Are you a freelance writer with a passion for roadtripping, RVing, camping, or the outdoors? Do you have a story our readers absolutely won’t want to miss? We want to hear from you!
We believe that road trips and outdoor adventures are for everyone, and we are always looking for stories by writers who have been historically underrepresented in this space, including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and writers with disabilities.
Before submitting a pitch for any of our brands, please read the following guidelines carefully.
Last updated: December 10, 2021
Roadpass Digital brands
Roadtrippers celebrates road culture, epic adventures, scenic routes, and the great outdoors. We’re looking for pitches ranging from destination feature stories and trip guides to practical how-to articles and relevant news pieces.
Our readers are vanlifers, thrill-seekers, hikers, history buffs, overlanders, and champions for public lands. They love exploring national and state parks, finding the most interesting roadside attractions, and going off the beaten path.
We’re looking for fresh, fun, or unusual takes on road trip destinations, national and state parks, scenic routes, and outdoor adventures. We often can’t resist stories about places that exist against all odds or things that are much smaller or larger than they should be, and we welcome ideas that cover marginalized and underrepresented communities in road travel and the outdoors.
In addition to feature stories, we’re also looking for pre-planned routes—especially in less-traveled areas of the U.S.—and anything with an eye to the future of road travel (think EVs, sustainability, and post-pandemic roadtripping).
Themes and formats
Created by campers for campers, Campendium features tens of thousands of places to camp, vetted by full-time travelers and reviewed by our members. Our RV-focused audience is always looking for interesting campgrounds, national park updates, outdoor news, and camping tips.
We’re interested in stories that cover RV camping from new and interesting angles. Are you seeing a new campground trend that we haven’t covered yet? How is climate change affecting RV camping in different areas of the continent? Do you have tips to share on how to avoid crowds, camp sustainably, or find boondocking locations? We’re not looking to break news, but rather to report it from an angle that’s relevant to our audience.
Themes and formats
Campendium publishes news, campground roundups, guides, interviews, and gear guides.
Togo RV helps keep RV owners organized, inspired, and on the move. We’re looking for stories that are helpful to our audience of RVers and campers (both rookies and veterans), as well as those interested in buying their first RV. Topics include RV gear and resources, campground cooking, maintenance tips, and RV road trip destinations.
Are you a seasoned RVer with deep tech knowledge? Have you remodeled your rig and learned some useful things along the way? Or do you have a collection of mouthwatering campground recipes you simply have to share? Our audience is always looking to learn more about RV ownership and travel, including things like financial considerations, renovation tips, mistakes to avoid, the latest must-have gear, and seasonal destinations.
Themes and formats
RV Living publishes how-tos, news, roundups, recipes, and trip guides.
How to pitch
Please familiarize yourself with the style, voice, and formats of our various publications. Use the search function on each site to make sure we haven’t already written about your topic.
Send your pitch to email@example.com. Please include a suggested headline, a short description of the idea, and links to a portfolio or previously published articles. Make sure to put the name of the brand you’re pitching in the subject line (for example: “CAMPENDIUM PITCH: 8 campgrounds near epic holiday light displays”). If your idea is tied to something timely, feel free to mention that as well.
We read all pitches, but due to the volume, our small editorial team is unable to respond to all of them. If your idea sounds interesting, we will be in touch (typically within a few weeks). If you feel strongly that your idea is a great fit and you haven’t heard back, feel free to send a follow-up email. Sometimes we just get busy.
Not sure where your story fits in?
If you have a great idea that could be a fit for multiple brands, or you’re not sure which one to direct it to, don’t let that discourage you from pitching. We frequently receive ideas for one brand that end up getting published on one of our other platforms.
We welcome pitches that are tied to something seasonal or timely. If possible, please send us your pitch at least 4 weeks ahead of the proposed publish date.
January: Trends and Destinations in the New Year
February: Black History Month
March: Women’s Week, Spring Break Travel
April: National Park Week, Earth Day
May: Small Business Week, Museum Week, Road Trip Season, Summer Travel Planning
June: Pride Month, National Camping Month
July: Independence Day
September: Fall Foliage
October: Halloween, Gift Giving
November: Thanksgiving, Indigenous Heritage Month
December: Holiday Season, New Year’s
Current topics of interest (for all brands) include:
- EV travel and vehicles
- Family travel
- Car camping
- RV troubleshooting and maintenance
- RV models
- Car, van, and RV mods and outfitting
Our rates typically range from $200 to $1,000 per story, based on length, article type, and how much reporting is required. We generally ask that writers submit original or sourced photography along with the written piece. Invoices are paid within 30 days of completed assignment.