Travel Articles by the Gothic Optimist
Sometimes, I’m hired to write web content either as a ghost-writer (BOO) or as myself. Here are a few guest posts I’ve composed for travel websites and blogs.
Sure, I may be an only child… but have you met my future wife and her brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, uncles and aunts? In ‘Cheaper by the Dozen’ I dig into some tricks to keep it cheap when traveling with the clan. The Vagabond Family was kind enough to let me hitch a ride on their travel site for this one.
At Sand in My Suitcase, Janice & George Mucalov entice travelers with tales of luxury travel and a twist of adventure. The couple graciously allowed me space to write about a favorite topic in a place I know well. In ‘Louisville Theater: The River City’s 5 Best Stages’, I take readers through highlights at The Kentucky Center, Actors Theater, The Palace, The Brown, and Kentucky Shakespeare.
Jonn DiScala (aka Johnny Jet) has made a name for himself sharing best travel practices. After collaborating with John’s team on a handful of link-building projects, I’ve now been given the opportunity to contribute to his content directly. Whether you travel for work or play, you’ll benefit from a quick read on how to make your own hotel perks.
My Postcard is a German (thank you, Google Translate) custom postcard website… and so much more. My article, Civilization Has Its Moments: The 10 Most Beautiful Cities in the World is one of many phenomenal travel blogs featured on the site, including some pause-worthy photography. I was excited to guest post on this site as a way to promote my colleague Johnny Jet.
From increasing productivity to paying down debt, the good folks at MoneyMiniBlog have carefully curated a collection of short articles to help the reader manage finances and life. They were gracious enough to ask me to contribute my own brand of frugality. In ‘Single-Bag Trekking’, I offer some tried and true tips for flying, driving, and hiking light.
It may sound like a travel site, but The Fearless Flyer is a one-stop-shop for all things related to online business-building. Being the accommodating guys and gals that they are, they let me write a travel article anyway. Traveling with a larger crew can have its advantages, as I describe in The Art of Delegating a Family Road Trip.
Tom and Kris are a married pair of retired publishers who curate an excellent travel site called Travel Past 50. In the guest post Put the ‘Book’ in Booking: Crafting an Author-Centric Itinerary, I steer the traveling bibliophile through some tips and tricks for enriching an itinerary by building in some literary destinations.
Sherry Ott is a corporate cube-dweller turned nomadic photographer who shares her exploits with us on her travel blog Ott’s World. She asked me to write an article on No-Trace Hiking and Camping, I was excited to meet the challenge. In my article, A Guide to No-Trace Hiking and Camping, I use personal anecdotes and a little research to spread the word about how to limit your impact while enjoying the outdoors!
Dr. Irene Levine is a prolific researcher, writer, and journalist whose work straddles two distinct but related fields: travel and friendship. Her online journal More Time to Travel, informs and inspires travelers over 50 to explore exciting new destinations. In my guest article Picking Souvenirs That Tell Your Story, I encourage travelers to skip the gift shop and seek out unique mementos that form part of their tale!
In Virginia is for Wine Lovers, I take the reader on a tasting room crawl through three of central Virginia’s most beautiful wineries. Kevin Wilkerson was good enough to share some space on his libation-heavy travel site Pub Club.
Charles McCool is a voracious traveler and a pretty damn nice guy, too. His travel blog McCool Travel is a fast-paced page that struggles to keep up with his ambitious personal itinerary. I was excited to represent Charles’ pal Johnny Jet with my guest post Johnny’s Jet-Setter Travel Tips, which runs down what a savvy traveler knows to take (and what to leave behind).