Have you ever traveled somewhere for the first time? Planning a first-time trip somewhere can be daunting. We started TravelNovice to give travelers like you a place to share your travel knowledge and learn from fellow travelers who have already been there. What worked well? What would you do differently next time? What did you absolutely love about a trip? We want to share our own experiences, in the hope that you will share yours, too. And we can all pick up a few “short cuts” that will make our next trip or adventure even better!
On Being Genuine
As our tag line says, TravelNovice is about genuine travel advice from fellow travelers. So what does that mean? We have no illusions of being an exhaustive reference guide to everything you could do, or every kind of activity or place to visit. We won't attempt to catalog and rate all the restaurants, hotels, museums or activities. Instead, we share our own experiences–the places we visited. We invite you to do the same. We know that not everyone will want to follow the same itinerary we used, but that's okay. Take what you can, and share what you know.
Jeff is a founding member of TravelNovice, based in Southern California. He has traveled extensively, both for work and pleasure. He enjoys hiking and mountain biking, and in 2010, is planning to repeat a backpack trip down the entire 216-mile John Muir Trail in the Sierras.
Mónica is a founding member based in Barcelona, Spain. She… TBD
Your Name Here?
We welcome all travelers to share their travel experiences. If you would like to write for TravelNovice, leave us a comment!
Hi Jeff and Monica,
My name is Stefanie and I’m from HT Holidays, a luxury ski resort in Japan. I am contacting you today because we’d like to invite you to join our “Dare to Adventure” Community.
I came across your blog the other day. I am impressed by your passion for travel and how well you tell your stories. Your blog has its characteristics. From your articles, I can see the adventurer spirit inside you. It’s great to see people who are not afraid of the unknown, take the challenge and also have fun in the journey. So I really hope that you can join us and share useful content with us.
The goal of this community is to provide a place for those who are looking for travel tips and need travel advice. Also it’s for people who want to read travel stories and get inspired. We are looking for bloggers who write quality articles about travel, adventure, food and local culture to join us. Readers can comment, ask questions and discuss, in our community.
Here is how the partnership works:
We will feature the blogger on our blog so he/she can be exposed to more people who love travel. Usually bloggers send us one blog post. It could be their travel story, travel tip or review of some places. We’ll present their articles with their profiles on our website. Then we’ll share it with other community members and also on our social media. This can be an existing blog post on their sites, or a new one. Another way is that we will schedule an interview with selected bloggers and share the interview with our community. Either way works for us.
More information about the community is on: http://goo.gl/7ng0NR
Please contact me via email if you are interested. If you have any other suggestion of the partnership, we are happy to hear it!
Thanks for your time! I look forward to hearing back from you.