Work with Mama Travels Earth
Mama Travels Earth – Angharad Paull – is a family travel blogger with 6 years experience in the travel marketing industry. I currently work as the Content Editor for VisitBristol.co.uk – where I big up the city through the power of blogging to visitors, tourists and local Bristolians. Through Visit Bristol, I have also written rapturous content about my beloved city for RyanAir, BMI, VisitEngland, National Express, GWR and Somerset Life.
I previously worked at Sawday’s who were known for their ‘honest writing with a dash of panache’ and as Editor and writer for their Special Places to Stay French Bed & Breakfast, French Chateaux & Hotels and French Self-Catering guides, I was expected to convey the character of a place, honestly and imaginatively, making damn sure any awful ‘hidden gem’ terminology was banished from my vocabulary. This is how I continue to write today.
What do I write about?
Alongside working for Visit Bristol and raising two crazy kiddos, I run this blog. Mama Travels Earth fuses creative engaging writing with inspiring photography to inspire families to travel. I write honest and inspiring accounts of destinations we’ve visited as a family, ideas for days out with young children, review places we’ve stayed at and write ‘Top Tips’ lists hoping to inspire other families to travel with little ones, and help make travelling as a family easier.
My travels pre-children
Pre-kids I spent every spare penny I had on globetrotting – I’ve guzzled my fair share of Sangria in Spain and the Canary Islands, spent 48 hours in Rome, explored caves in Sardinia, surfed in Portugal and Morocco, road-tripped from Saskatchewan to British Columbia, Canada and from San Francisco all the way up to Victoria Island.
I’ve been to travelling to France ever since I was a nipper – skiing, surfing, camping, working, living, you name it! I’ve even driven the length of France in my late grandfather’s tiny Nissan Micra, loaded high with surfboards (plus a bit of northern Spain several times owing to appalling map-reading skills!) with two buddies from University. I learnt to ski in Bulgaria aged 9 and backpacked across Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Thailand, Kerala and Northern India, all the way up to the mighty Himalayas. I even managed to wheedle travelling into my time at Uni, where I spent a year living, studying and working abroad on French DOM-TOM Reunion Island and Lacanau, France for my (BA Hons) French course at the University of Bristol.
For my honeymoon I hustled the trip of a lifetime travelling Africa with my brand new hubby for 4 months – from chilling on the beach in Zanzibar, through Tanzania, skirting Lake Malawi, to balancing on the edge of Victoria Falls in Zambia, jumping out of a plane in Namibia to tasting all the wine along South Africa’s Garden Route. This is where my love of blogging was born – as WiFi and phone signal was scarce I would write and upload tales of our travels for friends and family to follow along. When people started commenting how much they were enjoying the writing, it gave me a massive buzz and I decided to keep it up.
My travels with a young family
Now my mission in life is to take my girls adventuring with me around the world. So far we’ve been to Mallorca, France three times (once with a wee 4-week old), Mauritius, Thailand, Ibiza and Lanzarote, along with lots of exploring of our homeland, the UK. Our next stop abroad is a Eurocamp in Tuscany. To make them mountain-loving, sandy, salty, forest-muddy outdoorsy travel addicts with a love for the sights, sunsets, sounds, smells, places, food (and drink! Us, not them) and people of Planet Earth.
I’m an award-winning writer I’ll have you know – I won one a Telegraph Travel ‘Just Back competition’ in 2013 and I was runner up in a Wanderlust Magazine Travel writing competition in 2015.
Top Tips lists / best things to do with kids
Take a look at the following examples to get a feel for my style of writing and the types of blogs I do:
- 11 Coolest things to do in Bristol with young kids
- Reasons to visit Heritage le Telfair Mauritius on your next family holiday
- 5 Family-friendly places to stay in Thailand
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