About Trip Syler

Trip Styler is a daily travel lifestyle website run by Vancouver-based writer and Chief Trip Stylist {aka Editor-In-Chief} Trish Friesen, and an intrepid team of passionate globetrotters. From the approachable to the aspirational, Trip Styler connects amateur jetsetters to the best online travel resources for their trip style.

Trip Styler's main focus is trip styles---quite simply, the style in which a person chooses to travel on a given trip---framing each destination and feature with a specific trip style such as: luxury, budget, camping & glamping, urban, beach, etc... With 4 contributors, the site operates with an editorial calendar of weekly and monthly features highlighting travel-related trends, apps, websites, fashion, health and beauty.

Trish Friesen, Tripstyler.com Founder, Chief Trip Stylist Tripstyler.com founder, Trish Friesen eats, sleeps and breathes travel---packing her bag every two weeks for a wild adventure or sun-drenched hotspot. Her daily travel lifestyle website, Tripstyler.com, was created both as a place to inspire people to try different types of trip styles, as well as a forum to share timesaving tips, apps, tricks, aha-moments and knowledge.

The Internet has revolutionized travel and Trish was thrilled to utilize her web marketing background to turn her passion into her business when Tripstyler.com launched in 2009. With her travel industry know-how and social, traditional and broadcast media expertise, Trish is an ideal spokesperson for a new generation of online travel planners and consumers. Having researched and booked hundreds of trips online over the past decade, Trish is an educator and must-have resource for the "do's, don'ts and how-to's" of online travel booking.

Trish's enthusiasm for an expansive variety of travel experiences both near and far, on every kind of budget and with various travel companions, led her to develop the concept of trip styles---quite simply, the style in which a person chooses to travel on a given trip. With the understanding that every traveler has a range of preferred trip styles heavily influenced by factors such as budget, time, interests, hobbies, travel companions, activity level and desired experience, there are probably as many trips styles as there are travelers; however, Trish has distilled them down to a number of distinct categories.

A strong advocate of getting out and discovering the world on every level, well-rounded would describe Trish’s travel experiences; she has enjoyed swimming with sharks and turtles in the Great Barrier Reef, trekking to Machu Picchu, hiking the Great Wall of China, going on safari in Kenya, climbing the Eiffel Tower, eating pear and asiago ravioli in Monterosso, camping in Tofino, surfing on the Oregon Coast, beaching it in Maui, flow-riding on the 14th floor of a cruise ship, segwaying the streets of downtown LA, doing development work in Mexico and the Dominican Republic and taking in a little Cirque de Soleil in Vegas.

Tripstyler.com Fast Facts:

  • Tripstyler.com was just featured in a double-page spread as part of high end clothing retailer NET-A-PORTER’s online magazine {boasting 3-million weekly hits}. In June's Blogger’s Issue, Trish was the only travel blogger listed among a handful of major blogs like the Sartorialist and Garance Dore.
  • Tripstyler.com readers, Facebook fans and Twitter followers include the General Manager of Travelocity Canada, an Executive VP at United Airlines, Julia Dimon, Conde Nast Traveller and Jaunted to name a few. We are pleased to share our content with thousands of followers.
  • Tripstyler.com readers are continually inspired to take action after reading our trip styling suggestions booking destinations, flights, packages, spas and restaurants we mention.
  • Trish is a contributor to the travel section of The Daily Meal.
  • Trish regularly participates in travel events and press trips to: Australia, LA, Palm Springs {November, 2011}, Bellevue WA, Arizona {2012}, BC's Okanagan, Fraser Region and Vancouver to name a few.
  • Trish has appeared on The Shopping Bags, The Steven and Chris Show and practically grew up at the CBC both on- and off-air watching her dad produce the evening news.
  • Tripstyler.com past and current advertisers include Club Med, Luggage.com, Tarte Cosmetics, Alterna Haircare and Tablet Hotels.
  • Trip Styler also guest hosts a twitter travel chat called Traveler's Night In {#TNI} which draws thousands of travelers and industry representatives together to chat travel for 1.5 hours each week.

Pitching / Areas of Expertise: Travel Trends Combined with her curiosity, Trish’s marketing background comes into play when she scours the web in search of need-to-know trends influencing travel for Travel Trend Thursday. She was one of the first to write about Trip Alertz, the “Groupon” of travel; Room77, the world’s first hotel room search engine; the explosion of private travel sales and Kayak’s visual flight search.

Travel Apps Trish is on the cutting edge of the best  (and worst) travel apps out there, having reviewed over 75+ different apps on her Tech Tuesday feature covering travel first aid, to luxury and boutique hotel finders, to border waits and trip itinerary management.

Women on the Move 70% of our readers are Gen X/Gen Y females located in Canada and the USA, who love to travel and set aside the budget to do so. With this in mind, we post a variety topics appealing to and inspiring their next getaway---whether shopping in Seattle, surfing in Tofino or seeking sun-therapy in Hawaii.

Healthy on the Road Like a true lifestyle-obsessed Vancouverite, Trish has always been someone who walks the talk of healthy travel keeping fit while on the road. To bring this hot topic to her audience, Trish has partnered with a local health and wellness educator to inspire people to keep their health in check while traveling.

Travel Fashion One of the greatest lessons we can learn from the golden years of travel is to jet-set in style. No jogging pants in economy or business class! Each month, Trish partners with a stylist and fashion blogger to give readers {women and men} tangible tips on how to dress at the airport as well as for each trip style---all-inclusive, urban, weekend getaway, etc...

Travel Beauty As many frequent travelers know, the loss of sleep, dry air and salty foods associated with flying here and staying there can wreak havoc on your appearance. Forget that! Along with a travel beauty exec, Trip Styler reminds aspiring jetsetters about how to stay beautiful while traveling for business or pleasure.

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About Trip Styler

Trip Styler is a daily travel lifestyle website run by Vancouver-based writer and Chief Trip Stylist {aka Editor-In-Chief} Trish Friesen and an intrepid team of passionate globetrotters. From the approachable to the aspirational, Trip Styler connects amateur jetsetters to the best online travel resources for their trip style.

Trip Styler's main focus is trip styles – quite simply, the style in which a person chooses to travel on a given trip. Each destination and feature is framed within a specific trip style, be it luxury, budget, urban, beach, or camping & glamping. TripStyler.com readers are continually inspired to take action after reading our suggestions about the destinations, flights, packages, spas and restaurants we mention.

With four contributors, the site operates with an editorial calendar of weekly and monthly features that highlight travel trends, hotels, apps, websites, fashion, health and beauty.

TripStyler.com Fast Facts:

  • TripStyler.com was recently featured in a double-page spread as part of high-end clothing retailer NET-A-PORTER’s online magazine {boasting 3-million weekly hits}. In the Blogger’s Issue, Trish was the only travel blogger listed amongst a handful of major blogs like The Sartorialist and Garance Doré.
  • Tripstyler.com readers, Facebook fans and Twitter followers include the General Manager of Travelocity Canada, an Executive VP of United Airlines, the online editor of Frommer’s, nationally syndicated travel writer Julia Dimon, Condé Nast Traveller and Jaunted to name a few. We are pleased to share our content with thousands of followers.
  • Trish is a contributor to the travel section of The Daily Meal, a NY-based, online foodie publication drawing over 1.4 million unique visits per month.
  • Trish regularly participates in sponsored trips and press events to/in: Australia, Los Angeles, Palm Springs {November 2011}, Arizona {2012}, Bellevue WA and destinations throughout British Columbia, including the Okanagan, the Fraser Region and Vancouver.
  • Trish has appeared on The Shopping Bags {W Network & Fine Living Network} and The Steven and Chris Show {CBC}, and she practically grew up at the CBC both on- and off-air watching her dad produce the evening news.
  • Tripstyler.com’s past and current advertisers include Club Med, Luggage.com, Tarte Cosmetics, Alterna Haircare and Tablet Hotels.
  • Trip Styler guest hosts a Twitter travel chat called Traveler's Night In {#TNI}, which brings together thousands of travelers and industry representatives to chat about travel each week. 

Pitching / Areas of Expertise: Travel Trends Trish’s marketing background and natural curiosity come into play when she scours the web in search of need-to-know trends influencing travel forTravel Trend Thursday. She was one of the first to write about Trip Alertz, the “Groupon” of travel; Room77, the world’s first hotel room search engine; the explosion of private travel sale sites; and Kayak’s visual flight search.

Travel Tech Trish is on the cutting edge of the best {and worst} travel apps and websites, with over 100 reviews on her Tech Tuesday feature, including boutique hotel finders, border wait indicators, trip itinerary managers and travel first aid tips.

Women on the Move Seventy percent of our readers are Gen X/Gen Y females located in Canada and the US who love to travel and have the budget to do so. With this in mind, we post a variety of topics appealing to and inspiring their next getaway – whether it’s shopping in Seattle, surfing in Tofino or snorkeling in Hawaii.

Healthy on the Road Like a true lifestyle-obsessed Vancouverite, Trish has always been someone who walks the talk of healthy travel by keeping fit on the road. To bring this hot topic to her audience, Trish has partnered with a local health and wellness educator to inspire people to keep their health in check while traveling.

Travel Fashion One of the greatest lessons we can learn from the golden years of travel is to jet set in style. No pajama pants for Trip Styler readers – unless of course they’ve been provided by the airline for maximum sleeping comfort. Each month, Trish partners with a stylist and fashion blogger to give our readers {women and men} tangible tips on dressing for any trip style, from all-inclusive to urban to weekend getaways.

Travel Beauty As many frequent travelers know, the loss of sleep, dry air and salty foods associated with flying here and staying there can wreak havoc on your appearance. Forget that! Along with a beauty exec, Trip Styler teaches aspiring jetsetters how to stay beautiful while traveling for business or pleasure.

Destinations Trip Styler has written about 50+ destinations, cities and experiences relevant in both location and draw to our readers. Cycling through properties relating to each trip style through our weekly "Roam+Board" feature, we showcase hotels, resorts and vacation rentals in oft- and less-visited destinations, with unique features and a focus on design.

Hello,

I am a Vancouver, Canada-based travel writer, and I wanted to take an opportunity to introduce myself given your position in tourism, specifically in a market of interest to my audience of West Coast travelers.

In late 2009, I started a daily, online travel publication called Trip Styler, to connect aspiring jetsetters to the best in online travel. Over the past year and half, I have built-up a loyal following who depend on Trip Styler’s suggestions and tips to inspire their next getaway and save them time planning.

{This week, I was honored to be featured as the only travel blogger---alongside major blogs like the Sartorialist and Garance Dore---in NET-A-PORTER online magazine's Blogger's Issue.}

Packing my bags once every two weeks, you’ll find me scouting the world’s hottest destinations, skiing or hiking in Whistler, weekending in Maui, wine tasting in Sonoma, sailing Australia’s Whitsunday Islands or glamping on safari in Kenya.

Trip Styler's main focus is trip styles---quite simply, the style in which a person chooses to travel on a given trip---framing each destination and feature with a specific trip style such as: luxury, budget, camping & glamping, urban, tropical, etc... Along with my 4 contributors, the site operates with an editorial calendar of weekly and monthly features highlighting travel-related trends, apps, websites, fashion, health and beauty.

With this in mind, could you kindly add me to your relevant news release and invite distribution list?

PS - If you or a member of your team are attending TBEX this weekend in Vancouver, please do contact me. I would love to meet you face to face while you're in Vancouver.

Please see my bio below.

All the best, Trish Friesen Trip Stylist & Editor TripStyler.com facebook.com/tripstyler twitter.com/tripstyler ----------------- daily trip style tips for aspiring jetsetters -----------------

Last Trips: Australia & NYC Next Trip: British Columbia’s Wine Country Upcoming Trip: ABC Islands