Hello and welcome to Zena’s Suitcase. This travel, parenting & lifestyle blog was born out of a desire to share extraordinary experiences with my family and inspire others to do the same. Zena’s Suitcase is about all of my passions from enjoying travel with and without the family, supporting parents with the challenges of raising children and making the most of the time we have together, whether it’s at home or away.
I am 40ish years old, and live with 2 of my gorgeous children and husband in Nottingham. My teenager is now 19 years old and is currently studying at Manchester University.
The girls, Indie (born 2012), and Brook (born 2014) are outgoing and adventurous. It turns out I wasn’t quite the parenting expert I though I was, and we are presented with challenges daily from these 2 little people but we wouldn’t change it for the world.
I was married in 2011 to the lovely Darren, who is an incredibly talented software engineer but fails miserably in the DIY stakes. You can’t win them all I guess! It means I’m left in charge of all the household decorating and renovation decisions. Us Mums have to be jacks of all trades, don’t we?
What To Expect From Zena’s Suitcase
I love sharing a range of new experiences with my family and encouraging them to explore what the world around them has to offer. Zena’s Suitcase covers a wide variety of topics, and here’s a few of the things I enjoy writing about:
- Family Travel, Holidays and Weekend Breaks
- Days Out
- Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
- Babies, Children and Teenagers
- Product Reviews
- Theatre and Live Shows
- Restaurant Reviews
- Self Development
- Weight Loss
Brands Featured On Zena’s Suitcase
I have already worked with a number of brands relevant to a family friendly audience. They include American Express, Norwegian Cruise Line, Holiday Inn, Premier Inn, Bluestone Wales, AVIS, Morrisons, Goodyear UK, Wilko, Thomas & Friends UK, Drayton Manor Theme Park, Ella’s Kitchen, Devon Road Babies, National Sea Life Centre, Gaviscon, Tomy, Diggerland, Knowsley Safari Park, Travelodge Hotels and many more.
I have also partnered with Barclays and Lifeskills to feature in their parent for ‘Dairy Of A Parent’ campaign. This feature is a series of videos where I explore who Lifeskills can prepare my teenager to be work ready. You can find out more about this campaign here.
I am also proud to have been a brand ambassador for Drayton Manor Theme Park and the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham. I am currently a brand ambassador for Warwick Castle.
I enjoy working with brands suitable to my blog and I can provide you with a variety of services suitable to your PR or campaign needs. This include
- Product or Service Reviews
- Sponsored Posts
- Press Trips
- Freelance Writing
- Guest Posts
- Attending Events
- Social Media Account Management
- Ambassadorship Roles
- Guest Speaking
- Video Content Campaigns
- TV and Radio Appearances
Some Interesting Facts About Zena’s Suitcase:
- I’ve appeared in local press, TV and radio discussing issues relevant to parents
- Featured on Thomas Cook Website
- Features in Asda Good Living Magazine in monthly expect column
- I’ve produced guest features for Trunki, Burble Baby and Ocean Finance
- Recently shortlisted in the Q Hotels Family Ambassador Competition
- Arranged blogging events
- Featured on Tots 100, Britmums and Mumsnet
- Appeared at business conferences discussing how brands and small business can work with bloggers
- Supported Soreen PR campaign
If you’d be interested in working with me, I would love to discuss your requirements. Please feel free to contact me at [email protected] for more details or to request a media pack.