Work with Pip and the City
Travel Writer | Travel Contributor for BBC Radio| Freelance Writer
About Pip and the City
My name is Pip [or Portia to use my actual name, Pip is my lifelong nickname]. I am a UK based travel blogger, freelance writer and travel contributor for BBC radio. After many years of travel quirky adventures and unusual mishaps, I decided to create a travel website for people seeking travel advice from a travel expert. I now write travel articles that include, travel hacks, destination inspiration, city guides and affordable luxury. I also enjoy living out a ‘Carrie Bradshaw fantasy’, of sipping wine and tapping away on a laptop. Hence the site’s name ‘Pip and the City’, as a sort of wink to that.
UK Travel Blogger
I love an adventure and have travelled extensively over the years. I’ve hiked through the Australian outback, scuba dived off Thai islands, backpacked across Canada, road tripped in America, got lost in rural Bosnia and sipped cocktails on a rooftop bar in Palestine. There have been various mishaps, missed trains and encounters with border control, but I have managed to stay in one piece somehow and I now document my adventures in my distinctive style of ‘delightful whimsy’ on my travel website. I love all different types of travel and I cover many travel styles on my blog. My expertise is mostly in mid-range travel, city breaks and affordable luxury travel. I also am happy to write about solo female travel after years of solo travel.
Working with Pip and the City
I am passionate about travel, food and good living and I love to share all my experiences in a vibrant and engaging way. I can help you promote your brand, region, activity, trip, tour, holiday package or restaurant on my blog and on my social channels. I am happy to work with sponsors, companies and advertisers that are relevant to my blog and to my readers to promote interesting and exciting brands that I think my followers will love.
Travel writing recognition
I am a brand ambassador for Euroventure Travel and I worked with them to help launch their series of Travel Twitter chats #EuroventureChat. The first Euroventure chat I planned and hosted generated a total of 4.8 million impressions on Twitter. I have also been shortlisted as ‘Best New blogger’ at the Vuelio Blog Awards 2017 and shortlisted as The Post Office Travel Blogger of the year 2018. I was also shortlisted for a travel writing award at the Visit Holland Press Awards in 2019. In addition, I am regular travel contributor for BBC Radio and I am often asked to provide expert opinion on travel topics.
I am normally based in Wales, UK with my husband and favourite human Luke, but we travel as much as possible as we are extremely passionate about seeing new places and experiencing new things together.
How we can work together
Sponsored trips, tours, activities and holidays
Holiday, resort, hotel, trips and activity reviews
Restaurant, bar and food reviews
Sponsored Twitter chat hosting
Promoting your destination
I have worked with several tourism boards and Travel PR Companies, on press and review trips, creating engaging content to promote destinations.
Here are some of the tourism boards and travel companies I have partnered with:
I can help you promote your business through blog posts or via my social channels, which have a combined reach of over 55,000 via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
Pip and the City Testimonials
“It was a pleasure working with Portia on her trip to Utrecht. Planning and executing the trip was easy and she posted coverage soon after visiting and followed up with impressive results and engagements. I am looking forward to our next collaboration”
“I met Portia at Traverse in London in 2017 and was immediately struck by her enthusiasm and her interest in travel. Portia is a truly dedicated blogger and I found her wonderful to work with her on a Game of Thrones-themed press trip to Northern Ireland. Her great sense of humour and strong personality really resonates with her numerous followers on social media. I would highly recommend other tourist boards to work with her.” – Des Burke, Tourism Ireland.
“It was great working with Pip, she was great in keeping to deadlines and approached the project professionally and enthusiastically. Her blog is engaging, fun and informative and I’d certainly consider collaborating with her on future projects”
Big Blue Adventures
“We use Pip to document our adventures and trips, she’s a seasoned traveller with a love for adventure and can express experiences with such detail and creativity. She is now a key part of our marketing and PR strategy and we would highly recommend using her.”
Contact Pip and the City
To request my media kit, for more information, or to work with Pip and the City, email me at portia-jones(at)outlook(dot)com and I will get back to you as soon as I can.