Type A Trips is a luxury travel blog for the working professional with 2 weeks vacation a year who want to be told where to go to spend their hard earned travel dollars - wine, dinners, spas, luxury accommodations and sought after experiences - who don't have the time, energy or know how to plan. Since the site's inception in March of 2014, there has been tremendous growth and a targeted community of readers has emerged who are desperately seeking travel truths that fit their needs.
I am the Owner and Lead Travel Writer for Type A Trips, working with a small team of researchers to cut through the overwhelming noise for the 25 to 45 year old working professionals who have a limited amount of time and they trust me to provide them with the best places to go. These are not budget backpackers, these are travelers who want to take amazing vacations.
As a professional in the corporate world with a passion for photography and exploring, I focus on creating beautiful, relevant and straightforward content for readers like me, as well as organize and plan in-depth itineraries for my clients. Type A Trips provides readers with all of the inside information a traveler would need to plan a perfect vacation based on detailed research and strategic decisions.
Type A Trips seeks out specific, strategic partners in the food and travel industry that fit the brand and demographic to promote. Partners can expect the following:
-At minimum, a 500 word blog post including photos as well as being featured in The Full Location Guide, if available.
-High resolution images taken during the visit and professionally edited. I will not use stock photos or images provided by the business, unless I am unable to obtain certain shots myself.
-Specific and helpful feedback and tips for those visiting or researching the location/property.
-Utilize Search Engine Optimization and direct links to drive traffic to your website as well as Pinterest paid promoted pins to increase social reach.
-Direct feedback to the property/business if there are areas that could be improved or may be helpful for travelers in the future.
-I will not post a negative/mean-spirited review, but I will offer honest opinions if there is a feature I do not like. If I cannot provide a positive review, I will contact you prior to posting.
-Please allow 4-6 weeks for the review to be posted or as otherwise specified. If you have a specific date in mind for the review, I will work with you to accommodate your request. Please let me know ahead of time.
READER DEMOGRAPHIC | 30 Day Overview
updated as of January 14, 2018
Age: 22-44 (80%)
Gender: 87% female; 13% male
-United States (72%)
-Spain, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, France (10%)
Estimated Annual Household Income: $70,000 - $250,000
TRAFFIC | 30 Day Overview
Page Views: 31,441
- 27% increase month over month since launching March of 2014
-Most visited page links on the left | updated frequently
Unique Visitors: 26,150
-Social Media (67%)
-Organic Search/Google (23%)
-Top of Google search results for Hobbiton, Charleston, Scotland, Punta Cana & Huatulco, Mexico
Boutique Hotels & Lodges
Aire de Barcelona Spa and Roman Baths
The Crawford Hotel - Denver, Colorado
The Winnetu Oceanside Resort
*All followers are achieved organically and are filtered often - I do not believe in paying for inflated/inaccurate numbers. Links can be found to the left.
-Average Monthly Views: 727,182 | 5% increase month over month
-Average Daily Impressions from Website Photos: 53,566 | 4% increase in the last 30 days
-Over 2,129 Followers
-Extremely high Engegement for Type A Travel Guides:
+102K for Denver
+88K for Edinburgh, Scotland
+82K for Barcelona
+38K for Portland
Instagram Followers: 4,125 | Average 485 likes/15 comments per photo
Twitter Followers: 1,587
Facebook Followers: 659 | 52% click rate per post
Aimee Slade from Type A trips wrote the most wonderful article, which has bought 970 Lonely Bay many guests over the past few years.
~Kym, 970 Lonely Bay Lodge | 1.9.2018
I have got to say thank you to you for mentioning me in your post on Charleston-- I have gotten so many inquiries from it! Thank you so much!
~Ashley, Photography Anthology | 8.10.2017
Wow...I've just begun my planning and your information couldn't be more perfect! You have an amazing talent... I love your website...so spot on!
~Kim Y | 2.17.2018
Came across your post through Pinterest and I am SO happy I did! Our upcoming trip to Punta Cana will actually be my first trip out of the country and this review was exactly what I needed! Thank you for the detailed information! I plan to use the same company you did for transportation and potentially the excursion!!
~Devin G | 7.10.2016
Just wanted to say that I found your post on Barcelona on a recent 3-day trip there. We visited both Picnic and Obsessions (twice!). Really loved both of them and enjoyed the rest of your post as well!
~Diane K | 6.27.2016
Aimee, a journalist from TypeATrips has written a stunning review – Best Luxury Lodge in Whitianga – 970 Lonely Bay Lodge At Cooks Beach.
~Boutique Hotels & Lodges | 1.16.16
LOVE your post about Denver! My husband is taking me in a few weeks for our 1st anniversary- you've given us so many helpful tips and restaurants to try! Love it!!!
~Holly | 10.4.15
I came across your website via Pinterest and I love it! I am a Denver local in the LoDo area, and must say you really gave it justice in your review. Hit so many great spots, and your descriptions were amazing!
~Erica | 9.8.15
I stumbled upon your blog while looking up things to do in Barcelona and it was so helpful! I really enjoyed reading your blog and the whole thing is very well put together...and such great graphics! I look forward to seeing your new adventures!
~Amber | 6.20.2015
I stumbled across your blog today through Pinterest and have instantly become a big fan. I found the guide to Barcelona informative, well-organized, and helpful.
~Katrina | 6.18.2015
Aimee! I am planning a trip to Punta Cana for this winter with a big group of friends. This info is so helpful! I may come pick your brain if I have more questions.
~Brandy | 6.12.2015
We will be in Barcelona and printed all pages for TypeAtrips. Love it.
~Marilaur | 5.22.2015
This is one of the best "on the shorter side" blog posts I've read regarding helpful tips for Barcelona. We are going in 3 months and I plan to check this post again when we get there! Thanks!
~Arielle | 5.20.2015
You are the sweetest and a huge help! All this information is greatly appreciated and has made us that much more excited!! I'm so excited to look up and book all these locations, restaurants and tours. I can tell you love to travel and helping others do it right - it's so wonderful you started Type A Trips.
~Stephanie | 3.23.2015