Let us bring your destination to life! We are excited to offer partnership opportunities to help promote your destination, tour, or travel brand.
About Travel? Yes Please!
Travel? Yes Please! was founded in 2013 by Canadian travel photographer and writer Rhonda Krause. It has since become a trusted source of information and inspiration for independent travelers looking to make the most of their limited vacation time. Rhonda’s mission is to guide readers through the stages of travel from inspiration, planning, and booking.
Travel? Yes Please! focuses on Rhonda’s “laid back luxe” travel experiences with her husband Mike, as well as her solo adventures. The site features a wide variety of topics including multi-destination itineraries, outdoor adventures and nature escapes, archaeological and historic sites, city breaks, romantic getaways for active couples, and solo female travel.
Why Choose Us?
We have a unique ability to capture atmosphere and moments with captivating writing, and to inspire travel through professional photography.
By presenting our travel experiences in an open and honest way, our readers view us as someone they can trust, respect, and turn to for travel advice. We are more than just stats and numbers of followers- we are real people that readers can connect with and relate to.
Not only do we build relationships, we have the ability to create excitement around a travel experience and present each destination from a personal perspective.
We create high quality, evergreen content that will appear in search engines for years to come. Our blog posts are in-depth, well organized, and illustrated with a large selection of compelling photographs. They get a considerable amount of social shares and engagement, with many of our itinerary posts being shared over 10,000 times. Our posts not only excite, inform, and inspire readers, but have been recognized throughout the industry for having the ability to showcase the beauty and individuality of each travel destination. Of course, we always weave our personal story into every post!
People come to Travel? Yes Please! looking for three things: information, inspiration, and honest storytelling.
Our website is read by an international audience of 37,000-39,000 unique visitors a month. Our readers are primarily from the United States (40.2%), Canada (9.7%), the UK (8.6%), Australia (6.6%), Singapore (3.6%), and Japan (3.0%). The age range of our readers is 25-34 (46.5%), 35-54 (25%), 18-24 (16%), 55+ (12.5%). Readers are highly engaged, with an average time on page of 4:43.
We are active on social media and have over 100,000 combined followers (Facebook= 10 K, Instagram= 35 K, Twitter=34.2 K, Pinterest= 4.3 K followers with 409 K monthly viewers, Google+= 16.8 K).
Our audience is interested in destination specific information, personal recommendations, and tried and true tips for visiting. Many of our readers are currently travelling, in the planning stages, or looking for inspiration for their next adventure.
Consistent sales from affiliate links on our site indicate that our content directly influences our readers’ travel plans and purchases. In 2017, we generated over $108,000 US in revenue for our affiliates.
We can present your destination or travel company as an exciting and attractive option for our readers’ next vacation. We are open to working with a variety of companies, of all sizes, including:
- Tourism boards
- Tour providers
- Hotels and resorts
- Local attractions and activities
- Transportation companies such as airlines, rail, and car/RV rentals
Partnership possibilities include:
- Press/familiarization trips to showcase your destination on our blog and social media
- Brand ambassador/sponsorship programs
- Instagram takeovers and social media campaigns
- Travel photography assignments (view my portfolio)
During a partnership we offer:
- Value, quality, and professionalism
- Access to a targeted, engaged audience of travellers
- Social media coverage during and after the travel experience (ongoing basis)
- Expertly crafted, well-rounded blog posts that go above and beyond in showcasing your destination and informing prospective tourists
- The opportunity to license my professional photos for use in your marketing materials
We will always maintain an unbiased, honest approach to blogging. Sponsored travel experiences will be marked as such and will be written about truthfully. We do not accept sponsored or pre-written posts, and will never promote/write about travel companies, products, and destinations we have not experienced ourselves.
Our Tourism Collaborations
We’ve collaborated with and been invited by some world-class tourism boards to experience, showcase, and promote their destination.
April Henry- Marketing and Communications Specialist, Tourism Jasper:
It’s always a pleasure to include Rhonda in our media initiatives. Her enthusiasm for the destination consistently shines through in her writing and photography. Rhonda has an excellent ability to showcase her experiences in-destination through well thought-out, practical, and compelling articles that align with our brand messaging. She is a very reliable communicator and we know we can expect high quality coverage as a result of any partnership.
June Kawahara- Media Coordinator, Journalist of Japan TV and Newspaper:
I am director of a project that invites excellent foreign journalists to experience and write articles about Japan, in addition to working as a journalist myself. Rhonda was introduced to me by a journalist from New York and since I read her articles, I became one of her fans and have invited her on two media trips. Her writing is informative, helpful, and easy for Japanese people to understand. The quality of her photographs is even more wonderful and I feel like I am in that place when I see them. I sincerely hope that Rhonda will continue to travel and that more people will read her articles.
We are proud members of the following professional organizations:
First Prize, Best Action Photo (The Gold Rush Gals)- 2017 Travel Media Association of Canada Awards
Second Prize, Best Photo Series (Ireland)- 2017 Travel Media Association of Canada Awards
First Prize, Best People Photo (A Walk Down Shimbashi Street, Kyoto)- 2016 Travel Media Association of Canada Awards
LP Pathfinders: Top Posts from January 2017– Lonely Planet
LP Pathfinders: Top Posts from August 2016– Lonely Planet
LP Pathfinders: Top Posts from February 2017 (runner up)- Lonely Planet
Tips from Photography Experts– Backpacker Travel
The Top 100 Canadian Travel Blogs– Flight Network
Comments From Our Readers
Brett (on Instagram): “I love your blog! I’m using your Germany trip to help customize my own in May. I also enjoyed reading about your trips to Japan. I visit quite frequently and it’s by far my favourite place to visit in the world. I still haven’t seen Tottori and have been inspired by your blog to visit this location. Thanks for all the great tips!”
Mara: “Thank you so much for sharing your experience with me and all your encouragement. I really appreciate you in ways you simply can’t imagine.”
Beth: “Hi Rhonda! I just returned from my trip to Savannah (used your itinerary and suggestions as a base for my planning) and wanted to say THANK YOU for your recommendation to attend a tour by Shannon Scott. WOW, that was the highlight of the trip!! He is an amazing storyteller and knows so much! We also visited Wormsloe and overall enjoyed our weekend.”
Eric (on Instagram): “We went here [Strasbourg] a few years ago because of your pictures. Thanks for the recommendation.”
Alison: “Nice overview. You certainly put a lot of time into this post and it shows! I hope to be traveling there next year and this was a great visual tour to get me excited!”
Michael: “Thank you for painting a nice picture. I think you definitely sold this destination spot. Glad you shared such nice imagery along with your words.”
Natasha: “Great photos and very interesting comments. Now I am hooked and can’t wait every time I open the site to see more.”
Mikey: “I was there last week and loved it. I got some of my Japan itinerary ideas from your website- thanks! I’m loving it here.”
Tracey: “Wow! Ireland looks amazing. It is on my trip to-do list. Thank you for these gorgeous pictures and helpful post. Love that pic of Hore Abbey- I have to go there now!”
Bonnie (on Instagram): “Beautiful! I’m using your blog post about Ireland right now to plan for our trip in May! It’s definitely helped me make decisions on where to visit!”
Matthew (on Twitter): “Cool- didn’t know about JAPANiCAN.com but thanks to you now I do!”
Mick: “Thanks! This helped inspire me for where to go on my week off!”
Robin & Dave (on Twitter): “Your post makes us want to visit more than ever- can’t wait to spend some time up there [the Yukon].”
Stephanie: “I am planning an upcoming trip to Ireland and found your blog and was amazed. I have been searching through countless blogs and yours was so thorough and detailed. THANK YOU!!”
If you are interested in working with Travel? Yes Please!, contact rhonda [at] travelyesplease.com. We would love to hear from you!