VickyFlipFlopTravels is an 11-year-old travel and festival blog for anyone in need of some inspiration and practical advice for their travels. It’s run by me, Victoria Philpott.
I studied Communications and Journalism in Sheffield (BA Hons) before going on to Harlow College to gain my formal National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) schooling.
In the past I’ve worked as the Content and Social Media Manager for gapyear.com and as Content Editor for HostelBookers.com, as well as in various roles for some of the UK’s most popular magazines.
I write about wellbeing, adventure, festivals and guides on how to uncover the best of your new destination, from first hand experience. I cover weekends, weeks, fortnights and long term travel.
I work for travel websites, magazines and festival companies, using my knowledge to help them serve their customers better. And of course, I run this blog.
My readers are 68% female and 37% are in the 25-34 age bracket, 21% in the 35-44. They’re interested in movies, travel, employment, entertainment, apple products and music. They have money!
Over 32% of my readers are from the UK, 34% from the US, 4% from Australia and 2% from Canada. Many of my readers are from Ireland, New Zealand and India too.
Almost 70% of my readers use mobile, 4% use tablets and 26% read my blog on desktop.
(Last updated 23rd September 2022)
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I’ve been to more than 70 countries, you can see them all on my travel bragging page. I’ve worked two summers at camp in the USA, I’ve skied in Japan and Canada, travelled Europe for four months (twice), been to festivals around the world, gone on safari in Tanzania, backpacked across Australia, in Central America and through Asia.
I’ve sailed from El Nido to Coron in the Philippines, cycled the length of Vietnam, ATVd round Galilee in Israel, jumped out a plane in New Zealand and driven a Chevy from San Francisco to LA on the Pacific Coast Highway.
I’ve seen more of the world than my past self would have ever thought possible, but there’s always so much more.
As well as my blog I’ve been a contributor to gapyear.com. In the past I’ve written for Thomas Cook, NetFlights, Flight Centre, The Big Issue, Travelettes, Intrepid Travel, Round the World Experts and Busabout, among many other sites. I was the Travel Editor for the awesome Blogosphere Magazine too.
Most recently I’ve been writing about England for Lonely Planet, and have written the chapter on the South East for their upcoming Experience England book (out on February 1st 2023).
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According to the Travel Blog Directory, by leading blogger Gary Arndt,
my blog is the 69th most popular travel blog in the English speaking world, and the 5th most popular from England.
“This list ranks the world’s top travel blogs on the basis of algorithmic authority.”
According to Feedspot I’m the number 1 UK solo female travel blog to follow.
“The Best UK Solo Female Travel Blogs from thousands of UK Solo Female Travel blogs on the web using search and social metrics.”– FEEDSPOT
I’ve won a few awards over the years, as well as being nominated for a good few more…
More links to my work
Cycling from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City on Intrepid Travel
The Benefits of Cold Weather Paddleboarding on The Independent
Awards and mentions
I’m an award-winning blogger and regularly feature in best blogger lists. I’ve been quoted on Travel Zoo, in Wanderlust Magazine, The Huffington Post, SheKnows, The Guardian, The Evening Standard, and featured in the Daily Mail and on BBC Radio too.
I was featured in the Book of Jobs, by Lucy Tobin, alongside Britain’s first ESA astronaut!
One of my proudest moments has to be getting featured on the President of Estonia’s Facebook page and in the national Estonian press.
I’m named as one of the UK’s top travel bloggers by The Evening Standard.
About my readers
What my readers said about me in my last reader survey…
– “How you write is so easy to read and possibly the best thing ever is that you don’t write the really, really obvious list posts that I keep seeing more and more lately, or in other words ones that just state the plan obvious/common sense.”
– “The layout and colours are eyecatching and easy to read while the content is interesting, informative and not too wordy or formal.”
– “It’s honest and includes plenty of anecdotes”
– “The witty writing style – it’s a lot more humorous compared to the other blogs I read, and that’s what sets it apart.”
– “Your passion”
– “Your blog posts about Iceland convinced me that I needed to get my butt into gear. And also, having followed your blog for years, it was one of the very first blogs I ever read which inspired me to start blogging! So…go you! :)”
– I DEFINITELY want to drive the PCH, go to Oktoberfest and Tomato festivals after reading about them on your site.”
– “I love how real you are about your travels and with your photos, they not all perfectly posed in front of that iconic sight. Reading your stories is like a friend telling you how it really was and going through their photos.
– “Everything you post radiates your personality and that’s what a lot of bloggers are missing nowadays. So basically, go anywhere — I’d read it all! :D”
Many of my readers said that I was ‘authentic’, ‘relatable’ and ‘fun’.
I was proud of the feedback!