arnie-jo-jacobsenBlog Name & Start Date: & Blogging 1 Year

Bio: We are two boomers that love to share our travel experiences hoping to inspire others to enjoy the thrill of travel.

I am a Part Time Travel Blogger who is a retired teachers and an independent traveler who enjoys planning his own trips. Though, we would be really thrilled to be offered a media trip.

I call Yakima, Washington home.

Countries visited: Ten

Continents visited: Two

Top 5 destinations on my travel to do list: Cinque Terre, Quebec City, Key West, Lake Bled, Dubrovnik

Earliest travel memory: Living in Chamblay, France as a young child in the late fifties.

Organizations I belong to: Travel Massive

Favorite Travel Photographer – Trey Ratcliff
#1 Organization I recommend for new bloggers: TBS – Travel Blog Success
Favorite Travel Blogger:Heather Cowper from
Favorite Travel Blogger Facebook Group:Travel Blog Success
Favorite tool/app for social media: Later, formerly Latergramme is one of my favorite apps, because it allows me to make a posting schedule making posting to Instagram so much easier.
If I knew then what I know now! Your top tip for aspiring travel writers and bloggers!
I hesitate to pass myself off as someone who is an expert as we have only been at this about a year, and are still struggling to gain traction. With that said, I think the thing that I would advise is to do this only if you love making the time to share your experiences with others. There aren’t many that become overnight successes in the travel blogging world, in my limited experience. Patience may be your greatest ally.

Connect with Arnie!


Twitter: @Arnie_and_Jo




YouTube: Arnieandjoareonthego

Arnie’s article Why Saint Cirq Lapopie, France Is a Must Visit was just featured on 52PerfectDays. Please check it out here:

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