Stephanie Fox: Newcastle and Travel
I’ve always taken photos, especially of Newcastle and travel destinations, and with so many photo collections I needed a place to put them which is why I originally created this blog. I love my city, Newcastle Upon Tyne, and love to show it off, so you’ll find a lot of coffee shops, cocktail bars and restaurants around Newcastle, as well as the beautiful streets and bridges that make up this fabulous place, all from the point of view of a 30 year old enjoying life in the Toon.
When it comes to travel I have my parents to thank for taking me to some amazing places for some very memorable family holidays. Nowadays I try to go to as many places as possible, mixing up long haul trips with European breaks and UK weekend getaways. I’m a big planner, and love researching anywhere I plan to go.
Having said that, I’m never going to be the stereotypical ‘traveller’, with a backpack, staying in hostels, and going to 50 places in 5 days type of thing. No thanks. I prefer a planned out trip, a nice hotel, researching the best restaurants and bars, and actually experiencing a place properly. I’d love to say I try to travel for as cheap as possible, but I’m a lot more likely to choose convenience over cost, throw a bit of luxury into every trip, and try to get as much authenticity out of it as possible – as well as the usual tourist stuff!
I’m very lucky that I occasionally get invited to try restaurants, hotels or experiences for the purpose of a blog review. Where this is the case I will always disclose on the post that it was complimentary, but all opinions will always be my own.
If I am paid a fee to write a post, or a fee for a collaboration including a blog post and social media coverage, I will disclose the post as ‘sponsored’. Again, all opinions would always be my own, and I am very selective over these types of collaborations.
Some posts may contain affiliate links, which means that if you purchase a product, book a hotel or book an experience via that link then I will receive a small commission from the sale, at no extra cost to yourself.
I do sometimes share individual photos on Instagram that I am paid to post, these will always be marked with #ad and will always be content I have created myself, as part of campaigns that I have chosen to be part of, and feature brands that I use or recommend personally. You won’t see any teeth whiteners – I get the Crest ones off eBay for £1!
I do not accept all of the opportunities offered to me, simply because if I wouldn’t do them myself anyway, then I wouldn’t recommend you to either.
I hope all that is ok with you!
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Background & Qualifications
In addition to running this blog I work as a Social Media Manager for an international travel company, responsible for the social media platforms, campaign and content creation and the company blog. I have over 4 years experience in social media planning, strategy, execution and creative campaigns, delivering digital content across multiple platforms, website and blog creation, and photograph editing.
BA Hons degree in Communications and Photography
Level 5 Certificate in Digital Marketing and Social Media
Member of Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing
Certificate in Social Media Paid Advertising
Attended Social Media Conference 2015
Attended Marketing Week Live 2016 and 2017
Completed The Travel Hack Blogger Course 2016
Attended World Travel Market 2016, and will be there again for 2017.