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Hello! I’m so glad you’ve landed on this page. I work with tourism businesses that want to make the world a better place, and give people incredible and unique experiences in Scotland.
I’m originally from New Zealand but travelled the world before settling down in Scotland. I live in West Lothian with my husband and our dog, Angus.
My first love is adventure, and a very close second is travel- and these are at the heart of Wayfaring Kiwi. Over the years some of my adventures have included:
+ Learning to snowboard and completing 2 ski seasons in Canada
+ Living and travelling in a van in the Canadian Rockies
+ Horse riding for over 20 years
+ Hiking the length of Scotland solo
+ White water rafting, caving, bungy jumping, via ferrata and much more!
BRANDS I’VE WORKED WITH
I’ve been on a few adventures but I don’t classify myself as an athlete or a badass with nerves of steel. In fact, I consider myself to be the average female traveller, and if I can do something, anyone else can.
Making memories and having a good story to tell is more valuble to me than spending my money on objects, which is why I push myself to always try something new.
For the last 10 years I have worked hard to develop myself as a travel writer and marketing guru in the travel and tourism industry. Before I became a full time professional travel blogger I worked in the following roles:
+ International Travel Agent
+ Website Designer
+ Digital Marketing Manager [in tourism]
So you can see I have an understanding of the travel and tourism industry on both the inside and outside! During this time I have won several awards (as you’ll see below) and worked with many businesses to achieve their visibility goals.
How I can help your business:
- Blog posts on Wayfaring Kiwi or your website (written with SEO in mind)
- Photography (I shoot with my Sony A6500)
- Social Media campaigns on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
- Instagram takeovers/ promotions
- Interviews in any medium (print, radio, online)
- Public Speaking
- Press Trips
I write on topics about Scotland such as:
- hiking and adventure travel
- sustainable travel
- travelling with a dog
- couples travel
- solo travel
- general travel in Scotland
- and more
If you’d like to know more, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can provide you with my media kit and rate card.
QUALIFICATIONS & AWARDS
Bachelor of Communications in Journalism (Major) and Media Studies (Minor) from Massey University, New Zealand
2019 – Scottish Women in Tourism Influencer of the Year (Highly Commended)
2014 – Best Paid News Writer at the Aotearoa Student Press Awards (Winner)
2013 – Best Paid News Writer at the Aotearoa Student Press Awards (Highly Commended)
RECENT EXAMPLES OF MY WORK
Here are samples from just a few of the brands I’ve worked with:
– How to Spend One Day at the Edinburgh festivals in August
– The perfect 4 days in Budapest itinerary
Big White Ski Resort
– 4 Activities you need to try at Big White Ski Resort
– Guide to working a ski season at Big White
IN THE MEDIA
Why young Scots are looking to the skies under lockdown – Edinburgh News
New Zealander hikes 864km Scottish National Trail – Daily Mail
Women living the #vanlife – Shes Wanderful