Work with me

Hi, I’m Julie Sykes, founder of The Gap Year Edit and mildly adventurous traveller. This page is aimed at businesses and destinations who may be interested in working with me.

What The Gap Year Edit is all about

I aim to focus on my readers’ aspirations for experiencing something different than a two-week package holiday/vacation – whether that’s to travel independently, volunteer, learn new skills, or have once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

My aim is to hear my readers say, “I’m so glad I did it”,
instead of, “I wish I could, BUT … ”

My audience

The Gap Year Edit is read primarily by 25-54 year olds from Europe and the US with an interest in independent and mildly adventurous travels. They may be planning anything from an independent or alternative weekend away, a two-week or longer holiday (eg during the summer break for teachers) or even a full gap year. Some travel solo, others with a friend or as part of a couple.

As well as this website, The Gap Year Edit has an active and growing social media presence on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

Find out why The Gap Year Edit is a good proposition for you and your business. Contact me for my media kit.

My travel credentials

  • visiting my sponsored child, Cambodia

    visiting my sponsored child, Cambodia

    I’ve travelled independently to more than 40 countries across 6 continents. My next trips are to Mexico and La Gomera (Canary Islands)

  • I sponsor a child in Bolivia through World Vision. Visiting my previous sponsored child in Cambodia in November 2012 was one of my most humbling travel experiences
  • I’m an occasional speaker of conversational Spanish, rusty German and rustier Italian

My interests

architecture, castles and ruins, modern art, local crafts, clothing, textiles and artisans (my degree is this field), sustainability, spirituality, local food and drinks, wine and coffee, hiking (day and multi-day hikes), wandering (sometimes getting lost), the great outdoors, wildlife, yoga, fitness, volunteering, reading, photography, flashpacking, public transport

Services I can offer

I’ll partner with products, brands, services and destinations I know and trust, and which are relevant to my readers.

Independently of this blog, I can also offer marketing and communications consultancy services through my business RedYellow Marketing.

Contact me for my media kit or to find out more.