Q: Why did you start The Wild Hideaway?
A: I built this site to share my experiences as I make my way through life, meet interesting people and travel the world. I also wanted a creative outlet to not only document all my goings on but to keep me writing. It is great to have somewhere to write where people might go to read from time to time.
I was also bored of reading about all the same places to visit while travelling. I would often spend hours researching places and making lists of recommendations from blogs, websites and Instagram and was always finding the same things. That’s when I decided to ramp up our travel section and start my own resource to help others, hopefully it shows you a different perspective on travel, hopefully you find something useful, hopefully you enjoy spending time on this little space I have created.
Q: How do you get to travel so often?
A: Through The Wild Hideaway, I collaborate with different brands and tourism boards, sometimes these collaborations involve travelling to a certain location around the world, mostly to experience a product or destination for myself and then to share it with my community. Blogger trips involve a lot of work and are not “free travel”, I often work 8+ hour days on these trips creating multi-media campaigns including written content, photography, videos and social media.
Q: Do you make money from your blog?
A: I consider myself very fortunate, as what started as a hobby has now become a job. I make money by working with brands who pay me to create unique and engaging content on that usually features their products or services. If I’m working with a brand then I’ll say so in the post, so you’ll know if it’s sponsored. While I do make money from some of my blog posts, I would never, ever write something I didn’t truly believe. I also make money through affiliate networks, advertising and marketing/content freelance work.
Q: What is Stay the night with…
A: Stay the night with… is an ongoing blogging series that curates hotels and places to stay. This series is dedicated to finding beautiful accommodation spots, cosy bed-and-breakfasts and places to stay the night. This space will be regularly updated with our favourite places to stay and play. Finding the right accommodation is essential when you are planning to travel, and where you stay can often make or break a trip. All of the Stay the night with… posts include photos, honest information and review ratings to help you along your way. Check it out here.
Q: What is the TWH Sisterhood?
A: The TWH Sisterhood is a blogging feature series that I ran from 2016-2017 where I interviewed bloggers, creatives, designers and influential women. I hope you enjoy reading the posts and be just as inspired and motivated as I am by such amazing women. Find my TWH Sisterhood posts here.
Q: Can I post one of your projects/photos on my website?
A: Please do not re-post the content of any blog post on The Wild Hideaway without written permission. If you are a print publication wanting to use an images or if you have any questions about photo/content usage please contact Shannon here.
Q: I want to get in touch regarding PR/Advertising, how do I do that?
A: Please see my PR/Advertising page here for more information.
Q: What if I have more questions?
A: Great – I love questions! All you need to do is hit the little contact tab on the top of the page, email me and you’re good to go!