About Janine

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About Janine

Hey y’all! Welcome to Fill My Passport! I am Janine, an active traveller who enjoys writing about my many expeditions and experiences. After visiting 40 countries, nearly dying in Thailand, stuffing my face with cupcakes and coffee, and building a wealth of knowledge, tips, tricks, and experiences to share, I am your girl for all your travel guide, Disney, and information needs. Thanks to this experience in the travel industry, Fill My Passport was born.

Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

A Bit More Serious Background…

A graduate of the Journalism program at Humber College in Canada, with specializations in print, editing and creative writing, I busily put my expertise to work with each post.

As an EAC member and cupcake evaluator, I thoroughly build Fill My Passport week by week, providing readers with key travel tips, tricks, and itineraries for their weekend city getaways, local tourism discoveries, and upcoming Disney holidays.

At the East Gallery of the Berlin Wall!
At the East Gallery of the Berlin Wall!

Personal Story

As a thirty-something who used to be in a stagnant routine, reading endless travel magazines and blogs, and saving every travel quote appearing on my newsfeed, I felt that sharing with everyone how those over thirty, and those past the cut-off for an employment visa, can live the lifestyle of freedom and joy working and travelling abroad. Initially this was where my story began, and Fill My Passport’s large amount of content reflects this globetrotter’s journey.

Now, with Fill My Passport celebrating it’s 2nd birthday, it has comfortably found its happy place in the weekend getaway, local tourism, and Disney expert niche. That’s right. We are the sizzle gurus you never knew your travel-style needed.

Magic Kingdom

I currently live in Toronto, Canada with my Aussie hubby, who is also an entrepreneur in the film and production industry.

I wish to welcome you and hope after reading, you will be inspired to fill YOUR passport with travel moments, sublime culinary experiences, the urge to explore your own backyard, and romantic sizzle.

NATJA Member
NATJA Member

FAQ’s

So, um, I want to start a blog. Is it hard? Where do I begin?

My friends, blogging is a very rewarding job, but also an involved one that takes lots of hard work. To read more about getting started on this incredible journey, check out my blogging baker’s dozen of tips in my post:
So, You want to Start a Travel Blog do Ya?

Happy Traveller
Happy Traveller

What is the Most Rewarding part about being a Blogger?

I think the most rewarding aspect of this career of choice is the freedom lifestyle. This being said, it is a long road before you can monetize your blog and make money in this career. Keep this in mind before starting! Once past that hurdle and you enjoy the niche you chose, you will certainly love what you do, the freedom, the working your own hours, and the ultimate control of your own business. Plus! You meet many new friends within the same industry. There may be thousands of us, but the community is small.

You meet like-minded blogging BFFs!
You meet like-minded blogging BFFs!  Fill My Passport’s Janine with Flight to Fancy’s Allison

What Keeps you Going in this Industry?

The Three P’s of Blogging: Patience, Planning, & Persistence. (and the odd hug from Olaf…)

Trivia Time! More Quirky Facts about me…

1 – I am a Canadian girl who found love in Paris and married him! He is Australian and we met at the halfway point! Small world indeed…

In the Cotswolds with hubby :)
In the Cotswolds with hubby 🙂

2 – I just adore animals and make it a point to see them ethically on my travels. Our Animals section on the blog also helps travellers make sustainable and wise decisions in planning any type of interaction with wildlife. Have a peek and see if your dream experience supports or exploits them.

3- I am an avid curler and have played with Olympic champions! It is quite thrilling to wear a Gold Medal around your neck as if you were there and completed the tournament yourself 😉

4- One of my favourite places in the world is London and I wrote a special section just about this amazing city.

platform 9 and 3 quarters
platform 9 and 3 quarters

5- My YouTube Channel has just revamped its formatting and is now featuring its new series called “Jewels of the Globe!” The first video featured the incredible country of Austria and our most recent is a review on the incredible Art of Animation Resort at Walt Disney World in Florida.

Now for the Shameless Self-Promotion!

Check out some of our Favourite Posts!

100+ Secrets and Tips in the Epcot World Showcase

Our Top 100 Secrets and Tips for the Magic Kingdom in Disney World Florida

150 Uncommon Things to Do in London for Any Budget

Your Guide to the Most Romantic Honeymoon in the Cotswolds

The rest of our Disney Library that is ever growing!

Check out a few Brand Partnership Highlights:

The Sex and the City Locations Tour in NYC

The Incredible Salem Trolley in the Witch City

Why Everyone Must Stay at the Songbirds Rainforest Retreat in Queensland Australia

Why We Love Horse Trekking in Queenstown

We Love the Onsen Hot Pools in Queenstown for these Reasons

Love to Zipline? Here’s Why you Must in Queenstown

Why Dracula’s Cabaret is a MUST When Visiting the Gold Coast Australia

Cafe Maxx is the best of Pompano’s Food Scene, and Here’s Why

More Information on our work can be found in our portfolio.

Happy after the first course

Stay in touch!

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Want to work with Fill My Passport? View our Media page here!

In Monaco!
In Monaco!

Contact us directly with any questions you may have! We hope you are inspired to live your dreams.

Love to all of you ones,

Janine @ Fill My Passport

 

Romance at its finest
Romance at its finest

 

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