Meet Australian Travel Blogger Kathy Marris of www.50shadesofage.com

 

About Me

I write about travelling, lifestyle, health and fitness. My passion is photography and travel and I like to keep bringing more stories with beautiful images about this very popular past-time for our age group. The over 50’s age group are the fastest growing group of jetsetters. We are off ‘spending the kids inheritance’ and seeing a bit of the world!

After reaching the milestone age of 50, with kids leaving the nest and feeling unemployable, I felt a big void in my life. It was with this in mind that I decided to start up 50 Shades Of Age – a website where I could reach out to my sisters and tell them that their lives could be so much more. I wanted to be the voice for the new-age 50 something year olds to empower and motivate them to feel worthy again! We have so much to offer.

I am married with two adult children and live on the Gold Coast in Queensland. I enjoy living life to the fullest and love to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of my interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Currently I work part-time as a freelance writer but my real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.

 

What I Have to Offer

 

I write about travelling, lifestyle, health and fitness. My passion is photography and travel and I like to keep bringing more stories with beautiful images about this very popular past-time for our age group. The over 50’s age group are the fastest growing group of jetsetters. We are off ‘spending the kids inheritance’ and seeing a bit of the world!

I can provide freelance writing services across a broad range of subjects, particularly travel and lifestyle, with accompanying good quality images. I specialize in promoting travel and lifestyle brands to a majorly Australian-based audience that are looking for travel inspiration and information.

 

Who I’ve Worked With

Published Articles 

  • Magazine article in Just Better Living regarding my experience swimming with the Whale Sharks on the Ningaloo Reef.
  • Regular contributor to the Visit Gold Coast website
  • Published an article on Japan National Tourism Organisationwebsite
  • Regular contributor to the Discover Ipswichwebsite

 

Media Appearances & Interviews

  • Media interview and photo in the Gold Coast Bulletin Newspaper weekend supplement titled ‘Gold Coast People’.
  • Radio interview on Gold Coast ABC radio regarding caravanning in Australia
  • Media interview and photo in Gold Coast Get It Magazine titled ‘Gold Coast Inspirational Women’.
  • Media interview and photo in RUTH Magazine (Country Women’s Association of Queensland) on ‘Women Bloggers’.

 

Media Familiarization Trips

  • In June 2016 I had the opportunity to travel to Northern Japan on a Media Familiarization.
  • In March 2017 I spent a couple of days at Tweeters Country Retreatin Crows Nest, near Toowoomba on an influencer’s stay.
  • In April 2017 I travelled to Ipswich on a Media Familiarization trip for a weekend that included a Hot Air Balloon flight, a night in a Hotel and dinner.

Sponsored Articles & Product Reviews

Companies I have worked with include: Skin Doctors, Homyped, Barefoot Wines, Cellarmasters, Saga, Volvo, Prince Hotels & Resorts, ANA Airlines, Accor Hotels, Luxury Escapes, Millers, Covered Perfectly, Hydrochic, Vision Direct, Dairy Australia, Alinta Energy and Caravan RV Camping.

50 Shades of Age Media Kit 2018