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 projects please get in touch through the contact form on my site here or email me on clairesturz [@] gmail.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 for download 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 Sponsored Posts Affiliate Partnerships
Social Media Promotion Brand Ambassador Event Promotion
Brands I have worked with include:
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.
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 clairesturz(@)gmail.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
One Modern Couple : Top 10 Foods in Peru You Have to Try
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
Featured in Publications
I have also been featured in the following publications:
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
Sydostran Swedish News Site: Travel Bloggers Attract Tourists
Interviews, Radio and Podcasts:
Following the BBC article about Grace Millane, I was interviewed on BBC Radio Merseyside about solo female travel and safety:
I contributed to the World Nomads podcast on Mexico, sharing my thoughts about Mexico City (at 26:36):
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!
I chatted to Megsy from the Girls Talk Travel Podcast about my beloved Barcelona, sharing
- Why Barcelona is a great place for female travellers to visit. And how to stay safe around the notorious pickpockets!
- Must-See Attractions…there’s so many to choose from!!!
- The BEST food to try in Barcelona
- and some extra insider tips to make sure you have the perfect trip to this incredible city
I chatted with Stefan from Every Passport Stamp about travelling, Instagram and Mabel the Motorhome:
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:
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 clairesturz (@) gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you!