About Us

Reykjavik from Hallgrimskirkja 1

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 bloggers based all over the world. 

What we like

  • The Fuji X100 camera
  • Unusually designed hotels
  • Road trips
  • Seeking out the world’s beautiful places
  • Our very cute Greek rescue dog Rosa
  • Scandinavian crime dramas

What we don’t

  • Brits abroad‘ package holidays
  • Tourist haunts
  • English pubs abroad
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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 65,000
  • A Compete Rank of under 170,000
  • We are currently ranked 11th of all travel blogs in the world on the industry respected Invesp list.
  • Ranked No.1 in the Travel section of Blog Top List.
  • Ranked No. 1 of Travel Blogs in the Top Blog Area Directory.
  • Klout Score of 68.
  • Nearly 8,100 Twitter followers.
  • Over 5,600 Facebook likes.
  • Over 3,000 regular readers through our RSS feed.
  • Nearly 1,000 Instagram followers.
  • In nearly 950 Google Plus circles
  • We’re members of the Professional Travel Bloggers Association.
  • Our website is over four years old.
  • We have global traffic mainly from the USA, UK, 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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