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About Sally Akins

I’m a keen cook and traveller, now sharing my love of travel and food here on my blog. I have a background in IT, and have been writing on the internet since 2002. This depth of experience together with the knowledge I have built up of SEO sets me apart from many bloggers.

All blog posts are SEO optimised, and technical aspects of the website are continuously being improved to give the best possible user experience.

Ways to Work with

I am happy to work with brands in several ways including press trips, reviews, sponsored posts, competitions and advertising.

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Press Trips

I love exploring new destinations or learning more about familiar places. Sharing my personal experience of these visits will help to increase awareness of your brand in a way that really connects with potential visitors.

If I visit your destination on a press trip, I will promote my visit on social media both before and during the trip. I will then write unique, high quality reviews with plenty of attractive photographs. These posts will be also promoted on social media.

The benefits to you:

  • Long lasting results – my reviews and blog posts remain on the site permanently.
  • Boost brand awareness – my readers will think of your brand when they are planning their next trip or purchase.
  • Improved search engine results – I use SEO techniques to ensure that each blog post appears in Google search results.
  • A specific audience – my readership is primarily women from the UK, US and Europe aged 35+

A number of packages are available, and we can discuss tailoring these to meet your brand and budgetary requirements. If required, I am also able to provide content for you to include in your own website or blog – please get in touch to request details.

Product, Event and Service reviews

I can promote your product, event or service here on or over social media. I always test products thoroughly to ensure an honest and unbiased review. Click here to see a product review and here for an event review, I am also available for hotel or restaurant reviews.

The benefits to you:

  • Increased visibility and awareness of your brand – put your brand name in front of thousands of new customers
  • Long lasting results – the review will remain on the site permanently, so your brand will benefit from this for years to come.
  • Improved search engine rankings – through SEO optimised blog posts.

Please note that products are received for consideration only, and are not guaranteed to be reviewed on this website. I may feature products in individual posts and/or round-up posts, or on social media.

If you would like to ensure guaranteed coverage for your brand, then please get in touch to discuss my Sponsored Post fees.


I can promote your product, event or service in video either on YouTube, here on or on your one website.

Video is a much more immediate way to grab your ideal customer’s attention. And with YouTube being one of the world’s biggest search engines, it’s a great place to promote your brand.

The benefits to you:

  • Increased visibility and awareness of your brand – put your brand name in front of thousands of new customers
  • Long lasting results – videos on YouTube continue to get viewed for years after they are originally posted.
  • Improved search engine rankings – as YouTube is owned by Google, videos tend to rank well in Google as well.

Video can be used for product and event reviews, to show off your hotel or apartment, or bring your destination right to your ideal customer’s attention.

If you would like to ensure video coverage for your brand, then please get in touch to discuss my Video Promotion fees.

I can promote your brand through inclusion in a sponsored post. This may be an article directly about your brand, or alternatively I can include your brand in a post on a relevant subject. The post will then be promoted across social media. Click here to see an example of a sponsored post.

The benefits to you:

  • Increased brand awareness.
  • Improvement in search engine rankings, even with nofollow links.

I am not currently accepting guest posts on except by invitation, and do not accept pre-written content.


I can run a giveaway here on that will promote your brand to my readers. I use Rafflecopter to run all giveaways, ensuring a fair competition for my readers.

I can tailor the competition to match your brand’s goals. This may be drive more traffic to your website, add subscribers to your email list or followers to your social media. Whatever your aims, I can help you to achieve them. All competitions are promoted across social media and here on the blog. Click here to see an example of a competition.

The benefits to you:

  • Exposure and increased brand awareness – reach thousands of new customers
  • More email subscribers and social media followers
  • Increased search engine results as social media interaction is one of the ways to improve your rankings.

Brand Ambassador

In a Brand Ambassador relationship, I can promote your brand on a regular basis across my blog and social media. Click here to see an example of a post which was part of a Brand Ambassador agreement.

The benefits to you:

  • Increased brand awareness.
  • Repeated exposure on a regular basis – this will increase the trust that my readers have in your brand.
  • Regular promotion – I will promote your brand regularly across my social media and blog.
  • Long lasting results – the blog posts will remain on my blog, influencing readers into the future.


You can advertise on my home page, sidebar, and on certain pages. Adverts may also appear within a specific post, I will clearly mark this as an advertisement.

The benefits to you:

  • Increased exposure and brand awareness – your advert can potentially reach thousands of readers each month.
  • Generation of traffic to your site

I also participate in some affiliate marketing here on * indicates that the preceding link is an affiliate link. If you would like to discuss your brand’s affiliate scheme, please get in touch.

Previous Collaborations

These are just some of the brands who have already worked with (click through to view the posts):