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    Our Photography Tips for Bloggers

    August 28, 2018
    Photography tips for bloggers

    It’s difficult to stress just how important photography has been to our travel blogging career. In fact, it’s perhaps been the linchpin upon which it’s all turned: every press trip, every collaboration and every penny earned dependent on the flash of my battered Canon. When we began Twins That Travel in 2014, we quickly realised the disruptive role that Instagram would play within the tourism industry. Long gone were the days of glossy travel brochures and sparkling television adverts, now…

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

    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…

    June 22, 2018
  • 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