What is No Ordinary Adventure?
No Ordinary Adventure is an online niche travel magazine that shares its main focus on guided travel. Our content features different travel styles, tips and tricks, tour suppliers, destination info, and special trips custom created with our travel partners that are offered to those who have a burning desire to travel!
How do you make your private group departures?
As I am a full service Travel Agent that works with one of Canada’s top host Travel Agencies, I have created very strong relationships with our travel partners and their representatives. They get the itinerary and space all set for me and also help with the marketing whether it’s digital or printed content. I really enjoy working with my travel partners!
Why did you become a travel writer?
Why not? Travel is something I am very passionate about and I tend to show my passions in a very extroverted manner. I started travel writing for The Chronicle Herald which is a provincial newspaper in Nova Scotia writing a travel advice column for them. My sister suggested to me to start doing online travel writing as she thought my content with The Chronicle Herald was really good. My sister herself owns an online vendor bridal magazine and said that she would give me a hand setting it up. She’s a fabulous sister.
How do you make a living within the travel industry?
Being a Travel Agent allows me to sell travel and make a commission from that sale each time. Most of my sales come from my private groups that I create and sell. Cruising is also a very popular request from my clients – especially river cruising.
How do you get free & discounted trips?
Another perk of being a Travel Agent. Either the suppliers I use have rewards programs or for a specific number of PAX I sell, I can get an FOC (free of charge) spot. I also use a credit card where I purchase everything with it and save my points and use those only for airfare.
Where do your photos come from?
Most of the photos you’ll see are my own. Others are from my travel suppliers. I prefer to take photos myself but not all the time. Sometimes I believe that you can get so caught up in taking pictures that you don’t see the destination from behind the lense. For me it’s important to have a few shots but also to see the destination through the naked eye.
Where have you traveled?
- North America: Canada, USA, Mexico
- Caribbean: The Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Martinique, Dominica, St. Kitts, St. Thomas, St. Croix
- Central America: Costa Rica
- Europe: Spain, England, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Czech Republic, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Italy, Vatican City
Where will you go next?
- Iceland with Collette Vacations Oct 2017
- Ireland with Contiki Holidays Oct 2017