Meet the worlds northernmost travelblogger: Ann-Mari Gregersen, based in Alta, Finnmark, Northern Norway, on 69 degrees north.
Who am I: Ann-Mari Gregersen. Born 1971, north of the Arctic cirkel, in Vesterålen, Northern Norway. Now living even further north, In Alta, Finnmark. I’ve been a journalist and storyteller since 1996. Love to travel, read, bingewatch series, cheer for QPR and Bodø/Glimt, enjoy the silence in the nature, listen to music – ABBA as well as Rammstein, drink tea and when the occasion is right, as it often is, champagne.
THE BLOG: Started In 2012, when I lived In Stavanger on the west coast In Norway. The name Alltid reiseklar means Always ready to travel. I’m always looking for that feeling of luxury, whether that means a 5-star hotel or experiencing nature, completely free.
Campaigns: From 2016 to 2018 I’ve been a part of campaigns and blogtrips such as:
#SparklinginBelgrade with Serbia Travel
#SparklinginGeneva with Switzerland Tourism
#LifestylePolen with PolenTravel, Pomorskie Travel and Nordic TB
#WurstAdventure with Germany Tourism and Nordic TB
#Latviaroadtrip in 2016 and 2017 with Latvia Tourismboard and Nordic TB
#CitybreakGermany with Germany Tourism and Nordic TB
#NBE Luxury in Tallinn with Nordic Bloggers Experience and Visit Estonia
#Emirates Dubai and luxury with Emirates Airline and Norske Reiseblogger
#Marokko Food and adventure to Morocco with Visit Morocco and Norske Reiseblogger.
MY READERS: men/women 60/40 split. Lives in Denmark, Norway, Sweden. Age: 18 – 44:
SOME: Instagram 2240 followers, Facebook 648
AWARDS: Best Norwegian Travel Blogger (Reiselivsmessen): 2018 finalist and 2017 3rd place. 2016 finalist (Travelmarket).
LATVIA TOURISM DEPARTMENT: Roadtrip in Latvia 2017 & 2016
We were very pleased with the results of our collaboration with Ann-Mari as part of the #LatviaRoadTrip campaign with NordicTB. She is a true professional with a flair for travel writing. It’s great to follow Ann-Mari’s adventures live via social media since she picks up on unique and interesting, almost unexpected features of each destination. Our expectations we fulfilled and we hope to work together again in future. Lelde Benke, Media and Marketing Project Manager, Tourism Department, Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA)
GERMANY TRAVEL: CitybreakGermany og Wurstadventure
Jeg setter stor pris på det gode samarbeidet med Ann-Mari. Hun har deltatt i to Tysklands-kampanjer og jeg var veldig fornøyd med resultatene. Det var troverdige innlegg som nådde frem til leserne hennes. Jeg takker for samarbeidet og håper at vi kan gjenta det.
Sabine Koch: Turistsjef, Tysklands Nasjonale Turistkontor/Leiterin der Marketing- & Vertriebsagentur Norwegen, Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e. V.
POLEN TRAVEL: Pomorskie Region
EMIRATES AIRLINE: Dubai
On the 2nd of september 2014, Emirates Airline launched their first daily direct route between Oslo and Dubai. To mark this occasion the company invited six travel bloggers to join them to Dubai the following February. Among those invited were Alltid Reiseklar and Ann-Mari. Our goal was to show Norwegians that the Emirates and Dubai are a good alternative for those seeking sun and warmth during the winter, and that the city of Dubai has something to offer everybody. It was a pleasure having Ann-Mari join us to Dubai. In addition to being a talented photographer she was active on social media during the whole trip. Emirates Airline were most pleased with articles she published afterwards, depicting Dubai as a city that suites everybody. We would be delighted to have Ann-Mari join us again.
Tina Tharaldsen: Press contact, Emirates Airline Norway
Blog and writing: Open for individual blogtrips and other kind of cooperation. Send me an e-mail at annmari*alltidreiseklar.no