Who I Am
Frugal First Class Travel is an experiential travel blog, specialising in Europe. I am also the founder of the rapidly growing France Travel Planning Facebook group.
When you work with me, you are working with a mature professional with 30+ years of successful professional work experience.
Over the years, I have learned to spend less and travel more. I’ve learned to find authentic hotels and experiences that don’t break the bank, avoid the queues and fine the true heart and soul of very destination I choose to visit.
International Travel Writers Association
Professional Travel Bloggers Association
Sydney Chapter Travel Massive
Who Are the Frugalistas?
80% female, 35+years, university educated
USA: 50% Australia: 15% Canada: 8%
UK: 8% Other: 19%
The frugal first class travel difference
Clearly defined destination, product and service niche, specialising in European destinations and experiential travel
Professional, mature approach, based on a successful senior professional career
Partnering only with suppliers and destinations of choice.
Clients talk about working with frugal first class travel
Thank you for so much for sending the (Istanbul food walk) post along! I’ve shared it with our team and we are delighted with it. Do let us know if you head to where we have our other walks. Culinary Backstreets
Wow, we love Jo. We do invite her back to show her different parts of our destination. Michel Carmichael, Quebec City Tourism
Working with Jo was a real pleasure. Even though she was visiting Montreal and Quebec during low season, she was able to grasp our joie de vivre and the essential elements that makes Quebec special. Her articles are always interesting and accurate. Her pictures are also very pretty, original and colourful. We are very satisfied with her work as she posted many articles and pictures on her blog, Instagram and Twitter. We thank Jo for her professionalism and the quality of her work. Suzanne Lebrecque, Quebec Tourisme
Culinary Backstreets food tours (x3)
Previous contributing writer to http://maviefrancaise.com and http://maiden-voyage.com
Coverage on press trips/hosted stays
At least one long format, SEO optimised post per day of engagement as agreed with host, inclusive of full social media coverage (including Pinterest for evergreen content).
I know it’s a long way from Australia to Europe (after all, I fly it, regularly!) so I am always happy to make my own way to an agreed central point at the commencement of any engagement.
Product reviews & brand ambassadorships
I am available for product reviews and brand ambassadorships that fit with a one carry on bag packing list philosophy, suitable to my target audience. Please note I do not undertake product reviews in exchange for goods only where the goods are valued at less than USD150.
Guest and sponsored posts
I am happy to accept a limited number of sponsored spots on topics that are explicitly related to a European destination and one carry on bag packing niche blog. I do not accept content that does not meet this requirement.
I only accept guest posts from travel bloggers who are known to me, and where the content has been agreed to in advance. Everyone else needs to pitch for a sponsored post and pay a fee.
Please note I do not publish content in return for exposure, or offer free placements for any for profit business. I have a minimum fee which I will accept, and any offer below that will be ignored.
For a detailed media kit, including blog and social media reach please contact Jo at: