22 July 2017
Travel Boating Lifestyle is excited to announce they’ve been engaged to feature in a world-wide Mobile Living Traveler social media campaign. Global company Dometic have chosen ten travelers around the globe to feature in a digital influencer initiative known as Mobile Living Stories. Images, videos and stories produced by the ten travelers will be promoted to Dometic’s 150,000 social media followers and world-wide customer base of millions of product users during the year-long campaign.Fiona Harper, an Australian travel writer, and David Hartman, a Canadian photographer, are the team behind Travel Boating Lifestyle to be featured. Based on their yacht (currently in Fiji) they are uniquely positioned as Dometic’s inaugural travelers living a mobile lifestyle afloat.
Fiona and David are professional storytellers living a lifestyle of endless horizons. Both independently successful writers and photographers whose words and images have been published and exhibited around the globe, they have almost 50 years’ experience between them. As a content creation team they are formidable.
Fiona and David utilise their wide-ranging skills and experience as the creative team behind the successful Travel Boating Lifestyle website, established by Fiona almost ten years ago. Documenting their travels on Travel Boating Lifestyle enables them to share the personal stories that engage with their readers. Additionally, they contribute words and images to travel and marine publications world-wide.
‘As storytellers, David and I are passionate about tracking down interesting stories and capturing wonderful photos from our travels. We’re excited to share our adventures with a global audience of enthusiastic travellers, and hope that our stories encourage curiosity about our planet, ultimately enticing others to travel,’ said Fiona Harper.
‘It’s such a thrill to work with a market leader like Dometic, who really ‘get’ what mobile travellers need. By eliminating many of the challenges of a mobile lifestyle, we’re able to get off-road and offshore yet enjoy modern conveniences.’
Travelling by air, land or sea to research stories, Fiona and David bring a combined passion for adventure and sailing with their love for words and images. They are currently sailing the South Pacific onboard their 42’ yacht ANAHATA. In late 2017 they will transfer their storytelling platform to a 4WD vehicle, continuing their travels in Australia before returning to ANAHATA at the end of the 2018 cyclone season. They intend to spend each year divided between 6 months onboard the yacht and 6 months travelling by land.
‘I’m thrilled with this unique opportunity to share with a worldwide audience the excitement and wonder that we have for the world, through our images and stories of people and their cultures,’ David Hartman said.
‘Dometic’s integrated technology enables people like ourselves to live, work and play off the grid in remote and exotic locations for extended periods of time.’
Sharing their Mobile Living Stories with Dometic is a natural collaboration between skilled content creators and a market leader. Dometic is a global company that makes mobile living easy by providing solutions to satisfy people’s essential needs whether travelling by boat, motorhome, car or truck. They create smart and reliable products with outstanding design. With headquarters in Solna, Sweden, Dometic products are sold in approximately 100 countries, operates 22 manufacturing plants in nine countries, employs 6,500 people and had net sales in 2016 of SEK12.4 billion (approx. AUD1.9billion).
Dometic’s Mobile Living Stories campaign is being promoted on digital platforms across Dometic’s global network. Follow the campaign via the hashtags on Facebook and Instagram #DometicFollowsTravelBoatingLifestyle and #MobileLivingStories.
About Travel Boating Lifestyle
Travel Boating Lifestyle is the creative outlet for Fiona Harper & David Hartman – travel writers, photographers, content creators, web producers, social media managers, sailors, divers, runners, outdoor adventurers, travellers and gadget geeks. They are seasoned story tellers who live and love life, capturing entertaining and intriguing stories with their words and images.
Between the two of them they have been documenting stories for the best part of half a century. Ssshhh, don’t mention that to upstart Influencers armed with a snappy smartphone and a sassy Instagram feed. It makes them sound old! They get that. But in this game, reputation and a proven track record counts. It counts a lot.
Experience and journalistic ethics are at the heart of Travel Boating Lifestyle. That, and the ability to craft a yarn using tried and true story telling techniques utilising the latest technology.
Developed and launched in 2008, Travel Boating Lifestyle is the creation of Fiona Harper travel writer, who also created the popular Marinas Guide. Much-published, well-travelled and highly acclaimed, Fiona has a Google #1 page ranking for best Australian travel writers. David Hartman, a Canadian/South African travel photographer, videographer and photojournalist is the creative visual talent and web producer behind Travel Boating Lifestyle.
Essentially, Travel Boating Lifestyle is a much-loved creative outlet where Fiona and David produce and publish interesting stories from their travels around the globe. These are the stories they believe are worth sharing. The one’s they are passionate about. Those that they love to create, putting their heart and soul into finding the right balance of words and images. But more importantly, their cherished readers have said these are the stories that keep them coming back to Travel Boating Lifestyle.
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