A year ago today I hit the publish button on this blog I never had an intention of being a travel journalist/blogger. My love for documenting my travels has reached us to this point. I’m still in disbelief that this blog has made me friends from every corner of the country and world.  

 

Today we celebrate Tanaka Travels with a ‘’Hometown’’ Edition. I live in the London, the robust capital city of the UK. Yes, it may rain a lot and hence why I spend most of my time planning a getaway. However, London is filled with so much culture, diversity and beauty. So I decided to do a little fun shoot around the city, I hope my video and photos show London in it's full glory!!

( Video / Photo's taken by Ubuntugraphy)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE IDEA

This blog had just been a bit of an experiment, really, that my friends had been pushing me to do for years. “You know how to travel cheap and take incredible photos – why not start a blog?” I had resisted, who would want to read what I write? But after much hesitation this blog became a reality. . Tanaka Travels was to be a space where you could all feel connected to my travels, as I tick my bucket list.  From providing you with the cheapest flights, countries to visit, places to eat and stay. A growing list for everyone to share. 500 Subscribers later, I am still shocked at everyones support and motivated to provide you all the very best travel content. 

 

HOW TANAKA TRAVELS HAS CHANGED OVER THE YEAR?

  • I’ve started a monthly flight deal email alert, where I share the cheapest flight from £10 - 500 across the world. This had a huge response, everyone loves it.

  • Holiday Planning Service. I find that not everyone had the time or knowledge to plan their holiday. So this is where I come in! You’re one click away from me planning your girls trip :)

  • Solo with Tanaka -  With this segment we (yes you!) are learning to overcome our fears that come with solo travelling. In 2018, I visited Pisa & Iceland. 

  • I've planned a SUMMER GIRLS TRIP TO CINQUE TERRE! WITH 12 OF MY FOLLOWERS

 

ONE YEAR LATER:

Stats: Page Views: 146,615 for one year

Post #: 60

Instagram Followers: 1,15O You can follow along here

Countries that follow the blog? 151 countries

Most viewed post: £10 RETURN HOLIDAY TO PISA, ITALY

 

WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE BLOG?

I have a lot of ideas on where to take the blog in the second year but I am going to ask you as an audience most importantly what would you like to see more of?

 

Either way, I’m happy that I pushed that button. I’m happy that I took that leap of faith, and jumped into a world that I knew nothing about. I’m happy that I stepped way out of my comfort zone and allowed myself to grow in ways that I never even knew was possible before.

 

A GREAT BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ENCOURAGE, SUPPORT AND HAVE FOLLOWED MY JOURNEY!

 

Guidelines for HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY

 

1.Must Subscribe to this website: HERE

 

2. Must Follow@TanakaTravels on Instagram

 

2. Must Subscribe @TanakaTravels Youtube

 

3. For extra points-Comment on this blog post or tag a friend under my social media!

 

Giveaway will run on April 15th-  June 19th  and the winner will be announced on all my social media platforms  on 20th June 2018.

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