If you enjoy reading about other peoples' travel adventures - or writing about your own - then check out my new website Fingerpress Travel.
As the name suggests, it's the 'sister website' of book publisher Fingerpress. In fact they tie together with a rather nice competition. Anyone can post articles and 'true stories' to Fingerpress Travel; site users then vote for their favourites. After a while - actual time TBD based on how many submissions we receive - we'll pick the top-voted articles/stories and publish them in one or more travel books.
Naturally we'll pay for the articles we publish in the travel books, on a per-word basis plus a free print copy of the book.
All entrants who submit an article of 1000 words or more will also receive a free ebook copy of the first travel guide we publish, so you really can't lose!
Here's an excerpt from a "walking tour" that was posted to the site a couple of days ago:
One of the great things about London is the large number of world-class landmarks that are within reasonably close proximity to one another. This article describes a long walk that I took through the city back in 2008. It's a long enough hike (about 5 miles) that most people wouldn't want to do all of it in a single go, but it can be done in sections, or you can "cheat" and take the tube.
Read more travel guides and stories at Fingerpress Travel.