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Adventures of a Carry-on offers a very intimate approach to promoting your brand. I will discover the essence of your company and convey that via insightful articles illustrated with beautiful original photographs.

 

I write for a number of high profile websites with daily organic visitors at 50,000 plus. Coverage of your brand will also include social media and articles on my personal site, Adventures of a Carry-on. Strategic timing and placement of content are important elements of a long term plan.  I like to promote and maintain ongoing relationships.

Meda Press Adventures of a Carry-on on assignment in Rome, Italy 2013

On assignment in Rome, Italy

I’m open to partnering with companies that would be a fit for the outlets I write for: Boutique hotels and spas, unique tours, wineries, restaurants, and outdoor adventure companies are a few examples.

Our readers are primarily sophisticated and educated travelers between the ages of 35 and 55. They are interested in unique cultural and heritage destinations.

Sponsorship can range from a review of a hotel stay, all the way to on-going travel arrangements throughout the course of my adventures. I would be happy to discuss any partnership ideas that might work for your brand.

ARTICLES: RECENT PRESS TRIPS

 

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Travel Paso – A food, wine and agricultural experience in California’s Central Coast wine region.

Read: Visit Paso Robles, California (Before Everyone Else Does)

 

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Dutchess County Tourism – The Hudson River Valley: Fall Foliage, Food, Wine, and Luxury Accommodations

Read: The Rhinecliff: A Room With  A View

Diamond Mills Hotel and Tavern: Saugerties’ Luxury Boutique Hotel

 

A Trip to the Dutchess County Wine Trail @PennySadler 201

Dutchess County Wine Trail.

 

Visit Long Beach – coverage included tours on The Queen Mary, and Harbor Lights Whale Watching tour.

Read: 36 Hours in Long Beach, California

Do You Believe In Ghosts?

Santa Barbara Vinters A Day in Los Olivos: Santa Barbara County Wine Country

 

Postcard Santa Barbara Califoria Wine Country

Santa Barbara County Wine Country

Visit Calistoga – coverage included spas, hotels, food and wine in Calistoga, California. Articles were featured on four other high profile websites.

Primary article: Playing In The Mud Is Good For You

24 Hours In Calistoga

Flying High Over Napa Valley with Calistoga Balloons

Over Napa Valley

 See Monterey – coverage includes restaurants, tourist attractions and hotels in the area. Coverage of this trip is still in progress.

Read: Tips For Driving Highway 1: The Ultimate California Roadtrip

5 Reasons To love Monterey Bay California

Somewhere on Hwy. 1. There are a number of bridges built in the 1930s.

 

The Italian Connection

Adventures of a Carry-on participated in Settimana del Buonvivere 2013, a lifestyle
awareness conference in Emilia Romagna, ItalySettimana Buon Viverere

Read what the Italian Press said about the International Blog Tour: Da Riolo 1’1 ottobere il blog tour internazionale del Buon Vivere

 

experience the good life in Cesena, Italy @PennySadler 2013

On location in Cesena, Emilia Romagna

 

APPLAUSE

“Penny Sadler was a wonderful addition to a recent media tour we coordinated – she is a pleasure to work with and provided detailed coverage of the trip on both Dave’s Travel Corner and Adventures of a Carry-on. Additionally, she shared her experiences on multiple social media channels both throughout and following the media tour. Our client was very pleased with her work and our agency would happily recommend Penny for future opportunities.”
-Victoria Benz, PR Director, AugustineIdeas

“Thanks Penny! You are truly amazing to our Paso community.”
Shonna, Tourism Coordinator, City of Paso Robles

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Dutchess County Tourism: A Trip To Dutchess County Wine Country, New York “This is terrific, once again. Have forwarded to my staff and also Tom Martinelli, who writes the magazine New York by Rail, all about Amtrak travel & deals!
My thanks and have a very happy new year!”
Nancy Lutz, communications manage, Dutchess County Tourism

(note: this article originally appeared on the Dutchess County Tourism website.)

“Penny thank you, what a lovely piece! Do come and see us again whenever you can!”

James Chapman, owner, The Rhinecliff Hotel

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Hi Penny,
“Thanks for reaching out! Everyone on the team was pleased with your coverage. Your social media follow-up has also been fantastic. I saw the post on Dave’s Travel Corner too. All very good.”

Emily Glass, PR Specialist, Diamond Mills Hotel and Tavern

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Calistoga Balloons: Flying High Over Napa Valley With Calistoga Balloons.

Bill Braddock, owner of Calistoga Balloons said: “BTW, that story is getting some crazy play on the internet. THANKS!”

“I am only tracking on Google Analytics for the site. We’ve blown up over the last 4 weeks. The story being re-launched and our website being updated, both at the same time, really have increased our traffic 120%.
Use us as a reference.”

Bill Braddock owner, Calistoga Balloons

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Mount View Hotel and Spa: Wine and Wellness at The Mount View Hotel and Spa
“It was truly a pleasure to work with Penny Sadler for a feature about her Calistoga adventure on ‘Adventures of a Carry-on’ for Mount View Hotel & Spa Napa Valley. Her passion does not end with the article and her commitment to sharing on many various social network platforms takes her editorials to new audiences and results in new fans for those she writes about.”
Andrea de Trinidad, Director of Marketing

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“Hi Penny!  These are great!  I am so glad you enjoyed Calistoga!”

Carolyn Hernandez, Public Relations & Marketing Manager Calistoga Visitor Bureau

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“Thank you! Great photos!”

Kirk Gafill, General Manager Nepenthe Big Sur

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SEO STATS

Site Authority 40
Page Authority 47
Klout: 65

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

Approximately 5,000 – 10,000 visitors monthly. Ages 35 – 55. Audience is dominantly in English speaking countries followed by Western Europe.

SOCIAL MEDIA

I promote all articles via Triberr, twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.

 

INTERVIEWS

Savoring Italy

Podcast in which I talk about traveling solo, local and seasonal foods in Venice and Rome, and how to find accommodations.

Travel Tips From Solo Travelers – Travel and Escape

Tripper of the Week on Tripping.com

REVIEWS

Walkabout Malibu To Mexico – book review & interview with Tom Courtney

Foodie Finds: Best Gelato in Rome
The Perfect Camera Bag for Travel

Ugobags: Luggage As Unique As You Are

TOUR REVIEWS

Walks of Italy, Context Italy, Chinese Lanterns Festival, Dallas

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IN THE PRESS

City Style Living Magazine

City Style Living – Travel Makeup With Penny Sadler

Travel Tips For Solo Travelers on Travel and Escape

 

 

I have also appeared on numerous broadcasts as a local expert speaking on topics from skin cancer to packing for an international trip. With over 10 years working in television and video production, I have cultivated a broad skill set that can be tapped to suit your specific needs.

Camera Ready Makeup class in Naples, Italy, ©PennySadler 2012

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