Although I am one of the oldest travel Italian blogger, having started in 2008 (www.inguaribileviaggiatore.it), I am not a professional blogger, in the sense that my source of income is another that has nothing to do with the world 2.0
But I think it is a good thing, because it allows me to be more free to make my own choices based on my taste and that makes me even independent in judgment, if I made the travel blogger by profession would be practically forced to have to monetize my every trip and all my post and this is in contrast with the passion that I put in traveling and writing.
My passion is so contagious that I also dragged my wife in this adventure, who mainly manages the aspect of the food world.
Being an amateur travel blogger does not mean having no professionalism at all: indeed, if I had not had a professional and serious behaviour since 2008, I would not have arrived here.
Why did I open and continue to run a tourism and a food and wine blog? Simply because the idea of sharing tourism and good food in all its forms, describing little-known locations, discovering local festivals and events is innate in me.
A degree in sociology and many years of experience in Venice Tourist Information Centre actualised this idea, with the creation of the blog.
Modestino Picariello has been working with us since 2013. He styles himself as a 32-year-old man, with an Irpinia’s heart, but citizen of the world. “I strongly believe in tourism as a union of hiking and bicycling: our region lived, explored, hugged, tasted and enjoyed. Whenever I wrote about tourism, I realised I have always followed this conception”, he states
The “most notable events” of my life as a travel & food blogger can be summarised here:
Blogger coordinator in the project “Different Italy” (travel bloggers tell Another Italy): a trip in the “unknown” Italy that has great tourism potential.
Being a coordinator blogger means that I had the task of selecting the travel bloggers who participated in the different blog tours, after a careful analysis of the goals they wanted to achieve with the blog tour and after figuring out the customer needs.
1 stage: Langhe and Roero
2 stage: Rediscovering the Tuscia
The only travel blogger invited to the press trip to North Cyprus together with editors and journalists.
To give greater visibility to my articles, I collaborate with the English site www.kissfromtheworld.com, that is media partner of several tourism fairs in the world.
Guest blogger on “www.golivefvg.com/inguaribileviaggiatore” of the Friuli Venezia Giulia’s Tourism Agency.
Participation in several blog tours and social media team can be found on the blog in the section “Press trips and collaborations of an incurable traveller.”
In 2015, we were selected among the 100 most influential travel bloggers in the world by the London World Travel Market (WTM) fair and we attended the WTM Bloggers Speed Networking that took place on November 5, 2015.
In 2016, I was the only Italian travel blogger invited to attend the “MPTM 2016 – Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart”: one of the most important tourism fairs taking place in India.
If you want to receive the media kit that contains the history of the blog, the description of our collaborations and some statistical data, you can simply ask it emailing the address: firstname.lastname@example.org
To conclude, we like to call ourselves ‘the artisans of the web’, as we prefer the quality of a project “stitched” according to the customer needs, rather than the amount of blog tours made.