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Contributor Guidelines

Thanks for your interest in contributing to Hawaii Getaway Guide!

We seek Hawaii travel experts:

  • You are the travel expert and reference for the subject you’re writing about. Ideally, you have posts regarding the subject on your blog, for readers to step into your blog to continue their trip planning research.
  •   Insightful, informative, first-hand experience. We want the essential stuff a vacation traveler will ask about a place.
  •    100% Original Content: Article must not be published anywhere else on the internet.
  •    BEST & curated bucket list recommendations. We want to inspire a bucket list. That garden you passed through that was just eh,.. We don’t want that.

Hawaiigetawayguide.com Audience Target

Our readers are Hawaii vacation travelers, who seek getaway trip planning inspiration for

• Family friendly
• Romantic couples / honeymoon
• Female travelers & girlfriend getaways
• Adventure & Outdoors

Topics we are seeking:

Kauai
Maui
Hawaii, Big Island

Topics to write about
we’re interested in guides and lists. We are currently not accepting features on one experience

  • Best things to do for … (bucketlist experiences for families, couples, luxury travelers, etc…)
  • Getaway Guides to Best Hikes (i.e. easy, scenic, best waterfalls, etc..)
  • Best Beaches for family-friendly, best ocean activities for the island, snorkeling, whale-watching, etc…
  • Best hotels for

What You Get:

If you do a list or guide, we give you the following below.

  • 1 Link from my DA50 blog
  • 1 Link to my Hawaii blog | hawaiigetawayguide
  • Author Bio with links to your socials

Formatting a guest post, photos and designing a cover all takes time. If you need your article to be published immediately, we suggest you contribute to another blog.

We Do Not Accept:

  • Affiliate links. ( I will be placing my own affiliates- wink wink)
  • We may decline, edit or request a re-edit if content or format does not a match with this site’s writing style.
  • Posts with too many grammatical errors
  • Competing article links.
  • Skinny blog articles on topics, which link to your FULL VERSION of a guide. If you’re saving the golden recommendations for your blog, we’ll save you time– don’t bother pitching the idea to us.

Writing Guidelines

Word Count:

  •  1500- 2000 words
  • 100% Original Content: Article must not be published anywhere else on the internet.
  • Article submission:   Sending us a HTML version  usually works best. You can get this by writing your post in WordPress under “Visual” and then switch to ‘Text” version, to copy and paste into your submission into a Google/Word doc. If you share a your article in a folder on Google Drive, you will have a copy for your records and it will be easier for us to find.
  • Share your top 2-3 URLs you want us to link to and preferred keywords.  Do not place this in the first paragraph. We will not accept competing links to a similar post.
  • Right to edit your content: From time to time, we may perform tweaks to update our blog content with current information. Writing is not meant to change the original style nor will it be defamatory..
  • Author Bio:    Please include a short author bio (2 or 3 sentences ), with a  link to your blog, and Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  This will be NoFollow.
  • Full Disclosure: We will be linking our affiliate partners to all blog posts.

Photo submissions:

• At least 4-6 quality photos.
• Name each photo ( ile name.jpg) , so we know what it is of and its placement in the post.
• You must own your photos.
• Photos sourced from Unsplash or Plexels are permissable, but please include the author and link where it was found, as we strive to credit those and have a reference source should there be any issue of copyright.
Minimum width: Landscape: 800 pixel width

Unacceptable photos:

• Dark, blurry, faded or low quality photos.
• No selfies

Photo permissions:

You grant Hawaii Getaway Guide (aka GRRRLTRAVELER LLC) permission to use for/to promote your article. You release us from any responsibility for photo issues beyond our website control, such as content scraping or plagiarism of our content. This happens a lot  to online publishers. GRRRLTRAVELER fights  this ardently, but there may be cases which we may not catch it. 

Guest Writer Interest Form:

For questions, contact us via Contact Form or by emailing team~at~hawaiigetawayguide.com

Deadlines & Final Article Submission

I have a rolling submission. Formatting a guest post, photos and designing a cover all takes time. If you need your article to be published immediately, we suggest you contribute to another blog. I have a busy schedule – I’m juggling another blog and YouTube channel — so it may take  for me to get back to you, but I will certainly  get to it!

All final article submissions:
Please fill out this final submission form.

emailed to team~at~hawaiigetawayguide.com

 

Thank you very much for your time and interest and I look forward to hearing from you!