Travel + Leisure is looking for writers

February 6, 2022

Posted by Margarita Sanabria

Travel + Leisure is looking for writers to contribute travel hacks and insider info on the logistics and process of travel. They are looking for innovations in the industry, trends in how we’re traveling, tips to help you plan ahead and save money while doing it, cool gear you should have on your radar, and news about planes, trains, and automobiles.


Travel + Leisure is the only monthly print travel publication in the United States, with a circulation of nearly one million. We tell stories from around the world: stories that are big or small, visually driven or essayistic, first-person or as-told-to or service-oriented.

Our audience is made up of active and passionate travelers—travelers who book an average of seven trips per year, big and small. Our readers want to learn about people and places around the world, even if they’ll never visit those places themselves—to gain a deeper understanding of what’s relevant there, and to challenge their own assumptions.

Story Formats: A mix of written-through pieces and broken out roundups; they are generally not first-person or based deeply in a personal experience, but rather synthesize trends or give directions. (It’s okay to use a first-person experience as a jumping-off point to discuss something larger in the industry.)


If you want to pitch a story to us, make sure your idea adds something to the conversation. We don’t want to have seen that story elsewhere. We love stories about a place that is misunderstood or changing, stories about seeing the world in a new way, and especially stories by writers or photographers who bring a new voice to the conversation about a place or topic.


  • $1.25-$2 per word-  Typically under 600 words. It is recommended that you discuss the rate(s) individually upon acceptance of your pitch.


For more information, visit their website.

Please email all questions and submissions to Paul Brady, Editor of Intelligent Travel at Travel + Leisure at:


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