Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos: Writers Wanted

We’re looking for experts – both locals and expats – to reveal Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos’ best outdoor escapes, city guides, and ways to experience these incredible countries. We’re specifically looking for local insiders who can share their knowledge and insights, not just people who’ve passed through on a whirlwind trip.

In your application we want to hear about authentic and interesting things to see and do, beyond the usual top attractions. Think adventure, not luxury.

Please only apply to briefs regarding areas you have direct knowledge of. Research is great (and getting the details right is important), but what we’re really looking for is your first-hand expertise.

We’d also like you to weave in some descriptions of what you personally saw and experienced: what the local culture is like, what wildlife can be seen, what is the geography and scenery, what is the temperature, the weather, what does it feel like to be there – bring these places alive for the reader as much as possible. Assume they know nothing.

Please note – we have specific briefs, with 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 if you’re successful, we’ll be in touch with more details regarding the assignment.

Deadlines: This opportunity is now closed. Thanks to everyone who has applied!

PaymentUS $0.50 per word. 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 (see detailed photography guidelines here).

Expertise required: Professional writers and photographers wanted. See individual stories for more details. Read through our guidelines for writing here.


All briefs have been assigned. Keep your eyes peeled for our latest guides and articles.

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.

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

See below for some examples:


Gap Year Guide

Insider’s Guide to Peru

Insider’s Guide to Japan

Insider’s Guide to Colombia

Insider’s Guide to India

Insider’s Guide to Cuba

Please include links to examples of your work published elsewhere.