Swedish rookie travel blogger, Per Brogevik, just started Resrutt – The Travel Blog in the end of April this year. “Resrutt” means Itinerary in Swedish and the main blog idea is to inspire the readers with monthly itineraries on different destinations and countries.
Per has a background as a former international football referee and has visited almost every country in Europe. In the next couple of months, he will write about Svalbard, Beijing, and Norway to start with.
What plans do you have in the future for your blog?
At the moment, I’m writing a series of articles on Svalbard that I visited several times in the last couple of years. It’s a totally amazing place that makes you come so close to nature in a way I haven’t experienced in any other place in the world until now. I would recommend everyone to go there!
I plan to end my Svalbard series with a collab post on “the best winter adventures” you can find around the globe. If you would like to contribute, contact me!
Does your blog cover anything else other than travel? If so what?
No, I focus mainly on travel.
What can our readers find on your website?
The basic idea of http://resrutt.com is to bring series of posts each month to my readers on a certain destination or country. Of course, there will be other posts as well, but that’s the main idea.
Do you have any travel tips or advice for our readers that might want to start a travel blog?
Yes, join Facebook groups to meet fellow travel bloggers and learn from those who have been around for some time. I have learned a lot in a very short period of time from the guys in the groups that I have joined. In one month, I went from DA1 to DA13.
What are some of the highs and lows of travel blogging?
Well, I still have to discover that, ha-ha! I’m too new to blogging to really tell. ☺
What type of traveler are you?
I work full time and blog as my hobby. The travels I do are a mix of family travels to sunny destinations and more adventurous travels without the kids. I love to learn more about new cultures and other stuff while I travel. I love a good museum and historic sites as well!
What sites or other resources do you use to decide where and when you will go to a certain place or destination?
The blogging community is a huge asset when it comes to planning your travels. I use it more and more for each day. I google and use Pinterest to find content.
Do you have any favourite travel books you have read or use?
Not any more, I tend to find most of my information online these days.
What’s been some of your favourite destinations & why?
Svalbard, Thailand, China and Kenya are some of the places I have visited and that I’ve loved. On top of that, New York City is a favorite place to return to over and over again.
What equipment do you use to blog?
I use my old PC with Lightroom for photo editing and several online resources (such as Canva for making pins and banners and stuff). I use a Sony A6000 for photography and a drone is high on my wish list, I have to get one. They are so cool!
Do you have any photography or making travel videos tips?
Photography is absolutely one of the most important components on a travel blog in my opinion! Learn to shoot photos in manual mode. The combination “shutter speed – aperture – ISO” is not so hard to get, there are several great guides online for that. Practice a lot!
What’s the TOP blog posts on your page?
Do you have any tips or suggestions one how bloggers can earn an income from blogging?
I’m still learning in that area, but would like to put some time into that eventually.
Top 5 Bucket-list Destinations?
There are so many places to go. But if I have to choose 5, it would be: Coast to coast in the US, New Zealand, Japan, Maldives and Fiji.
Top 5 travel experiences you can’t wait to try out or do?
I would love to go on a trip around the world! That’s on my bucket list as well. I should start to save money for that, I think it will cost me quite a lot, ha-ha!
Do you have a money saving travel tips?
Actually two tips. Book the best rooms well in advance to get good prices / quality, or don’t book at all and arrange everything in the last minute or even on location. Everything in between tend to be more expensive is my experience.
Was there a place you visited that did not live up to your expectations & why.
I went to Egypt (Sharm el-Sheikh) some years ago. Maybe I was unlucky, but it was not my oup of tea at all. We stayed in a resort with terrible cuisine, small rooms and you couldn’t swim in the ocean as there just had been some shark attacks recently. Bad memories…
What’s in your travel bag? Name 5 travel essentials always in your bag?
My Sony A6000, iPhone, sunglasses, inflatable pillow and a good book to read.
What travel apps do you use and why?
My currency converter app is probably my most used travel app, can’t remember its name.
What are 3 things travelling has thought you?
I think traveling is essential to learn about differences of people and cultures. My travels have thought me that I was born extremely privileged. To be able to travel to different places around the globe for instance. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for the majority of the people across the globe today.
Have you encountered any travel mishaps or scary moments if so what happened?
I’ve been extremely lucky until now, let’s hope things stay that way. Fingers crossed. ☺
Do you have any recommendations for cities and beach places that you have visited and loved? What was good about these places?
Thailand is fantastic. It’s the combination of many things that makes it special. The warm climate, the beaches, the superb Thai food and all the friendly people. I love it. There are still places there to visit that aren’t too crowded. Check out my blog, ha-ha!
Best places you have visited or want to visit for cultural experiences.
Rome I would say. So many things to see, so much history.
What are 5 things you wish you knew about blogging before you started?
How much time it takes in every aspect. Researching, planning, writing, marketing, networking with other bloggers and so on. Luckily, it’s a lot of fun too!
Where do you see your travel blog in two years?
My goals is to have fun and follow my heart. What is fun to do, will give the best result for the readers in the long run I think? Hopefully that will attract more and more readers to my site as well.
“Travel today, you don’t know if you’ll be able to tomorrow.” – My own, just came up with it. ☺
Resrutt – The Travel Blog takes on the mission to inspire you to travel more and to visit fantastic locations around the globe. “Resrutt” means Itinerary in Swedish and will provide you with itineraries to be inspired by and to take on yourself.