Hello, I'm Alex, the founder and writer of this website.
This blog was around as long as 2011, but it was only in 2019 that I decided to seriously make something out of it. I wanted to provide value to readers making decisions on travel gear and experiences.
Unlike many travel blogs where comfort is often prioritized over style, I place a high importance on the way a piece of gear or garment looks.
This blog focuses on product and experience reviews. What makes this different from other websites?
Singular Point of View
This is unabashedly, a blog of my experiences and my opinions. I test every product and experience personally, over a long period of time to gather valuable insights for travelers to find their perfect gear. All reviews are written by me, which allows me to maintain quality and be impartial when comparing products.
All reviews are brutally honest, with the sole purpose of providing a truthful and insightful review to the reader. As a brand that decides to work with me, you are a brand that has the maturity to be willing to continuously improve your products.
I would never accept money to write favorably about any product or service. This blog is not a source of income I have to depend on and this is by design. I never want a situation where I compromise on quality or honesty to make the numbers. The blog exists for the benefits of readers to gain insights that will help their decisions for travel.
This website does not aim to have as many readers as possible, but rather, for readers to be as engaged as possible. This usually means lesser views, but higher loyalty.
Sold? Here's how you can work with me.
Do you have a product you need a review for? You can send it to me for a review. If your product doesn’t possess the 3Bs (black, beautiful, badass), it might not be accepted. Here are a few things to note when you want to do this.
- You would be responsible for all costs incurred to deliver it to me, such as import taxes or shipping fees. The product will not be returned.
- Only products that are black in color will be reviewed.
- You are free to reuse all photos and content produced for this review for marketing purposes without restrictions. The only condition is that you don't use them out of context.
- Sending a product does not guarantee a favorable review. It does ensure an honest one.
- Due to the amount of gear waiting to be review as well as the time it takes to thoroughly test each product, I cannot guarantee when the review can be published. The lead time right now is about two months from when the product is received.
Got an experience you would like me to review? I would provide valuable insights and help you to change the experience to something travelers actually want. Experiences could be anything from tours, to accommodation, to attraction. Here are a few things to note when you want to do this.
- All expenses would have to be paid for. This includes costs like transport, accommodation and daily expenses.
- This does not guarantee a favorable review. It does ensure an honest one.
Have an idea that's not here?
Apart from running this blog, I have over a decade worth of advertising experience as an art director who comes up with engaging stories for brands and tell them via videos and photos.
I'm also a professional user experience designer and researcher for digital products and platforms.
Drop me an email with your objectives, timeline, and budget and let's discuss.
Ready to work with me?
Reach me at hello [at] alexkwa [dot] com and let's discuss.