Blogger Press Trips: The Lowdown

Photographing the lagoons near El Tatio, Chile

“You’re a travel blogger, so you’re basically on holiday all the time right?” Ummmm… not exactly. But what’s an average day travelling with a travel blogger really like?

I started this blog three years ago, and it’s been my full-time job for a year and a bit. It’s a strange lifestyle, and as a lot of people ask how I structure my life, I thought I’d break it down a little. I don’t write about the world of blogging very often, but there are a few elements I’ve been dying to write about!

So there are two distinct variables… being away and being at home. Days at home are usually spent tapping away on my laptop creating content about previous travels, editing photos and videos and meeting clients about future travel campaigns and trips. I also try to squeeze in some local trips and hotel and restaurant reviews.

While occasionally I go away on self-planned trips, the majority are organised by a PR company or tourist board. Some are solo like my week in Austria this summer, some are with my partner or friends, while others are group press trips. A year ago I was doing a lot of group press trips, but over the last six months I’ve really enjoyed having opportunities to travel with friends and my partner (Macca from An Adventurous World).

Usually on a group press trip there will be 5 or 6 bloggers/journalists plus a PR representative from the UK. PR companies carefully select bloggers according to their niche, quality of content and number of readers/followers. I enjoy group press trips as you meet a great bunch of people, all learn from each other, and we all understand each other’s needs, so it’s a supportive environment! I’ve made a lot of great friends on these trips and we’ve shared some unforgettable experiences.

There was the hilarious gourmet trip through Slovenia I did with Jen from She Gets Around, the Blogtrotters Greece trip where I met Emily Luxton (one of my best blogger pals), Hayley from Frock Me I’m Famous, Amelia from xAmeliax and Megan Ellaby. There was St Kitts (more on that below) with a fun group including Vicky Flip Flop. Oh and then there was #itrekhere – a Trek America trip through California with a fab bunch including a few of my faves – Amy from The Little Magpie, Laura Bubble and Scott from Intrepid Escape.

iTrekHere group in Hollywood
#iTrekHere group in Hollywood
A view I won't forget in a hurry!
A view I won’t forget in a hurry!

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The Best Annual Events In St Kitts: Dates Not To Miss

St Kitts Top Reasons To Visit In 2017

From carnival to the island’s restaurant festival, find out all the best annual events in St Kitts in the Caribbean.

As my time as an ambassador for the Caribbean island of St Kitts is almost up, I couldn’t help but look ahead to what’s happening on the island each year. Whether you’re planning a week’s holiday or arriving by cruise ship, there are a few times of year that are extra special on the island.

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VIDEO: Adventures In St Kitts

Adventures In St Kitts Video

This video of St Kitts will make you want to jet off on the next plane.

I visited the Caribbean island earlier this year for a week of fun-fuelled travels. From zip-lining through the rainforest, kayaking and swimming with turtles, to exploring old plantations, forts and checking out the top-notch foodie scene… WOW there was PLENTY to enjoy!

Oh, and then the small matter of the endless rum punch on the island! Well it’d be rude not to try it…

For a flavour of my week, check out my video of St Kitts. If you enjoy it, please like, comment and share!

Oh and for the best viewing experience, be sure to shake up a rum punch to enjoy with it…

I hope you enjoyed watching my video of St Kitts. I’d love to hear your feedback and comments!

Interested in visiting St Kitts? Check out all my posts about the island:
What’s it like to visit St Kitts?
The Best Annual Events In St Kitts
Top Restaurants To Visit In St Kitts
Top 5 Hotels In St Kitts – From Budget To Luxury
Top 5 Things To Do In St Kitts For Cruise Ship Passengers

I’m an Official Ambassador for St Kitts. Thanks to St Kitts Tourism Authority for organising the trip and British Airways for taking care of the flights. As always, opinions are my own!

16 Best Restaurants In St Kitts Right Now

Top Restaurants In St Kitts

From Caribbean beachside cafes to fine-dining restaurants, find out the best restaurants in St Kitts right now.

St Kitts is a great island for foodies. While you might expect fresh seafood and a good helping of jerk seasoning, there’s more to this Caribbean island’s cuisine. 

Pop to Basseterre and enjoy coffee and cake in the city’s gallery, or take a drive up to Belle Mont Farm and enjoy a gourmet lunch with an epic view of towering volcano Mount Liamuiga. For something totally different, enjoy vegan and homegrown delights at the island’s legendary food truck Ital Creations. 

So whether you fancy jerk chicken BBQ’ed on the street, or lobster at a fine-dining restaurant, there’s somewhere to suit every palate and budget. Continue reading to find out the best places to eat in St Kitts…

Get a flavour of St Kitts in my video and scroll down to find out some of the top restaurants in St Kitts. 

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