OK, Everywhere is an exaggeration, but with all the writing and guest appearances we've been doing lately, it does feel like everywhere and besides, we like the title.
ThePlanetD Media Appearances
It has been an exciting time for us as we've settled into slowing down and accepting less travel opportunities. It's actually given us the time to explore other project and write for other people. It's been ages since we've done a round up of all the places we've shown up around the Internet, so we thought we'd highlight a few of our favourite special appearances on the net!
I had to edit this post as this just came in yesterday! We're so excited to be named as one of the best Instagrammers in Travel by USA Today. Many of our friends are on the list with pal Kirsten Alana at the top! Check out the entire list here!
If you didn't know, we've teamed with TripIt.com to document our progress of finding balance. We've created two videos for them discussing the struggles we've been having in life creating a life of balance and what steps we are taking to create a more balanced life. Check it out!
The is the coolest websites started by the founder of Intrepid Travel. We are thrilled an honoured to have a three part series about our travels in Ontario up on the website this week. It's a very cool place for all your adventure needs, check out our articles and explore the site a bit while you are there!
Explore the Elements
Dave was a judge in the Explore the Elements Photography Contest and is very excited to announce the winners of this £5000 travel fund. He and 3 other judges chose and overall winner and then each of them chose a single winner in the categories of the earths 4 elements. Dave judged the earth element.
A huge Congratulations to the winners: The winner I chose for earth was John Ramer and the overall winner shown above came from Motaz Alnahdy. The photos for all the elements were amazing and you can view all the winners and runners up at the link below.
Check out all the details at Thomas Cook Travel
Speaking of Intrepid Travel, we joined them last week in a huge Polar Twitter Chat about our time in Antarctica and the Arctic. For those of you who didn't know, Intrepid Travel was the first company that took a chance on Dave and I and worked with us. They were one of the pioneers of people working with bloggers and we are always thrilled to be able to work with them whenever we can. Enjoy our interview about the Polar regions on their blog!
This is the tops of our list for thrilling projects, but we put it later in the post because we think most of you know about our Expedia relationship already. Did you know that we are regular contributors to the Expedia Viewfinder blog. We share our stories from around the world with Expedia readers and it's a thrill and huge honour to work with them and our talented fellow Viewfinders. We'll be seeing them next month in Maui and we can't wait for our yearly reunion!
There is an editor at Yahoo.com who we absolutely adore. Jo Piazza is has published several books, is an award winning writer and for some unknown reason, has taken a liking to us. We are very grateful for Jo's support. She has allowed us to write for Yahoo Travel whenever we have something interesting to share and I must say, our latest article about Dave's accident in the Amazon was something we were very proud of.
Read: Accident in the Amazon
We've always loved Matador Network. As a matter a fact, they were the first publication we ever wrote for online when we started our blog that paid us some money! We've never forgotten their generosity is sharing our articles at ThePlanetD and giving us a break when we were new writers. We even were a part of their early testers of Matador U!
We've had a few conversations with the guys there and when they asked us if we'd mind them spotlighting Dave's accident on the Amazon, we were happy to chat with the team. We actually had two articles come out of that interview and I must admit, the more personal one by … was our favourite!
Read: Finding Balance after a BackBreaking Fall and the more intimate version at The Strange and the New
Imagine how excited we were when Mashable sent us an email asking to work with us on a photography project. They sent us an Olympus camera and gave us instructions to capture the “Spirit of Adventure” during our travels. What a huge honour to see our photographs on such a huge website!
Last year were so excited to become Royal Robbins GoEverywhere explorers. We loved their clothing and we loved writing articles for their GoEverywhere Blog. Our articles our still coming out and we're still wearing their clothes and loving it!
Check out our latest: Love Along the Amazon
These past couple of Months we've appeared on , BBC World, CTV's the Social, CHCHTV and Calgary Morning. We've been interviewed by CBC Radio and other Radio stations around Canada. It's been exciting for us to enjoy so many guest appearances to talk about travel.
There is no way you are going to want to watch them all, but here are links to some of the appearances if you feel like checking them out!
Podcasts are the future people and we were very excited to be guests on the biggest out there, This week in Travel with Gary Arndt, Jen Leo, and Chris Christensen who wasn't able to join this week because he was travelling in Thailand.[responsive-video identifier=”Bi4k_4h5sLQ”]
We also showed up a couple more up and coming podcasts with the wonderful on $5 podcast and Daily Travel Podcast. You can listen to them both!
Guest Posts and Travel Blogs
We love writing for other people. Whenever anyone asks us for a quote or interview, we always do our best to make time. Here are some of the hightlights where we've shown up on our fellow travel bloggers websites the past couple of months. We've had a lot of guest opportunities and I don't want to bore you with a tone of links, so here's a few of our favourites!
- WanderingGourmand – Best Restaurants Around the World
- Capturing Joy had a great series featuring travel bloggers called Around the World in 7 Days, we wrote about Oceania
- Tripfilms featured our travel channel. We've been working on raising our travel video profile so this was exciting for us. If you aren't following us on Youtube, check us out!
- The Fairmont featured Dave's photography tips in an infographic
- We enjoyed this interview on open ended answers
- Forbes named us a Fun travel Instagrammers to follow
- We showed up with many of our favourite travel couples on the lovely family website, Travel with Bender talking about our first Valentine's Day together.
- The Adventure Junkies showcased their favourite adventures by other adventure junkies and one of ours made the list, check it out
- Vacation Rentals.com named us one of the top Adventure Travel Blogs to follow for 2015
- Cool Mom tech called us out as One of the Instagram Travel Accounts that Make you Smile
- Soothed in the City asked us to name our most romantic city in the world. See what we and out fellow travel bloggers chose here!
- And just in the nick of time for this post, Breathe Dream Go included us in her beautiful post: 30 Travel Bloggers share their reasons for visiting India
So that's a round up of everywhere we've been. Lucky we're back on the road tomorrow, it's time for a break!