What are We About?
First and foremost we aim to celebrate world travel by promoting its many fantastic destinations and to appreciate and accept all of its unique cultures.
We present positive stories about our real travel experience. The stuff we loved and the things we want you to know before hitting the road. Please note, we are not investigative journalists. If a destination is not to our liking then we simply will not write about it.
We are here to inform and inspire. May you be In the Know.
Can I write for ITKT? **
We are proud to offer a content-driven online magazine and we are always on the lookout for fresh perspectives and interesting story angles. We seek writers who truly enjoy travel, have strong writing skills, style, a dose of originality, a sense of humor and a maybe a box of crayons. If you have what we are looking for in a writer, we highly recommend reading our Submission Guidelines and Writer’s Checklists pages to get started. Yes, we know it’s a bunch of reading but in the long run it is valuable and we have faith in you.
I also suggest reading the series 5 Tips to Avoid Travel Writing Rejection Letters to help with some basic travel writing philosophy.
** Please note that submitting writers are added to our “writer correspondences” to help let you know the kinds of articles that are getting published, which is important in finding out if we are a good match — your writing and our site. You can be easily removed from our system at any time.
Do you accept “guest posts”?
No. Guest posts are articles written by people looking for free links to corporate sites in exchange for a free article. Truthfully, these articles never match the style or spirit of ITKT and
Can I write features?
Yes, please take a look at our submission guidelines. Please also note that ITKT publishes weekly features. This means we take the best and most fitting 52 articles we receive during the course of the year to be featured. We also require a featured photo (1600×300 pixels minimum) to compliment the story.
Can I blog for ITKT?
Yes, totally, it's easy.
ITKT does pay for blog entries ($3) but not in the beginning (this way we know a writer is serious about contributing longer term), there are also less rules:
1. Promote travel.
2. Write about what you want, when you want.
3. Spell and grammar check (but no profanity!).
This is a great way to get bylines and your travel thoughts out into the world with a well-established, well-respected online travel magazine. Wow! that was easy.
What does this mean? Simple. We reserve the right to not publish articles that does not inspire travel. This is our number one priority.
But what if I was treated rudely by the staff or someone lost my luggage? We feel your pain. ITKT believes in contacting the complaints department of destinations, attractions, hotels, agents concerning your botched travel experience. However, ITKT is not a complaints department. Our advice? Don't let knuckle heads ruin your trip and don't check your bags.
We look forward to seeing your story on our site soon.
***A Special Note to people looking to GUEST Post***
Do you accept “guest posts”?
No. Guest posts are articles written by people looking for free links to corporate sites in exchange for a free article. Truthfully, these articles never match the style or spirit of ITKT and have little relevance to our readers. However, we do offer traditional advertising, paid links and sponsored pages. For more information contact ads[at]intheknowtraveler[dot]com.