This time last year (after weeks of deliberating), I started blogging under the title “Explore With Ed“, a place where I could share my love of travel and food through my passion for photography and film.
What I didn’t realise at the time is the amazing opportunities and experiences the next twelve months would bring. I want to share with you some highlights from Explore With Ed’s first year and thank you for your continued support.
“Eight Enchanting Places to Explore Around Cardiff” – Collaboration with Expedia Ireland.
Dewstow Gardens & Hidden Grottoes (Click to view)
I also took up an opportunity to enjoy a masterclass with Gennaro Contaldo in Jamie’s Italian with a few bloggers and journalists – brilliant fun!
Meeting fellow bloggers at many events and launches has been (and continues to be) a real pleasure. The community is very open and friendly and I’m really proud to be part of it.
In the spring I reviewed Bluestone Holiday Resort in Pembrokeshire with my family. It was here in the glorious sunshine I was inspired to share ‘Six Reasons to Visit Tenby…’.
The feedback on social media was overwhelming (49,000 people reached on Facebook with over 2,000 total likes, shares and comments).
It was a joy to see how many people loved reminiscing and sharing stories of childhood holidays in this beautiful town.
As many of you are aware, I love to cruise. It combines my love for exploring and fantastic food. Over the past year I’ve been invited onboard P&O’s brand new Britannia, the refurbished Explorer of the Seas (Royal Caribbean) and more recently the Norwegian Epic from Rome to Barcelona.
I feel very lucky to have been involved in a few of The Celtic Manor Resort’s amazing events over the past year.
The warmth and friendliness I’ve received from the staff here is second to none.
If you’ve yet to explore the Resort, there’s plenty to eat, see and do… take a look at my latest festive blog review by clicking here.
Blogstock Festival – The only blogger’s festival in September 2015.
There’s many more things I’m grateful for – it’s hard to highlight just a few! To see more businesses, and publications I’ve collaborated with, check out my Contact/PR page.
Torres Winery with TripAshore from Barcelona (click to view).
Thanks to everyone who’s enjoyed, commented or shared my posts. I’m ready to embrace all the surprises and opportunities of the new year – and of course taking you all along too!