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This is Jess and Hai, life addicts who encourage personal growth through travel and new experiences. We believe that travel can be transformative, restorative and life-changing, and we want to help our readers do more of it.
We first started travelling together in 2006 and since then have travelled to more than 50 countries across 6 continents. We’ve done long-term backpacking, short getaways, cruises, hostels to luxury hotels, camping to glamping – all in the name of new experiences. Currently we are based in Tokyo, Japan.
We won Best Writing of a Weblog in the 14th Annual Weblog Awards and our work has been featured on Lonely Planet, NHK World, National Geographic, BBC, Singapore Airline's Krisflyer Magazine and TripAdvisor, along with articles in various Australian and international print media too.
If you see your brand or destination fitting in with our site and philosophy, please contact us regarding:
– Advertising opportunities
– Social media campaigns
– Press/blog trips
– Usage of our photography/video
– Giveaways/contests for our readers
– Contributing content to your publication
Monthly Page Views: 35,000+
Social Media Followers: 25,000+
(Facebook: 14,500+ Twitter: 3,500+ Instagram: 3,500+ YouTube: 2,500+)
Our readers are predominantly based in:
The US, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, the UK, Indonesia and Australia.
Examples of who we've worked with
Fujiyoshida City (Japan)
Kyushu Tourism Promotion Organization
Airlines & Transportation
Sri Lankan Airlines
Hotels & Accommodations
Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts
Theme Resorts & Spas
Cave Hotel Saksagan
The Dublin Pass
The London Pass
Thermae Bath Spa
Cappadocia Voyager Balloons
The Jack the Ripper Tour, London
Discover Walks Paris
Wild Trails Yala
Awards & Accolades, Interviews & Mentions
Top 100 Travel Blogs to Check Out in 2016, Feedspot (December 2016)
The Ultimate Travel Blogs List, Zante Holiday Insider (November 2016)
Travel Treasures: 14 Top Bloggers Share the Story Behind the Souvenir, Holidays Lettings from TripAdvisor (September 2016)
Most Romantic Places to Spend Valentine's Day, According to Couple Bloggers, FlipKey by TripAdvisor (February 2016)
Top 15 Japan Blogs to Read, Languages Abroad (January 2016)
How Much Does it Really Cost to Learn a Foreign Language?, TakeLessons (January 2016)
29 Survival Tips for Studying in Japan (From Language and Travel Experts), TakeLessons (July 2015)
These Are The Coolest Instagram Accounts Out There, A World To Travel (May 2015)
Top 10 Travel Bloggers Who Will Give You Instant Wanderlust, CultureTrip.com (April 2015)
Living Like a Local: Tokyo, Japan, The Independent Traveler (April 2015)
Best Writing of a Weblog and Best Asian Weblog, 15th Annual Weblog Awards (Finalist) (March 2015)
Grand Prize Winner, Kyushu Article Contest, Kyushu Tourism Promotion Organization (February 2015)
A Rare Peek Into the Love Life of 15 Top Travel Blogging Couples, Travel With Bender (February 2015)
A Deluxe Assortment of Delightful Couple Travel Bloggers Who Will Melt Your Heart, A Nerd At Large (February 2015)
Top Couples Travel Blogs to Follow in 2015, Peanuts or Pretzels (January 2015)
Feature in Slobodna Dalmacija, Croatian National Newspaper (October 2014)
Interview with Jessica Korteman on More Meaningful Travel, Hotels Cheap (October 2014)
A Travel Blogger's Perspective by Hai Huynh, Spirited Pursuit (October 2014)
‘Worldly wanderers win award' – Bendigo Advertiser, May 2014 (online and print)
‘Nomads live rambling life' – Bendigo Advertiser, May 2014 (online and print)
‘Writers who never come to a full stop' – mX Newspaper (Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, Australia), April 2014 (online and print)
Best Writing of a Weblog, 14th Annual Weblog Awards (Winner) (March 2014)
Love of Travel Series – Travel Around the World with Notes of Nomads, Peanuts or Pretzels (March 2014)
Random Traveller Interview #108 with Jess & Hai of Notes of Nomads, No Place To Be (March 2014)
Notes of Nomads, TreePot Travels (February 2014)
Meet Traveling Couple Notes of Nomads, I Luv 2 Globe Trot (November 2013)
Top 15 Travel Blogs to Follow in 2013, 101 Holidays (December 2012)
Professional Travel Bloggers Association
The International Travel Writers Alliance
Instagramers Japan, Instameet Division Managers
What our partners have to say
Email excerpt from Mikiko Tanabe, Owner/Manager of Fujiyoshida Youth Hostel:
English translation: We have received a booking from someone who saw your blog post (about us). Thank you very much indeed. I really appreciate it.
Testimonial from Sara Robles, Social Media Manager of GoWithOh – Vacation Rentals Europe:
Jessica and Hai were truly a pleasure to collaborate with. They are full of creative and unique ideas like the “Photo a Day Project”. They take fantastic photographs and are always willing to go the extra mile, plus they are genuine in their work and are willing to share each detail and tips gained with their readers.
We had a great experience working with them!
Sara + The GowithOh team
Blog post comment from Robin Lawrentz, Coordinator for International Relations of Fujiyoshida City Hall:
What our readers have to say
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