Become a contributor

So, you want to write for The Good Times? Great!

We’re always eager to hear from travellers who are interested in sharing their travel tales and passion for the good life. We regularly work with journalists, freelance writers and Intrepid travellers to capture the joy of travel and how it shapes us and our world. 

What we’re looking for

We publish stories for Intrepid travellers – sometimes those stories are about our trips, but other times they're about travel in general. Sometimes they include practical advice for those looking to book their next adventure, and sometimes they just inspire us and remind us why we like to go places, meet people and try new things. Take a look at our story types to learn more about what we're looking for. 

What’s in it for you?

This is an awesome opportunity to get your words published by a global travel brand (talk about bragging rights!). If your piece is published, it’ll be accompanied by your byline, a headshot and bio. Oh, and we’ll pay you for it too.

A few things to think about before you pitch

  • Make sure we travel to the destination you want to write about.

  • Have a look at The Good Times to double check your idea hasn’t already been covered.

  • Intrepid are leaders in responsible, small group travel, so content on The Good Times should tie in with that concept and certainly not conflict with it.

  • Please complete the form below to pitch your idea/s to our editors (please don’t submit finished articles – we’d hate for you to waste your time writing something we may not publish).

  • We want authentic, original writing. We’re looking for articles with personality and real, first-hand knowledge of a destination.

  • Photos are key! Let us know if you have photos to complement your story. Horizontal images are preferred, at least 2000 px wide.

  • We can’t accept anything that’s already been published online (including your personal blog).

  • If our editors think your idea’s a good one, and your writing style fits with ours, they’ll be in touch with more details regarding contributor guidelines and payment information.

  • We receive a LOT of pitches from travellers and writers every day, so please be patient, and don’t be disappointed if we decide not to follow through on your idea.

Next steps

Have a great idea? Simply complete the form below to submit your pitch to our editors. Please note that because of the volume of submissions we receive, our team of editors can only contact successful submissions.