About What Do You Sea
Hello there, my name is Aaren and I am the solo female traveler behind What Do You Sea, a unique and down-to-earth travel blog that focuses on sustainable, adventurous travel. Working with brands that align with the core values of my blog is incredibly important to me. If you find that your brand, product, service, or company aligns with my core values, please feel free to drop me a line and let’s create something magical.
What Do You Sea is a multifaceted travel blog that specializes in solo female, adventurous, and sustainable travel. It features destinations both on and off the beaten path to formulate the perfect travel experience and presents travel in a practical, achievable, and robust way.
My mission is to promote sustainable travel practices that support, sustain, and enhance the world, encourage readers to pave their own travel experience through off-beat adventures and to show that travel doesn’t have to be expensive, typical, or impossible. Every day I wake up incredibly grateful to live on this beautiful planet and it’s my goal to inspire others to see as much of it as they possibly can.
Topics I Write About
I specialize in writing (extremely) long, in-depth blog posts alongside eye-catching photography and practical travel advice that helps my readers travel with ease, adventure, and sustainability in mind.
These are the topics and niches that you’ll find on What Do You Sea:
In-Depth Destination Guides
From waterfalls, hikes, cities, excursions, itineraries, and packing guides, everything my readers need to plan an incredible trip is right here on my website. I pride myself in having incredibly in-depth, detailed, and high-quality information that will help my readers gather inspiration and make planning their trip feel like a stroll down a white sand beach in Tulum, aka stress-free and easy.
Ethical + Sustainable Travel
My readers and I alike are passionate about traveling in a way that helps the local communities, environment, and wildlife. Throughout my blog posts, I highlight ethical and sustainable brands, tours, companies, experiences, and destinations that will help save the world as we navigate it as well as products that will help my readers reduce their waste along the way.
Hiking, Camping, + Adventure Travel
Whipping out my hiking shoes, camping gear or extra dose of adrenaline on my travels is an adventure that will always be welcome to a “hell yeah!” while I am on the road. I am a huge believer in getting out of my comfort zone and getting my heart rate up to obnoxious levels is one of the ways that I enjoy doing so. Along with that, I like to camp underneath the stars and enjoy a hiking adventure that metaphorically and literally takes my breath away.
Off The Beaten Path Locations + Destinations
While I do love crossing off iconic places to see like the Blue Lagoon in Iceland (hint above), getting off the beaten path and finding undiscovered locations is one of the highlights of my adventures that I share with my readers. While I don’t disclose all locations that I travel to, I do encourage them to pave their own adventure around what is expected of a typical trip to dive in-depth to a countries culture, landscape, and local life. Seeing undisclosed locations is just as important as protecting them so in my guides I put a large emphasis on not geotagging and keeping secret places, well, a secret.
Solo Female Travel
What was once considered scary, dangerous, and a little bit reckless is now possible, safe, and adventurous through the eyes of my readers and I. I believe that solo traveling is one of the best ways to experience a country and through my writing, I empower other women to break down the internal or social barriers to help them pursue their dreams of traveling the world.
If there is one thing that takes the cake for the highlights of all my trips, it’s the vegan food. My dad is a chef and after growing up with the world’s best bowl of spaghetti and garlic bread, creme brulee, and other international cuisines, my tastebuds are trained professionals for finding the best vegan food in every country that I travel to. I see coming together and enjoying a meal as a very social and intimate experience that should be practiced with locals and travel buddies alike to make that real-life connection that cannot be replicated anywhere else, and what better way to accompany that than a mouth-watering meal that you’ll remember years down the road?
Photography is a huge visual and conceptual element to my blog. My artistic vision is one of the largest things that set me apart from the travel community, so I pride myself on creating both text-rich and visual guides to destinations to inspire my readers to create unique and meaningful memories on their adventures. My travel photography tips and recommendations help my readers find their inner creative and push themselves to capture outside of typical postcard-type travel photos.
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About The What Do You Sea Community
My reader is predominately a millennial woman between the ages of 24 and 35 living in the United States. Her travel budget is a low-mid range but will splurge on worthy experiences. She likes to travel solo and plans her trips around outdoor adventures, hiking, food travel, and getting off the beaten path. She loves to get in touch with the local culture and values cultural and historical experiences that will give her a better understanding of the country she is traveling to. She travels with ethics and sustainability in mind as she wants to better the world, local communities, environment, and wildlife through her travels.
91% Female | 9% Male
18-24: 8% | 25-34: 54% | 35-44: 17% | 45+: 21%
United States 50% | Europe 23% | Asia 11% | Oceania 5% | Africa 2%
Within The US
California | Texas | Illinois | Florida | New York
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Social Media Campaigns
Brand + Product Photography