Bridges and Balloons is an award-winning blog that prides itself on being genuine. While many 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.
And we also work with brands to create content for their own platforms. Victoria is a professional writer and Steve a professional filmmaker.
We are also open to press trips that match our travelling style and will be of interest to our audience.
Who We’ve Worked With
Here’s a selection of some of the brands we’ve worked with.
About Bridges and Balloons
Winner of Blogger of the Year at the UK Travel Media Awards 2017
Bridges and Balloons is a blog about travel to special places.
We create handpicked, unique itineraries, filled with beautifully designed places to stay and ways to experience life like a (somewhat hipster) local.
Words that epitomise our style are: cosy, creative, independent, hipster, bohemian and characterful.
We like places that have a story behind them and we prioritise the experience over the price, featuring both budget and luxury styles.
We put these finds into detailed itineraries, inspiring photo stories, best-of collections, and in a dedicated Special Stays series.
And we also share personal stories from along the way, offering a window into our lives.
What people say about us
— Kash, Blogger Outreach Specialist
— Sophia Amos, Black Diamond PR
— Maria Otero, Expedia
— Kylie, Reader
— Jenna, Reader
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 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 leads on video content for partners. Together we have produced videos for clients including Expedia and Visit Britain. See our Expedia series here.
Ways we can work together
If you are interested in working together please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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. And please, please don’t send emails pretending to be a new blogger when you’re actually an SEO marketer. You’re not fooling anyone, and those emails make me sad.