Last updated 2 April 2020
Let’s work together
Travel Bug Within is home for my travel stories. As a traveller in her mid 50’s, my stories are evolving. From someone who loved backpacking in her 20’s and occasionally in her 30’s I now prefer a hotel bed with clean sheets than rolling out my sleeping bag on a dormitory bed in a youth hostel. Those were great days and I have fond memories of them, but today I travel differently. And that outlook is reflected in my stories.
I continue to seek out adventure, but it may not be falling out of a plane from 10,000 metres or bungy jumping off a tower in Christchurch. I will happily watch my teenage kids do that. Adventure for me nowadays is likely to involve being immersed in nature. Hiking the trails in the Gondwana Rainforests in Lamington National Park or snorkeling the clear blue ocean off Castaway Island.
A nasty ski accident three years ago (2017) on the slopes of Japan’s Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort has curtailed the more physical pursuits (I walk with a great deal of metal holding together my left knee.) But this has in no way stopped my desire to explore and see the world.
I connect with people along the way and they often become a part of my story. As it is my belief everyone has a story!
Work with me
I write in a variety of journalistic styles and have been featured print magazines and online. I have also written guest posts for websites.
Travel Bug Within is open to sponsorship and famil/press opportunities. At this stage, I do not accept sponsored posts.
I’ll only work with places and products I personally consider suitable for Travel Bug Within.
I offer a variety of writing services-
- Guest posts for websites
- Articles for print or online
- Sharing stories on my social media platforms – Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
- For some stories I can supply res images for an agreed-upon fee. But I do not claim to be a professional photographer (yet!)
Social Media Platforms
I’m happy to promote a brand using my social media platforms.
- 10.3 Instagram followers
- 492Facebook followers
- 612Twitter followers
The topics I write about vary and my interests as a mature age traveller are reasonably broad.
My values are to write honestly about a destination, experience or product whether the post was sponsored or not. It is my practice to acknowledge when an experience took place on a famil/press trip or if I travelled/stayed as a guest.
If you’re interested in collaborating and discussing my services as a freelance writer, please contact me via email at email@example.com
I usually respond within 48 hours unless I’m out of WI-FI range.
Many thanks and wishing you safe and happy travels,