Work With Me

Who am I?

I'm Akatuki, a blogger, adventure-seeker, and influencer from northeast Ohio. With degrees in journalism and tourism management and more than eight years of blogging and social media experience under my belt, I offer a unique skill set to brands and destinations interested in reaching an engaged audience of travel enthusiasts.

A Akatuki5 is an established brand that frequently makes lists of top travel blogs in the world. In 2018, A Akatuki5 was awarded a Silver Award for Best Travel Blog in the 2017-18 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition, which is hosted annually by the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW).

Akatuki in Cleveland

I'm also a member of the following professional organizations:


Who is my audience?

A Akatuki5 produces content to appeal to a Millennial and Gen X audience who live “normal” lifestyles (with careers and mortgages), but who want to see the world and maximize their vacation time.

My audience comes from the following regions:


My audience is roughly 70% female, and the age breakdown is as follows:


In a recent survey of ADB readers, 55% travel 2-4 times per year, and 88% take trips that range from 1-14 days on average. 60% of readers surveyed reported that they travel on an “average/moderate budget.”


Current site stats as of May 14, 2019:

Average monthly visitors: 180,000+
Average monthly page views: 265,000+
DA: 56
: 34,300+
: 20,500+
: 29,000+
: 11,000+ (with more than 1.3M monthly views)
Newsletter subscribers: 5,000+

Readers of A Akatuki5 are purchasers, too. Every month, A Akatuki5 helps drive more than $30,000 in sales to its affiliate partners. 

To learn more about my readers and website stats, .


A Akatuki5 has partnered with dozens of destinations and travel brands in the last 7 years. Content produced from these campaigns has reached millions of interested readers.

Notable campaigns (along with an example post from each partnership) have included:

Selected case studies

Here are some more details on a few of the partnerships listed above. This should give a realistic expectation of what kind of coverage and reach you can expect from a partnership with A Akatuki5. (Note: The pageview number is updated over time to reflect lifetime pageviews.)

St. George and Zion trip

December, 2017

Seychelles trip

November, 2017

Faroe Islands trip

July, 2017


What I Can Offer During Partnerships

If we partner up, here are some of the things I can offer as part of my coverage:

  • Social media coverage during trip/experience (including mentions on Facebook and Twitter, Instagram photos and stories, and use of a hashtag if appropriate)
  • An agreed-upon number of blog posts after the trip/experience, complete with photos
  • Photo and video content (at an extra cost)

Want to learn more? Please me to see examples or discuss possible partnership opportunities with A Akatuki5 at

Disclosure Notice

In accordance with ethical blogging practices, all reviews/promotion hosted on A Akatuki5 in exchange for a travel experience will be 100% truthful and include a sponsorship notation somewhere in the post. I will not talk badly about your competitors in any review, post, or discussion under any circumstance, and I do not guarantee positive coverage.

2019 Travel Plans

Tentatively, my upcoming travel plans include:

  • June: Scotland, and a Danube river cruise
  • July: Canada
  • August: Kenya and Tanzania
  • October: London, Italy, and Turkey

When I'm not traveling, you'll find me at home near Cleveland, Ohio.

If you represent a destination or travel-related company in any of the areas listed above (or even any others!), please get in touch to discuss possible partnerships.


Note: I do NOT accept sponsored posts written by third parties. Please do not send me pitches for guest posts.


The Fine Print

Any sponsored content published on this blog will include a disclaimer and/or disclosure notice, identifying it as such, in line with FTC guidelines.