Hello from James Hills, Editor & Publisher
I started ManTripping.com in 2008 after working on consulting projects for several women's lifestyle and travel blogs. I quickly realized that while guys love to travel that there was nothing out there for us! At the time, being a men's lifestyle blogger meant a focus on scantily clad ladies and men behaving badly. That wasn't me and I wanted to develop a website that reflected my lifestyle as a man who loves to travel, explore new places, taste new cocktails, and eat new foods with my best friends. Not one to back away from an opportunity or a challenge, I launched ManTripping.com later that year.
For the past 8 years, ManTripping.com has been one of the largest and most respected blogs that focuses on Men's Lifestyle and Travel. In 2014, my wife Heather (and our dog Niki Belle) joined the team, along with several other contributors. During this expansion, our focus areas increased to embrace a complete look at additional Men's Lifestyle topics including cars, gear, food, style, fitness, information for dads and sons, dog friendly travel, and of course - "Romantic Getaways".
After all, if we leave the wife or girlfriend at home it's not going to be pretty when we get back!
Each month, through a combination of our blog and social channels, our men's lifestyle and travel content is seen more than a million times by people across the United States as well as key countries including: Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, and throughout Europe.
Our Team Includes:
- James Hills - Editor and Publisher
- Bill Breeding - Military and Technology Reporter
- Jeff Taylor - Midwest Editor
- Heather Hills - Entertainment and Romantic Getaways
- Steve Kinnard - Music and Entertainment
Key Social Media Channels:
1,875 people on Facebook.com/mantripping
42,000 on Twitter @ManTripping
17,000 on Twitter @MenWhoBlog
6,700 on Instagram @ManTripping
5,600 on Pinterest.com/mantripping
If you have exciting information that you'd like to share with us and our readers, please contact us today, or visit our Guest Author page for information about how you can share it directly with our community.
Helping Destinations and Brands Reach The Male Audience:
With more than 20 years of Internet marketing experience, combined with professional media credits including time spent as a writer for Washington Post and social media leadership roles with brands including Sears, Kmart, Staples, ProFlowers, Shari's Berries, RedEnvelope, and Personal Creations I know how to put together influencer marketing programs to help brands reach and engage audiences. This is especially true regarding developing campaigns to engage men's lifestyle and dad bloggers. I can help you through #MenWhoBlog and our parent company, Flow Social Media if you need a large scale campaign or directly through this site if you just need a sponsored post to promote your campaign to our audience.
Social Media Marketing Services:
- Twitter Parties
- Sponsored Posts
- Blogger Campaigns
- Fam Trips
- Social Media Coaching
Media Interviews and Speaking Engagements:
James Hills from Man Tripping is available for media interviews and background research for media and members of the press who are researching mancations, brocations, guys weekend, and travel industry trends in general.
He has a long history as an expert in the field, having worked with following media to help them promote mancations as well as Men's Travel in general.
If you would like to interview him or invite him to speak at an upcoming conference or event, please call: 630-779-9302 or email: [email protected]
Recent Speaking Engagements:
- 2015 IZEAfest - "Content Marketing"
- 2014 San Diego Travel Fest - "How Bloggers Can Best Work with Brands"
- 2014 Oregon Business Owners Association - "How to Leverage Social Media to Reach More Customers"
- 2013 San Diego Travel Massive - "Leveraging Social Media to Promote your Blog"
National and Regional Press:
- New York Times
- Wall Street Journal
- Entrepreneur Magazine
- Denver Post
- WJR Detroit
- WWJ-TV Detroit
- KGO San Francisco
- Fox News
- ABC News 20/20
- The Plain Dealer
- WGN Chicago
- Chicago Tribune
- Chicago Sun Times
- Seattle Times
- Pittsburgh Post Gazette
- Twin Cities Pioneer Press
- ilsole24ore.com (Italian Newspaper)
- Carol Roth
- Design and Launch and Online Travel Business in a Week (book)
- Hip Trip Adviser
Travel Industry Press:
- Group Travel Leader
- Travel Agent Central
We value relationships with brands and strive to build more than just short-term content, but rather long term relationships. This provides value to both the brand as well as our audience since we have an opportunity to tell their story and create deeper levels of connections over a period of weeks and months.