This is Step 2 of the Aspiring Travel Writer of the Week guidelines. For full guidelines visit:

This Q&A is step 2! If you haven’t already, check out the optional Step 1 and submit a travel article to my travel blog, More links to your site!!

If you have already submitted your travel article, simply copy and paste the Q&A questions and email your answers and a headshot or a photo of you in an amazing location to alexa at

Twice weekly, I will share the profile of one new travel writer, travel blogger or travel photographer.

If you have been blogging, writing or taking photos for less than 2 years or have less than 10,000 unique views to your website, I invite you to be the featured ATW (Aspiring Travel Writer) of the week.

We all have something to share! Your blog may only be a few months old, but you certainly know more than someone who is still aspiring to start their travel blog! Share what you have learned and pay it forward! Then head back and check out the profiles of other ATW to pick up some great tips for your blog and travel journey.

aspiring travel writer q&a


Blog Name & Start Date:

Monthly Unique Views (from Google Analytics):

Short bio:

Do you consider yourself a travel blogger, travel writer or travel photographer or?

Part Time or Full Time Blogger/Writer/Photographer?:

If Part-Time, what is your day job?

How long have you been a blogger/writer/photographer?

Where do you call home?

How many countries have you been to?

How many continents have you been to?

Top 5 destinations on your travel to do list:

Earliest travel memory:

Favorite Travel Writer:

Favorite Travel Blogger:

Favorite Travel Photographer:

Favorite Travel Blog/s or Website/s:

Paragraph about the trip that turned you from a vacationer to a traveler:

Paragraph about the trip that turned you into a travel writer/blogger/photographer:

Paragraph about your first steps to become a travel writer/blogger/photographer:

I am an independent traveler?  I am focused on organized media trips. (do you plan your own travel or look for media trips?)

The social media platform driving the most traffic to my site is:

My top tip to use (above social network) for traffic:

My favorite tool/app for social media (and why):

My favorite WordPress plugin (and why):

Favorite Travel Twitter Chat:

Favorite Travel Blogger Facebook Group:

Organizations I belong to (Travel Massive, NATJA, IFTAWA, etc):

#1 Organization I recommend for new bloggers:

If only I had the time, I’d do/finish…… : (We all have a list of things we know we need to do and will help with web traffic, email list, website or UA. What is the #1 thing you know you need to do, but haven’t)

If I knew then what I know now! Your top tip for aspiring travel writers and bloggers!

Best travel tip for travelers:

We all love links (Please share yours)!









I must give credit where credit is due. The concept for this section of my website is inspired by Johnny Jet’s Travel Style section. While my inspiration comes from Johnny, I have revamped his idea and added sections to benefit aspiring travel bloggers and writers. I was featured on his site in January of 2016 (My Q&A with Johnny Jet) and love doing a version of his travel interview for new writers and bloggers.