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We’ve written our first ebook (and we’ve also got a new look)

There has been many changes….

With the new year comes a new look and also a new direction. If you’ve been a follower of our blog for a while you would have probably noticed that things are now looking a little different. Although we’ve been heading that way for a while now, we’re now focusing much more on the under-the-radar travel niche as well as the beautiful and unique places to discover around the world. We very quietly changed and rebranded our website just before Christmas but didn’t want to make a huge fuss until we ironed out all the minor to medium glitches which comes with managing such a big project (whoever has changed over their WordPress template with a huge database of content will know what I’m talking about)!

Global Grasshopper is over seven years old now which can be pretty ancient in the world of travel blogging and I felt it was time for a change (and to be honest the old website was looking a little dated). We’ll still be covering a mix of narrative, magazine style and guest posts but our team of our talented bloggers will feature a lot more often especially in our list posts. It’s not always easy to be a travel blog covering destinations all across the globe, but together it makes it all possible! It also helps that we also have our own different interests within travel; Scott is a culture seeker and a bit of foodie, Lee is the adventurous one, Beth loves her bohemian and offbeat towns, Al is a wine destination expert, Emma has a huge fondness South East Asia and Holly has a soft spot for all things unique and quirky.

Another new change is that we’ve taken on a new and very talented videographer, Gary Nunn. Gary is an old school friend of mine (we used to joke about inappropriate things in art class) and he went on to be a very successful, award winning photographer notching up clients such as BBC, London Fashion Week, Sky and Vogue and he’s now also moving into videos. Apparently around 17 million people watch online video content at least once a day in the UK and that figure rises to 75 million in the US. So we thought we’d get on board! We haven’t featured many videos on the blog in the past, but now – thanks to Gary – that will soon change. I maybe a little biased but his videos are seriously beautiful and we’re very lucky to have him on the team.

Not ones to do things by halves, we’ve also written our very first ebook. Well in fact two, sort of. Our first one is titled “The most beautiful, under-the-radar destinations in Europe to visit before you die” (excerpt above) and is a list of all our collective favourite alternatives to the crowded travel destinations which seem to blight some of Europe’s more popular spots. It’s filled with historical facts, descriptions about what makes each destination so special and recommendations for places to stay, eat and have a few drinks all accompanied with colourful images. In it you’ll find out about one of the most authentic and traditional Greek islands, England’s paradise-like secret cove and Italy’s most charming hidden gem…among many more.

This ebook is completely free to email subscribers (just add your email on our sidebar here to receive your copy) and if you want the full version titled “Secret Europe: 20 beautiful under-the-radar destinations to visit before you die” it’s available as a Kindle version on Amazon at £1.99 in the UK, but it’s also available in the US, Canada and many other countries.

In this extended Kindle version you will..

  • Know where to find the most beautifully located city in the Baltic’s.
  • Uncover which historical city in France is the most underrated.
  • Find out about Portugal’s beautiful laid back alternative to the Algarve.
  • Know how to seek out Switzerland’s most picturesque hidden lake.
  • See Iceland’s most extraordinary isolated village.
  • Find out the most Europe’s most magical destination to spot the Northern Lights.

A belated happy new year to you all, and we hope 2017 is filled with many very special travel memories…

With roots in Bavaria, a home in England and a heart in Scandinavia I've always been a restless soul. My first true adventure began as a six month voyage around South East Asia as a fresh faced backpacker and ever since I've lived a semi nomadic existence, clocking up over 35 countries on trips and living in both Dublin and Australia. I'm a lover of US Road Trips, deserted beaches bathed in warm glow of a sunset, Cuban mojitos, easy-on-the-eye travel destinations away from the crowds and all things Scandinavian - from cloudberry liquors to Scandi Noirs. When not travelling, you'll find me walking my rescue dog in leafy South West London, wandering the Brighton Laines on random day trips, hunting around for photogenic landscapes or daydreaming about returning to my all time favourite places in the world - Havana, Copenhagen, Italy, Thailand and the frozen landscapes of a wintry Iceland. Follow Becky on Twitter and Google+.

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