Established in 2014, Explore With Ed is an award nominated travel blog sharing destination inspiration and cruises in the UK and Europe.

Catherine Palace, Saint Petersburg

Explore With Ed


Hello, I’m Jamie, a 30 year old content creator from South Wales. You may be wondering "who's Ed?", well, Ed is actually one of my nicknames that I thought went best with 'explore' when I started travel blogging back in 2014. Feel free to use Jamie or Ed interchangeably! 

I have a passion for filmmaking and photography which I've been able to do freelance over the past few years, as well as for Blogosphere Magazine in London as their resident content creator.

Exploring Europe

I often take day trips and short breaks in the UK as I'm a firm believer you don't have to travel far to discover something new - The Cotswolds, Brecon Beacons, West Country and Snowdonia are just a few areas I love to visit.
Sharing these places has presented me with the opportunity to work 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 the West to Saint Petersburg in the East, I'm fond of short city breaks or longer ocean cruises with a touch of luxury.

I'm drawn to places steeped in history, as well as destinations with dramatic landscapes and sea views. My top Europe destinations to date include the South of France, Puglia and Norwegian Fjords.


My passion for cruising began in 2012 when I boarded my first cruise ship 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 and explore all corners of Europe by sea.

The 14 cruise ship videos I've published have a combined total of around 625,000 views on YouTube and I'm proud to be part of the growing cruise community and working alongside other UK cruise bloggers.

Let's connect

I love 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, event or idea you think would be of interest to me I'd love to hear about it!

If you represent a brand, please visit my work with me page for content collaborations.



  1. What camera do you use for your videos?
    I use a Nikon Z6, I love that it shoots in 4K and up to 120fps.
  2. What's your favourite destination so far?
    Norway - specifically the Norwegian Fjords.
  3. How do you edit your photos?
    Lightroom, I've shared a blog with some simple tips for travel photography.
  4. 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 have responded well to! I want you to place yourself in my shoes (or hat!) in the destinations I'm sharing.
  5. 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.