A Look At My Books. Here's My Year In Review
My 2022 career stats, travels and plans/goals for 2023.
Is anyone else slightly disturbed and confused that it’s the end of December?! I don’t understand how this year went by so quickly. Yes, it’s an eye roll cliché, but it feels accurate as hell.
Since I can’t remember what I did last week, my spreadsheets are my memory, my planner, my bookkeeper, basically my everything. At the end of each December, I do a year in review, so I figured I’d bring it over to Substack and share my professional wins, stats and more.
Where I Traveled This Year
As some of you may already know, my partner and I have been traveling full-time for over four years (according to my spreadsheet 1,635 days exactly). This year I went to six new countries, went back to a few favorites and discovered some new ones.
Click on each destination to see my favorite story from my trip there.
Qatar - 7 days
Tanzania - 5 days
Seychelles - 6 days
Maldives - 36 days
Thailand - 58 days
Vietnam - 49 days
South Korea - 24 days
Switzerland - Architectural Digest story coming soon! - 2 days
Greece - 80 days
Norway - 6 days
Svalbard - Thrillist story coming soon! - 4 days
Faroe Islands - 11 days
USA - 48 days
Australia - Departures story coming soon! - 20 days
Articles Pitched: 521 (repeats, not all unique pitches)
Articles written: 124
12% yes rate, 35% no rate and 16% unanswered rate
My slowest/lowest income months: January, September and October
My busiest/best income months: March, July, and August
Thanks to all the PR friends and editors who made this a great year!
Publications I Wrote For
Conde Nast Traveler
Conde Nast Traveller UK
Conde Nast Traveller Middle East
Hotels Above Par
House & Garden
National Geographic UK
The Daily Beast
The New Zealand Herald
The Points Guy
Travel + Leisure
Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia
Copywriting This Year
I worked with 8 clients this year, including a luxury tour operator, a high-end vacation rental site and a luggage company.
But my biggest win (and labor of love) was writing an entire hotel website for a major hotel brand!
My Upcoming Travels
January - Australia & Vietnam
February - Vietnam & Laos
March - Singapore & Maldives
2023 Travel Goals
Bhutan & Antarctica are at the top of my wish list.
If you’d like to work together while I’m in any of these locations, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Amazing year you had!