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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.

Previous partnerships include: 

  • South African Tourism
  • Philippines Tourism
  • Visit Denmark
  • Visit Latvia
  • Visit Scotland

 

Statistics (March 2017)

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

 

Appearances

 

Awards

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

 

Other Writing:

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

 

Interviews

As the Bird Flies: Q&A with Nanowrimo Winner Flora Baker

Hotels Cheap: An Interview with Flora the Explorer

Gotta Keep Moving: Everyday Explorer Podcast – Volunteering

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

 

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.

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