Working for yourself and blogging comes with lots of perks – flexibility, creativity, freedom – but one of the downsides is not having the security of a full-time job and all the benefits that brings. … [Read more...] about How does a blogger take maternity leave? My plans for the next six months
It’s been five years since I started this blog and its been a rocky ride. I’ve watched the rise and fall of peers – some lifting to stratospheric success and others slipping away – while I’ve bumbled … [Read more...] about 14 lessons learned from five years’ travel blogging
There’s a classic trajectory for anyone who tries to mix a life of working plus travelling. It goes a little like this: 1. This is amazing! I can work while I’m travelling. I’m living the dream! My … [Read more...] about Success! I found my travel-work-life balance (for now)
It was a question we pondered for months – so much so that we left ourselves in danger of everything being booked up! Where should a couple of travel bloggers go on their honeymoon? We struggled … [Read more...] about Where do travel bloggers go on their honeymoon?
There is only so long that one can continue to pile one thing on top of another – books on a shelf, clothes in a cupboard, notebooks of forgotten ideas. The same goes for a blog. There comes a … [Read more...] about Welcome to the new Bridges and Balloons
Back in July, I received an email from Kate McCulley, better known as Adventurous Kate. She was replying to an email I'd sent, and in it she mentioned an event she and a group of other experienced … [Read more...] about Introducing the blog house…
A couple of weeks ago, on the first day of the TBU travel blogging conference in Porto, I waxed lyrical about having found my passion and feeling hyped about being a travel blogger. I had been … [Read more...] about Marketing, manipulation and authenticity: lessons learned at TBEX