Received by email at WritersWeekly on 11/6/06:
Transitions Abroad, a planning guide for cultural immersion travel founded
by Clay Hubbs in 1977, provides practical information on educational
travel abroad and remains the leading magazine for independent travelers
who want to extend their time abroad through work, study, or low-cost
travel. Its title suggests the changes that result from immersion in
another culture. Our writers provide the details and ("nuts and bolts")
that readers need to make their own plans.
In 2004, Gregory Hubbs assumed the role of web content editor of
TransitionsAbroad.com and began to expand upon his father's body of
editorial work in order to create the first Web Portal for work, study,
travel, and living abroad. TransitionsAbroad.com has a sophisticated
international and domestic audience with more than 50 percent of its
traffic originating from outside of the United States and is therefore
expanding upon the core articles and resources listed in the magazine to
meet the needs and interests of this growing Web audience. Thus far in
2006, more than 3.3 million unique visitors have found some of the finest
practical travel articles, resources, listings, and websites.
What We Are Looking For
The Slow Food™ movement, born in Italy, has demonstrated the intrinsic
connection between ethics and aesthetics, responsibility and pleasure. In
the new section we title Travel for Pleasure, we are looking to explore
and expand upon this fundamental notion on TransitionsAbroad.com by
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 (homes) are being visited and
spending money in the local economies.
Articles which inspire others to enjoy and explore off-the-beaten track
travel which respects natives, their culture, and the land you are
Sidebars which include resources not in the body of the article: e.g.
websites and email addresses, contact names and addresses, telephone
numbers, and costs.
What We Do Not Want
Personal travelogues or lengthy descriptions of personal experiences
(unless readers can use the practical details in your account to make
their own travel plans).
Articles that represent travel as a form of consumption and objectify the
people of other countries.
Information that is readily available in guidebooks or from government
Articles submitted for the Travel for Pleasure section may cover the
Adventure and Sports Travel
Travel to Cook
Travel to Drink Wine
Travel to Eat
Travel to Shop (for local produce and products)
Vacation Homes Abroad
Payment is on acceptance, from $50 to $150. For the most part our
contributors are not professional travel writers but people with
information and ideas to share; we are much more interested in usable
first-hand information than in polished prose. We are always looking for
experienced writers to become regular contributors to the website and can
arrange custom payments for first-time rights on mutual agreement for an
ongoing relationship. Historically, we have found TransitionsAbroad.com to
be an excellent place for freelance travel writers to increase exposure
while being published alongside some of the top writers in the field.
$150 for 1500-3000 words of edited text (including sidebars).
$100 for 1000-1500 words of edited text (including sidebars).
$50 for 500-1000 words of edited text (including sidebars).
http://www.transitionsabroad.com/inform ... ers_guidel
for more details.
Thank you very much for your time,
Web Content Editor