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Travel Writing

Are you looking for high-quality content that your readers will love to share and that will rank well on Google?

Do you want to improve your organic SEO, become a trusted source for your readers, and get more leads?

Want an example of the kind of results my writing can give your business?

• This post has received over 1.5k shares on social media.
• This single post has had over 60,000 page views and has been shared 1.2K times on social media.
• This post has received over 39,000 page views and ranks on the first page of Google search.
• In the last 2 years, posts on my blog have pulled in over 388,000 sessions from organic search.
• In the last three months, posts on my blog have created over 2 million impressions from organic search.

Each post I write weaves storytelling with concise and useful information about a destination.
Carefully researched, each article includes relevant keywords without sounding like trashy Google search click bait.

And you can trust that each heading and call to action in my copy is as compelling to your readers as a free flight to Ibiza!

Ready to hire me? Or do you just have a few questions?

☛ Email me at katie@thehostelgirl.com and I’ll get back to you ASAP!


St Christopher’s Inns

7 Steps to Becoming a Badass Travel Blogger
London to Bruges in 48 Hours
London to Paris in 48 Hours
How to Get to Paris on a Budget
Top 5 Destinations in Europe This Summer

Generator Hostels

Le Petite Ceinture: An Evening on Paris’ Abandoned Railway

Clink Hostels

5 of the Best English Bookshops in Amsterdam
24 Hours in Amsterdam Noord by Bike

Huffington Post – How People Really Treat You When You Travel Solo

A Conversation – The Hostel Girl’s Rome Travel Guide

Strong Island – Dusk in the Final Days [Photo Essay]


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Top Lists

Don’t Mess With The Receptionist – 4 Best Websites You Should Know If You Work in The Hostel Industry
Blondie Wanderlust
5 Best Travel Bloggers to Follow on Instagram
Survey Bee
 – 30 Awesome Review Bloggers You Should Follow Now
The World First Travel InsuranceTop 50 UK Travel Blogs
Discount My Flights – The Top 100 UK Travel Blogs

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Cruise & Maritime – 24 Hours in Amsterdam
Forbes – 
18 Money Saving Travel Resolutions For 2017
Forbes –
The Ten Best Budget Travel Destinations for 2016
La Presse – Le printemps des auberges de jeunesse [in French]
Jurni –
The Blogger’s Guide to Being a Travel Blogger!
Clink Hostels
ClinkNOORD Opening Party!
Clink HostelsWhat’s In Your Backpack?
HostelworldWhy You Should Travel Solo: 6 Female Travellers Share Their Thoughts
HostelworldTravelling The World at Christmas (& Spanish site)
HostelGeeks11 Hacks For Booking Hostels Like A Pro
Alpine Elements Best Summer Destinations for 2017: Picked by 40 UK Travel Bloggers
Bewildered in Morocco – 8 Travel Bloggers Share Their Tips For Newbies In Morocco
MSN Money
 10 Cool Jobs That Won’t Make You a Lot of Money
Broke in London – 8 Tips for a Budget Weekend in London
Willful & WildheartedThe Ultimate Travel Playlist
Borders of AdventureThe Ultimate Guide to Athens
A Girl and Her Passport – Picking Accommodation on a Solo Trip
Coffee With a Slice of Life 
It’s a Woman’s World

Katie Dawes_with color a Conversation avatarInterviews

Sussex University Spotlight on Katie Dawes
aconversation –
aconversation with Katie Dawes
Backpax Travel
– Travel Blog of the Month: The Hostel Girl
Cava for Lunch
Travel Talk with The Hostel Girl
Travel Blogger Interviews
– Interview With Travel Blogger Katie Dawes Of The Hostel Girl
Uneven Toast – Vlogger Interview: Katie from The Hostel Girl

Other Writing

GT Scholars Blog – Staff Blogger
A Weekend in Paris with The Hostel Girl
LinkedIn Pulse – How To Take A Holiday From Travel Blogging
BlaBla Car – Top 5 Destinations for a European Road Trip
Hostel-AdvisorTravel Blog Staff Blogger
Company Magazine UK – The Pros & Cons of Hostel Living (Magazine now closed)
Travel Dudes – The Link Between Surfing and Crying in Portugal
PureTravel 2014 Writing Competition Entry – Through A Frenchman’s Eyes

Features – Snapchat

Elite Daily – 12 Travel Bloggers You Need To Be Following on Snapchat
Glamour (Netherlands) – 8 Travel Bloggers to Follow on Snapchat
Forbes – The Best Travel Apps for 2016 (mentioned as one to follow on Snapchat)
– The Ten Best Budget Travel Destinations for 2016
GapyYear –
6 Travel Bloggers to Follow on Snapchat
WanderluceThe Best People To Follow On Snapchat
Trips100 – 10 Travel Bloggers You Should Follow on Snapchat
Bloggers Get SocialBest Snapchat Travel Bloggers
Next Stop Who Knows – Travel Bloggers to Follow on Snapchat
Jen Around The World – 
Top 25 Travel Bloggers on Snapchat
The Island Logic – 
Top Travel Bloggers You Should Be Following On Snapchat
Taylor’s Tracks
– How To Be A Snapchat Pro: Tips From Top Travel Bloggers

Lots of love,

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geez goose January 10, 2016 at 1:53 am

Thanks for the great reading while I’m exploring and working down here in Quito, Ecuador! You’ve got a clear and strong voice with lots of good insight and passion! Gracias y Saludos! Chao!

Katie Dawes January 16, 2016 at 3:58 pm

Ah thank you! Happy New Year from the UK to Ecuador and if there are any topics you’d like me to cover on the blog just let me know! 🙂

geez goose January 31, 2016 at 11:27 pm

I shall! Now that I’m posting up, kicking back for a week in the Valley of Longevity in Southern Ecuador I’ll catch up on your latest blog posts and letcha know any ideas I might have! Saludos y chau!


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