Media Kit

Our mission is to inspire travelers to experience more of the world in a sustainable way, and to assist readers with having the best time on their travels. We partner with quality tourism boards and companies on this quest. Wanderlust Marriage launched in 2012 and since then we’ve covered fantastic lesser known destinations, in addition to many of the most popular places around the world.

Wanderlust Marriage – “A love of exploring the world with your partner in life.”

Alex and Bell have been based in Washington, D.C. since April 2017. For enquiries email alex@wanderlustmarriage.com

Google Analytics: wanderlustmarriage.com currently receives 14,000+ visitors and 35,000+ page views per month.

You can see our GA report for the past year here: Analytics Wanderlust Marriage Audience Overview 20180716-20180816 Analytics Wanderlust Marriage Audience Overview 20170816-20180816

Social Media: Around 55,000 followers

Instagram followers: 27,500 followers with a lot of authentic engagement. 15,500+ followers on our Wanderlust Marriage Instagram account and around 12,000 followers on Alex’s travelguide_alex account. Our photos have received upwards of 3,000 likes.

Twitter followers: 23,800

Facebook likes: 2,160+

LinkedIn 2140+ connections for Alex Kallimanis

Pinterest  255 followers and 1.2k monthly views on that platform

Snapchat: 95

What the United Kingdom’s second largest newspaper, the Daily Mail, recently tweeted about our work:

 

Collaborations:

Tourism Boards: Quebec TourismTourism Montreal, Visit Milwaukee Massachusetts Tourism, Taiwan TourismVisit Scotland, Visit Britain, Visit BaltimoreSabah Tourism (Malaysian Borneo), Visit London, Barcelona Tourism, Pioneer Valley.

Industry: Disney, Norwegian Cruise Line, Premier Inn (Britain’s largest hotel company), Esterel Resort (Luxurious Quebec Resort & Spa), Le St. Sulpice (luxury hotel in Montreal), Sutera Harbour Resort (one of Borneo’s finest luxury resorts), Sukau Rainforest Lodge (a multi-award winning Borneo eco resort), Borneo Eco Tours (a multi-award winning Borneo tour company), Sourced AdventuresSilverfox Travel and Outdoors, Athens One Day Cruise, Maine Brew Bus, Chew Philly, On Location ToursZipcar (the world’s largest car sharing company), only-apartments (one of the world’s biggest holiday apartment rental sites), Paddywagon Tours (Ireland’s largest tour company) & more.

 

Articles We’ve Written Based on Partnerships with Tourism Boards and Companies

10 Great Things to Do in MilwaukeeVisit Milwaukee

Romantic Getaway Ideas for MontrealCelebrating an Anniversary at the Esterel Resort in Quebec and Tips for Visiting Montreal – Quebec Tourism and Montreal Tourism

A Review of the Norwegian Getaway – Norwegian Cruise Line

Prospect Hill Plantation Inn, A Historic Virginia B&BSelect Registry 

Virginia Winery Tour from DC with Sourced AdventuresSourced Adventures

Family Run Hotels You Should Support and Romantic Lakeside Hotels Around the WorldExpedia

Tips on Visiting Disney World Over the HolidaysDisney

A Couples Guide to Having Fun in BaltimoreVisit Baltimore

Taiwanese Night Markets: Sites, Smells and HistoryTaiwan Tourism

Cool Reasons to Visit Western Massachusetts – Massachusetts Office of Tourism and Pioneer Valley Tourism

An Adventurous Borneo Honeymoon in Sabah – Sabah Tourism Board, Borneo Eco Tours, Sukau Rainforest Lodge and Sutera Harbour Resort

Tips on Visiting the Great Wall of China – Wild Great Wall Adventure Tours

Athens One Day Cruise: 3 Greek Island in 12 Hours! – Athens One Day Cruise

Driving the Scenic New Hampshire and Maine Coast and Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Beautiful EstateZipcar

A Wonderful Stay in Central London with Premier Inn – Premier Inn (Britain’s largest hotel chain)

A Wealth of Attractions to Conveniently Explore in BarcelonaBarcelona Tourism

Highlights of Northern Ireland Day Tour and Touring Ireland’s Most Breathtaking Scenery in County Kerry – Paddywagon Tours

One of Europe’s Great Castles- Edinburgh Castle and How Not to Climb Arthur’s SeatVisit Scotland

International recipe contest submissions for voting! and Tips on Areas to Stay in Krakow – only-apartments

Toot! Toot! The North Borneo Railway Conjures British Colonial Past Sabah Tourism and Sutera Harbour Resort

Hiking the Wicklow Mountains Provides a Compelling View of Dublin – Silverfox Travel and Outdoors

Exploring Craft Beer with Maine Brew BusMaine Brew Bus

An Authentic Food Tour in Philadelphia – Chew Philly

Touring Famous Movie Sites in BostonOn Location Tours

Testimonials

I have had the pleasure to work with Alex and Bell on two occasions so far. On a professional and a personal level, it has been an absolute pleasure and I’m hoping for other opportunities in the future. Maike Mocikat, Marketing and Social Media – Only-apartments

 

Wanderlust Marriage was a joy to work with. After coming on our tour, Alex & Bell shared their experience with their Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook followers through authentic and personal posts. They also included us in a blog, which benefited our SEO and helped other travelers to find our tour. We highly recommend working with WM! Elyse, Founder of Chew Philly Tours

Media Coverage

Alex recently attended International Media Marketplace (IMM 2018) in New York City, an industry leading event connecting media with tourism boards and companies from around the world.

Alex has written articles for mainstream publications such as Ireland’s largest newspaper, the Irish Independent, along with other outlets and magazines. And our work has been shared or featured by official tourism boards like Tasmania, Denmark and Washington, DC. We’ve participated in many interviews on couples travel on popular blogs and company websites.

Alex conducted a lengthy one-on-one interview with two time Irish Journalist of the Year Conor O’Clery about life on the road for 20 years as a foreign correspondent and his own Wanderlust Marriage for this website.

Our story was included in the new book, The Trip That Changed my Life, now available for sale on Amazon. Over $10,000 US from the proceeds has been donated to two wonderful charities, Unbound and Save the Children.

We were recently included in Tour Radar’s Valentine’s Day story, titled Couple’s Who Travel Together Stay Together. Traveler’s Universe interviewed us for How Traveling Couples Survive on the Road. And as we met in a hostel nearly 14 years ago, Hostel Geeks featured our story We Met in a Hostel in Bruges. The popular couples blog 1000 fights, who was recently voted by USA Today as one of the nation’s best couples blogs, featured us in an interview discussing travel and living abroad.

We’ve written for the People’s History Museum in Manchester, England. One of Dublin’s most popular websites for food, Cheapeats.ie featured an article on one of our favorite restaurants in Dublin. And we were the featured travel couple of the month on Notes of Nomads. We’ve also contributed a guest post on Dutch tulip fields to Chronicle of a Travel Addict.

 

 

More on Us and Wanderlust Marriage:

Alex Kallimanis earned a bachelors degree in history from the University of Central Florida (UCF), where he was president of the honors history society during his senior year (Phi Alpha Theta). He also worked on an MBA at UCF. Today he works as a writer, social media influencer and travel consultant. You can contact him regarding travel writing assignments, speaking engagements and assistance with personally tailoring a great vacation.

Bell earned a PhD in statistics from the University of Amsterdam. She then did her post doctoral fellowship at Trinity College in Dublin, where she received a prestigious Marie Curie grant from the EU. She works as a scientist by day, and edits many of the photos featured on Wanderlust Marriage.

We’ve both attended the largest travel trade show in the United States with press passes three times, the 2015 New York Times Travel Show , 2016 NY Times Travel Show, and 2018 NY Times Travel Show, which has provided us the opportunity to network and learn from some of the biggest names in the business. We’ve also twice attended the world’s largest travel trade show, World Travel Market 2013 and World Travel Market 2014 in London, along with the world’s largest conference for Travel Bloggers, TBEX 2013 in Dublin and TBEX 2014 in Athens.

After over six years living in Europe between Amsterdam and Dublin, we relocated back to the United States in 2014. We know the east coast of the US extremely well having lived in Tampa, Orlando, Boston and now Washington, DC. In 2016, we celebrated our 11 year wedding anniversary in Montreal, partnering with Quebec Tourism and Tourism Montreal to promote the “Paris of North America.”

We originally met in Bruges, Belgium in 2002. Alex grew up in Florida and Bell is from Melbourne, Australia. Together we’ve grown from being budget backpackers in our 20’s to professionals who appreciate luxury travel in our 30’s. During trips, we’re most passionate about beautiful scenery, delicious food and sharing inspiring photos, stories and tips with readers and followers. We’ve lived and worked together in four countries and traveled to over 50 different nations total.

For all enquiries email alex@wanderlustmarriage.com

 

One thought on “Media Kit

  1. Hi There,

    My name is Adriana Ball and I represent Luna Park in Coney Island in
    Brooklyn, NY and I would love to explore the idea of someone from your
    website coming to the Park to write a piece and do social posts.

    Can you please send me some rough prices on how much something like
    this would cost? Can you please also send prices for a social media
    campaign (without a visit to the park).

    Please let me know if you need more information from my end.

    Thanks,
    Adriana

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