Everybody's got the travel poem, but if you've got an essay, this might be worth looking into:
Unlike guidebooks written by professional travel writers, our
books feature stories written by literary writers -- all of
whom who have lived in the places they write about. Most were
born there, or grew up there, or lived there for many years.
And they didn't write specifically for travelers. They wrote
because they had a good story to tell.
Thanks Funds for Writers!