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. Content produced on my site and social media channels reaches millions of people each month.

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 July 12, 2018:

Average monthly visitors: 170,000+
Average monthly page views: 250,000+
DA: 47
: 34,000+
: 20,700+
: 28,500+
: 8,500+ (with more than 1.3M monthly views)
Newsletter subscribers: 4,000+

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.

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.

2018 Travel Plans

Tentatively, my upcoming travel plans include:

  • August 2018 – Iceland and Greenland
  • September 2018 – Austin, Texas for TravelCon
  • October 2018 – Aruba
  • October 2018 – Churchill, Manitoba to see polar bears

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

If you represent a 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.