After trialing it on my personal blog (@yasminep).. The Travel Series is here with it's own dedicated steemit blog!
The idea is to bring the steemit world that little bit closer! We will be compiling travel guides by the community, for the community..
because you can't really have a travel guide without involving the locals, can you?
The Travel Series will involve as many creatives as we can, in as many capacities as possible.
Why The Travel Series?
I guess you can call me a gypsy.
Or a travelholic, or perhaps better defined as a move-aholic.
I think it's always good to put a face to an account - at first anyway! So this is me.
Since 2011 i've been moving around, not only cities, but countries too. I’ve lived in 9 different apartments, in 3 different countries and 4 different cities.. That’s 9 temporary homes in about 7 years. Not only have I become accustomed to the moving but I actually look forward to it. There’s something about packing up all my shit in a suitcase and starting anew that makes me feel really alive. A new slate, a fresh start, whatever you want to call it, I love a change and now I find myself getting itchy feet after about 6 months anywhere.
One of the benefits of being a gypsy is that you get to know a place really well and really fast. I love nothing more than a city unexplored. I find myself running around new cities exploring new eateries, bars and quirky streets almost every day, getting to know the best of that place as it is. Living there and working from different cafes allows me to explore the city more as a local than a tourist and my knowledge of a particular place became far more local, than touristy.
With the knowledge I accumulated I decided to start a travel series to connect like-minded expats and locals who want to write about where they currently live or what they've experienced.
What The Travel Series has done so far
I've been testing The Travel Series on my own personal blog.
I wrote the TRAVEL BALI series alone and it became apparent that I may have been writing too much from a tourist perspective, particularly as i’ve never lived in Bali. Going back to my point earlier about accumulating local knowledge being what you need in order to form a real off-the-beaten-track kind of guide.
For the TRAVEL MALAYSIA edition I decided it was necessary to involve as many local writers as were willing. I reached out to #teammalaysia and found plenty of people were interested to write about their beautiful country. And so it began, I put together a guide which covered many of the popular cities, with a list of titles appropriate to cover the country as much as possible. The writers were rewarded with the SBD their posts generated.
You can view the full TRAVEL MALAYSIA series here.
How can you get involved?
The aim is to cover as many countries as possible, with steemit writers from each country coming together to contribute towards local guides, all of which will be posted on this account.
Are you living in a foreign country and interested in sharing what you've discovered? Or living in your home country and want more people to know what it has to offer? Do you have a love for exploring and keeping up to date knowledge on what's happening in the community?
If so I would LOVE to hear from you and work with you to compile travel guides. All writers posts are rewarded with a % of the SBD generated (between 70%-100%). I will be putting out a proper recruitment message in the next post, but for now please list your interest in the comments below!
Designers and Illustrators
I am also looking for people to create cover images, profile images and various banners for the site. If you are interested in helping, please comment below and I will send you a brief and info on the collaboration.
Other travel accounts
In order to build a real community, I believe you have to eliminate the idea of 'competition'. I'm more than happy to work with any other travel accounts out there which may wish to collaborate in any way! Thank you to @travelling-two for pushing me to get this account registered!
Tagging in some people who might be interested in this: @travelfeed @steemitworld @travelling-two @joham @amy-goodrich @elstheardentblog @redrica @allasyummyfood @nanzoscoop @plantstoplanks @ivargereiko @bearandbee @zord189 @bitrocker2020 @littlenewthings @orangila @khimgoh @karinzdailygrind @sweetsssj
Let's help connect the steemit community worldwide!
The Travel Series