Globetrotting entrepreneur Kieren Windsor from Newtown, has launched walesguidebook.com on-line, a unusual however complete information to the Land of His Fathers which goals to show up the gems hidden among the many best-known vacation hotspots.
So in addition to the delights of Swansea’s magnificent Gower shoreline or Llandudno’s Victorian magnificence you’ll find out methods to go alpaca trekking in Pembrokeshire, race the tide to a abandoned church off the coast of Anglesey or go to Waterfall Nation within the Brecon Beacons.
The pc whiz studied enterprise and advertising at Cardiff College and commenced his profession with Wrexham’s profitable Village Bakery earlier than shifting on to the North West the place he labored for baking and confectionary corporations within the Manchester space.
Kieren, 30, who went to high school in Llanfair Caereinion, realized concerning the position of influencers in advertising by means of his employment: “I used to be working with well-known bloggers in my day job and determined to provide it a go myself.
“I began a backpacking journey weblog as a passion round 5 years in the past and some years later, it morphed right into a full-time enterprise, enabling me to give up my day job,” he mentioned.
“It’s not about social media as most individuals think about, I create content material that folks come and skim instantly or by means of search engines like google and yahoo and that’s how I obtain lots of of hundreds of readers every month.”
Sadly, just a few weeks after deciding to go full-time as a blogger in 2020, the pandemic induced his revenue to drop off a cliff. However with no need to return to workplace life, he doubled down by protecting non-travel subjects.
Now with journey again on the agenda he’s been on his travels once more this summer season however this time round Wales, gathering materials for his new enterprise enterprise.
“Wales Guidebook is about serving to individuals uncover the most effective issues to do within the space they stay, are staying in or visiting.
“The location is launching with journey guides to over 100 locations however it can finally cowl each vacation spot in Wales.”
“I’ve spent a number of months travelling round Wales this summer season, visiting extra castles, waterfalls and lighthouses than I can depend.
“However I’ve additionally been discovering the lesser-known issues to do, resembling swimming within the Witches Cauldron in Pembrokeshire, visiting the grave of Gelert the trustworthy canine in Snowdonia, and discovering the tidal islands of Anglesey.
“Wales is my residence nation so who higher to launch a web site all about it? I could make suggestions primarily based on my expertise and by tapping into native information by means of the community of specialists round Wales who’re engaged on the mission with me.”
The location, which launched this summer season, can be monetised by means of promoting and by working with tour operators and lodging suppliers throughout Wales to advertise their providers.
“That is my most bold mission thus far. It is going to take years to go to each attraction in Wales and construct the most important Welsh journey web site however I’m up for the problem.
“The very best half is having the ability to journey your individual nation as a job, I’d forgotten simply how lovely Wales is. You may take it as a right while you stay right here so it’s nice to get out and discover once more and I hope I can encourage others to do the identical.