Aside from writing for Bitten by the Travel Bug and sister site Stylish Travels, Nicole Smith has published articles and photographs in other reputable magazines, newspapers and websites.

Below you will find places where she has been interviewed, featured, and contributed articles.

Speaking Engagements

ITB Asia

29-31st October, 2014

 Nicole spoke on a panel at ITB Asia (Singapore) speaking
about building online community and working with bloggers.

Interviews and Features

Guest Posts



‘Locals’ top tips for experiencing Vivid Sydney’ on Skyscanner



‘A Valentine’s getaway to Copenhagen’ on


‘Urban Adventures in Sydney’ on the Eagle Creek blog

Media Guest Post Adelaide Y Travel Blog

‘City Guide – Things to Do in Adelaide’ on Y Travel Blog


‘A Solo Female Traveler’s Weekend Guide to Melbourne’ on the Gypsy Gals

Media Guest Post Marini's on 57 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia TravelDudes

‘Marini’s on 57: Kuala Lumpur’s Hottest Place to Be’ on TravelDudes

Travel Writing Pro - what my first round the world journey taught me

‘What My First Solo Round the World Journey Taught Me’ on Travel Writing Pro

Contributor to ‘Spooky Travel Tales From Around the World’ on A Dangerous Business

‘What You Should Know if You’re Visiting Sydney by Ferry’ on eDreams

Summer Loving Post Teaser

‘Summer Lovin’ Had Me a Blast; Summer Lovin’ Happened So Fast’ on Nomadic Chick

Regular Contributions

I regularly contribute to the following places:

Startle Logo Brown

Startle, part of Forbes Travel Guide, is the luxury lifestyle platform that offers insightful recommendations from tastemakers and travel experts – including me, where I write as a Melbourne Destination Expert.

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AFAR logoI’m a Local Expert for Melbourne with AFAR magazine! Bi-weekly I will be contributing new Wanderlists and Highlights from the best city in the world (Melbourne!) and my travels to the AFAR site and in print!
See some of my favourite posts below;

AFAR Vivid Sydney

‘Vivid Sydney: When a City becomes a Playground for the Senses’

“There’s Nothing Like Australia” feature in AFAR Magazine (November – December 2013)

‘Double Happiness: Melbourne’s Best Laneway Bar’

‘Tim Ho Wan: Michelin Star Dining on a Budget’

‘The Best Place to take Sunset Photography in Montreal, Canada’

‘The Best Dumplings in Melbourne’


“Blue Mountains Road Trip” excerpt featured on Blue Mountains Australia (full post(October 2014)

A number of my posts were featured on the Discover Tasmania website including one on Scottsdale and Tasmanian Farm Producers. (June 2014)


“55 Australian Travel Bloggers Hot Listed in 2014″ on Get in the Hot Spot

“The Snow is Falling” on Our House in Aarhus

“Sunday Spotlight – Things to do in Melbourne, Australia” on yTravel Blog

“I Ran with the Bulls in Pamplona” on In the Fray

“Travel In Focus: What to do in London” on There and Back Again

“The New York Street Food Guide” on the Hostelbookers Blog

“Travel Scanner: Crazy Hotels, Solo Women Travellers, Helping Elephants and more” on O

“100 Most Romantic Places on Earth” on the Hostelbookers Blog

“Hostel Horror Stories” on Brooke vs. the World


“Paradise Plus – the Ultimate Fantasy Island” on My Destination

“Updates, Thanks, and a Bon Voyage” on Travelicious Me

“C’est vendredi! Édition du 16 novembre” on Eille la Cheap (French)

“Workers of the World” on Overseas Job Centre

“Best Blogs of the Summer” on A Dangerous Business

“5 Utazo Blog Amit Kovetned Kell!!” on Juicy Mash Kulture (Hungarian)

“FashionIndie’s Top Five Travel Blogs” on Fashion Indie

“Friday Round-up” on Rocketman Media

“10 More Women Who Will Teach You How To Kick Ass at Travel and Life” on DIWYY

“100 Reasons to Travel Inspired by Travellers From Across the Globe” on Trip Logic

“PR & Media for Generator Hostels” on Generator Hostels PR & Media site

“Runaway Jane’s Round Up – June 6th” on Runaway Jane

“Fractured Heart in the Media” on Illuminart

“21 Ways Travel Addicts Can Use Pinterest” on

“Travel Bloggers on Instagram” on Vicky FlipFlop Travels

“5 Girl Bloggers come together to take part in the Running of the Bulls and relate it at” on

“Recommended Reads: February 17th, 2012″ on Aussie on the Road

“How to be happy: Best of the week’s travel blogs” on 101 Holidays blog

“My Top 15 Travel Blogging Crushes” on Aussie on the Road

“LandLopers Picks of the Week” on LandLopers

“Half a Dozen Bloggers Descend on Brighton” on Travelllll

“Tipping point” in Wild Junket Magazine, ed. 1.


“My Top Bloggers/Tweeps of 2011″ on Backpacker Banter

“Top 10 Travel Blogs from 2011″ on Aussie on the Road

“25 Australian Travel Blogs and Bloggers to Watch in 2012″ on Get in the Hot Spot

“Friday’s Recommended Reads – Double Edition” on Aussie on the Road

“Runaway Subscription Saturday: 29th Oct. 2011″ on Runaway Juno

“One Monthaverary and the Versitile Blogger Award” on Wanderlivin’

“The Offline Diaries: Postcards” on The Travelling Editor

“Twitter and Travel” on Strange Lands

“No Travel Required” section for 12/10/11 on The Lazy Travelers

‘Bite with a Blogger: the Mellyboo Project’ on Aussie on the Road

‘The Best Present for a Wannabe Travel Blogger?!’ on Pack Your Passport

‘Travel Blogger Movers n Shakers 18/09/11′ on Freelance Backpacker

Was ranked number 50th most socially active Travel Blogger in ‘Travel Blogger Stats’ – September 11, 2011 on Freelance Backpacker

‘Travel Writing Round Up [September 2011]’ on Caroline in the City

‘Friday’s Recommended Reads – August 12th’ on Aussie on the Road

‘Friday’s Recommended Reads – July 28th’ on Aussie on the Road


‘The Travelling Editor’s Most Influential Travel Bloggers 2010′ on The Travelling Editor

‘Why I Blog’ on Rare Travels