What is a Walking Route Article?
Is an article that allows you to discover your very own self-guided walking route.
With our routes, you will be guided from place to place and you’ll know how much effort, time, and budget to expect in order to discover your ideal experience. You will also be able to see how long it takes between each stop, while the orange points show optional suggestions along the way to personalize your day even more.
How do I create a route-type article?
In order to create unique, personalized experiences unlike any other travel content website, the Arrivedo team has designed a route article interview template for you to use! This questionnaire will inspire you to craft a valuable route article for your Neighborhood Guide, considering different route categories like bar hopping, gastronomy, historic, landscapes and more.
A route article is crafted by narrating a walking experience which includes multiple stops (pinned locations) to visit along the way in an easy to follow path.
The idea behind route-type articles is to create unique experiences and direct travelers to unique highlights in the area.
To start creating your route article, click the "Route Article" option in the editor. At this point, you will be able to add in the necessary parameters including:
- Destination (city)
- Hotel name
- Effort (easy, moderate, difficult)
- Budget ($, $$, $$$)
- Total route time including time spent at each stop (hours, minutes)
- Article tag (Routes)
Once you have completed the information above, click "Next" to begin writing your article. See a complete version of the article settings below:
- The key points in the route will be marked in blue and tagged on the map.
Ie.) @Ed Sullivan Theater
- However, you can also tag 'mentionable places' which aren't necessarily part of the route itself but rather other points of interest. Optional places will be marked in orange.
Ie.) @@Radio City Music Hall
- By including mentionable places, this will allow the main blue pins to form a linear path which will then be connected by lines on the map.
- Avoid tagging mentionable places that are very far away from the route path or more than one hour away on foot from the hotel.
- You have the ability to change that path by inserting 'checkpoints.' To add a checkpoint, simply click the section of the line you want it to appear. Then, click and drag the icon until the path changes to best suit your route.
- There is no limit to how many checkpoints you can add. However, the best approach is to add only the necessary amount that will help to transform the path into the most easy-to-route.
- If you wish to delete a marker, click it and then press 'delete' on your keyboard.
How do I properly format a route article?
- Like other Arrivedo Neighborhood Guide articles, route articles will contain paragraphs consisting of approximately four to six lines long.
- All paragraphs should be followed by an attractive image corresponding to the text above. (This includes the intro paragraph).
- However, rather than having a pinned place or subheader above each paragraph (as the list-type articles do) there will only be places tagged within each paragraph.
- Aim to include no more than 10 nearby blue pinned locations.
- Try to include a balance of blue and orange pins. (Avoid having an abundance of one color and very few of the other).
- Ensure that the blue locations are within walking distance from one another and that all pinned places are within a one-hour distance from the hotel at most.
- To view a published example, check out this route article recently written for the New York Marriott Marquis by writer Odette Herrera.
To view a recording of Arrivedo's route tutorial webinar, hit play below: