***Updated: see a link to the Twitter chat summary at the end*** Live Twitter Q&A - ask the #Trexpert The lovely team at Trek America have invited me to host a second Live Twitter Q&A all about travelling with Trek America! I'm really excited to be doing this again because I love talking about travel and I love travelling with Trek! You can read about the first … [Read more...]
Travelling solo on a group tour
Travelling solo: frequently asked questions Travelling solo on a group tour is a topic I get asked about a lot. It’s only natural to feel a little nervous about joining a group tour if you’ve never travelled solo before. This post draws upon frequently asked questions I’ve previously answered and hopefully it will answer some of the questions you might have too, about … [Read more...]
Trexpert: talking Trek with The Travel Hack!
The Trexpert meets The Travel Hack Earlier this year I was delighted to bump into Monica Stott, otherwise known as The Travel Hack, at Traverse, a conference about travel blogging in Newcastle. Monica told me she was planning to do the Westerner 2 camping tour with Trek America in April and I couldn't wait to share my Trek tips with her, which was great because Monica had lots … [Read more...]
Find your Trek America buddies in 5 steps
How to find your Trek America buddies In a previous post, Why find your Trek America buddies before your tour? I shared tips on some of the benefits to meeting your Trek buddies online before you travel. In this post, I'll explain how to find your Trek America buddies in 5 easy steps. 1. Ask Trek America Trek America are very open about providing trekkers with some basic … [Read more...]
Why find your Trek buddies before your tour?
Make friends before you travel If you're reading this and wondering why find your Trek America buddies, that's a great question! Some people like to just "rock-up" at the meeting point hotel and meet their fellow travel buddies then. If you'd rather do that, no problem. But here are some reasons why it can be great to find your Trek America buddies before you travel: 1. Share … [Read more...]
Trek America discounts
Everything you need to know about Trek America discounts Over the last few years I've had a lot of questions from people asking about Trek America discounts. So I've compiled this post to give you the lowdown. Whether you're considering your first trek or are looking to do your second, third or more, there's a Trek America discount available to please your wallet. Travel show … [Read more...]
Are you a smart phone traveller?
Travelling with your smartphone Are you a smart phone traveller? If you take your phone when you travel (as many people do), what is the top of your list when it comes to preparing your phone for travel? Most smartphone users who are travelling overseas are well aware of charges, particularly data roaming charges, and make attempts to research the costs and consider buying a … [Read more...]
Blog4Trek and win!
Win a trek-of-a-lifetime! Trek America are currently running a competition to find the next biggest blogger! If you've always fancied road trippin' with Trek America but haven't managed to save the funds to pay for a trek, now's your chance to have a go at winning one. You'll have to act quickly though because the deadline for the first stage of the competition is March 9th … [Read more...]
Ask the Trexpert and Trek HQ!
#Trexpert On Sunday, 23rd February at 7pm GMT I joined Trek America on Twitter for an hour to co-host their very first Twitter chat, Ask the Trexpert and Trek HQ! As an existing and passionate Trekker, I was thrilled to participate in this and I love that they think of me as their Trexpert - see what they did there? :D Questions were tweeted to me by using this hashtag: … [Read more...]