Bridges and Balloons is an award-winning blog that prides itself on being genuine. While much of the featured products and travel destinations are self-funded, we’re occasionally open to partnership, sponsorship, affiliate and advertising opportunities that fit with Bridges and Balloons and will be of value to our readers.
We are also open to press trips that will be of interest to Bridges and Balloons’ readers and that match our travelling style.
And we also work with brands to create content for their own platforms. Victoria is a professional writer and Steve a professional filmmaker.
Some of the brands we have worked with
Family and lifestyle
About Bridges and Balloons
Winner of Blogger of the Year at the UK Travel Media Awards 2017
Bridges and Balloons is a travel-lifestyle blog about family life and travel to special places. We specialise in finding unique and interesting places, products and stories. Words that epitomise our style are: cosy, creative, unique, beautiful, hipster, bohemian, independent, characterful, sustainable and luxury in a thoughtful way. We like places and products that have a story behind them and have been created with love. And we prioritise the experience over the price, featuring both budget and luxury styles.
We put these finds into detailed itineraries, inspiring photo stories, videos, best-of collections, and in a dedicated Special Stays series. Readers of Bridges and Balloons regularly replicate our trips around the world.
We also share personal stories from along the way: stories of grief, false starts, love, starting a family, nomadism, working on the road, frustrations, freelancing,trying to start a business, and the good, bad and ugly side of travel.
For the first five years of this blog, we travelled as a couple, but now our little one is here, we are focusing on family travel with the same ethos as before.
You can download our media kit here.
See our press page for our features, interviews and mentions in the media.
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What people say about us
“Beautiful and original storytelling that inspires your soul, Bridges and Balloons remains one of Britain’s most unique and gifted travel blogs.” — Kash, Blogger Outreach Specialist
“We were very happy with your visit! After reading the post and seeing your great pictures we are even happier. You really got the feeling of the place.” — Mas Can Batlle Hotel
“I’ve been severly procrastinating the planning of our trip. This post totally saved our butts! What a lovely blog you have. Your writing is lovely and your photos are gorgeous – and your videos? Holy cow!” — Kylie
“Amazing blog with so many details. I was little lost when planning the trip and your blog is going to help me do a wonderful trip. Thanks a lot.” — Karthi
“Thanks to you I will honeymoon in Bali at Village Above the Clouds. I’m so excited! Thanks to your blog, we found it just in time.” — Pim
“After finding this on your blog, we booked with Yellow Zebra Safaris and had a truly phenomenal experience!” — Alice
“I love reading Bridges and Balloons because of its honesty, value and style – the combination of these three things makes for compelling reading.” –Sarah
“Apart from being a magnificent source of inspiration, there’s so much depth, emotion and curiosity in the stories. Quite a unique twist and so much art to be found on so many different levels. I came for the travel tips and stayed because I enjoy following your life journey :)” – Jenna
Victoria is a writer, blogger and editor. Before starting to blog, she trained and worked as a journalist, and then moved into copywriting and editing for international charities. Alongside blogging, Victoria continues to freelance as a journalist, copywriter and editor. Clients include Expedia, Scot Rail, Marie Curie, Save the Children, British Red Cross and Oh Comely magazine.
Victoria has travelled to over 50 countries and was on the road full-time for three years before settling in Bristol in late 2016. She still travels often, but is also focussed on starting a family and creating a home in Bristol. Find out more about Victoria’s freelance work on her site www.victoriawattskennedy.com
Steve is a filmmaker and VR producer. His short film, Overview, has over 7 million views on Vimeo and his first feature documentary premiered at SXSW in 2015. He’s currently working on a new educational VR project about the cosmic origins of the universe. He takes the majority of the photos for Bridges and Balloons and together we have produced video content for clients including Expedia and Visit Britain. See our Expedia series here.
If you are interested in working together please contact us by email at victoria [at] bridgesandballoons [dot] com
Please note: There are certain types of partnership requests I receive every day that are unsuitable for Bridges and Balloons. I don’t publish sponsored guest posts or infographics. I don’t promote products that are irrelevant to Bridges and Balloons or morally shady; and I don’t promote things that I haven’t tried myself. Please don’t send me those emails.