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Freelance Travel Writer

US-Based Freelance Travel Writers Needed for Long Term Work

Do you love to travel and explore your home city, state, or region?

Are you meticulous about planning every detail of your trips to perfection?

Are you your friends’ go-to for recommendations for things to do in your local area?

Do you have a smartphone photo library filled with snapshots from your adventures around your city?

You might be a good candidate to write for Travel Lemming!

Currently, we are looking for candidates who have deep local knowledge about a metropolitan area, state, or travel destination located in the United States. 

We are open to applications from anywhere in the USA, but especially interested in writers local to: 

  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Baltimore
  • Boston
  • Charlotte
  • Charleston
  • Dallas
  • Hawaii
  • Houston
  • Indianapolis
  • Jacksonville
  • Kansas City
  • Louisville
  • Memphis
  • Miami
  • New Orleans
  • Oklahoma City
  • Salt Lake City
  • San Antonio
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose, CA

What Our Writers Do

We write concise, friendly, and highly-informative “guidebook style” blog posts around subjects like things to do in a city, the best day trips, the best restaurants, etc.

Our goal at Travel Lemming is to build the most helpful online travel resource on the internet, with candid advice from knowledgeable locals and expert travelers. Writers write under their own byline.

Why You’ll Love Writing for Travel Lemming

Travel writing is fun! We are perfectionists when it comes to our content, but we are a small team and are pretty laid back and fun to work with. Thousands of readers will use your guides to plan their trips, and it’s a really special feeling to know that you’re helping others travel better!

We are a good fit for writers looking for a reliable client to provide a sustained and steady stream of work each month.

What We Are Looking For

Local Expertise – We prefer our guides to be written by an area local, or at least someone who has spent a lot of time in the destination and knows it very well (i.e., an expert). This could be your hometown or where you live now – even if it’s just a small city. The important thing is that you should be able to easily demonstrate deep knowledge about that destination’s tourism scene.

Consistent Production – We need writers who can commit to produce at least 10,000 words per month (typically this will be 4-5 articles, depending upon length).

Attention to Detail – Our writers must closely follow instructions. We have long and detailed standard operating procedures, and you will need to carefully follow specific topic outlines and templates. We also take fact-checking and research extremely seriously. This is very important, so you should include the name of the capital of Bolivia in your application form somewhere so that we know you read and digested this important requirement.

Quality Writing – You do NOT need experience in travel writing. We will train you on our specific methods of producing content, even if you do have experience. The important thing is that you are able to demonstrate that you can write clear, concise, fluff-free text that helps our readers plan better trips.

Photos – We strongly prefer if you can take your own photos of the places you’re writing about, and we like it even better if you appear in some of the photos. We pay extra compensation for photo licenses.


We pay 5-6 cents a word for new writers, and our scale increases progressively the longer and more you write for us. Additionally, you can make bonus money by licensing your existing library of original photos to us (they don’t need to be professional shots, well-composed smartphone photos are just fine). This is a freelance/independent contractor (1099) position. We pay all invoices very promptly at the end of each month.

How to Apply

Fill out our short application form.