Work With Me

High Heels and a Backpack is an established travel blog that focuses on travel in Greece and the Mediterranean. Since being founded in 2016, it has developed a dedicated, diverse international audience. 

The philosophy behind High Heels and a Backpack is based on delving beneath the surface of destinations travelled, gaining a deeper understanding of countries and cultures, and learning that travel is more than just the seeing of the sights. 

High Heels and a Backpack has an audience of 200,000 readers, seeing 250,000 monthly page views, and over 46,000 social media followers. 

Collaboration Opportunities 

There are a number of ways in which we can work together. We are open to sponsored posts, brand collaborations, tourism board collaborations, press trips, and partnerships if it’s a good fit with our readership. 

We properly disclose all sponsored posts in accordance with FTC regulations. Please note that we do not sell links or engage in Black Hat SEO practices. 

Brand Partnerships and Media Mentions

High Heels and a Backpack has been featured in a number of reputable media publications across the globe. We have been featured in the Huffington Post, The Times of Israel, Elle France, Atlas Obscura, Neos Kosmos, Boots n All, and Tripzilla. 

Melissa also regularly contributes to travel magazines and publications. Her written work has been featured in Forbes Travel Guide, Matador Network, and Thought Catalog. 

High Heels and a Backpack has successfully worked with many brands around the world; tourism boards, hotels, tours and travel brands. Proven ROI has been demonstrated in all partnerships. Here is a selection of brands I have worked with:

  • Hilton Hotel Group 

  • Coca Cola

  • Abraham Tours and Hostels, Israel 

  • Alternative Athens Tours 

  • Druk Air, Royal Bhutan Airlines 

  • Druk Asia, Bhutan Tour Company 

  • Brown Hotels 

  • Margi Hotel, Athens 

  • The Roman Guy Tours 

  • Taste Porto Food Tours 

If you would like to discuss working together, or you would like to request a media pack or writing portfolio, please feel free to contact me at [email protected]

Melissa Douglas

Melissa Douglas is a British Travel Writer and Blogger based in Athens, Greece. She writes for numerous high profile travel publications across the globe - including Forbes Travel Guide, Matador Network, The Times of Israel and The Huffington Post.

13 thoughts on “Work With Me”

  1. Hi Melissa,
    enjoyed your Blog on ” IS IT SAFE TO TRAVEL IN MIDDLE EAST” and yes i totally agree with you.

    the media always exaggerates everything, i worked and travelled there for 12 years and loved it, the people are great and friendly.

    What you said about cultures is correct, but that applies any where you travel, respect the country and its cultures where ever you travel – nice blog

  2. Hi there,

    I love your blog! And am working my way to different remote places in the world. Would you be able to let me know the name of the travel agency you used in Bhutan?

    Your help would be greatly appreciated

  3. Hello Melissa,

    I am a Greek-American citizen working with MetLife Greece. If you have any readers considering moving to Greece or live here already I can be your partner in anything regarding insurance. I am considered a top tier agent in my company and have the client reviews to back up my claim. I would like for you to consider a partnership with me.
    Thank you for your time,
    William P. Baldwin

  4. Hello Melissa,

    I’m German and was living in Greece 5 years. I left in 2005, many years ago but your description hits the nail on the head. Well written.
    End last year you indicated to travel around for one year which I believe didn’t happen due to Covid.
    The plan is to arrive early next year in Greece and stay in Athens for a while. I come with wife and daughter, wife is Filipina and we are around 20+ years older than you, hahaha.
    The last 20 years I travelled and lived in several places and maybe we could meet one day and exchange experiences.
    Hope to hear back,

  5. Hi,

    I’m traveling to Greece in several days. I Would like to talk more about renting and driving a car there Please contact me.


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