Tagline: Go Explore, experience, and be inspired
Velvet Escape focuses on the luxury side of independent travel and considers itself in the forefront of blogs promoting destinations and experiences at this end of the travel market. However, unlike similarly positioned publications, the open and friendly style doesn’t exclude less well-heeled travellers. The experiences described in Velvet Escape may be rich but the reader needn’t be to gain inspiration and ideas for their own travels.
Started: Dec 2008
Behind the blog: Amsterdam based Keith Jenkins reinvented himself as a travel blogger when the collapse of the financial services industry ended his career in corporate and investment banking. A flag bearer for social media he frequently speaks on the subject of working with travel bloggers at seminars and conferences around the world.
Learn more at:
Forms of identification: Keith Jenkins, travel blogger @ BBC Travel
Interview with Keith Jenkins of Velvet Escape @ Lash World Tour
Solo Travel: Video Interview with Keith of Velvet Escape @ Solo Travel
Why I Live in… Amsterdam @ The Working Traveller
Guest posting: Yes
Link X: By invitation only.
Post schedule: Three or four times a week.
Stats: (as of November 2011)
Alexa – 54,846
Page Rank – 4
Twitter Followers – 10,747
Klout Score – 60
Email – http://velvetescape.com/contact/
Twitter – @velvetescape
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/people/Keith-Jenkins/1693431812
Linkedin – http://www.linkedin.com/in/keithjenkins72