Travelola looks at the impact of travel on individuals, communities and the environment. Through sharing cultural, social and wilderness adventures, Travelola addresses the ‘why’ and ‘what’ and ‘wonder’ of travel, rather than the ‘how to’.

What impact does travel have on you? On those closest to you? On the people you meet? On the communities you visit? On the environment? On the world as a whole? Join the journey and the conversation.

About the author

finolawennekesI’m Finola Wennekes, a freelance media professional and writer focusing on travel, adventure and all things expat. I also run Kaboo Media where I work with growing businesses to promote their brand and develop creative communication strategies.

Travelola is my personal travel blog.

I left my job, house and a whole lot more back in 2011 to travel the world, setting off from the UK to backpack solo around South America and parts of the Pacific.

Based near Byron Bay in NSW with my fiancé and dog, I’m currently travelling and living Australia. Mostly.

(Click here for my previous About page and a bit more of a back story) 

Advertisements, links and guest posts

Right now I am standing by a NO ADVERTISEMENT policy on this blog. Please don’t ask me to include your banner for a gambling site or a link to something equally unrelated. I’m also steering away from guest posts trying to sell something. If, however, you’re a serious about  travel and travel writing then I’d be happy to exchange links or feature a guest post. Please contact me using the form below.


For editing, travel articles, feature articles and corporate services please contact me using the form below.


 Travelola logo by Rob Adderley @ robadderley.com

11 responses to “About

  1. Hey. Cool blog! It’s always great to read about other people’s travelling experiences. On our website we normally publish stories and articles about hitch-hiking and travelling so if you have any story you would like to be seen by a wider audience (with a link to your blog of course). This is how we do it: http://hitchhikershandbook.com/your-contributions/travel-stories/ Drop us a line if you are interested.
    Happy travels!

  2. Hi Finola! I love the ideas behind your blog and can completely relate to the excitement and fear that comes with leaving it all behind (leaving your comfort zone) and setting off into the world. I love that you’re interested in ‘physical, emotional and intellectual adventures, and intrigued by social, environmental and sustainable ventures’. What an eloquent way to put it! I appreciate your follow and look forward to exploring your blog! -Anna

    • Hi Anna – thanks to Liz of belovelive I found your blog – good to connect. Loving the ‘responsible bohemian’ description – I can’t help but love and relate to that unusual joining of words. Looking forward to reading more of your thoughts and adventures. Happy International Women’s Day, by the way 🙂

      • Thank you (for both the well wishing women’s day and the compliments)! It was actually a family friend who coined the term ‘responsible bohemian’ (as I had a list of all the freelance work I planned to do) and it just really seemed to fit me and my blog haha. So happy to discover (and be discovered by) a fellow like minded blogger 🙂

  3. So happy to connect with another travel blogger. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hoping to see more of you!
    Jessica, Turquoise Compass

  4. Thanks. Pleased to have found your entertaining blog. Lots to explore. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox (plugged in now).

  5. Hi Finola, just found your blog and loving what I’ve seen. Photography, travel, camping, being in the great outdoors, all the things I love – your blog has it all. Look forward to following your adventures.

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