PANGEA DREAMS ALUMNI BLOG
WITH GABY AGOSTINI
BALI EDITION - FEB 2017
Why did you decide to join us on a retreat? What excited you most about the retreat?
I had recently started my travel blog and knew that a retreat with Pangea Dreams would teach me all the tips to gaining success with social media and ‘The Trini Traveller’ blog. I was more than excited to meet experts and likeminded individuals in the travel blogging industry. I also couldn’t had wished for a better location as the retreat was set in Bali.
How did your life change after the retreat?
After many in-depth conversations on the branding of my blog during the retreat, I finally discovered the true purpose of my blog and my end goals. Tracy helped me focus my blog primarily on Caribbean Travel. My blog was based on my many travels across the globe to over 47 countries but now I adore showing my viewers the local experience of the Caribbean islands! I am so grateful for the insightful branding tips from the retreat!
Would you recommend the retreat to a friend or someone who is interested in joining us on a retreat?
The retreat was a must do for any newcomers to travel blogging as it is the perfect place to gain the best knowledge in the industry! As well as experience a unique new country and make new friends.
How has your blog or Instagram grown since the retreat?
Given my new focus and style of my blog and Instagram, I have grown a great amount from 12k to 35k in only 6 months. The key attributes of my blog have been refined and my goals are clear, which has helped me gain a larger and more engaged following!
Which workshop was your fav and why?
I loved all workshops equally but definitely the photography workshop pushed me to finally only use my camera in Manual Mode. No more Automatic settings for me! My photos have great clarity and full of colour. Even all the tips I received on Adobe Lightroom have turned my photos into a dream allowing me showcase the best of the Caribbean.
Tell us about the photo shoots and content that was created while on the retreat!
The photoshoots were arranged at beautiful sites across Bali from Ubud to Seminyak and Uluwatu. The stunning landscape was the perfect backdrop for amazing photos and the Pangea Dreams Team photography skill sets helped bring them to life.