Submit a Content Pitch to HI USA

HI USA is looking for writers, photographers, and videographers to create original content for our website. In return, we offer payment, bylines, and promotion across our own channels.

Before submitting your pitch, please be sure to familiarize yourself with HI USA over at https://www.hiusa.org/about-us. Our primary audience is domestic and international travelers who are 18-30 years old. We're looking for content that excites, inspires, educates, and motivates our readers, and takes them beyond the generic tips they'll read in guidebooks. You can get a feel for the kind of content we usually publish by browsing the "news" section of our site, or the "explore" sections on any of our hostel pages.

Thanks, and we look forward to hearing what you've got to say!

First and last, please!


Sum up your piece and make us excited to read or watch it!

Give us the quick pitch for your post (5-7 sentences). Include spoilers! We want to know what happens at the end of your narrative, what our readers will feel or learn from your itinerary, or what you felt or learned after experiencing a new culture or destination.

We accept general travel pieces in addition to destination-specific pieces. But if this will fit well with one ore more US locations where we have a hostel, let us know.

If you've got expertise in the area you want to write about, we want to know! Whether you're a native of the destination you want to cover, or the carry-on-only type offering expert packing tips, tell us why you've got the inside scoop.



We don't require writers supply their own photos for their stories, but it's a big plus! Depending on the quality of the photos, we can include extra compensation.

We're looking for experienced writers with demonstrated ability. Please include a link to your portfolio, blog, or other published work.

Not published yet? No problem. Attach a few examples of your work here as PDFs or Microsoft Word documents.