Below is a list of all the publications and television media appearances in which Wanderers Compass has been featured.
The year 2023 was a big year for Wanderers Compass Travel Blog. During the first week of January, we were informed we were chosen as one of the Top Top 10 Most Incredible Travel Experts’ by LA Weekly. It was a shock, and we didn’t believe it was real. We were still early in your travel blogging journey, so to get any attention was new to us. It turned out it was true and began a year of active media coverage. It was a bit overwhelming and definitely humbling. It turns out that when you get on a top ten list, it opens many doors. It has been fun so far, and we are excited to see what is ahead.
Our task, though, never changed. Build content, engage readers, and inspire people to discover the wonder of travel. All while traveling the world ourselves when our lives allowed us to, and we have. There are many more stories to share and many adventures on the horizon.
How was this all possible, our dreams realized? It is because of YOU, our readers. None of this would have been possible without your interest in our story, our travels, our photography, our guides, our tips, and our resources. We can not begin to express our appreciation for coming along on our travel blogging journey. Our commitment to you is unwavering, and we will continue to work hard to deliver great travel content.
To our family and friends who supported and cheered us in the early days to today, we also owe you a debt of gratitude. Without your patience, in some cases, editing, we would be lost.
It does take a village, and we have an awesome one! To learn more about our story, check out About Us.
Publications/Press Releases/Television Coverage where Wanderers Compass has been featured
We are listed at #9
2. Wanderers Compass Travelers Joelle and Ryan Named Top Ten Most Incredible Travel Experts by LA Weekly
3. Wanderers Compass Travelers Joelle and Ryan Named Top Ten Most Incredible Travel Experts by LA Weekly
4. Wanderers Compass Travelers Joelle and Ryan Named Top Ten Most Incredible Travel Experts by LA Weekly
5. Globetrotters Ryan & Joelle Share Essential Traveling Tips On Wanderers Compass
INSC Digitial Magazine
6. The Wanderers Compass: Travels of Bloggers Ryan & Joelle Shared Through Breathtaking Photos
The Hustlers Digest
7. Castle Hunters: Travel Bloggers Ryan & Joelle Share The Tales of Exploring Over 350 Casltes on Wanderers Compass
8. The Inspiring Story of Travelers Ryan and Joelle: Creators of the Popular Blog, Wanderers Compass
9. Cash-strapped but Got Itchy Feet? Fuel Your Wanderlust with Travel Bloggers Joelle and Ryan
10. Redefining Travel: Content Creators Joelle and Ryan Explain Why a Great Travel Itinerary Is Important
11. Stories of Exploration: Globetrotting Duo Ryan and Joelle on Pursuing Their Dreams Through Wanderers Compass
Miami Daily Post
12. Joelle and Ryan from Wanderers Compass Share Five Reasons Why Travelling is Necessary
The Ohio Daily
13. The Wanderers Compass: Here’s How Ryan and Joelle Inspire Others for Travel and Adventure through Breathtaking Photography
London Daily Post
14. Travel Bloggers Joelle and Ryan Highlight Five Experiences That Should Not Be Missed While Traveling
15. Raise a Glass to Global Flavors: Explore the Best Libations from Around the World with Wanderers Compass
16. Healthy Travels: Oncology Nurse Joelle from Wanderers Compass Shares Pro Tips to Stay Healthy during International Travels
17. Press Release Wanderers Compass Travelers Joelle and Ryan Named’ Top 10 Most Incredible Travel Experts’ by LA Weekly
Markets Business Insider
18. Press Release Wanderers Compass Travelers Joelle and Ryan Named’ Top 10 Most Incredible Travel Experts’ by LA Weekly
19. Embark on an Adventure with Joelle and Ryan’s Wanderers Compass
Readers Digest UK
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Television interviews where Wanderers Compass has been featured
2. Wanderer’s Compass blog: Helping others realize their travel dreams
Massachusets WWLP Mass Appeal Show
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Our favorite travel insurance site!
If you book a trip, don’t forget to get travel insurance within 14 days of your first booking. We could not be stronger advocates of being well-insured. Not just for the little stuff but the big things like medical emergencies. We never leave home without it. Over the years, we have used many sites but have now found our go-to place. Squaremouth.com does a fantastic job; it has a user-friendly interface, uses top-rated and reputable insurance carriers, and most policies cover COVID-19 medical issues and cancellations. They also mediate on your behalf if you have problems with your policy.
To empower you as a consumer, we suggest you read our blog post on the importance of travel insurance and how to get the best coverage from top-rated companies for an affordable price.
Medical transport back home from anywhere in the world
They are the premier global air medical transport. One caveat to travel insurance is that medical evacuation usually gets you to the closest facility to care for you. Medjet gets you back to the U.S. to the hospital of your choice once you are stable enough to fly. They cover COVID-related transport as well.
Medjet carries its own policies. The policy is only for transport and no other aspects of travel insurance. They have individual trip policies starting at $99 and annual policies for around $300. Most of their policies limit the age to 74 and younger. Prices are not based on age below that.
To learn more about how Medical Evacuation membership with Medjet Assist works, check out our blog post for a more detailed review.
Hotels, home rentals, BNBs, flights, and other transportation & tours
Expedia is a US-based company whose mission is to power global travel for everyone and everywhere. Whether planning a family vacation, booking for business, or organizing the trip of a lifetime, they are a fantastic resource. Wanderers Compass focuses on independent travel, and using sites like Expedia makes that possible. Every aspect of travel you need, from airfare, accommodations, rental car, and cruises to activities to do at your destination, can be booked on Expedia.
Hotels, Home rentals, BNBs, Flights, and other Transportation & Tours
Booking.com connects millions of travelers to memorable experiences, various transportation options, and incredible places to stay – from homes to hotels and much more. It is one of the world’s largest travel marketplaces for established brands and entrepreneurs of all sizes.
We always check Expedia and Booking.com to verify prices. At times, one is sold out of rooms while another at the same place has rooms. As well we often find some European hotels, especially smaller ones, on Booking.com but not on Expedia. It could be they are a Europe-based company. Try both before booking accommodations.
Are you traveling with a family or having an extended stay at your destination?
With over 2 million bookable vacation rentals, VRBO connects homeowners with families and vacationers looking for something more than a hotel for their trip. The VRBO community offers families or groups various rental property types such as condos, cabins, lake rentals, beach houses, etc.
VRBO is under the Expedia group ownership now, which many were worried about, but it hasn’t panned out to be a concern. It is a massive network with access to all lodging forms should issues arise. Joelle has used VRBO for many years with her family with no problems.
As the leading marketplace for travel experiences, Viator believes that making memories is what travel is all about. And with 300,000+ experiences to explore—everything from simple tours to extreme adventures (and all the niche, interesting stuff in between)—making memories that will last a lifetime has never been easier.
With industry-leading flexibility and last-minute availability, it’s never too late to make any day extraordinary. This one site has it all and has experiences throughout the world. We use them often during our travels, especially for food tours. We especially take the time to read the reviews provided.
An excellent source for travel essentials and guides
We now have our own Amazon Storefront with all our favorite travel accessories and gear in one place. Check out our travel store at the link below.
Amazon is one of the most comprehensive online shopping sources in the world. On behalf of their customers, teams worldwide provide lower prices, better selection, and rapid delivery. They offer a vast inventory, and their 1.7 million small and medium businesses worldwide selling on Amazon.com offer extensive options to customers.
We buy most of our travel books, accessories, and luggage from Amazon. We have ordered up to two days before travel and get what we need.
(Airport and sightseeing service)
A global leader in ground transportation for travelers. They help hundreds of companies worldwide enhance their services and boost their revenue with our 5-star ride experiences and hassle-free automation.
Founded in 2015 in Athens, Greece, Welcome Pick-ups goes above and beyond the standard transfer service as the first company to deliver a holistic, in-destination travel experience. From the moment a traveler arrives at a new destination until they return home, Welcome accommodates all their travel needs (transfers, travel products, things to do, information) as the easiest, friendliest, and most personalized solution.
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When traveling, you often need to apply for official documents such as a passport, ID, and different kinds of licenses or cards. Those applications require a picture that must meet specific conditions to be accepted, depending on the country. Now, it is possible to take this picture at home without the help of a professional photographer. PhotoAiD allows you to take the perfect biometric photo that will be approved by you without leaving your home.
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