TROPICAL

Not sure if I mentioned this or not, but I’m headed to Tulum, Mexico next week!  I’m so excited!  This trip started out as just a simple girls’ trip to celebrate mine and another girl’s birthdays (go Taurus!), but has since turned into another blogger campaign.  A ‘Tropical Escape’ to be exact.  So, I wanted to discuss today about some helpful tips that I found during this organizing process.

ONE – DON’T STRESS

I know this is easier said than done, but stressing over sponsorships and finance is only going to bring down the excitement of even going on a tropical trip.  Plan to just go and have a good time, and if you happen so to get some sponsors or hotel accommodations taken care of, then great.  But go in with the expectation that you’ll be paying for everything, and if you don’t want to pay, then just don’t go.  It REALLY is as simple as that.

TWO – EMAIL EMAIL EMAIL

Don’t be shy about emailing brands, hotels, etc..  Worse comes to worse they say no or don’t respond, but you won’t know unless you reach out.  I am very fortunate and have gotten myself a really great team of talented girls to travel with, and we were approached by some brands and others we got by reaching out to them.  This is a wonderful way to build relationships with brands, and let them know your ability to travel and create beautiful content.

THREE – HAVE A VISION

The biggest thing that helped us pitch was our vision board.  People loved the mood and vibe we had envisioned, and it made sense with summer just around the corner.  Know the season and how it plays into each brands’ promotions.  Tulum is a tropical paradise with ruins, caves and crystal clear water.  Have an idea of what content you’ll be creating while you’re there.

I hope these tips will help you out in your own future blogger trips.  Don’t forget, as much as you’re there to do a job, you’re also there to have fun.  None of this is worthwhile if you’re not having a good time.  Be present and enjoy the great people you’re surrounded by.  Xoxo!

Dress: Cleobella (sold out | similar look on sale) / Sunglasses: Izipizi / Shoes: Sbicca (currently on sale) / Bag: ZARA

Photographed by Mire Yang

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