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How to Work With Major Hotel Brands as a Travel Blogger

Is it possible for travel bloggers to get free hotel stays from major hotel brands while on the road? Perhaps. I recently had the opportunity to speak with someone heavily involved in social media for a major hotel brand (and who wished to remain anonymous), in order to get a better idea of how things […]

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UK Traveler’s Tweets Get Him and His Friend Banned from the USA

A 26 year old UK Man and his friend were recently flagged and detained in the US by the Department of Homeland Security before being sent home over Tweets. After US Department of Homeland Security agents spotted a couple of Tweets from the Twitter account of Leigh Van Bryan, a 26 year old from Coventry, […]

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An Interview with Johnny Jet on Making it Happen

In 1999, while traveling as a college recruiter, Johnny Jet started a weekly newsletter to share his tips on traveling in style while on a budget. Today, travel blogging is his full-time job and he is about to appear on the Travel Channel. Recently, I caught up with Johnny Jet for peek into his world… […]

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Instagram Reveals its List of the Most Popular Places to Take Instagram Photos in 2011

It has been quite a year for Instagram. After watching its community grow from one million users to over fifteen million users, it was honored as a 2011 iPhone App of the Year. Yesterday, Instagram revealed the 15 most popular places where Instagram photos were taken in 2011. Number one on the list may come […]

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Travel Brands Starting To Explore Instagram in Their Latest Social Media Marketing Efforts

If you are a travel brand seeking a platform for spreading awareness and cultivating relationships, here is a space for you to play in 2012.  Earlier today I saw a Tweet that included a link to an article entitled “23 Brands Using Instagram And What They’re Doing Right” along with a reference to the lack […]

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People, Adventure and Food in the Pyrenees – Blogtrip Report

I recently joined nine other travel bloggers as part of the #InPyrenees blogtrip sponsored by the Girona Tourism Board to get the real story about the Girona Pyrenees. Starting in Cerdanya (about a two-hour drive from Barcelona, Spain), our group of travel bloggers spent seven days traveling along the Pyrenees mountains until we reached the […]

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Wanderers in Residence 2.0 – Gap Adventures’ Celebrity Ambassadors

About a year ago, Gap Adventures introduced its Wanderers in Residence program with the goal of building relationships with the Wanderers that inspired conversation around the world on the topic of travel. Many companies have celebrity ambassadors and the Wanderers in Residence is Gap Adventures’ approach to creating these ambassadors. To the team at Gap […]

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