June 13, 2009 | 2 Comments

Thanks to Arvis Northrup for telling me about, which uses “virtual teleportation” to place you “emotionally into specific moments and locales all over the planet.”

What I think is most interesting about Trazzler is that, as a travel writer, you can submit a short post to Trazzler that links to your longer articles elsewhere on the web, and thus drive traffic to your other articles. In fact, Trazzler encourages this: “You are always free to republish anything that you submit to Trazzler or to submit previously published (copyright-friendly) material that is edited to fit Trazzler’s style. Published Trazzler trips always come with a prominent credit/byline for the author, appear on a profile that you can customize, and look professional, so please feel free to use them to promote yourself and your writing.”

Here’s how they describe themselves: “Trazzler helps would-be travelers answer the question “Where should I go?” Trazzlers meander through a world of trips—hand-picked, concise, compellingly written slices of life that pull the reader into a real experience: a hotel stay, walk, adventure, spa, restaurant, ice cream stand, pony ride… really anywhere that travel can take you. And that’s where you come in. Each Trazzler trip is dominated by a photo that sets the scene so that your writing can tell the rest of the story. Our travel-writing philosophy is different from anything else out there.

“The rules that govern our relationship with writers are different too. Here are a few of them:
1. Start from the premise that the quality of the content matters.
2. Rely on a combination of free and paid writing.
3. Surface the best writing.
4. Reward the best contributors with real freelance writing contracts.
5. Dedicate at least 15% of our budget to pay writers and editors (the same as The New York Times).”


2 Comments so far

  1. Asense Concierge on September 10, 2009 10:50 am

    I just found I think it’s creative and a great source. Love it!
    Do you mind if I reference your article on my blog ( Thanks 😉

  2. Laurie on September 22, 2009 10:41 am

    Sure, but it seems a little off-topic for your site.

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