Hello there, I’m Jamie and I’m the creator of ‘Explore With Ed’. First things first, you may be wondering “why Ed?”, well, long story short it’s one of my nicknames that I thought went well with ‘explore’ when I created this blog back in 2014.
I’m 29 years old, love film and photography and when I’m not exploring with my camera I’ll be home in and around Cardiff, South Wales or in London creating content for Blogosphere Magazine.
Exploring Europe | UK Travel Blog
‘Explore With Ed’ gives me a space to blog about my favourite experiences through photos and video. I love day trips and short breaks in the UK as I believe every adventure begins on your doorstep – The Cotswolds, Brecon Beacons, West Country (Somerset) and Pembrokeshire are some of my favourite local spots for their beautiful rural landscape. Sharing these places has lead to me working with local tourism boards like Visit Bath, Visit Wiltshire, Visit Cardiff and Visit England.
Most of my adventures abroad take me to Europe – from Lisbon in Portugal to Saint Petersburg in Russia, I’m fond of city breaks or longer ocean cruises with a touch of luxury. The more history, architecture and scenery the better – and some of my favourite European destinations to date include the French Riviera, The Balearic Islands, Bavaria, Salzburgerland and the Norwegian Fjords. Some of my most popular European posts include:
- 8 charming places for tea in The Cotswolds
- What’s a cruise to the Norwegian Fjords like?
- Catherine The Great’s Palaces
Cruising | UK Travel Blog
My passion for cruising began in 2012 when I boarded my first cruise holiday to France to see what cruising was like. I was hooked and subsequently booked more until it became an annual family holiday. Over the past 8 years I’ve had some incredible opportunities to share the newest cruise ships arriving into the UK with my readers and on YouTube. By January 2020 the 13 cruise ship videos I’ve created have a combined total of nearly 600,000 views. The cruising community is growing rapidly and I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with emerging UK cruise bloggers and interviewing key people working in the industry.
Let’s connect | UK Travel Blog
I really like connecting with people who share my interests in photography, video and travel – please do not hesitate to send an email, leave a comment or chat with me on social media. Since 2014 I’ve participated in many influencer events, photography meet-ups and even given presentations about blogging – so if you have an opportunity or idea you think would be of interest to me I’d love to hear about it! If you’re a brand or PR please also visit my work with me page for more information about a potential collaboration or by using the contact form below.
- What camera do you use for your videos?
I use a Nikon Z6, I love that it shoots in 4K and up to 120fps.
- What’s your favourite destination?
Norway – specifically the Norwegian Fjords.
- How do you edit your photos?
Lightroom, I’ve shared a blog with some simple tips for travel photography.
- Why don’t you post selfies?
Even though I feel more comfortable behind the camera I’ve developed a style (with my hat) that people like! I want you to place yourself in my shoes (or hat!) in the destinations I’m sharing.
- Can I write a blog for you?
I no longer accept guest posts but I’ll occasionally ask or accept quotes, stats and facts that I believe will be useful for my readers within my own blog posts.