USA Road Trip Partnerships

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The Makepeace family, aka y Travel Blog, are embarking on a one-year road trip across the USA to discover the REAL America.

That’s right, we are hitting the road in our Ford F-250 and Forest River Travel Trailer.

And it all begins in December 2018.

We are super excited for the opportunity to create incredible content for our community and align with partners from destination organizations and tourism brands along the way.

Not only will we be sharing our travel adventures (and the destinations) via our social channels, but more importantly we will create blog posts and YouTube videos that are in-depth and keyword targeted – that means high rankings and a long-term shelf life in the search engines!

Plus, all our blog and video content will be shared via our weekly e-newsletter to our VIP Travel Tribe subscribers who are highly engaged and love to connect with us!

The deeper we travel in the USA, the more content we will create on each destination which helps us in Google search be known as an expert on US travel.

With y Travel, you get so much more than a pretty picture – you get a lifestyle, a passion, a commitment, professionalism, and unrivaled expertise.

I discovered your blog when we were planning a trip to Hawaii last year & found it so refreshing to hear things from the perspective of other Aussies travelling with kids.

Earlier this year we started thinking of a trip up to Cairns for July 2020  so I immediately went looking through your blog for anything on Far North Queensland & the posts I found changed our whole plans to have a longer trip & include a stay in Cape Tribulation & go zip lining & even which reef tour to book in Cairns.

I love the honesty, the attention to detail & the focus on how it works with a family in your blog!

Reader feedback

Learn More About Us

y Travel is an online multimedia platform providing authentic travel stories, tips and resources to help readers unplug from the chaos, travel more and create better memories.

We market your destination, product or service in a personable and relatable way that suits our readers interests and travel style yet aligns with your key messages and objectives.

Our authority and trust go beyond a limited time frame or short-term objectives empowering travelers to visit your destination for years to come.

Our travel story and success has been featured by notable media outlets such as Fox Business TV, Cheddar TV, The Today Show, Lonely Planet and Travel & Leisure.

We’d love for you to join our America Unplugged journey and help us tell the stories of your region to our global community that extends into the millions.

Testimonials from Partnerships

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Caz and Craig on two different travel partnerships, and each time, we have been thrilled with the results. They are extremely communicative, friendly, professional and easy to work with, and their authentic storytelling-focused content paired with their professional photography is everything you’d hope for when partnering with a content creator.

In addition to sharing practical tips and information potential travelers really need, they also have a way of sharing their unique

experiences and reflections about a destination, which makes their content so compelling and aspirational.

Last, but certainly not least, they have a strong knowledge of search engine optimization, which results in their content ranking high in Google and generating results long after the partnership has ended. In a world where marketing budgets are more and more focused on influencer partnerships and we need to show true ROI, you can’t go wrong working with yTravel”

– Kaitie Ries, Senior Digital Manager, Percepture

“Double the delivery! That’s what you get when you work with Y Travel Blog’s Craig and Caz, two of the most likeable and most professional influencers on the road (and off!). Alone, they have their own strengths, but as a duo they are a communication force; creating post after post (I never knew you could dissect a destination in so many ways) and matching each with stunning images of real people doing real travel — and really enjoying it too.

What puts them in rarefied air is their huge following and their fast follow up.  Quick to respond to pitches, Caz and Craig are also swift in sealing the deal. There’s no need for chasing, no whinging, and no frustration. The proof of the post is in the inbox, in the time frame promised.

If you want to work with genuine people who happen to deliver big magic through multiple channels, then hello, this is your team.”

– Shelley Winkel, Global Publicity Manager, Tourism and Events Queensland

A fantastic ROI. The amount of time spent in region, and the willingness to explore each destination in its entirety was a significant win for the Red Centre. We received fantastic ROI and were really impressed with additional exposure generated on @Lonely Planet, The TODAY Show, and other upcoming opportunities.

The leverage opportunities through Tourism Australia’s huge global presence and additional exposure has been a great win for the

destination. We were absolutely impressed with how relaxed, approachable and honest you are as a family, which comes through in the content. There’s a really strong vein of authenticity that shines through in the content.”

– Cory Gale, Tourism Northern Territory

“Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to dress you and share in the wonderful experience in a very small way of you going to The White House. I also wanted to let you know since you wore that dress, it has been going off, and I have had a few orders from USA for them!”

– Petra Vanessie, Ava Designs

Proposed Itinerary

Note – We are remaining very flexible on our route and can detour anywhere, even fly in for specific campaigns. And we’ll still embrace hotel/apartment accommodations on this trip for city stays etc!

December 2018

  • Western North Carolina/ Chattanooga
  • Alabama
  • Mississippi

January 2019

  • Louisiana
  • Texas

February 2019

  • New Mexico
  • Arizona

March 2019

  • Arizona
  • Southern California

April/ May 2019

  • Utah
  • Colorado
  • Wyoming

June/ July/ August 2019

  • Idaho
  • Washington
  • Oregon

September 2019

  • Montana

October/ November 2019

  • Nevada
  • California

We have the eventual goal of visiting all 50 states!

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