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Flora the Explorer

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.

To see the full Flora The Explorer media kit, please click here.

 

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.

 

Statistics (April 2016)

Audience Demographics 

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%).

 

Traffic Statistics

  • All time views: 675,000+
  • Monthly pageviews: 30,000+
  • Average visit duration: 00:06:15

 

Social Media Statistics

  • Twitter followers: 5,000+
  • Facebook fans: 6,500+
  • Instagram followers: 6,000+

 

Appearances

 

Awards

National Geographic Traveller: Winner of annual Travel Writing Competition 2015

Skyscanner: Best International Newcomer Blog 2013

Trip.me: Up-and-Coming Travel Blog of the Year 2013

 

Features

Blogmanay: Featured Blogger

Easyjet: Blogger of the Month

TripWolf: Featured Blogger of the Month

 

Guest Posts

Her Packing List: Ultimate Female Travel Packing List for Nepal in February

Hostel Bookers: Three Golden Rules for Travelling South America

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

Contributing writer at Go, See, Write

 

Mentions

Huffington Post: Travel Blogs to Watch in 2013

Beers & Beans: Does the Indian Economy Reflect the Wealth of its People?

Caroline in the City: Travel Writing Round Up

Suzy Guese: Suzy Stumbles Over Travel

The Cultural Expose: Something You Should Do… Go Travelling in India

Rak Tamachat Permaculture Centre: Flora the Explorer Visits

HostelBookers: The Best Blog Posts of 2012

 

Interviews

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

One Step 4ward: The People of the Abyss: In Search of the Real India

The Tribune, India: My World – Travel

 

Contact

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.*

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