WORK WITH ME
Who is The Road Reel?
Hi there, I am Ausra- a founder and creator behind www.theroadreel.com, the travel and photography blog. Thank you for your interest in partnering with me.
I have been traveling independently since 2008. All the routes I take are self-planned through online research. Therefore, I gathered a great amount of travel experience which I am looking forward to sharing with other travelers.
The Road Reel was launched in 2020 amidst uncertain times of the worldwide pandemic. Despite that, it quickly attracted interested readers and its traffic started growing.
The Road Reel focuses on outdoor travel and hiking, road trips, exploring less-visited destinations, and cultural experiences. My thoroughly curated hiking guides, road trip itineraries, and travel guides help other travelers to discover off the beaten path locations and easily plan their travel adventures.
As a professional freelance photographer and visual storyteller, I inspire my readers with appealing imagery. I believe that a combination of detailed useful information and appealing photography is essential to help encourage people to visit a place.
About The Road Reel Readers
Currently, my guides and itineraries are focused on the Middle East and Europe. During the winter months as a resident of the UAE, I have a chance to explore Emirates and Oman. These destinations are gaining lots of interest among outdoor and culture lovers. Meanwhile, as a Lithuanian national, I travel regularly around Europe during the summer months.
Therefore, although fairly new, my travel blog started gaining a significant number of readers from the Middle East. While European readership is increasing with more Europe-focused content being published.
In general, my readers are passionate about outdoor travel. They are adventurous individuals who value and use my hiking guides and road rips itineraries to plan their own trips.
How Can We Partner?
The approach to travel has evolved where traditional media and guidebooks are no longer the primary sources when planning either a weekend trip or a long journey to far-flung destinations. Instead, independent travelers rely more on unbiased location advice and itineraries shared via travel blogs by like-minded individuals. By somebody like myself.
Personally, I always plan my journeys to new locations by reading what other travel bloggers have to suggest. This way I manage to research and gather most of the information I need to be prepared for my travels.
If you are a travel company, a tourism board, or a brand looking to promote your destination, product, or experience through engaging photography and written content, I would love to work with you!
Services I provide
One photo can inspire thousands to visit a destination. Do you need to boost your destination or service with great imagery? Through my captivating photography, I can make your place look fantastic. I am a professional photographer by trade, therefore capturing beautiful and inspiring travel images is one of the most important activities I take upon each of my trips. Thus, I can offer my photography as a service to promote your destination.
SHORT TRAVEL FILMS
With videos becoming increasingly popular, adding short films to the destination storytelling is a great way to engage with your audience. That being said, I am can create a short engaging travel film highlighting your destination and/or experience.
DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILMS
Consumer-level drones allowed us, photographers and filmmakers, to elevate our point of view to new heights. Shooting drone images and videos became an inseparable part of my travels. Therefore, if you want to have an elevated perspective of your destination, I am happy to also offer aerial photography and videography.
Do you have an amazing adventure tour or attraction, hotel, coffee shop, or restaurant that you would love travelers to know about? I am happy to visit and/or try your product, photograph it and write about my experience.
MEDIA TRIPS & DESTINATION MARKETING
Would you like to inspire travelers to visit your destination? Take me with you! I have the skills and know-how to help you promote your destination. A combination of SEO-optimized blog posts (detailed destinations guides and itineraries), engaging social media content (Instagram stories and Reels) and captivating photography/videography will undoubtedly prick the curiosity of the viewers looking for their next adventure. I am available to travel at a short notice.
HIKING & TREKKING TOURS
Do you want to promote your hiking and trekking tours? I am an experienced hiker who loves exploring new trails around the world. My audience relies on my current hiking guides, and thus, I can help you promote your trail through my detailed trekking trails alongside engaging photography.
Past collaborations and partnerships
As a professional freelance photographer and videographer, I have worked with a variety of lifestyle brands. My work has been featured in different printed and online publications. Moreover, I was honored to be selected by Nikon as one of their creators representing new generation mirrorless Z series cameras in the Middle East & Africa, and Asia.
As a travel content creator, I have collaborated so far with Georgia Tourism Board and several high-end hotels in Dubai (Anantara), Indonesia (Tugu), and India (Ananda Spa).
Have a business that aligns with The Road Reel? I’d love to help you!
Have an idea in mind that you think I’ll love but doesn’t fall into the categories above? I’d be happy to discuss it with you!
Please contact me online via email.
Kindly note, that all partnerships must be in line with The Road Reel’s travel style, interests, and values. The partnerships will be fully disclosed and honest unbiased opinions provided to my readers. I expect full editorial control over the content produced on The Road Reel.