Susanna Kelly Shankar hiking the Trans Alp

Are You an Ethical Brand Looking to Connect with a Passionate Content Creator?

Then we might be a great fit! I’m striving to develop an ethical brand that prioritizes impact over profit. I’m currently working on an MSc dissertation, which focuses on using Nature-Based Solutions in Tourism to benefit biodiversity and local communities. I have years of experience in the travel industry, working as a tour guide in Alaska, launching several travel blogs, and managing my own sustainable media company.

I hope to connect with brands that align with my morals. If you are a travel destination prioritizing regenerative, ethical, and sustainable travel, I would love to join you for a sponsored FAM trip to explore the nature, small businesses, and eco-initiatives that make your destination unique. If you’re a conservation or environmental NGO and looking for a writer in the conservation science field to highlight the work you’re doing, I would love to visit and share your work with my readers. If you’re a small independent tour company supporting the local economy, it would be great to join you for a small group tour. If you’re a remote eco-lodge focusing on regenerative travel looking to market to like-minded travelers, I would enjoy experiencing your work first hand and creating content for my captive audience. My readers are typically in their late 20s to late 30s with a decent income and prioritize sustainability over anything else.

Overall, if you are anyone working in the tourism industry striving to make travel a more sustainable industry while positively impacting your destination, I would love to work with you. Take time to read my About Me section to learn about my Mission Vision and Values, and check out Curiosity Saves Media Kit. If you have the same set of values and vision, please reach out to me with a targeted pitch to discuss this in more detail.

Freelance Writing and Content Creation

Alongside my blog, I also work as a freelance writer and content creator. These are just some of the topics I can cover for you, your publication, or work with you to feature on my website.

Science Journalism and Tourism. I’m wrapping my MSc in Biodiversity, Wildlife, and Ecosystem Health from the University of Edinburgh. My research focuses on Nature-Based Solutions in tourism and management. I’m passionate about environmental communication and science-related topics, uniquely when intertwined with climate change and tourism. I recently attended a press event for the ESA to cover their cleanroom event for their Copernicus launch, which will provide data regarding the earth’s climate and ocean trends. I also enjoy traveling to and covering science locations, such as Einstein’s home, planetariums, observatories, or cruising Lake Constance with Nobel Laureates.

Alaska. I was born and raised in Alaska for 26 years. I spent my childhood in the small town of Eagle River. I return home at least once a year and can create authentic content from a local’s perspective about the outdoors, lifestyle, food, craft beverages, travel, and more. I have been featured in several print magazines for the PPI Group, including Seabourn Club Herald writing about craft beer and spirits in Alaska.

Alaska range Denali in winter

Munich and Germany. I currently live in Munich, which has been my home for the last four years. I can create content about life as an immigrant, local cultural events such as beer festivals, sustainability in Germany, hipster and local haunts, food, beverage, travel, and more.

Munich frauenkirche

Sustainability and Ecotourism. I maintain a sustainable lifestyle and always promote ethical and eco travel. I can cover topics related to travel ethics, tourism leakage, ethical wildlife encounters, sustainable ecotourism, responsible travel, and positive impact travel.

Outdoors and Nature-Based Tourism. I’m an active outdoor gal. I enjoy multiday hiking, trekking, snowboarding, and green spaces. My years in Alaska made me hearty, and I do not shy away from epic adventures. I can create outdoor content for DMOs promoting nature-based tourism. I am willing to take gear sponsorships for ethical outdoor companies.

female brown bear in a grassy field

Hipster and Geek Culture. I enjoy covering hipster city guides, which is a way to highlight local small businesses, farmers’ markets, farm-to-table eating, local art, sustainable spots, craft beverages, and more. These hipster guides and city perspectives are a great way to boost the local economy for small businesses, diffuse mass-over tourism, and highlight the modern flavors of a city away from the top highlights.

Women’s Issues. I’m a proud feminist and advocate for women’s issues. I’m happy to cover topics about women’s rights, life as a woman in Munich or Alaska, etc.

Brands I’ve Worked With

BW Jezt is the tourism board for the German state of Baden-Württemberg. A progressive state focusing on science, and R&D they are the hosts of the annual Nobel Laureate Closing Party during the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. I was invited by BW Jetzt to attend their closing party and provide coverage interviewing Nobel Laureates and promising young scientists while highlighting what a great place BW is for those interested in science related travel. You can read the article I wrote covering the Lindau Nobel Laureate Closing Event and see some of my Instagram posts, here and here.

Traverse Journeys is a progressive female owned tour company that focuses on People, Planet, and Purpose. Their small group tours provide traveleres with authenitc experiences hosted by local guides, ways to give back by supporting local NGOs, and a chance to practice responsible travel. I worked with them on two press trips, one to New Zealand, and the other to Ireland. Their company aligns with my brand. As an ethical and sustainable content creator I can highly recommend them to all my readers. Use code sk100 for $100 off any of their trips around the world. 

Are You A Sustainable Travel Blogger?

Head over to my Contributor and About Page to learn more about opportunities for content creators and bloggers. I have limited spots for paid blogging collaborations and with a DA of 36, I offer unlimited opportunities to grow your blog. This is a great opportunity for emerging and expert sustainable travel creators to get some traction and visibility.

Interested? Contact Me!

You can email me at if you want to create a partnership.

I only respond to genuine emails that are sent with the purpose to create a meaningful relationship. Please read through my MVV, Media Kit, and Freelance skills to ensure we are the right fit. I don’t respond to emails about buying links, companies I feel don’t align with my ethics, or companies looking to add their own content to my website.

I look forward to hearing from you!