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    How To Use IGTV: what we’ve learnt as early users

    June 22, 2018

    Our love affair with Instagram began four years ago, when we opened up our fledgling account in the hope of finding some like-minded travel lovers to share our experiences with. Fast forward four years and quite unexpectedly, Instagram – an app we once used to add filters to our Facebook photos – now underpins our  job as travel bloggers. From simple imagery, to stories and ‘going live’, we’ve enjoyed our Instagram journey as both the app and TTT have continued…

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  • The Bloggers’ Retreat: The Golden Ticket Competition

    January: a month universally disliked. For 31 days, the sky remains a dark, stubborn grey; a cloudy mourning gown for the Christmas just passed.  The liqueur-flavoured chocolates that nobody likes continue to haunt your…

    January 10, 2018
  • Six truths of travel blogging

    As we fast approach TTT’s third birthday, we’re in a reflective mood. The last three years have been a whirlwind of writing; photography; tweeting, instagram-ing; emailing; running to meetings and, of course, travelling. It’s…

    February 21, 2017
  • The Panasonic Lumix GX80

    Blogger events can be a little strange. Thrown into a room of strangers, most of whom introduce themselves by their Twitter handle, initial conversations can be strained. I find these introductions awkward, conscious that not…

    August 22, 2016
  • 25 Thoughts of a Blogger

    1) How hard can blogging be? I’m going to make this look easy. 2) Why is blogging so hard? I can’t think of any other adjective aside from ‘amazing’. It’s amazingly difficult. 3) A moment…

    July 12, 2016
  • Lessons in Travel Blogging

    Our small corner of the internet is nearly two years old. Its beginnings were not particularly glamorous. It was an uncomfortably hot Thursday lunchtime in July and we had a few moments before returning to…

    May 6, 2016
  • The 7 Rules of Instagram

    Although only discovering Instagram in 2014 (a little late to the party, we’ll admit), we’ve learned in a short space of time what makes for a successful account and what might make for its downfall.…

    March 10, 2016