NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association (member since 2016)
#TBIN Travel Bloggers Influencer Network
Melody is a member of the Travel Bloggers Influencer Network or #TBIN. TBIN is an elite group of 60+ highly engaged travel and social media influencer professionals that offer 6.5+ million social media followers. On Twitter alone, the group’s collective exponential influence is 30+ million potential impacts and 3+ million potential reaches per week. The members of this group (travel writers, bloggers, and photographers) work together by regularly interacting with each other regarding mentoring, promoting each other’s online content, and creating a trusting environment for learning and growing. Their collective exponential influence is more than 25 million reach per week.
When you partner with Wherever I May Roam Blog on assignments, your message is shared with our following as well as the combined efforts of these influencer colleagues.
#TBIN Member Directory
Backroad Planet Howard and Jerry enjoy scouting off-the-beaten path destinations around the world and engaging with their social media audience of 100K+. Their many brand partnerships have led them on roadtrips with Visit Florida and Ford, campaigns with Megabus and Auto Europe, and continued sailings with Viking Cruises. Howard is TBIN’s founder and a lead administrator.
WAVEJourney.com Viv and Jill are the co-founders and editors of WAVEJourney.com – Women’s Adventures, Vacations & Experiences ~ Your Journey Starts Here! – which was established in 2005. With a social media following of 50K+, their main areas of focus include river and ocean cruising, sailing and boating, luxury beach resorts, gourmet dining, cooking trips, wine, beer and spirit experiences, cycling and soft-adventures in the great outdoors.
Go Epicurista Christina is a hospitality consultant and freelance food writer on a mission to #MakeSomedayHappen one delicious bite, sip and trip at a time. She celebrates great food and wine experiences everywhere she goes, especially in her hometown of Orlando FL, inspiring her social media audience of 22K+ to GO visit new restaurants, take their dream trip and do all the things on their “someday list”.
One Road at a Time Abi and Patti, a husband and wife team, have been traveling through life together for 40 years and they launched One Road at a Time to share their travels and to encourage others to redefine retirement. With a social media audience of 12K+, they have worked with brands including Eurail, The Library Hotel Collection and ActiveTours; and their blog offers readers a variety of content including classic road trips, adventures abroad, hospitality, and the latest trends in retirement.
Life is Full of Adventures Rossana is a Canadian gluten free traveller who loves to explore and discover new adventures in travel and food, with family, and as a solo traveler. Rossana has a combined social media reach of 32K+.
Our Family Travel Adventures Jennifer and Rich have been traveling the world with their 3 boys since 2013. They are always in search of the best destinations and resorts for families. Their blog launched in January 2016 and they have a social media audience of 40K+.
Travel Inspired Living Tonya’s passion is to persuade her social media audience of 50k+ to travel, by sharing interesting destinations within the U.S., while encouraging them to relive those experiences at home through travel inspired recipes and décor. She is the author of “Secret Cleveland: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful and Obscure”, a conference speaker, and a Dollywood Insider.
NomadWomen Donna shares travel inspiration from all around the world with older women travelers. Through Nomad Women and her social media audience of 78K+, she aims to inspire mature women, baby boomers and beyond, to get up, get out, and see the world. She has partnered with Visit Tualatin Valley, Travel Portland, Outer Banks NC, Discover Catalunya and others.
In The Loop Travel John is an expert on adventure, fitness and cruise travel. John has been on more than 50 cruises, from the rivers to oceans and explored more than 40 countries during his journeys, bringing a fun perspective to his reviews, guides and travel tips in an effort to help his engaged social media audience of 27K+ to travel happy, travel fit and travel often.
2foodtrippers Daryl and Mindi are on year two of a one year trip around the world. They love sharing their culinary travels with their social media audience of 75k+, while collaborating with a range of partners including Auto Europe, Expedia, Lonely Planet, Costa Brava Tourism, Visit Helsinki and the Stellenbosh Wine Route.
SkimbacoLifestyle Katja’s mission, and that of her family, is to inspire living life to the fullest. Her website offers global lifestyle choices with emphasis on travel, food, wellness and raising global citizens. Katja is also the founder of #IGtravelThursday. Skimbaco has a social media audience of 500K+.
Wherever I May Roam Blog Melody is one half of the blog she shares with daughter Taylor. they are multi-gen luxury travel, culture, and food bloggers who love to indulge, but with a side of smart spending. They are cruise, theme park, festival, and unique activities experts who live in Florida and Mississippi. Their social media following is 140K+. Melody writes for both online and print publications, is a member of NATJA, and is the Southern TravelingMom.
Sand and Snow…and everywhere in between! Karyn and Steven and “the kid” love searching for the best road trip tales, activities, food and drink hot spots, tech talk, hotels and Disney. Everywhere they go they fall in love with each new place they visit while sharing the highlights with their social media audience of 34K+.
Wyld Family Travel Mark, Bec, Willow and Marley travel both locally in Australia and internationally to bring their social media audience of 60K+ all the best in affordable family travel destinations, attractions and accommodations. In a world with increasingly less family time available we believe travelling with our kids can only make us a close-knit family, while making our kids more balanced and accepting children, by exposing them to different cultures and nationalities along the way.
Wandering Wagars Christina and Kevin are working parents who travel the world with their children exploring cultures, adventures, and world learning along the way, while sharing their experiences with their social media audience of 28K+. They have worked with companies such as American Express, Expedia, and Matador.
Globetotting Katja and her family have trekked in the Nepalese Himalayas, been covered in paint during the Indian festival of Holi, discovered the ancient Mayan kingdom of Tikal and more, sharing their experiences with an engaged social media audience of 34K+. Katja’s belief that you can – and should – take your kids everywhere has led to brand partnerships with Tech 21, Berghaus, AutoEurope, and Tourism Quebec.
Travel Passionate Chrissy is a travel professional who loves to write about luxury travel in Europe both in English and French. She loves to explore the local culture and gastronomy of the places she visits and shares the experiences with her social media audience of 55K+.
Travel To Recovery Jenni went through a life-threatening illness that made her realize how short life can be. She shares tips, information, and recommendations from her travel experiences, while highlighting disability travel, with her social media audience of 39K+ and has partnered with brands such as P&O Cruises, Turismo De Castellon and Visit York.
Dish Our Town Andrew, Brenda, and Bailey are a family from NYC, who write family travel and food stories, one dish at a time. They have a combined social media audience of 45K+ and have partnered with many brands such as Mazda USA, Tourism Umbria, The Peninsula Hotels, CK Mondavi and Family Wines, Auto Europe, Tourism Malaysia, Happy Socks, Context Travel, City Wonders and The Dorsett Hotel Group.
A Brit and A Southerner Chris and Heather enjoy ‘Exploring the World One Weekend at a Time’ as they combine their love of travel with their full-time jobs while inspiring their combined social media audience of 90K+ to travel the world. As brand ambassadors for Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama, they have also had successful partnerships with global brands such as Hilton, Europcar and many others.
Life Done Well Dana’s site is based on savoring bites of food, travel, and life done well with a social media audience of 51K+ true consumers. Dana is a also Luxe TravelingMom on TravelingMom (2 million eyes) along with her business partner Sherry, and the focus on all three sites is traveling as a local with luxury and taking full advantage of once-in-a-lifetime experiences wherever they are.
Mapping Megan Megan is an Australian Journalist who runs an award-winning travel blog, with a social media audience of 170K+, dedicated to covering the best in adventure travel, as well as a niche ecotourism site, “Waking Up Wild.” Her mission is to inspire others to embark on their own worldwide adventure and provide the knowledge and tools required for anyone who wishes to create a location independent career through digital media.
The Savvy Globetrotter Patti is an avid traveler who has traveled to over 40 countries and all 7 continents. She has a combined social media audience of 13K+ and she focuses on how to travel smart, providing tips and tricks on everything from packing, travel hacking and traveling on a budget.
The Travelling Lindfields Lyn and David are husband and wife baby boomers whose travel blog, aimed at the luxury end of the market, is entering its sixth year. They have a social media audience of 30K+ followers who value their honest reviews of attractions, destinations and accommodations.
Oh darling, let’s be adventurers Helena is a storyteller with her photography and no matter where the destination is, you can be sure she will take her social media audience of 23K+ on a journey they won’t forget. She’s been a part of successful campaigns with Germany Tourism and Enjoy Latvia, created content for Auto Europe & Singapore Airlines and last but not least – her photographs have been featured in The Guardian UK.
Beloved Atmosphere Amy and her team of contributors share dynamic travel experiences through a unique lens focusing on tasty food, vibrant cultures, and artisanal treasures across the globe. Memorable images coupled with captivating stories inspire their social media audience of 20K+ to stretch their horizons and explore the positive experiences the world has to offer.
Frugal first-class travel Jo wasn’t always the Chief Frugalista. Now she travels to Europe annually in first class, with the tiniest suitcase imaginable, and loves to show her savvy social media audience of 70K+, exactly how she does it, as well as sharing interesting and unexpected European experiences that demonstrate you don’t need to spend a fortune to have a first class time.
Justin Plus Lauren Justin and Lauren are a Canadian couple who love urban and outdoor adventures, discovering wildlife kindly and responsibly, finding the best vegan food, and uncovering the history and natural beauty of the planet. Justin Plus Lauren has a social media audience of 108K+.
Passports from the Heart Amelia is passionate about sharing her love of travel and philanthropy with her social media audience of 65K+. She hopes to encourage individuals and families to not only travel, but to immerse themselves in the cultures of the places they visit and to open their arms to the communities by making a lasting impact while there.
The Working Mom’s Travels Francesca is a Chicago-based travel blogger and mom of two who aims to show working parents they can still enjoy what they fancy in life even after having kids. Francesca, whose interests include travel, live music, craft beer and bourbon, has an organic social media audience of 26K+, and is a member of the International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association.
The Daily Adventures of Me Jamie’s goal is to savor the adventure in each day, place and taste, which she does while being a mom of three boys, running a dental practice and sharing her experiences with you. She has a combined social media reach of 36K+.
No Back Home Karilyn, a family travel blogger based in Los Angeles, enjoys exploring at home in Southern California and around the world with her seven-year-old in tow. From outdoor adventures to cultural experiences, Karilyn and her son love experiencing everything destinations have to offer, while also inspiring their social media audience of 71K+ to get out and explore more with their kids!
Travel Photo Discovery Noel, a writer and photographer based in San Francisco and Hawaii, covers different topics ranging from adventure and recreation, food and wine, luxury, culture and lifestyle. While exploring new and unusual places around the world, and sharing camera tips and techniques, Noel shares the experiences with his social media audience of 77K+.
Learning Escapes Marta is an Italian expat based in Ireland, with a combined social media audience of 40K+, and she has a passion for cultural travel, coffee, and family holidays. Her family travel blog aims to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages in a culturally significant and meaningful way.
NomadicChica Gloria is a Chilean traveler who has been exploring the world for more than 15 years, focusing on travel photography, solo travel and exclusive experiences which she shares with her social media audience of 41K+. Her work has led to brand partnerships in Asia, Europe and South America with hotels, tourism companies and Latam Airlines.
Mum on the Move Marianne travels the world with her two young kids in tow, checking out fun and adventurous destination activities and checking into luxury hotels and resorts along the way. With an engaged social media audience of 24K+, Marianne has collaborated with many luxury hotel brands and tour companies.
Just Go Places Shobha is an American expat living in London and along with her family she is interested in luxury, cultural and family travel. Just Go Places has a combined social media reach of 52K+.
The Go Fever Catherine, a part-time traveler looking to maximize her vacation days, thrives on extraordinary experiences in exotic destinations all around the globe. She looks to inspire others to do the same through destination guides, storytelling and photo journals, which she shares with her combined social media audience of 7.5K+.
One Tiny Leap Maria writes a UK-based family travel blog, created to inspire families to get the confidence to travel and explore with their children. One Tiny Leap has an engaged social media audience of 30K+.
Circus Living Cat and her rambunctious family of five are the team at Circus Living which features travel entries, artist interviews, and product/toy reviews oriented toward paranormal and fantastical themes, as well as posts on Montreal-based (their current hometown) attractions and events. Circus Living is a relatively new blog and has a combined social media audience of 15K+.
London-Unattached Fiona is a travel and London lifestyle blogger for Generation X metropolitan singles, with a love for all that London has to offer, and is complemented by travel in Europe and around the world. With a social media audience of 320K+, Fiona and her team enjoy partnering with major brands like Seabourn and Emirates, with hotels in the UK and Europe, and with tourist boards including Portugal, Singapore and the Czech Republic.
Trucosviajeros Leticia is a bilingual travel blogger based in Spain who likes to go off-the-beaten path, discovering new destinations and finding new ways to explore the more traditional ones. Winner of the #KayakHacksIceland challenge, she connects with her social media audience of 8K+ in Spain and Latin America. You will also find her at @Travellto5.
Every Road a Story Terri and Vanessa have traveled extensively making memories and mistakes along the way, to keep their social media audience of 11K+ entertained. From Belize to Germany to destinations all over the USA, they’ve road-tripped their way into all sorts of mischief including tagging crocodiles and hanging out in all-nude spas in Baden Baden–I told you there were mistakes!
Food Travelist Sue and Diana are certified culinary travel professionals who serve as ambassadors for the global culinary tourism industry helping brands, destinations and marketers connect with active food and travel consumers. With a combined social media reach of 33K+ they work with such diverse interests as Nevis Tourism Authority, Turkish Airlines, Hong Kong Tourism, Hamilton Beach, Viking River Cruises, Atout France, Allianz Travel USA, AARP, Renaissance Hotels, Visit Milwaukee, Texas de Brazil, Brownie Brittle, Yellowstone Country and many others.
MakeTimeToSeeTheWorld Vicki offers tips to those who work a regular 9-5 and want to know how to make the most of their vacation days. With an engaged social media audience of 95K+ Vicki is the editor-in-chief of the site which is packed with destination guides, itineraries and travel tips from countries on 6 continents to help those, with limited vacation time, enjoy the best travel experiences – wherever they would like to go and on whatever budget suits them.
AGreekAdventure Chris and Mary are world travelers participating in outdoor and adventure activities in Greece and worldwide. They have traveled to more than 33 countries and they share their insights for activities and sightseeing with their social media audience of 32K+.
The Vicki Winters Show Vicki is a food/travel/video blogger with ADHD who self-proclaims, “I’m all over the place.” She’s here to make you, and her combined social media audience of 35K+, laugh, not for the boring facts, but because she just doesn’t remember them.
RoarLoud Cathy and Frank find adventure everywhere. With a love of the outdoors and a desire to explore the world, an ever-curious spirit leads them to try everything from backpacking to eco-friendly travel, to ultimate luxury travel; and always with a love to share lesser-known destinations and hidden gems with their social media audience of 40K+.
TravelPast50Kris and Tom, are award-winning nomadic travelers since 2010, who share their personal travel stories and professional photography with their social media audience of 65K +, as well as regular contributors to a half dozen travel blogs, periodicals, and radio shows. Specializing in travel for the 50+ crowd, Travel Past 50 is focused on active travel, history, culture, as well as nature and wildlife, and, naturally, food and drink.
Kids Are A Trip Kirsten travels the world with her family and enjoys sharing their adventures with their social media audience of 88K+. She is a Travelocity ambassador and has worked on several successful campaigns with Adventures by Disney, the German National Tourism Board, Chevy, and Loew’s Hotels.
Traveling with MJ Mary Jo and Tony share value luxury destinations and experiences with their social media audience of 100k+. Brand partnerships include repeated campaigns with Viking Cruises and JNTO, ambassador programs with Universal Orlando Resorts and ANA, as well as numerous ongoing relationships with PR agencies. Mary Jo speaks internationally on travel-related topics.
FirstRead.Me Melinda and Gary – a writer and photographer team – have been documenting their travels for more than 30 years, authoring 4 guidebooks for FalconGuides, freelancing for national print and online publications, as well as using their blog to encourage people to go more, experience more, and enjoy more. They have a combined social media reach of 85K+.
Luxury Columnist Suze and Paul share their love of photography and travel with their combined social media audience of 300K+. From dog sledding in Scotland to zip-wiring in Jamaica, they’re forever seeking out new hidden gems and unique experiences worldwide.
Danahfreeman Dana is a travel enthusiast from Vermont who specializes in luxury, cruise, culinary and adventure travel. She provides unique destination information, reviews, and travel tips to her engaged social media audience of 25k+. She is a board member of the International Food Wine Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA).
Adventure Mom Nedra’s passion is to live life to the fullest by trying new experiences and encouraging others to do the same by sharing adventures to try solo, with friends, family or on a date to her social media audience of 96K+. She loves photography, street art, the outdoors, thrill rides, architecture and great food and believes that what you look for, you will find and that every destination has interesting people to meet and hidden gems to discover that you can’t replicate anywhere else.