Planeta.com welcomes articles about conservation, travel and
ecotourism around the globe. We publish original work (typically
500-1,000 words) typically written in knowledgeable first person.
We ask that first-time writers tell us how they came upon this
site and we ask all to consider editing suggestions. If an article
is not right for us, we might be able to recommend other places
Authors receive a bio including email and web link so that
readers can make direct contact. This is part of our vision
communication. It's all about engagement, which is why we
recommend that you give a think to subscribing to the Planeta
Update via email or RSS feed. Writers are also invited to
join our Planeta
TIP -- If you have written something that is already
online, let us know via our Forum.
Just two technical requests. No attachments, please! Copy and
paste articles into the body of a simple email.
If you are copying and pasting from a word processing program,
use plain text and convert curly quotes (smart quotes) to straight
Write for the global reader. If something might be confusing,
please explain it. Simplify ideas as if you were talking to
a new friend who does not share your cultural background.
If we publish your work, please make sure that your article
is up-to-date with a current bio and contact info.
Dead links are the bane of the Web. So if you come across any
on our site, please report
dead links. Provide specific information -- the address
(URL) of the page with the dead link, the name and URL of the
dead link itself and (if possible) the new URL.
We are happy to feature outside links on our headlines page
as well as relevant features. Remember the reciprocity rules!
We share credit on place-based
guides. The standard format includes an overview of the natural
world, geography, cultural attractions and 'how to' information
including transportation tips.
Be patient! Every serious inquiry receives a reply. If you
don't hear from us in a week, please resend your query. We are
happy to work with students enrolled in our seminars.
Since 1994 Planeta.com
has been a virtual
Among the topics of interest: Artesania and Crafts - Biodiversity
- Birding - Biking - Ecology - Environmental technology - Forest
conservation and tourism - Greening events - History of conservation
- History of tourism - Markets - Mountains - Recycling - Rural
tourism - Sustainable practices - Urban environments
FEATURES BY TRAVELERS
Nubes Ecotourism Center - Dan Ellsworth
Reasons Why I Like El Paso - Soll Sussman
Peninsula - David Brackney
in Peru - Ben Box
FEATURES BY ACADEMICS
Open and Shut Case - Melissa Biggs
capacity: it's time to let it go - Simon McArthur
FEATURES BY TOURISM PROS
for Writing Travel Copy - Michael Kaye
with Marlene Ehrenberg: Ecotourism Pioneer - Barbara Kastelein
ADVANTAGES OF ONLINE PUBLICATION
Online publication offers a number of advantages.
1) Articles can be accessed around the globe in a timely fashion.
Features on this site are Googled
2) Articles include author contact information.
3) Articles can be updated.
Authors maintain copyright of articles published on this website.
For readers interested in reprinting information on this website,
we request that you to make direct contact with the author.
We ask authors to inform us of changes to their contact info
WHAT WE DO NOT PUBLISH
Travel features that focus on destination rather than place
Features written in jargon
Articles already on the Web (we would rather create a link!)