**NB: I do not accept advertising on the site, nor am I willing to publish guest articles, sponsored links or sponsored posts.**
About Flora The Explorer
Flora The Explorer is a travel blog and website, created in February 2012 by Flora Baker. She is a writer, traveller, and blogger who has spent the last six years travelling while simultaneously juggling university life and a job at her campus bar.
In that timeframe, Flora has studied Italian in Florence and literature in San Francisco, volunteered with villagers in Kenya and orphans in Lithuania, and worked with musicians in Iceland and celebrities in India. She has eaten crickets in Thailand, slept in the deserts of Jordan, chanted nursery rhymes to numerous classes of Nepali children, and navigated her way around America’s East Coast via the Chinatown bus system. More recently, she spent 18 months volunteering through South America, where she built Jenga towers in Colombian favelas, built artificial limbs in Bolivia, taught English to Ecuadorian high school students, and constructed houses in the mountains of Brazil.
After two years spent travelling solo through Asia, Europe, and South America, and documenting her journey on Flora The Explorer, Flora now resides in London, England, where she is writing a book for her Masters degree, working as a freelance writer, and continuing to document her travels extensively online.
Flora the Explorer mainly contains long form narrative storytelling about female travel, volunteering & voluntourism, backpacking and slow travel.
Why work with Flora the Explorer?
Flora the Explorer is my online portfolio; one that has the ability to grow organically with every journey I choose to document. Through my writing I am able to connect with the countries I visit on another level, and I am motivated to write creatively and concisely in order to present engaging content for my readers.
I come from a strong writing background, through studying literature and creative writing at university and having my poetry published both online and in print.
I am an honest writer, with strong opinions and no hesitation to be upfront about my feelings while on the road. I have a humorous and engaging writing style, and I pay close attention to specifics and details.
I see myself as a storyteller, and my readers feel a connection to me as an author because of the way I choose to write.
Previous partnerships include:
- South African Tourism
- Philippines Tourism
- Visit Denmark
- Visit Latvia
- Visit Scotland
Statistics (March 2017)
My demographics are split between England (32.3%), America (16.7%), Australia (5.7%), India (4.1%) and the rest of the world (41.2%).
- All time views: 675,000+
- Monthly pageviews: 30,000+
- Average visit duration: 00:06:15
Social Media Statistics
- Twitter followers: 6,000+
- Facebook fans: 9,500+
- Instagram followers: 10,800+
National Geographic Traveller: Winner of annual Travel Writing Competition 2015
Viator: Top 25 Travel Blogs in the 2015 Viator Travel Awards
Skyscanner: Best International Newcomer Blog 2013
Trip.me: Up-and-Coming Travel Blog of the Year 2013
Features & Mentions
Blogmanay: Featured Blogger
Bridges & Balloons: 14 of the Best Female Travel Writers
Beers & Beans: Does the Indian Economy Reflect the Wealth of its People?
Caroline in the City: Travel Writing Round Up
Capa World: 10 Study Abroad Travel Blogs to Inspire You
Charlie on Travel: 11 Slow Travellers to Follow on Instagram
Easyjet: Blogger of the Month
HostelBookers: The Best Blog Posts of 2012
Huffington Post: Travel Blogs to Watch in 2013
India Times: 7 Travel Bloggers From Across The Seas Who Visited India And Fell In Love With It
The Island Logic: Top Travel Bloggers You Should be Following on Snapchat
La Presse: Courrier du globe-trotter: deux cégepiennes en Bolivie
Matador Network: 9 of the best travel Snapchatters to stoke your wanderlust
Matador Network: 7 Snapchat Accounts Every Traveller Should Follow
National Geographic Traveller: Best of the Blogs [July 2014]
Suzy Guese: Suzy Stumbles Over Travel [Aug 2012]
The Cultural Expose: Something You Should Do… Go Travelling in India
TripWolf: Featured Blogger of the Month
Travel Age West: Follow These Five Female Travel Bloggers
Rak Tamachat Permaculture Centre: Flora the Explorer Visits
Runaway Guide: Top 100 Travel Experts
Vicky Flipflop: Top UK Based Travel Bloggers
Visit Denmark: Top Ten Travel Blogs
Coastal Living: South for the Winter in Paracas, Peru
Colombia Reports: Contributing writer
Expedia: London Recommendations
Go, See, Write: Contributing writer
Her Packing List: Ultimate Female Travel Packing List for Nepal in February
Help Go Abroad: Studying Spanish in Colombia
Help Refugees: Volunteering in the Calais Warehouse
Hostel Bookers: Three Golden Rules for Travelling South America
Matador Network: 200 Lessons Learned from Teaching English Abroad
Matador Network: 5 Things to Know Before Travelling to Bolivia
Medellin Living: A Female Perspective on Colombia
Medellin Living: Volunteering with Angeles de Medellin
Must Love Festivals: Traditions and Modernity at Cesis Town Fair
Must Love Festivals: Words and Stories at Gibraltar Literary Festival
National Geographic Traveller: An Improbability of Puffins
Pacsafe: Street Festivals of the World
Sunvil Traveller: Searching Out Street Style in Cartagena
Sunvil Traveller: Reinterpreting the Myths of Medellin
TEFL Jobs Worldwide: Teaching English in Nepal: What I Learnt
TravMonkey: Twenty Four Hours in Marrakech
TravMonkey: All Inclusive: A Moroccan Experience with Club Med
Volunteer Latin America: How To Choose a Volunteer Project
Why Wait to See the World?: How to Choose Your Perfect Volunteer Project Abroad
As the Bird Flies: Q&A with Nanowrimo Winner Flora Baker
Hotels Cheap: An Interview with Flora the Explorer
Go! Girl Guides: An Interview with Flora the Explorer
Gotta Keep Movin': The Travel Ten: Flora the Explorer
Love Holidays: An Interview with Flora the Explorer
One Step 4ward: The People of the Abyss: In Search of the Real India
The Tribune, India: My World – Travel
Travel Trolley: Flora the Explorer Interview
If you would like to contact Flora The Explorer for further information, the suggestion of a partnership, or in a freelance writing capacity, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch here.
*I am currently not looking for guest articles, nor do I accept advertising on this site.*