BYB 064: Hometown Tourist Wants Blog Posts With Local Expertise For Your Home City – With Founder, Terri Lundberg

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Hometown Tourist Wants Blog Posts With Local Expertise For Your Home City - Beyond Your Blog Podcast Episode 64

Not a travel blogger? Don’t fear! Hometown Tourist takes a unique approach to travel info. If you are an expert on your city and can provide insider tips about the hidden gems it offers, you may find a home for your writing on Hometown Tourist! In this podcast interview, Managing Director/Founder, Terri Lundberg shares what she looks for in a pitch/submission, what destinations are of interest, and how even small to mid-sized destinations have a home on her site.

Hometown Tourist Wants Blog Posts With Local Expertise For Your Home City - Beyond Your Blog Podcast Episode 64

The interview includes

  • How Hometown Tourist is different than typical travel sites
  • Why you don’t have to be a world traveler to write for Terri’s site
  • 2 specific US cities Hometown Tourist really wants submissions for
  • How Terri sees smaller and mid-sized towns and cities fitting into Hometown Tourist
  • Hometown Tourist’s international coverage
  • 2 of Terri’s favorite posts for reference, including the one that almost broke her site with views!
  • The qualities Terri looks for when contacting a contributor for regular submissions
  • The quick turnaround you can expect after submitting a pitch
  • Payment details
  • How Hometown Tourist promotes posts and how they expect writers to promote
  • Terri’s favorites when it comes to travel, plus her bucket list travel destinations & publications

Resources

San Diego Hometown Tourist: On a Mission in San Diego – By Terri Lundberg

Hometown Tourist Submissions

Beat the Heat in DC! – By Jill Pohl

5 Atlanta Festivals You Must Go To – By Nadeen White

The 10 New Orleans Festivals To Add To Your Bucket List – By Lauren Huntley

Hometown Tourist City Guides

La Mano Verde Restaurant in Berlin

Restaurant Envy in Amsterdam

Mile High Club Membership – By Terri Lundberg

Paris: The Second Time Around – By Terri Lundberg

Afar Magazine

Lonely Planet

Forbes Travel Guide

UMASS Amherst Online Journalism Classes

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About the Author

Susan Maccarelli

Susan Maccarelli is the creator of Beyond Your Blog, a site helping bloggers successfully submit their writing for publishing opportunities beyond their personal blogs. She also offers online training and consulting to new bloggers looking for direction on submitting their writing for publication. Susan has interviewed dozens of editors from publications like The New York Times, Huffington Post, Brain, Child, Chicken Soup For The Soul, The Washington Post, and speaks at many respected writing and blogging conferences.

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