Travel Blogging is a lot of hard work. It looks glamourous from the outside, and sometimes it really is, but most of the time, it is long hours for little reward. But, I absolutely love being a travel blogger.
Travel is and has always been my passion in life. My dream job in life was to travel the world and earn money for it. I never thought in a million years I could actually find the perfect job that allowed me to do that, let alone create it myself.
Craig and I have been travel blogging for a year now and I think have had really great success purely through our passion for it and our determination to make this dream of ours work. Each day keeps getting better and better.
And while we are not making a lot of money from it… yet, we are certainly building a platform that is opening up a lot of doors for us.
It has certainly made the sacrifice of sleep, the investment of time and money, and the stretching way outside our comfort zones worthwhile.
I’ve just returned from an amazing Media Launch of the new Qantas Great Crusade campaign— “The ultimate fan supporters tour” of New Zealand. An international competition, where by the winners get to tour New Zealand in convoy of 25 campervans, following the World cup Rugby games and enjoying the beautiful sights and expereinces on offer in New Zealand.
We got to sit in the cockpit of a new Qantas jet, drive one of the campervans live on The Today Show, chat with an ex-wallaby great Matt Bourke and current Wallaby players Berrick Barnes and Rob Horne. (If you look closely in the following Qantas promo video you will see us cuddling these two Wallaby players.)
This was all done in the name of my personal business, something I created. I can have all these privelged media experiences without an editors strict demands or timelines. I have the freedom to write what I want in any expressive form that I like. I just love it!!
April was a super travel bloggging month for us and each day I’m falling more and more in love with being a travel blogger and now mummy blogger. We had media passes to the Easter Show, Byron Bay Bluesfest, and were hosted by Gold Coast Tourism at our favourite spot Coolangatta and were able to take Kalyra to Dreamworld.
I hope you can see this less as bragging, but more as sheer gratitude and excitement to be living our passion and hopefully inspiring you to realize that if we can do it so can you!
One of my favourite empowering quotes
If they can do it then why not me?