One of the coolest on line cultural and trendy websites is Coolhunter. As the name suggests, it writes about anything cool for a young and happening audience.
Hits speak for quality: with about 1.4 million hits a month — 420,000 of which are unique visitors — it is definitely a good site to contribute to. Other than travel, they mainly write about fashion, lifestyle, architecture, design and music — they are currently looking particularly for new contributors in fashion, design/architecture and music.
Although not travel, getting a gig like this is worth it as once you have your foot in the door, there are always possibilities of moving towards writing about travel for them.
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What you need to apply: “You need to be able to write concise, snappy copy but more importantly you need the ability to locate and unearth interesting and original things – that means people, products and places that are leading the way. Basically you need a ‘cool radar’ that enables you to spot something of interest at 20 paces.”
If this sounds like you, send them a 100 word sample with a picture if you have one to: firstname.lastname@example.org