About Us

Meet The Grasshoppers

Global Grasshopper is an award-winning blog and resource for independent travelers. Run by Becky and her team of self-confessed travel snobs together they’re unraveling the secrets of the world’s most unique, under-the-radar, and beautiful places. Whether you are a backpacker, a flashpacker, or just prefer to holiday away from the crowds, follow along for travel inspiration for the road less traveled.


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What people say about us…

“Our client was extremely happy with the work that Becky and her team did for the project, so much so that the video has been shared throughout the company. The work was original, beautiful and extremely impressive, we’d love to work with Global Grasshoppers again in the future.”  (Dana Leigh Account Executive at Kaper PR talking about the work produced for her client Vauxhall)

“Becky and her team videographer Gary were an absolute pleasure to work with. Having worked with many bloggers whilst being in PR, Becky definitely stands out as one of the most professional and easy to work with. A breath of fresh air. Our client was delighted with the content which I will add went above and beyond. Breathtaking video, images and a thorough write-up. I hope to work with Global Grasshopper again in the future – a total pleasure” Georgiana Oddy (Account Executive at Manc Frank)

“It was an absolute pleasure working with Global Grasshopper on this exciting Morocco Tourism partnership. This was creative collaboration at it’s best where industry specialists, such as illustrators and influencers, came together to create awareness around the destination and inspire travel. As one of our expert travellers, Gary Nunn from the GlobalGrasshopper team captured the fantastical essence of Morocco, transforming his experience into beautiful, unique content.” Katerina Thomas (Creative partnerships manager at Expedia)

“Becky and her team are extremely pleasant and professional to work with and the quality of the writing and photography they produce shows they are at the top of their game. They are easily one of the best blogs in travel and always offer excellent ROI” Lynsey Devon (Owner and Founder of Heaven Publicity) 

“A true professional, Becky and her team really know how to capture the reader’s imagination with engaging insight into the destination accompanied with beautiful photography. Covering unique angles and producing exceptional social media and articles on campaigns, she is always a pleasure to work with and I cannot recommend her enough!” Emily Wilson (Senior Account Manager at Grifco PR) 

As an agency, we work with many bloggers but you are the first in a long time to have shown that level of professionalism. Your branding is lovely, your website inspires and you seem like a professional and skilled bunch of happy folk! Sheila Manzano (Director of ThreelittlebirdsPR)

“Lee Hubbard from the Global Grasshopper team was one of our 24 international bloggers who worked with us on our Stayokay Utrecht – Centrum launch event campaign. It was a real pleasure to work with Lee, he is a very professional blogger who was able to pinpoint exactly our focus points in both his social media posts and online article. The pictures were perfectly chosen and he delivered an excellent ‘inside story’ of his experience in Utrecht.” Kim Querfurth (PR and communication manager at Stayokay Netherlands)

I have to tell you I really never write online or respond to bloggers but I have to tell you thanks for all the great travel info on your site. We are planning a trip to Iceland with friends and your list of hotels was just perfect. I just signed up for your emails for more travel inspiration. Very nice. (Sallie McLaughlin, a reader)

I‘ve been thinking about travelling back to Asia and was debating Japan vs Vietnam. Your write-up on the Vietnam islands has sold me! (Andy Hampton, a reader)

My friend and I just returned from our two-week vacation to Scotland and Ireland for our 40th birthdays. I used your blog as a guide to booking our hotels. We stayed at the Tigerlily and Radisson Collection Royal Mile in Edinburgh, and at the Morgan Hotel in Dublin. We loved all these places! Just wanted to say thank you and let you know you have a wonderful blog. (Cindy J, reader)

The stats…

  • We get an average of 500,000 page views a month
  • Won Travel Blogger of the Year in the industry respected Vuelio Awards
  • One of the Top 25 Influencers in the UK (across all sectors)
  • Ranked No.3 Travel Authority in the UK by Agility PR solutions. 
  • Nominated for Best UK Travel Blog 2018 at the respected Vuelio Awards.
  • Over 23,000 Twitter followers.
  • Over 56,000 Facebook likes.
  • Over 13,200 Instagram followers.
  • Over 7,800 Pinterest followers and 316,000 monthly views.
  • Nearly 100,000 collective views on our YouTube Channel.
  • We have global traffic mainly from the USA, UK, Europe, Canada, Australia and Asia.
  • We gained huge amounts of traffic through social media and several of our posts have been viewed over a million times.

Awards, nominations and accolades

  • Won Travel Blogger of the Year in the industry respected Vuelio Awards
  • Ranked No.3 Travel Authority in the UK by Agility PR solutions. 
  • Finalist (alongside other finalists TV Comedian Dom Joly and a Guardian Journalist) for the best online coverage in the British Annual Canada Travel Awards 2018
  • Won the runner-up position in 2017 Best UK Travel Blog for the Cheapflights Awards 2017 which over 60,000 people voted in.
  • We were part of the team that produced the Love Sabah campaign which won the award for the “Travel Media Innovative Campaign and Content of the Year” at the prestigious Travel Media Awards 2015
  • The Love Sabah campaign was also nominated in the Travel Marketing News 2016 and the Shorty Media Awards 2016.
  • Listed on 121 Travel Blogs worth reading on Yahoo voices
  • Named as one of the Top 15 UK travel blogs to watch out for in 2015 by Yahoo Style
  • Ranked as one of the Top 18 travel blogs you must read by Wanderlust magazine
  • Mentioned as the 5 lifestyle blogs to follow in 2017 by Lifehack
  • Asked to take over the Instagram Account for Germany Tourist Board.
  • Won the travel blog category in the Achica Living Blog Awards 2012
  • Nominated for Travel Blogger of the Year Award 2015
  • Won Tourradar’s best travel article 2017 
  • Nominated for the LowCostHolidays Blog Awards 2014
  • Nominated for best photo blog in SkyScanner’s travel blogscars 2013.
  • Nominated for best piece of photojournalism in the Caribbean Travel Journalism Awards 2013
  • TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Adventure Travel Bloggers to follow in 2015 
  • Asher Fergusson’s Top 100 Travel Blogs in 2017
  • TripAdvisor’s Home Rentals Top Outdoor Travel Bloggers to follow in 2015
  • One of Trip Advisor’s featured blogger in their travel must-have article.
  • Queensland Tourist Board’s Travel Blogs to follow in 2016 
  • Winfield’s Best Outdoor Bloggers  2108
  • Wanderu’s Summer Bookmarks Travel Blog Award Winner 2015
  • One of the Flight Case Company’s Top 20 Hottest Travel Blogs of 2015
  • Asked to speak at Traverse Blogger’s Event 2014.
  • Mentioned as one of the 10 must-read travel bloggers of 2013 by HomeAway
  • Listed as Trip Advisor’s Holiday Lettings Top 20 Urban Travel Bloggers 2014.
  • Asked to judge a successful and high-profile LowCostHolidays travel blogging competition.
  • Nominated for Photography in the HostelBookers Travel Blogger Awards Ceremony 2012
  • Featured in the British Airways HighLife magazine in their Ultimate year-round travel guide.
  • Published in the Exodus 40th Anniversary Magazine.
  • Published in the Epoch Times.
  • Asked to write a hotel stay description for the Laterooms.com successful 52 Sleeps book which was also published by Lonely Planet and distributed to all their readers.
  • Approached to feature in Zalando’s Travel section.
  • Approached to work with prestigious production company Media Ark to develop a video campaign for a US Tourist Board.
  • Asked to judge a popular Netflights travel photographic competition.
  • Interviewed in the ‘Big Blogger Interview’ section on My Destination.
  • Asked our opinion on Brexit for GoCompare.com
  • Chosen as one of the Top 10 Travel Bloggers by Hotels4u.com
  • Mentioned as one of the Top 15 Sexy Travel Writers & Bloggers *blush*
  • Voted by readers of GotSaga.com as Europe’s 3rd best travel blog
  • Ranked 5th best blog with travel tips also by GotSaga
  • Invited to interview BBC travel presenter and best selling author Simon Reeve.
  • One of WebUpon’s 15 Useful and Awesome websites that will improve your life
  • Were LowCostHolidays Travel Bloggers of the Month
  • Mentioned by Travelsupermarket.com as a Useful and Informative Travel Resource
  • Selected by TravelInsurance.org as one of the 51 Fantastic European Travel Blogs
  • Named as TVtrip’s favourite Travel Bloggers
  • Listed as one of the 6 best travel blogs by Classic Collection Holidays
  • Made Tourism Link’s Top 10 Travel Blogs
  • Interviewed by Income SocietyInterviewed by Hotelscheap.org
  • Featured on HostelBookers 69 Travel Blogging Tips from the Top Travel Bloggers
  • Chosen by Alamo for the Top USA blog post
  • Chosen by CollegeScholarships.org as one of the 150 travel blogs for Students
  • Won Iglu travel awards 2011 for the best travel stories.


Was asked to attend a TV travel interview by the BBC news, put forward for a casting for a Bing TV advert, National Geographic (best of the blogosphere feature), Expedia Koh Samui guideThe Travel Channel, Forbes, Daily Mail Travel, Yahoo Travel, Business Insider, Lonely Planet, The Huffington Post, British Airways inflight Highlife Magazine, Telegraph Travel, TripAdvisor, Epoch Times, Lifehack, Gadling, RightMove Overseas, Glamour Magazine, featured in Jet2’s inflight magazine ‘Jetaway’, La Stampa (Italy’s most popular daily newspaper), Ekstrabladet.dk (National Danish Newspaper), Standaard.be, Nieuwsblad.be (Belgium’s national newspaper sites) Vecernji.hr (Croatia’s leading news site), Visir.is (Iceland’s most popular news and entertainment website), Wort.lu (Luxembourg’s largest newspaper) and had articles referenced by Wikipedia.

Brands we’ve worked with on larger campaigns

Google, Pinterest, Vauxhall Cars, Lonely Planet, Expedia, The UK Government Home Office, British Airways, Royal Brunei, Destination Canada, Queensland Tourist Board, Ferrari, MoneySuperMarket, Three Mobile, Singapore Air, KLM, Expedia, St Vincent and the Grenadines Tourist Board, Travel Supermarket, London City Airport, Germany Tourist Board, Discover Hong Kong, SkyScanner, LateRooms.com, Tourism Montreal, Travel Alberta, Your Singapore, NCVO, Metropolitan Touring, Spain Tourist Board, South America, Sabah Tourist Board, Visit Austria, Rickshaw Travel, AirBnB, Swiss Air, Jeep Compass, Hotel.info, Spanish Tourist Board, Germany Tourist Board, Switzerland Tourist Board, Catalonia Tourist Board, Visit Sweden, Visit Jersey, Exodus Activity and Adventure Holidays, Swedish Lapland Tourist Board, The Gambia Experience, Israel Tourist Board, Sultanate of Oman, Nikon, Leica, Zalando, LowCostHolidays, Discover Ireland, Atout France, Discover Greece, Vibe Israel, Railbookers, Media Ark, Latvia Tourist Board, Live Riga, Visit Zurich, Premier Cottages, Autographer, Jet2 holidays, Barcelo hotels, Visit Oostende, Faville Tours, FPP Travel, Turismo Torino, Eating Italy, Brancott Estate, Eviivo, MyFerryLink, Eurail, Walks of Italy and Eating London.