Hello and welcome to my portfolio page.  I am delighted you enjoy my content and if you would like to work with me on one of your campaign projects please get in touch by email at claire@talesofabackpacker.com  

I am available for partnerships with travel brands, destinations and tourist boards, as well as various other working opportunities and freelance writing assignments.

My media kit is available to view here

Please note that I am committed to promoting diversity in travel and I only take part in campaigns that include diverse content creators such as black, POC, disabled, LGBTQ and plus size creators.  I hope we align on these values and look forward to talking in more detail about working together and how to increase diversity on your campaign if you would like some assistance on that. 

I look forward to working with you soon!

Travel Blogger & Content Creator 

As a content creator, I can write blog posts and produce social media content on my channels to help promote your product or service. I can also create content for your blog or social media channels, including blog posts, photographs, Instagram takeovers and more.

I am available for:

  • Hotel / Restaurant Reviews
  • Attraction / Tour Reviews
  • Product / Service Reviews
  • Press and Fam Trips
  • Social Media Promotion
  • Sponsored Posts
  • Brand Ambassadorship
  • Affiliate Partnerships
  • Event Promotion
  • Video Creation

Brands I have worked with include:

Who Ive Worked With - Company Logos

I was the 2019 #wombatsTraveller Ambassador for wombat’s CITY HOSTELS, working with them on a 6-month project over the summer to promote their hostels and destinations to my readers and followers.  As a long-term partner of wombat’s I have been able to create a variety of content for them and help them reach a wide range of potential new customers.

Gregor Kleczkowski, Head of Marketing wombat’s CITY HOSTELS, said:

Claire was the winner of the #wombatstraveller competition campaign back in 2018 at Wombat’s The City Hostels. There were over 90 applications for three competition spots. We then teamed up the three selected upcoming travel content creators with more experienced professionals for an international campaign.

Not only did Claire get one of these spots, but she also managed to convince our jury with her content and win. Claire especially impressed us with her quality content, professionalism, and sympathy. Our local managers loved working with her, and she was utterly reliable in her communications towards us and her community.

As winner of the campaign, she went on to work tightly connected with our marketing department as brand ambassador throughout 2019. Her blog posts converted into a reliable inbound source for our website, she upped our social media presence considerably, and overall, it was a pleasure to spin creative campaigns with her.

I very much recommend working with Claire. She adds great writing skills and creative input to your content marketing game and crafts quality travel content for you.

Kay Hyde, Head of Communications, Make It York, said,

“Visit York is one of England’s most respected travel brands and as a top visitor destination it is crucial for us to protect and nurture our brand.

We work with travel writers and travel bloggers who understand the value of our brand and who are interested in working collaboratively with us.  Claire was a pleasure to work with and has generated engaging and inspiring content about the city of York, inspiring a new generation of visitors to the city. 

By working with quality Travel Bloggers, we can maximise the impact of all of our social media activity, which forms a core part of our communications strategy.  At every step of the process of working with Tales of A Backpacker, Claire was professional and a joy to work with.  We would very much recommend her to any destination interested in increasing its profile to visitors.”

Freelance Writing Work

I also work as a freelance writer, in particular for travel publications and blogs about South America, Barcelona, backpacking, female solo travel and expat life.  If you would like me to get involved with your project please get in touch through the contact form on my site or email me on claire@talesofabackpacker.com.

Here is a sample of articles I have written for other publications:

Trivago Magazine: How to Have the Perfect Beatles Weekend in Liverpool

St Christopher’s Inns: The Highs and Lows of Solo Travel

Haggis Adventures: Harry Potter Locations in Edinburgh that Muggles will Love

Space Nation Orbit: Space on Earth – The Salar De Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia

Matador Network: 7 Ways to Save Money on Your Trip to Barcelona

Matador Network: 12 things I wish I knew before visiting Chichen Itza

Matador Network: 11 unforgettable moments you’ll experience in Birmingham, England

Don’t Forget to Move: An adventure travel & responsible tourism blog, I wrote a chapter for their popular e-book The Authentic Cuba Travel Guide on Solo Female Travel.  Updated in December 2016, this second version of their book is an excellent resource for people visiting Cuba.

The Broke Backpacker : 5 Awesome Inca Sites that Aren’t Machu Picchu

Travel with Pedro: Top 10 Things to do in Mexico City

The Road Affair : Best Things to do in Barcelona

eDreams : An Alternative 48 Hours in Barcelona

Homage to Barcelona: My Perfect Day in Barcelona 

Media Appearances

Featured in Publications

I have been featured in the following publications:

Washington Post: When Does Travel Brand Loyalty Make Sense? which was also published on ABC News, Yahoo! Finance, The Independent and various other news websites.

The Times: Are Tulum and Cancun safe to travel to right now?

BBC News: Solo Backpacking Didn’t Kill Grace Millane

Huffington Post: Do You Feel Guidebooks are on the Way Out?

Swedish Radio: Travel Bloggers come to Karlskrona

Tourradar: Two Weeks in Spain for Every Budget

Visit Ecuador & South America: Top 5 Adventure Tourism Spots in South America

Tourradar: What You Need to Take & Know About Trekking to Machu Picchu

Sydostran Swedish News Site: Travel Bloggers Attract Tourists

Interviews, Radio and Podcasts:

BBC Radio 4

For BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours program I shared my thoughts about campervan travel in Mabel: listen here (the campervan section begins at 9:50) 

BBC Radio Merseyside

Following the BBC article about Grace Millane, a British Backpacker killed in New Zealand, I was interviewed on BBC Radio Merseyside about solo female travel and safety:

World Nomads Podcast

I contributed to the World Nomads podcast on Mexico, sharing my thoughts about Mexico City (at 26:36):

Semi-Together Podcast

I took part in Semi-Together’s podcast Turning Setbacks into Comebacks, talking about my experience of turning my life around after getting fired – which was actually the best thing that ever happened to me! 

Girls Talk Travel Podcast

I talked to Megsy from the Girls Talk Travel Podcast about my beloved Barcelona, sharing

  1. Why Barcelona is a great place for female travellers to visit. And how to stay safe around the notorious pickpockets!
  2. Must-See Attractions…there’s so many to choose from!!!
  3. The BEST food to try in Barcelona 
  4. and some extra insider tips to make sure you have the perfect trip to this incredible city

Every Passport Stamp

I chatted with Stefan from Every Passport Stamp about travelling, Instagram and Mabel the Motorhome:

Speaking Engagements

I spoke at the inaugural Travel Stories event in January 2019 hosted by Euroventure, World Nomads and The Dragon Trip, sharing my personal travel story with the aim of inspiring other people to travel:

Awards Nominations

I have been nominated for the following awards:

If you would like to get in touch about working on a project together please email me at claire@talesofabackpacker.com.  I look forward to hearing from you!

2 thoughts on “Portfolio

  1. Claire says:

    Hi Vicky, thanks so much for getting in touch! Have you read this post? https://talesofabackpacker.com/what-to-do-in-antigua-guatemala-the-ultimate-antigua-city-guide/ I really enjoyed Antigua, I spent about 3 months there too and loved it! There is a large ex-pat community, there is a lot to do in Antigua and in general it is very safe. Still be careful about walking around alone at night, some streets are very quiet and of course bad things could happen anywhere but I didn’t have any problems here, everyone I met was really friendly. You’re going to love it! A note about transport; I was recommended not to take the colourful Chicken Buses which locals use as there are some robberies; ask your accommodation about a tourist shuttle from the airport (assuming you’re arriving by air) which is more expensive but safer. Enjoy!

  2. vicky gutierrez says:

    Hello Claire,
    My name is Vicky and I am about to take my first solo trip for 3 months to Antigua Guatemala.
    I am a bit worry about security for a woman to travel solo.
    What do you recommend ?

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