Design Museum and Torre Agbar in Barcelona, Catalonia in Spain; Guest post by Duncan Rhodes for the travel thruster series on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel

Travel Thruster Series; Duncan Rhodes – Urban Travel Blog

Introducing Duncan Rhodes (for those that don’t already know him), a new travel thruster series contributor, travel blogger and writer living in Barcelona, specialising in Catalonia and Spain. Eight Questions for Duncan 1. How did you get involved in writing/blogging? As told on a thousand “About Me” pages, (Editor’s note; that’s a lot of writing about yourself) my entry into the world …

Working Together; Bloggers and PR Agents

New media has been around for several years now, and blogging has become accepted by many agencies as a practical tool to promote their product. Professional bloggers are now charging for their services, and providing an excellent return on investment for clients that are employing their services. Mallory on Travel, has been fortunate enough to benefit from this travel media ‘revolution’, …

Postcards from Oman, Festival of Games

The Muscat Festival of Oman Culture provides some insight into the nomadic lives of the original tribes which roamed freely through the country. Pitching tents in the drifting sands of the deserts, keeping camels, goats and horses, practicing skills and cooking in the traditional manner. My favourite displays however were the ones which showed children at play, although they were …

Tough Travel Blogging Choices – The World is our Oyster but….

This year has seen a huge leap forward in the progress of ‘new media’ publishing travel websites and using social media platforms to promote destinations and products. New opportunities to travel and to forge partnerships with related organisations are being discovered and harnessed not just by the ‘rockstars’ of this media but by all those ably marketing their talent. However …

Travel Bloggers Give Back – Amur Leopard Conservation

I have been aware of the ‘Travel Bloggers Give Back’ initiative for more than a week now. I was contacted by Bret Love of Green Global Travel about becoming involved; it is a great idea and immediately agreed to provide my own supporting post. The challenge is that there are so many worthwhile causes finding a really exceptional cause is …

Itinerary France – Poitou-Charentes/Hautes-Pyrénées

The itinerary for my press trip in the Poitou-Charentes region of France and specifically La Rochelle before travelling onto the Hautes-Pyrénées for the final few days. I will be joined by some extremely cool blogging friends (you will hear more about them soon) and it will undoubtedly be a great trip. The basic details are below and you can follow …

Travel Bloggers Unite Conference – Spring 2011

To be totally honest, being a poor travel blogger I had a few misgivings prior to attending this get together and commented on this quite publically on twitter. With hindsight this was ill advised, especially as the weekend turned out to be such a great success! There were a huge number of interesting topics covered, usually in both an extremely …