Lauretta Wright’s a travel journalist by day and a blogger by night, and enjoys writing about affordable travel and thrifty interiors.
When she’s not busy blogging (and vlogging), Lauretta’s busy being a mum of tweens, and enjoys family days out, baking and planning the next holiday! Find out more about Lauretta and her next sojourns by visiting her IQPlanner profile page.
Why did you start travel blogging? How long have you been doing it?
I started blogging for 2 main reasons. Firstly, as a travel trade journalist I’m always hearing about great deals and new launches, and I thought it’d be great for consumers to hear about them too.
Blogging also offers me a creative output where I get free reign to write about my favourite topics.
Name your top 3 most memorable places?
Mossel Bay, South Africa; Perth, Australia and Bodrum, Turkey.
What’s the best thing about being a travel blogger?
Sharing my favourite and most memorable travel experiences and being able to offer valuable information, tips and tricks when it comes to saving money on travel and travel experiences.
And the worst?! (if there is one)
Never quite knowing when to stop; I enjoy it so much that I sometimes run the risk of overdoing things and not allowing for downtime — but don’t we all?!
Give your top tip to a blogger starting out
Start building your own support circle with similar bloggers in your field.
They’ll become invaluable as you grow your business and it’s great to be able to support one another.
Hotel freebies: take ‘em’ or leave ‘em’?
I tend to leave them — especially when it’s an independent hotel.
What’s at the top of your list for destinations this year?
There are so many destinations that I’d love to explore, but what I really want to do is go on a cruise as it’s currently No. 1 on my bucket list!
Why should people subscribe to your page?
I like to think my blog offers practical advice (other than me just rabbiting on about my own adventures).
If I’m offering value to my readers with useful information that they can use to either get a great deal or find a unique destination or experience to try, then I’m a very happy person.
What’s the most unusual thing you’ve eaten on your travels?
I’m not the most adventurous eater, so it’d probably be something that I ate on my round the world travels nearly 20 years ago!
Name a place, city, or country where you feel happiest?
I love Turkey as I’m half Turkish, and I always feel relaxed and ‘at home’ there, but there’s no place like home, which for me is Bromley in Kent, UK.
Where’s your next adventure?
At the time of writing, it’s Hamburg.
And then hopefully skiing at Easter 2018 in France and Europa Park/the Black Forest in summer 2018.
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