Central America: We’re Looking for Travel Writers

We’re looking for travel writers and photographers who’ve explored Central America beyond the well-trodden Gringo Trail.

Did you stop off along the way to learn Spanish at any schools? Did you find secret scuba diving or snorkelling spots that aren’t in the guide books? We want to hear from you!

Deadlines: Applications by Wednesday 18th October.

First drafts by Monday 23rd October.

Payment: 50 cents (USD) per word. Check the brief to see how many words maximum. If you’re a blogger, writer or author, we’re also happy to put a backlink in the author bio. Payment for photos will be discussed separately.

Expertise required: Professional writers and photographers wanted. See individual stories for more details.

Please note – we have specific requirements for style, tone, and approach. DO NOT SEND COMPLETED WORKS THROUGH MOJOS. You must apply to be awarded the commissions, where you should include links to published work or your own travel blog, and we will be in touch if you are successful with more details regarding the assignment.

Take a look at existing content in our Explore blog and Travel Safety blog for a better idea on our tone of voice, and to see what World Nomads are all about.

1. Unique Experiences in Central America Beyond the Gringo Trail (700 words MAX)

We’re looking for some cool experiences/activities you did in Central America that you’d recommend to fellow Nomads.

This article must include all of the following countries. In your application, please list at least one experience per country – the more experiences you can pack in to each country, the better.

Nigaragua, Panama,  Guatemala (Lake Atitlan*), Costa Rica (eco tours and sustainable tourism*), Belize (where to go diving, e.g. Great Blue Hole*), El Salvador and Honduras.

*Please be mindful of keywords mentioned in brackets, we are specifically calling out for these experiences.

2. Spanish Learning Experiences in Central America (550 words MAX)

We’re looking for a writer that’s been to at least two or three different Spanish schools in Central America (Nigaragua, Panama, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Belize, El Salvador or Honduras) to write an article – based on your experiences – that’ll help guide fellow travelers to find reputable Spanish schools as they weave their way through the region.

We’d love to hear your personal anecdotes alongside your tips on how to spot a good Spanish school from the bad and what questions to ask them before signing up.

3. Unique Experiences in Panama (550 words MAX)

We’re looking for a writer or photographer who’s traveled extensively through Panama to reveal some unique cultural, historic and adventure activities you’d recommend to fellow Nomads.

Definitely include scuba diving, ancient cultural sites, hiking destinations, but feel free to suggest any useful tips you wish you knew before you went.

Got a different pitch for Central America you’d like to share? Send it through in the application form below – we’re open to ideas!

Please note – we have specific requirements for style, tone, and approach. DO NOT SEND COMPLETED WORKS THROUGH MOJOS. You must apply to be awarded the commissions, where you should include links to published work or your own travel blog, and we will be in touch if you are successful with more details regarding the assignment.

Take a look at existing content in our Explore blog and Travel Safety blog for a better idea on our tone of voice, and to see what World Nomads are all about.

See below for some examples:

5 Lesser-known Greek Islands You Must Visit

7 Unforgettable Day Trips from Kathmandu

Essentials Guide to Hiking and Trekking in Nepal

The Croatian Neighbor You Must Visit

9 Unforgettable Japanese Festivals to See This Year