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The Secrets of the Travel Blogging Industry and the Myths Revolving Around It

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The Misconceptions
I think it is important to address the "Travel Bloggers" misconception that some people have about the travel blogger industry and that every individual involved in it gets everything for free. In some cases, this is very true and some travelers get hotel stays, flights, and products for free. In other situations and more often the case, it's kind of an illusion that is being portrayed. I want to share some information I've gathered over the past few months on this exact topic of "how can you travel and not work a real job?" travel bloggers myth. (Because this is not about the travel bloggers I specifically spoke with, I am just going to give you an overview of my research from speaking with various individuals who are part of the travel and blogging industry.)
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Career Travelers

First, let's start off with the individuals who travel as part of their career and therefore a…

Tumwater Vineyard and Wine Tasting in the Willamette Valley of Oregon

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Tumwater Vineyard and the Barrel House tasting room.


    I received a personal invitation by Tumwater Vineyard (through my Instagram amandamonique1_wanderlust) to come and experience their beautiful vineyard and wine tasting  room, the Barrel House. I was beyond delighted to accept the offer and had such a wonderful time spending the afternoon there adventuring around and sampling the wines. 



I was more than excited to come out and experience what Tumwater Vineyard had to offer with its wines, vineyard, and of course its amazing location in West Linn. I relished in some wine tasting of the '16 Willamette Valley Rosé, '16 Willamette Valley Chardonnay, '14 Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir, and the '15 Yamhill-Carlton Pinot NoirI must say that all four of the wines I was able to sip on were beyond delectable. The Chardonnay and red wines fragrant and had overall great flavors. I would say that my favorite was the '16 Willamette Valley Roséasit was so fruity, savory, and…

Kite Surfing in the Dominican Republic

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(@amandamonique1_wanderlust owns all photo rights)
(@amandamonique1_wanderlust owns all photo rights)
I recently wrote an article that was featured on Radseason.com about the kite surfing  and fun that can be had while visiting eXtreme Hotel in Dominican Republic.

Have YOU ever wanted to be adventurous and try out kite surfing?? Check out my article and see all about eXtreme Hotel and kite surfing the Caribbean.


https://radseason.com/extreme-hotel-cabarete-dominican-republic/

(@amandamonique1_wanderlust owns all photo rights)

Amanda Monique
Green Travel Girl
IG:@amandamonique1_wanderlust
Twitter: @GrenTravelGurl
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Reserva Conchal Beach Resort to Host PGA Tour in Luxurious Costa Rica

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"(PLAYA CONCHAL, Costa Rica) – Reserva Conchal Beach Resort, Golf & Spa – the luxury resort on Costa Rica’s scenic northwestern Pacific coast – will host the PGA TOUR Latinoamerica Essential Costa Rica Classic May 1-7 on its Robert Trent Jones II golf course.

The inaugural tournament – sponsored by the Costa Rica Tourism Institute – is the first-ever PGA TOUR event in Costa Rica. The Essential Costa Rica Classic boasts 144 professional golfers from more than 25 countries. Customary for PGA TOUR Latinoamerica events, the host country can invite up to 30 of its own golfers.

“We are honored the PGA TOUR Latinoamerica and the Costa Rica Tourism Institute chose our golf course as the site of this historic tournament,” says Carlos Rojas Soto, Director of Golf of Reserva Conchal. “The tournament will not only showcase our beautiful, championship layout, but also highlight Reserva Conchal as a premier destination for discerning golf travelers.”

The sporty, par-71 will be set up to play …