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Final Contest Bonus Weekly Topic Inspiration: Place Reviews

  1. Simone Smith profile image91
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    Hubbers write great travel Hubs all the time- why aren't more of them review Hubs as well? After all, most Hubs I read about particular places include an evaluation of their assets and drawbacks... all they are missing is a Ratings Capsule!

    As a final bonus WTI for the last couple of days of November, I encourage you to create some travel Hubs reviewing places that do include the Ratings Capsule, and to enter them in the Rigorous Review Contest.

    Don’t know what to do about your title? Check to see if there are any Exclusive titles that mention the place you would like to review. Alternately, go for a list format. We recommend titles like “Best Restaurants in Berkeley, California”, “Pet-Friendly Vacation Lodges in New England”, or “Museums for Kids in Rome, Italy”. Should you mention multiple places, just have your single Ratings Capsule count toward the place you evaluate in greatest depth.

    Be sure to pull out as many original photos as you can for these Hubs- they make a big difference!

    To create search-friendly titles of your own, follow the steps outlined in this Learning Center guide.

    If you'd like to join in on this week's topic by writing a Hub, follow these steps:

    1)    Stop by this week's Weekly Topic Inspiration Question.
    2)    Click the green button "answer this question".
    3)    Click the gray button below the box (leave that empty) that says "make a Hub about it."
    4)    Give your Hub a very specific title, like Easy Summer Gardening Projects for Kids or Challenging Summer Activities for Teens
    5)    Create good quality original content that hasn't been covered before.
    6)    After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this forum thread and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.

    For more information on the Weekly Topic Inspiration program, check out the Learning Center guide.

    Oh, and do you want your WTI Hub to have a shot at becoming a Hub of the Day? Make sure the images are legally used and properly attributed!

  2. mts1098 profile image83
    mts1098posted 4 years ago

    Bikinis Texas and Intercourse Pennsylvania

    I wrote about these actual destinations for several reasons, the names of each and how they represent such different and diverse cultures

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hehee, I love it!

      So that it can qualify for the contest, be sure that it features at least one (legally used and properly attributed) image. wink

      1. mts1098 profile image83
        mts1098posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        authentic picture added wink

        1. Simone Smith profile image91
          Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks, mts1098!

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    jbolexposted 4 years ago

    What does the winner receive? How many contests are we running currently?

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The prizes are all outlined on our official contest page. Check it out! big_smile

      In short, the prizes are as follows:
      $700 in $25 Daily Drawing Prizes awarded to one randomly selected review entry every day of the contest
      $700 in $25 Weekly Prizes awarded to the seven best review Hubs each week
      $50 Best Product Review Prize for the best product review
      $50 Best Service Review Prize for the best service review
      $50 Best Restaurant Review Prize for the best restaurant review
      $50 Best Place Review Prize for the best place review
      $200 Grand Prize for the best overall review

  4. Happyboomernurse profile image89
    Happyboomernurseposted 4 years ago

    I wrote a hub about Corolla, NC, because it is one of my favorite vacation destinations. My husband and I started going there in 1990 and have returned almost every year since then.

    The hub can be viewed at: http://happyboomernurse.hubpages.com/hu … h-Carolina

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Having just stopped by your Hub, I can see why you love Corolla so much! What a beautiful, charming place!! Love this Hub.

    2. Denise Handlon profile image87
      Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Just read it and commented.  It was great!  smile

  5. savingkathy profile image91
    savingkathyposted 4 years ago

    I posted a review of the JW Marriott resort on Lake Rosseau in Muskoka, Ontario. Our family had a lovely weekend getaway there earlier this year:

    http://savingkathy.hubpages.com/hub/Ont … Resort-Spa

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, what a gorgeous place! This is a splendid review you've put together.

  6. SimeyC profile image89
    SimeyCposted 4 years ago

    Here's a place review with a restaurant review two! Do I get to enter in both sections big_smile

    http://simeyc.hubpages.com/hub/Places-t … ant-Review

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      How cool! Because the thing your star rating is of the, the Hub only qualifies for the place review category, but that's perfectly fine!
      I REALLY want to visit those gardens, BTW. So cool.

  7. DeborahNeyens profile image95
    DeborahNeyensposted 4 years ago

    Here's mine, a review of the Key West Shipwreck Museum: http://deborahneyens.hubpages.com/hub/V … useum?done

    My conclusion? Save your money. : )

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      It's so great to see a more critical review- people tend to be too generous with online reviews. This is very well done. smile

      1. DeborahNeyens profile image95
        DeborahNeyensposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, Simone. I've never had a problem being critical. Just ask my husband. ; )

  8. Kaili Bisson profile image94
    Kaili Bissonposted 4 years ago

    Hi Simone,
    I have posted a few this week...whew!

    The Sofitel 5-star hotel on the Golden Mile
    http://kailibisson.hubpages.com/hub/Sof … real-Hotel

    The restaurant in the Sofitel
    http://kailibisson.hubpages.com/hub/Renoir-Montreal

    The restaurant currently rated #1 in Montreal
    http://kailibisson.hubpages.com/hub/Europea-Montreal

    XO, the very best restaurant in the Old City
    http://kailibisson.hubpages.com/hub/Bes … d-Montreal

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Goodness gracious, Kaili, you've been busy! So fantastic!

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    GoldenThreadPressposted 4 years ago

    Here is my entry for travel to Asheville, North Carolina and the Biltmore. It is a wonderful and family-friendly place to visit. Only wish I could go there for Christmas. It is absolutely beautiful this time of year! http://goldenthreadpress.hubpages.com/h … a-biltmore
    --Deb

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      That makes two of us! What a cool place!

  10. Melovy profile image98
    Melovyposted 4 years ago

    I had already started a review of a city: Perth in Western Australia, so will add that when it's finished. Meantime I've done another, of Whiteman Park in Western Australia. http://melovy.hubpages.com/hub/Whiteman … a-a-Review

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Nice! Now I want to visit Australia, too @_@

  11. chrissieklinger profile image89
    chrissieklingerposted 4 years ago

    I forgot to do the whole answer this question thing...but here is my hub on best place for a mother daughter trip
    http://chrissieklinger.hubpages.com/hub … e-New-York

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Not to worry- and I love this review's premise!

  12. hockey8mn profile image90
    hockey8mnposted 4 years ago

    Wrote a review on Palenque- The Maya Ruins of Palenque.

    http://hockey8mn.hubpages.com/hub/The-M … enque?done

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I've read so much about this site- it's so cool that you've actually seen it in person!

  13. watergeek profile image93
    watergeekposted 4 years ago

    I can't post a contest hub here? It's not 12:00 PM PT yet.

    1. watergeek profile image93
      watergeekposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Well, as long as some people are still posting hubs, I may as well add mine anyway (lol): Hiking at the Devil's Punchbowl

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Hehee, thanks, watergeek!

  14. savingkathy profile image91
    savingkathyposted 4 years ago

    Another hub for this week's WTI:

    Fun Things to do in Muskoka's Cottage Country

    http://savingkathy.hubpages.com/hub/Cot … ka-Ontario

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Cottage country? Sounds like heaven!

  15. Kaili Bisson profile image94
    Kaili Bissonposted 4 years ago

    The Charleston Beer Exchange Charleston SC
    http://kailibisson.hubpages.com/hub/Cha … r-Exchange

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, Kaili! You're really on a roll!

  16. Simone Smith profile image91
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    Though the contest is now closed, I'm going to leave this WTI open until Monday- just in case there are some contest entries you didn't finish but would still like to publish.

    After all, even if you don't earn a prize from your place review, you can earn a lot in ad revenue from it over time! wink

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      GoldenThreadPressposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Simone: Thanks to you and the HP staff for coming up with this month's/weekly contests. I have come up with so many ideas and have had a blast writing throughout this month. My husband even has gotten in on the "review fever" by suggesting even more topics for me to write. Kudos!--Deb

  17. Happyboomernurse profile image89
    Happyboomernurseposted 4 years ago

    Now that's a positive ending to a fun contest. Thanks for all the work you've been doing to make sure things went smoothly and to answer everyone's questions along the way.

  18. holyjeans30 profile image81
    holyjeans30posted 4 years ago

    Oh I hope I can get this one in.  I thought it was going until the end of the month.  Either way, here is my review of our visit to the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.

    http://holyjeans30.hubpages.com/_fkrcu4 … rch-Review

    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/7418151_f248.jpg

    1. watergeek profile image93
      watergeekposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The Rigorous Review Contest is over, but this is still a WTI topic that goes until the end of the week.

      1. holyjeans30 profile image81
        holyjeans30posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Oh okay.  That works too.  Thank you.

  19. Melovy profile image98
    Melovyposted 4 years ago

    I put this one up a few days ago, but forgot to add it here. (I had started it before the WTI was announced so didn't answer the question.) It's another Australian one, this time of Perth itself. http://melovy.hubpages.com/hub/What-To- … a-a-review

  20. Ov Strickland profile image60
    Ov Stricklandposted 4 years ago

    Thanks so much for the tip!! I'll be headed to San Francisco for Christmas. I'll be sure to write a review and include the rating capsule. :-)

  21. Simone Smith profile image91
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    As y'all might have had enough review writing to last you through the end of the year, I thought we'd turn to a classic subject for our next Weekly Topic Inspiration theme: holiday recipes!

    Stop by the new WTI thread to join in on the fun. smile

 
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