Cuba Insiders Wanted

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Are you an expert on Cuba? Are you just back from a trip there? We need your help to uncover the coolest, most authentic local experiences and be a part of World Nomads’ latest Insider’s Guide to Cuba!

Have a look through the titles and let us know in the submission form below which ones you’re an expert at and why you are perfect to write the story.

Please note – we have a specific brief, with specific requirements for style, tone and approach. DO NOT SEND COMPLETED WORKS THROUGH MOJOS. You must apply to be awarded the commissions and we will be in touch if you are successful with more details regarding the assignment.

Deadlines: Applications by Sept. 16
First draft by Sept. 26

Payment: 30 cents (USD) per word. If you’re a blogger, writer or author, we’re also happy to put a backlink in the author bio. For photo stories, payment will be discussed separately.

Expertise required: Writers and Photographers wanted. See individual stories for more details.

The Brief:

Select one or more of the following stories. Please note, the included experiences under each story are mandatory, but we also welcome your personal tips and additions – you’re the insider!

  1. Here’s How Americans Can Travel to Cuba Right Now (550 words maximum)

The loosening of travel restrictions to Cuba has made big headlines in the US, but what does that mean? Who can go to Cuba and how? What are the travel restrictions to Cuba for Americans? Can you fly to Cuba from the US? How Americans can travel to Cuba legally.

  1. Accommodations in Cuba: A Guide On Where to Stay (550 words maximum)

Is Cuba ready for a new influx of visitors from the US? What kind of accommodations can you find there? Hotels, hostels and other accommodations in Cuba; follow these accommodation tips; here’s how to book a hotel in Cuba (can focus on some specific cities).

  1. The Top 10 Places to Visit in Cuba (550 words maximum)

Cuba beaches, Old Havana, Museum of the Revolution, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana, Che Guevara Mausoleum, Morro Castle, Gran Teatro de la Habana, El Capitolio, Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca, Must see cities in Cuba; Hemingway Museum.

  1. Must-do Activities in Cuba: Our Top X List of Things to Do (550 words maximum)

Scuba diving, surfing, salsa lessons, a visit to Partagas Cigar Factory, riding in a ’55 Chevy: A list of the absolute must-do activities in Cuba.

  1. Cuba Transportation: How to Get Around Cuba (550 words maximum)

Cuba travel services; Cuba airport; Cuba by taxi; Cuba by bus; Cuba by bike; Cuba by train; Cuba public transportation; hitchhiking in Cuba.

  1. What to Know about Using Money and Credit Cards in Cuba (550 words maximum)

Everyone accepts credit cards, right? Well, not in Cuba they don’t. Here’s what you need to know to navigate Cuba’s banking and money system.

  1. X Cuba Travel Tips: How Not to Offend the Locals (550 words maximum)

Can you talk about politics? Should you tip? How to dress in Cuba, etc. Can focus on specific cities in Cuba.

  1. Cuba: Is it Safe or Dangerous? Follow these Safety Tips On Your Next Trip (550 words maximum)

Here’s what not to do when visiting Cuba; places you should avoid; do you need travel insurance/what does travel insurance cover? Beware of these Cuba dangers; beware of these common scams. Is it safe for LGBT/solo female travelers? Is Zika present? Can focus on specific cities.

  1. What Kind of Food and Drink Can You Expect to Find in Cuba? (550 words maximum)

What kind of food and drinks can you expect to find in Cuba? What are the national dishes? What’s a paladar? Some restaurants of note and some info on rum. Can focus on specific cities.

  1. Rhythm Nation: A Primer on Cuban Music and Where to Find It (550 words maximum)

No country has music deeper in its soul than Cuba. What types of Cuban music are there and where can you go to experience it? Best music in Havana [or other city].

Tips for applicants:
These stories are designed to be standalone blog posts to be featured on, but will also be reformatted to become a downloadable Insider’s Guide.

See below for some examples:
Brazil: A first-timer’s guide to Salvador
7 Ways to Avoid Getting Sick While Travelling
5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Australia
Aussie Crocs & Sharks: Tips to Remain Alive
The Insider’s Guide to 6 of America’s coolest cities
First 24 hours in India
Thailand Survival Guide