If you’re addicted to adventure and you’d like to share your experiences with the world, Wired for Adventure is the single best place to do it. We’ve been breaking free from the shackles of everyday life for over 20 years now and along the way we’ve picked up a following of thousands of people who are right there with us, saying no to the rat race and exploring the world. This is your chance to be a part of that… here’s how.
Adventure Travel magazine is all about inspiring our readers to take on new and exciting adventures, and we want to give you the chance to be part of it. We’re looking for content that is going to keep our readers up all night planning their own expedition, so it’s got to be accessible and achievable adventure, something that anyone with a passion for the outdoors can do, and something that is going to leave them hungry for more.
In print, the main focus of Adventure Travel is exploring the world on two feet; namely hiking, scrambling, via ferrata and non-technical mountaineering. As soon as it gets into full-on climbing territory, you’ve gone too far.
The most important thing you need to remember in anything you write is that your passion needs to come through. We’re not looking for over the top and clichéd writing; we want you to tell the story as if you were describing it to your friends in the pub. So, what are we looking for exactly?
The bread and butter of every passionate outdoors person, the weekend adventure. In this section of the magazine we gather stories from all corners of the British Isles about incredible trips you can pack into two days.
What we need: 400 words, a small selection of high-quality photos, a headshot of the author and two small (40 words) box outs providing additional information.
This is where we showcase meatier trips that people can really get stuck into; incredible adventures that they’ll be talking about for years. This could be in the form of a high altitude trek in the Himalayas or a stint on one of the many mind-numbingly beautiful long-distance trails in Europe.
What we need:
- A first person account of your experiences including everything from how you felt as you traversed a scarily narrow knife-edge ridge to your peculiar encounters with other travellers or locals (1,500-2,000 words).
- A fact file providing all of the practical information someone would need to embark on the same adventure including when to go, where to stay, what to take etc (500 words).
- A collection of high quality images (including captions) showing the stunning scenery, the people, the wildlife etc. It is ESSENTIAL that you include action shots of people doing the activities among the views.
- 50 words about yourself and a profile shot for an author profile.
Wired for Adventure is THE hub for taking life by the horns and making the most of it no matter the type of activity. Whether that means driving an ancient and battered Land Rover over the Mongolian Steppe or conquering your first ever night of wild camping on Dartmoor, this is the sort of stuff that we live for.
If you’ve been somewhere amazing or done something incredible and you want to write a guest post about it, we would love to hear from you. Bought a new piece of gear that you want to shout about? Drop us a line and let’s share your experiences with the thousands of people that come to Wired for Adventure every day for inspiration and advice.
How to write for us
The first step to working with one of the biggest and longest-running adventure publications in the UK is to send your pitch to the editor of Adventure Travel and Wired for Adventure via the contact details below.
Pitches must include a handful of photos, a 100 word summary of what the article will be about and the opening paragraph of the piece itself.