Behind the scenes with a travel blogger – Join me on Snapchat

Do you want to know what goes on behind the scenes in the life of a travel blogger?

I’d love to tell you that it’s all sunset selfies, exotic holidays and brunches in beautiful places. Some of the time it is, but most of the time it isn’t!

This is why I’ve decided to finally jump on the Snapchat bandwagon and give you an unedited version of a travel blogger’s life.


Yey! You can find me on Snapchat with the username: thetravelhack

It was actually Adventurous Kate’s blog post about Snapchat last month that got me thinking about signing up. Before this I didn’t really ‘get it’. But, like Twitter 5 years ago, the reason I didn’t get it was because I wasn’t following the right people. I was following friends who upload random snaps of traffic jams and their dinner and I couldn’t understand why the hell I’d want to see this. And then I started following some awesome travel bloggers and suddenly it clicked.

These travel bloggers were showing me a ‘real’ version of their lives and the places they were visiting. I love the raw, unedited style of Snapchat and you also get to see people for who they really are. It’s easy to make everything look incredible when you’ve got a DSLR camera and you’re pretty handy with Photoshop, but with Snapchat you see it exactly how the blogger does. Warts ‘n all.

Today I’m heading down to London to meet up with some guys from Lumix to chat about an exciting project I’m working on with them. And then tomorrow I’m jetting off to Portugal for a good old fashioned sunshine holiday.

If you want to see how I get on, make sure you’re following along on Snapchat for the unedited version!

Want to know more about Snapchat, check out these:

8 travel bloggers you should be following on Snapchat (it makes more sense when you’re following cool people)

The beginner’s guide to Snapchat (it’s a bit confusing the first time you log in)




Monica is the founder and editor of The Travel Hack. She began the blog in 2009 when she left the UK to travel around Asia and Australia for two years. She's now a full time blogger and has travelled around the world in search of affordable luxury travel experiences.Monica lives in Wales with her growing family and now also blogs about travelling with young children!

SHOWHIDE Comments (5)
  1. Looking forward to seeing all the snaps!

    I’ve been playing about with it for a while now, and apart from the times it crashes my phone (a lot!) I’m loving it.

    I’m on it as adventurehan


  2. I had been thinking from sometime now about Snapchat, but never really went for it! And the reason is pretty much the same as yours (apart from I was not sure what can I expect!). But after reading your part, I have signed up 🙂


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