Welcome to VirtualWayfarer. As an active voice in the travel community I am always available for press inquiries and welcome your outreach. I have done the gambit from radio interviews to industry expertise inquiries and more conventional Q&A sessions. If you have a question, request or inquiry please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Latest Numbers and Figures (May 2017)
- VirtualWayfarer.com (last 30 days) – 8,500 sessions, 10,700 pageviews.
- YouTube (last 30 days) – 17,800 views, 28,500 minutes watched | (lifetime) 1,340,800 views, 2,024,100 minutes watched
- Roku (last 30 days) – 15,200 views
- Flickr (last 30 days) – 59,000 views | (lifetime) 3,922,206
- Instagram – 38,000 followers
- Twitter – 6,500 followers
- Denmark 101 Podcast – 6,800 lifetime listens (excluding iTunes stats)
I’m always interested in potential opportunities to learn more about your region, city, or local destination. I’m a US sojourner based out of Copenhagen, Denmark and as a result can easily cover most European destinations. However, I’d also be thrilled to cover other non-European destinations. This blog is about global travel and as a result I’m happy to explore opportunities anywhere in the world. My preferred mode of travel is solo-independent and my target demographic is 20-40 year olds. However, due to the photo and video centric nature of my content/current syndication agreements many of my readers come from the 40+ demographic and enjoy very mixed travel styles and approaches. I’m very open to new experiences, and believe strongly that this blog is about showcasing those experiences, not conforming to a rigid identity or niche.
Public Relations & Product Proposals
I would love to work with your client – or, if I’m not the right fit make sure you find the blog and blogger who is. I’m very relationship focused and am eager to develop long-term relationships with you and your brand. While I’m open to one-off collaborations, I’m also seeking more long-term partners interested in engaging on a re-occurring basis. If you or your Company are interested in arranging a special promotion, give away, or sample trip please keep in mind that all proposals should be relevant to this website and to my readers. I am open to product/trip/sponsored giveaways so long as the process is transparent, up front, and clearly identified.
This website offers a variety of on-site advertising opportunities. If you would like to make a proposal, or request advertising options, fees and formats please contact me by e-mail.
Guest Lectures and Talks
Travel Massive Copenhagen – Meet the Bloggers
TravelTalks – Creating, Saving and Sharing Memories
Ignite Phoenix – The Art of Wayfaring
Ignite Phoenix – From Ballroom to Boardroom, Three Steps in the Right Direction
DIS – Travel Writing (Fall Semester, 2016)
DIS – Travel Writing (Spring Semester, 2017)
DIS – Leadership Across Cultures (Fall Semester, 2016)
Press Clippings, Photo Usage & Mentions
National Geographic YourShot Feature – Final 20 – Parks & Wildlife Photo Assignment.
National Geographic Nordics – Photo of the month – Nordic photo competition.
National Geographic Nordics – Finalist for photo of the month – Nordic photo competition.
National Geographic YourShot – The end of the world photo by Alex Berger.
Daily Mail – Polar dancing! Play-fighting bears appear to perform waltz in front of amazed tourists on frozen tundra in Canada’s north.
Huffington Post Canada – Inspiring Photos From Around Canada That Will Make You Proud To Be Canadian.
BBC.com – Travel forms of ID.
AFAR – Complete Guide to Copenhagen.
Expedia UK – 72 Hours in Copenhagen.
Expedia UK – 72 Hours in Copenhagen (video).
P3 Danish Radio – Q&A for one of Denmark’s biggest morning shows. My answers/observations are in English, show is in Danish.
Colorado Public Radio – How Living At Altitude Can Help — Or Hurt — Your Life Span.
Success Magazine – Guest quote on success and life lessons.
Oxford University Press Blog – What five recent archaeological sites reveal about the Viking period.
Hostelworld.com – A local’s guide to eating out on a budget in Copenhagen.
NBCnews.com – Autumn a great time to fall into a vacation deal.
Journalismfestival.com – Stories on Umbria – Journalism Award.
Video: Ignite Phoenix – Why you should travel alone.
The Local – How to take on the Danish winter like a true Viking.
Nomadicmatt.com – The mystical Smoo Cave of Scotland.
Maptia.com – Road trip through the beautiful ancestral territory.
Cosmopolitan Magazine – Blogville blogger.
Bored Panda – Feature on my series of traveling boot shots.
The Shared Desk Podcast – Episode 56: Your Friends & Family Are Not Your Fans (Nor Should You Plan for That)
World Travel Market Social Media Report: Denmark – The Blogger’s point of view/local expert.
World Travel Market Social Media Report: Spies – Sex sells holidays in social media, local expert.
Travelbloggersassociation.com – Founding Members – Professional Travel Bloggers Association.
Goseewrite.com – Copenhagen Denmark – A city of bicycles.
Frommers.com – How to start a travel blog 4 easy steps.
Velvetescape.com – A world of inspiration – Pay it forward.
Elliot.org – How to fall into a real travel bargain this year.
University Post – Nordic conversations are different.
University Post – Your first two months will define your study abroad.
University Post – Danish Culture: Denmark 101 video series.
University Post – Danish Culture: Denmark 101 video series follow up edition.
University Post – A hard look at how the Danish transit scheme is exploiting tourists.
University Post – Men, it’s long past time to study abroad.
University Post – Eating in Copenhagen on a student budget.
University Post – Guide: Where to eat in Copenhagen for less than 100 DKK.
Matadornetwork.com – 11 travel videos that rocked 2011.
Generator Hostels – Copenhagen’s Top 4 beaches by Virtual Wayfarer
Radio interview – Portland’s AM860.
Changesinlongitude.com – 5 free things to do in Copenhagen.
Facesofscandinavia.com – Sitting on the edge – The view from Preikestolen.
Nomadicsamuel.com – Top 100 Travel blogs.
Travelpod.com – Travel blog sites – The web’s best.
Easyjet.com – Round up of the inspiration blog posts.
Kaingo.com – Office Africa.
Azcvoices.com – Virtual Wayfarer Highland Reflections travel photo.
Bloggingwithboomer.com – Blogging with Boomer.
Gooverseas.com – University of Copenhagen: Degree abroad program in English.
Savings.com – Oktoberfest 2010 – A holiday worth saving for.
Wanderingeducators.com – Traveling with the Virtual Wayfarer.
Solofriendly.com – Shiny travel objects.
Journeysandtravels.com – Top awesome travel destinations by travel bloggers.
Tropicalsky.co.uk – Travel blogger interview.
Maptia.com – Maps that spark the imagination.
Tour Radar – Southeast Asia – 8 Things to Do in Thailand for Under $8 (quote).
Cheapticketlinks.org – Budget traveler interview: Alex Berger.
Ambergrisdaily.com – Trip report: Virtual Wayfarer snorkels Hol Can and Shark Ray Alley.
Umbriaontheblog.com – The last word: A wrap-up of the TBU blog trips.
Bestwesterncharlottetown.ca – 15 travelers share their secrets of making hotel guests happy.
Networkedblogs.com – Virtual Wayfarer.
Travelingsavage.com – Good reads.
Housesittingtravel.com – What does fear mean to you?
Video: Jazzhostels.com – How to pack a backpack for a hostelling trip.
Non-Travel Related (incl. photo mentions)
NiemanLab – What’s next for the team behind Syria Deeply? Arctic Deeply
NPR – Denmark’s Foreign Service Will Soon Send An Ambassador To The Tech World.
Business Insider – Russian scientists besieged by polar bears on a tiny Arctic island may not get help for ‘about a month’.
EarthTouch News Network – Climate Change Will Scramble Polar Bears’ Diets – And Eggs Aren’t The Solution.
EarthTouch News Network – BBC Film Crew Finds Its Cabin Raided By A Bacon-Loving Polar Bear (VIDEO).
The Parliament Magazine – MEPs adopt new veterinary medicine rules.
Futurity and University of York – For Vikings, lure of the raid went beyond the booty.
The Daily Climate – Polar bears weakened by pollution as well as warmth.
Mail & Guardian Africa – Your dreams were not valid in Africa until recently, but thankfully, fortunes are changing.
Next City – Even Copenhagen Makes Mistakes.
Payment Week – Denmark Pushes Forward with Cashless Payments.
Kommunikationsforening.dk – ComCase Competition – Hall of fame.
Video: Ignite Phoenix – From Ballroom to Boardroom.
Maptia.com – What’s on your bookshelf for 2014?
Universitpost.dk – Comment: Don’t segregate me!
Universitypost.dk – Comment: Don’t segregate me part 2.
Metroexpress.dk – Jeg vil gerne blive og arbejde i Danmark.
Universitypost.dk – Don’t throw away your future.
Greatcollegeadvice.com – Choosing a college major in the 21st century.
Asia Foundation – Understanding Justice and Myanmar’s Ethnic Armed Actors.
Ygadenmark.org – Youth Goodwill Ambassadors of Denmark – Fancy Danish smørrebrød.
Typepad.Bethsblog – Encouraging online participation – some tips from nonprofits.
Learnercentered.wordpress.com – Becoming learner centered.
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