In 2013, Sandra met Malerie at a travel conference and they got to chatting about the need for a travel blog covering Northeast USA. Malerie lived in Connecticut and had just published Stay on Route 6: Your Guide To All 3,652 Miles of Transcontinental US Route 6. Sandra resided in Upstate New York and wrote about family travel on AlbanyKid.com, but, with an empty nest on the horizon, was considering switching focus.
The two decided to start Getaway Mavens, a travel blog that would showcase Northeast USA destinations. Each article would be a complete guide–things to do, what to eat, and where to stay–to places that rarely receive media coverage.
Five years later, they’ve published nearly five hundred evergreen articles. Readers bookmark posts, returning again and again for weekend getaway ideas. Google gives their article, 100+ Romantic Destinations in Northeast USA, top SEO billing for Northeast weekend getaways. They’ve partnered with numerous tourism organizations: Visit Philly, I Love NY, Visit Buffalo Niagara, Taj Hotels, and Choice Hotels, among others.
Meanwhile, they continue to take on freelance assignments. Malerie writes frequently for Newsday and New England Magazine. Sandra contributes to Family Travel 411 and Northstar Media, in addition to building a travel photography portfolio.
They’re available, individually or together, to tell your story. On Getaway Mavens, they reach a diverse audience, evenly distributed between millennials and baby boomers. Their readership garners 55K pageviews/month, with a thriving online community. And their reach extends well beyond that through their freelance markets.
How We Can Work Together
- Destination guides with blog and social promotion
- Select opportunities for product reviews, sponsored posts, and advertising (sidebar ads, in article ads)
- Professional photography
- Brand ambassadors