Here are the most common questions I get asked by my readers. If you have another burning question that I haven’t answered please comment on this page and I will add it in for you.
Q. How did you get into travel writing professionally?
A. You can read the story of How I Got into Travel Blogging, which is one of my earliest posts. It’s a pretty cool story. I also wrote a ‘part 2′ career post ‘How Travel Blogging Has Changed My Life‘. Make sure you read both for the full story.
Q. Do you earn money from your blog?
A. Yes, mostly by working directly with brands, as they pay me to create unique and native content on my blog that features their products or services. I would never feature a brand that I hadn’t experienced for myself and genuinely love. There are also different revenue streams for my blog through affiliate networks, advertising and consultancy. Read my post How To Make Money as a Travel Blogger to learn how I make money.
Q. Why did you choose to call your blog ‘The Travelista’ ?
A. I chose to call my blog The Travelista to reflect the persona of a glamorous and jet-setting female that other travel-loving ladies would aspire to be like. It also injects new life into the overused term ‘fashionista’, suggesting that women can be just as savvy up about travel as they can fashion. I enjoy shopping as much as the next girl, but I’d take countries over clothes any day, which is why I am The Travelista.
Q. What are your top tips for getting into travel blogging?
A. I’ve got 10 top tips to offer people interested in setting up their own travel blog, but they also apply to all blogs in general too. I wrote about them here . I love to share blogging advice to aspiring bloggers, so make sure you browse through my Advice Posts
Q. Where have you travelled to recently and where are you going next?
A. In 2016 I took 38 flights, went on 13 trips and visited 15 countries. Read my Top 10 Travel Moments of 2016 here. My travel schedule for 2017 is as follows;