Tag - brand

TBB 010 – Podcasting and Bridges with Chris Christensen

As one of the pioneers in the travel podcasting space, and 1.3 million in downloads alone for Amateur Traveler last year, Chris Christensen was one of those guys that welcomed me to the podcasting community when I was only 2 to 3 episodes in.  That’s just the kind of guy he is. In this show we talk about two things – podcasting and Blogger Bridge.  With the first part, we learn about how Chris got his start and how Amateur Traveler evolved.  With Blogger Bridge, we delve into...

How To Prepare For A Press Trip

So it’s your first press trip and you’re nervous but excited at the same time.  Excited because you’ve just landed a big gig with a CVB/tourism board and anxious at the same time because you’re not really sure what to expect and you don’t know if you’ll be ready. Preparation is key with every trip I’ve been on.  Here is my checklist of things to make sure you do before you head out to make sure your press trip goes smoothly and without a hitch. Travel...

The Art of Pitching to Travel Brands and PR

Free travel is the big aspiration for most of you travel bloggers.  Even if you don’t admit it, the thought of jetsetting around the world, representing brands, properties, tours, cities or even provinces for free is pretty darn awesome.  Imagine that – getting paid to travel.  Now that’s the dream right? Getting there is a whole other story. Getting over the fear Earlier on in my blogging career, I think a lot of what was holding me back was fear.  There was fear of...

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