About Us

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Welcome to our travel blog and resource for independently minded global travellers run by UK based team Becky and Gray. We are also joined by a happy bunch of blogging globetrotters handily based all over the world. 

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What we like

  • The Fuji X-E2 camera
  • Unusually designed hotels
  • Road trips
  • Seeking out the world’s beautiful places

What we don’t

  • Brits abroad‘ package holidays
  • Tourist haunts
  • English pubs abroad

Self-confessed travel snobs and over-sized sunglass wearers Becky and Gray

The cold hard stats…

  • We get an average of  6,600 page views a day
  • We’re a Google Page Rank 5
  • In 2012 we averaged 375,000 page views a month and 125,000 unique visitors a month
  • An Alexa Traffic Rank of under 100,000
  • A Compete Rank of under 170,000
  • We are currently ranked 7th of all travel blogs in the world on the industry respected Invesp list.
  • Ranked as a Top 10 UK Travel Blog on industry respected Cision Social Media Index
  • Klout Score of 68.
  • Over 10,200 Twitter followers.
  • Nearly 7,000 Facebook likes.
  • Over 3,000 regular readers through our RSS feed.
  • Over 1,200 Instagram followers.
  • In nearly 1,500 Google Plus circles.
  • Over 2,700 Pinterest followers.
  • Members of the digital travel media group Captivate.
  • Members of the Professional Travel Bloggers Association.
  • Our website is over five years old.
  • We have global traffic mainly from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Europe and Asia.
  • We rank at the top of Google for hundreds of important travel related keywords.
  • We gain huge amounts of traffic through StumbleUpon and several of our posts have been viewed over a million times.

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The website has also had mentions by National GeographicThe Travel Channel, Yahoo Travel, Lonely Planet, The Huffington Post, Telegraph Travel, TripAdvisor, Gadling, RightMove Overseas, Glamour Magazine, La Stampa (Italy’s most popular daily newspaper), Standaard.be, Nieuwsblad.be (Belgium’s national newspaper sites), Ekstrabladet.dk (National Danish Newspaper), Vecernji.hr (Croatia’s leading news site), Visir.is (Iceland’s most popular news and entertainment website),Wort.lu (Luxembourg’s largest newspaper) and had articles referenced by Wikipedia.

We have also worked on Press Trips with St. Vincent and The Grenadines tourist board, SkyScanner, AirBnB, Hotel.info, Visit Sweden, Switzerland Tourism, Swiss Air, Exodus Activity and Adventure Holidays, France Tourist Board, Blogtrip Catalonia 2013, Discover Ireland, Latvian Tourism Board, Live Riga, Air New Zealand, Stena line, Jet2 holidays, Mark Warner Holidays, Barcelo hotels, Club Med Premium Marrakech, Visit Oostende, Faville Tours, FPP TravelTurismo Torino, Roomorama, Eating Italy, MyFerryLink, Argus Car Hire and a number of independent hotels. We will soon be working with Eurail, British Airways, Laterooms.com and #blogGambia

We work with advertisers and can offer a variety of very competitively priced advertising packages. Please head over to our Advertise/Press for more information.

Gray has over eighteen years of graphic and web design experience and also runs Design Grasshopper.

Meet the GlobalGrasshopper team

GlobalGrasshopper illustration by the great bobbinrobin

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