Quaint Planet is currently looking for guest writers to work with us, more particularly to help us with covering some Latin American destinations we haven’t visited. Please do not expect some great gig that will allow you to travel the World. To be honest, as much as we would love to, under the current economical circumstances rather than about the money, we’re talking about some kind of a barter deal.
What’s in it then?
Due to the rather devastating impact the pandemic had on my economic situation, I’m not exactly in the position of being able to travel anytime soon, neither I’m able to pay anyone for their work. However, I would like to offer some value back for your work because I believe that every proper work needs to be rewarded. That is, of course, unless you’d like to donate your work to support this site because you like the cause.
Work in exchange for work
Become part of the team
Potentially, there is also the possibility that you could list a travel-related service you are providing in Quaint Planet‘s Services Plus section in exchange for periodical location-based articles. This option is however potentially more complicated to pull because that way you’d be technically becoming part of Quaint Planet so we’d have to be on the same page.
I mean I’d have nothing against it, especially if your service was related to what this site is about; if it was based on values that are ethically aligned with those of Quaint Planet; and if it didn’t compete with other services the site already provides.
If you are still interested, please read further. At the moment, I’m looking for help with the following subjects: Traveller’s Guide series about Latin America and some location-based articles from the same region.
1: Location-based articles
I’m interested to expand the list of locations covered on this site. Whether it’s a proper complete “guide” form or only offering any additional useful tips about the destinations already covered on Quaint Planet. In particular, I’m talking about for example accommodation tips, interesting cafes and restaurants, places of interest, various curiosities and so on.
Particular destinations we currently looking to have covered on Quaint Planet
- Patagonia: Huemul Circuit; Pucon; El Bolsón; Puerto Madryn; Bahia Bustamante, Glacier Exploradores, Laguna San Rafael, Pumalín Park, Futaleufú, Coyhaique, Villa Cerro Castillo, Caleta Tortel, Villa O’Higgins
- Argentina: Córdoba; Mendoza; Parque Nacional Sierra de las Quijadas, San Luis Province; Iberá Wetlands, Corrientes Province; Ojos de Mar, Tolar Grande, Salta Region
- Chile: Valdivia; Lake District; Easter Island; Andes; La Serena; Antofagasta region; Isla Navarino; El Chaltén – Villa O’Higgins walk
- Uruguay: Colonia del Sacramento; Piriápolis and Punta del Este; Laguna Garzon; La Paloma and Sierras de Rocha; Chamangá; Carmelo; Fray Bentos; Salto; Artigas; Tacuarembó
- Bolivia: Potos; Oruro; Cochabamba; Tunari National Park; Torotoro National Park; Rurrenbaque and Madidi National Park; Cordillera Real; Tarija; Tupiza; Santa Cruz de la Sierra; Samaipata
- Peru: Arequipa; Sacred Valley; Rainbow Mountain trek; Puente Q’eswachaka; Inca Trail, Salkantay Trek, Colca Canyon; Puerto Maldonado and the Amazon; Ica and the Sand Dunes at Huacachina; Islas Ballestas; Cordillera Blanca
- Ecuador: Cuenca, Cotopaxi and Cajas National Parks; Baños; Tena; Nariz del Diablo
- Colombia: Pacific coast locations; Cali; Popayán; Hidden City; Tayrona Park
The format we’re talking about is exactly as in any location-based post on this site. It’s something like this:
Opening ¶ – Facts: territory, geography, population, etc – History (if applicable) – Legend (if applicable) – Vibes – Things to do (incl treks, options, infrastructure, prices, google maps links) – Go out and events (incl possible cool cafes&restaurants) – Safety – Get around (incl. where to get tickets and how much) – How to get there – When to visit – Practical notes: customs, particular things for the area, etc – Stay (incl hoods, if applicable) – Sort of conclusion – How long to stay – Useful and interesting links – Bullet point summary (if necessary) – Other popular destinations nearby
2: Traveller’s Guide series
I would be happy to find enthusiastic writers/travellers, who would be willing to help me to finish the Traveller’s Guide series, for some Latin American countries. The template, by which it should be modelled could be observed in the already published Guides of Chile, Argentina and Uruguay.
While I’m preparing guides to other countries I’ve visited, I’d be very happy to get help with the guides for countries about which I can’t say that I’ve visited properly to be able to write about them from the traveller’s perspective. We’re talking about the following countries: Brazil; Paraguay; Surinam; Panama; Costa Rica; Honduras; Belize; French Guiana; Guyana and possibly also Venezuela.
Ethical standards and values
Quaint Planet’s principles are truthfulness, accuracy, objectivity, impartiality, fairness and public accountability. QP furthermore stands for transparency and providing verified information. And of course, any prejudice, slur or any form of hate and intolerance has no place on this site.
Except for the listings-style articles AKA “Most popular places to visit”, where it is unavoidable, Quaint Planet doesn’t write about places that weren’t visited by at least one of the authors.
Quaint Planet’s goal
As I said above, our cooperation could only work if we were on the same page when it comes to those ethical standards, style of writing and way we travel and all that 😉
The goal is to provide full-on information without any pop-ups and some marketing tools or guide book sales. The idea is that the reader should be no further than one click away from all the information he or she needs about the desired location.
Well, and I’d like to achieve that by creating valuable and reliable content as well as by uploading links to other people’s content of similar nature.
PM me, if you have travelled these places and if you were interested in possible cooperation, ideally with some links to some samples of your previous work, please 😉 It could be fun 😉
I’m looking forward to hearing from you 🙂