Leading Travel Blogger Wins Top Award and Shifts Focus to Meaningful Travel
Travel writer and blogger Mariellen Ward recently won a Canadian Weblog Award for Travel for her travel blog Breathedreamgo.com and is announcing that the popular blog is shifting its content focus from travel in India to "meaningful travel, wherever it takes place." Meaningful travel is an attitude not a destination. It's volunteering, ecotourism, solo travel, yoga and spiritual travel – a rising niche that appeals to people who want more from their travel experiences.
“I have always written about meaningful travel, the kind of travel that changes you,” said Mariellen Ward. “The only difference now is that I won't be writing only about India."
Meaningful travel is an attitude not a destination. It's volunteering, ecotourism, solo travel, yoga and spiritual travel – a rising niche that appeals to people who want more from their travel experiences. Breathedreamgo's message is: Travel can change you, if you let it. Breathe deeply in, let yourself dream and then go travel, volunteer, explore.
"My visitors are basically all of those people who read Eat, Pray, Love. People who are searching for more meaning in their lives."
Mariellen's travel plans for 2012 and beyond include: covering the Titanic 100th anniversary in Halifax; snorkeling with narwhales in Nunavut; exploring the White Hills of New Hampshire; hearing the stories on Molakai, Hawaii; visiting the tea gardens and temples of Sri Lanka; getting to know Gujurat; an onsen and ryokan tour of Japan; and hiking into eastern Bhutan.
Breathedreamgo.com was launched in August 2009. The site attracts visitors from around the world -- though the majority are from the USA -- and is supported by an extensive social media platform.
Mariellen is a significant travel influencer. She is the co-founder of Toronto Travel Massive, a monthly networking group for travel bloggers and the travel industry; she regularly speaks at events and conferences such as Meet, Plan, Go and MagNet about travel blogging; she writes for the Toronto Star and numerous magazines such as Zoomer, Dreamscapes and Canadian Living; and she contributes regularly to many online sites especially Vacay.ca, TravelandEscape.ca and TravelWireAsia.com.
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