We’re Michael and Maggie, founders of The World Was Here First, a travel website that focuses on getting off the beaten path around the world, promoting responsible tourism and supporting local economies.
The World Was Here First was created to inspire people to travel beyond the ordinary and to seek out destinations and experiences away from the conventional tourist path. We do this by focusing on writing detailed, informative, and search engine optimised articles to ensure that our content is evergreen and travellers can find relevant and helpful travel information when planning and booking their trips.
Travelling beyond the ordinary not only means not only exploring lesser visited towns and countries around the world but also digging deeper in popular destinations and exploring beyond the conventional tourist sites.
We are passionate about promoting tourism in countries and regions that are often overlooked by conventional visitors. We are fierce advocates of slow and independent travel and always aim to support local, small businesses wherever possible.
Ways We Can Work Together
Press Trips – Promote your destination through the creation of long-form SEO-focused content, inspiring photography and social media reach
Brand Ambassadorship – Long term partnership and collaboration to promote your brand on The World Was Here First
Product & Service Reviews – In-depth and honest reviews for all types of products and services including travel gear, mobile apps, accommodation and other travel-related items
Freelance Writing – Tailored content written specifically for your brand, ranging from informative pieces to inspirational articles
Professional Photography – License photography found on our website or let us create unique and inspiring photos for your brand
Have another idea? Let’s work together to create unique deliverables specifically for your brand!
The World Was Here First targets budget and mid-range independent travellers who are travelling on short city breaks, long-term trips or anything in between.
Age: 25-34 (45%), 35-44 (18%), 45-54 (12%)
Gender: Female (59%), Male (41%)
Region: North America (44%), Europe (37%, including 14% in the UK), Australia (4%)
Website Traffic – May 2019
Monthly Unique Visitors: 90,000
Monthly Page Views: 128,000
Average Time on Page: 6+ minutes
Sources: Organic Search (83%), Pinterest (9%)
Facebook: 1,000+ Followers
Instagram: 1,400+ Followers
Pinterest: 2,600+ Followers
Twitter: 2,700+ Followers
Mailing List: 1,800+ Subscribers