabilities,” how to save money during travel,” or “getting around in foreign countries,” etc. Families Love Travel has also launched a new Travel From Home section, where we compile online resources to experience culture from the comfort of your home or excite children about future travels. 

We’re nevertheless open to new ideas, so send us a pitch if you have one! 

How Long Should My Submission Be?

Ideally, submissions should be minimum of 800 words! Please let us know if you have a specific angle in mind that may require more explanation. 

What Are Some Tips For Website Writing?

Use short, simple sentences and short paragraphs. Paragraphs should be no more than 150 words.

Also use active language, present tense, and transition words to guide the reader (eg. “Kids will learn…” compared to “This is a way kids can learn about…”) and (eg. “Next, try…” or “First, let’s…” or “As a result...”).

Headings and subheadings are a good thing! They help readers scan and read your article. Be sure to also consider your audience when writing your article. It may be read by adults and older children, some who may be well-traveled and others who may not be. Each section should also include links to help families better learn about the location! 

What Tone Should I Use?

Even if your article is focused on your specific family vacation, submissions should be more informational rather than personal or anecdotal. Your article will go through editing and proofreading for length, tone, voice, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and clarity. Don’t worry if you don’t feel like the perfect writer - be excited and be you! We can help with the rest. This process will also assist with readability and search engine optimization (SEO) to ensure it pops up in Google searches.

What Other Information Should I Include?

When writing an article, please include information about how old your kids are and when you went on this particular trip! We also only accept submissions from parents without affiliations with any business they choose to review. If you are associated with any travel-related companies, please be sure to make that clear in your submission.

How Can I Be A Top Contributor?

Contributors who submit three or more articles will be given a spot on our Top Contributor page, where we’ll include your professional bio, social media links, and headshot photo! Biographies for Top Contributors should be between 100-115 words and photos should be submitted in a horizontal format. 

What Format Should My Photographs Be?

Please attach separate photographs through our form so we can perform the necessary adjustments. Files should be high-resolution and JPG, labeled by its destination. Families Love Travel may also crop and/or enhance your photos, if necessary. Please do not submit Instagram links. We’d prefer both horizontal and vertical photos for social media promotion. If you have too many photos to send individually, send us a Google Drive link to photos@familieslovetravel.com and mention this in your article.

How Do I Label My Photographs?

Each image should detail your name, as well as the location it was taken. For example, Stephanie-Elden-Statue-of-Liberty-New-York-City-US.jpg. This helps us place your photos in the correct sections on Families Love Travel!
 

Will I Get Photo Credit?

Families Love Travel would love to photo credit your Instagram, website, or other social media handles! If you’re attaching photographs with your article or simply want to contribute an image, please include where we should credit your submission. Be sure to also label your photographs properly!

Anything Else To Know Before Submitting To Families Love Travel?

By sending materials to FLT, contributors grant us rights to publish, syndicate, and promote all content and photos in our sole discretion. Please see our Content Usage Rights for more information. 

Ready To Submit To Families Love Travel?

Families Love Travel thanks you for your interest in submitting original family-friendly content on all things travel-related! To start, use our Submission Form below!

Content Rights Usage:

Any content contributed to Families Love Travel is subject to the terms below.

Contributors of Families Love Travel agree to allow FLT to publish original articles written for our website, familieslovetravel.com, on social media, and/or other marketing materials created by FLT. Contributors also grant FLT the right to edit content in preparation for publication and the right to use name, likeness, and other information if applicable, on our website familieslovetravel.com. 

Contributors grant Families Love Travel the exclusive, worldwide right to publish on familieslovetravel.com, syndicate, and distribute all or a portion of the content on any medium, website, social network, or anywhere else FLT shall choose in the future. Contributors to Families Love Travel must also attest to content submitted, ensuring you have granted rights, that content is original, and that articles do not knowingly contain any untrue statements, invade any right of privacy, or infringe upon any statutory or common-law copyright or otherwise violate the rights of any third party.

Families Love Travel reserves the right to remove original content from familieslovetravel.com, as determined by our publishing standards. The term “original contribution” means any original photo, story, observation, personal experience, or any other material posted or submitted to Families Love Travel. FLT has no obligation to use, post, or otherwise publish any original contributions, in its sole discretion. FLT may use all, some, or none of your original contributions and may remove them from the FLT website or social assets altogether at any time for any reason.

Any contribution to Families Love Travel indicates acceptance of these terms.

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Any content contributed to Families Love Travel is subject to the terms below.

Contributors of Families Love Travel agree to allow FLT to publish original articles written for our website, familieslovetravel.com, on social media, and/or other marketing materials created by FLT. Contributors also grant FLT the right to edit content in preparation for publication and the right to use name, likeness, and other information if applicable, on our website familieslovetravel.com.

Contributors grant Families Love Travel the exclusive, worldwide right to publish on familieslovetravel.com, syndicate, and distribute all or a portion of the content on any medium, website, social network, or anywhere else FLT shall choose in the future. Contributors to Families Love Travel must also attest to content submitted, ensuring you have granted rights, that content is original, and that articles do not knowingly contain any untrue statements, invade any right of privacy, or infringe upon any statutory or common-law copyright or otherwise violate the rights of any third party.

Families Love Travel reserves the right to remove original content from familieslovetravel.com, as determined by our publishing standards. The term “original contribution” means any original photo, story, observation, personal experience, or any other material posted or submitted to Families Love Travel. FLT has no obligation to use, post, or otherwise publish any original contributions, in its sole discretion. FLT may use all, some, or none of your original contributions and may remove them from the FLT website or social assets altogether at any time for any reason.

Any contribution to Families Love Travel indicates acceptance of these terms.

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