Thank you for your interest in submitting a guest post for Your Adventure Coach! You'll find everything you need to know about guest posting for us below.
Who are we?
Your Adventure Coach strives to provide new hikers with the skills, knowledge, and inspiration they need to tackle their first long distance hike safely and confidently.
We also provide Appalachian Trail thru-hikers or LASHers with tips and resources to help them consciously create a life they love after living on the trail for so long.
All of our content encourages the practice of Leave No Trace ethics, as well as compliance with any local land management rules and regulations. While hiking or backpacking experience is necessary for guest authors, the best way to know what kind of content we are looking for is to look back at content we have already published, check out older posts here.
Who can write for us?
Any experienced hiker or backpacker with meaningful hiking tips, backpacking how-to's or stories to share from the trail.
At this time, we do not provide any form of payment or compensation in exchange for guest posts. However, we will gladly include a short author bio and a link back to your website and will share the guest post across our social media platforms.
Guest posting, for us, is all about networking and meeting other like-minded outdoor bloggers and writers, so if that's something you're interested in, we'd love to hear from you!
What are we looking for?
Original content only! It should not be published anywhere else on the internet.
We do not publish trip reports.
We would welcome submissions about hiking how-to's, hiking hacks, hiking with kids, hiking with dogs, hiking with an illness or disability, hiking food, epic hiking fails, hiking gear, etc. you get the idea?
Guest post guidelines
- Submitting a guest post does not guarantee we will publish it, we will review it, and if it is a good fit for the Your Adventure Coach blog, it will probably be published.
- Post length should be between 700-1,200 words.
- It is recommended that you format your post so it easy to read - clear headings and/or subheadings, bullet points, and short paragraphs would help a lot.
- You may provide 1-2 high quality images with your post, IF you can cite where you got them, or you took them yourself, and can prove you own the rights to the image(s).
- Please do include an author bio about yourself, 75 words or less, and include one link to your website or top social media profile if you wish. You can also include a small headshot/profile picture to go with it.
- We allow up to 2 useful, external links for reference in the post, for example a link to a land management agency website, or Leave No Trace, or REI, or a resource for finding trails like alltrails (no links to your own site in the post, we will include your link in your author bio.) We reserve the right to take out any irrelevant or spammy links.
What happens next?
By submitting a guest post, you agree to the following terms:
- This post is original work, not published anywhere else on the internet.
- You, the guest writer, are the copyright holder of all content and images you submit to Your Adventure Coach.
- Guest writers will receive writing credit as author of their post at the beginning of the post, and at the end through a short author bio including one link to the author's website or top social media account.
- While guests posts will acknowledge guest authorship, the content will become property of Your Adventure Coach.
- You understand that Your Adventure Coach reserves the right to edit your post and images to ensure the blog stays congruous with www.youradventurecoach.com as a whole.
To submit a guest post, email either a Word document or access to a Google document to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Guest Post Submission" in the subject line.
You can attach any images to the email, or insert them into your document.
You will hear back from us within one week if your post has been accepted, and if so, when it will be published. If you do not hear back from us within one week, you can assume your post has not been accepted.