Work With Us

Thanks for your interest in working together!

As part of Valerie & Valise, we offer a variety of services to help promote your destination or brand. Read on to learn about these options, and past partners we’ve worked with. You’ll also find our media kit available to download.

Here are some of the services we offer:

  • Press trips (paid or comped)
  • Ambassadorships
  • Licensed photo & video assets
  • Influencer campaigns
  • Promotion via email newsletters
  • Paid advertising on Facebook (Group and/or Page)

…and we’re open to more creative solutions that help provide you with the goals and return on investment you need!

If you’d like to discuss a partnership opportunity, email Valerie at or contact us using this page.

Featured Past Partners

Featured Partners

These are some of the dozens of partners we’ve worked through this blog with over the past six years. Partners include destinations, hotels, tour operators, and products/companies.


The team loved following along on [Valerie’s] trip, and members commented that [her] Stories made it seem like they were right there with [her]. We had a great time working with [her] and can’t wait for future collaborations!
– Maddie Rubalcava, Allison+Partners on behalf of Toyota

Sample links to work from the partnership:

Valerie is one of the most versatile travel journalists we have worked with. She is a skilled writer with a wealth of experience at the highest levels. Her creative approach to finding the story behind the story is remarkable. The quality of her work shines through in the stories she writes.
– Chris Vomvolakis, Visit Santa Rosa

Sample links to work from the partnership:

Santa Rosa Logo

” As part of my role with the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau, I had the great pleasure to work with Valerie Stimac Bailey. I found her approach to covering my destination to be thoroughly researched, thoughtful, unique, and crafted with an eye for detail. Furthermore, even after publishing, she remained vigilant about making our tourism partners feel included and that their stories would be told in a way that represented their public messaging and brand. Valerie is a consummate professional and I continue to look for ways to work with her in all my hospitality industry roles.”
– Leslie Walker, CHSP – Program Manager, Tourism ALL-a-Bama

Sample links to work from the partnership:


2019 Eureka Visit California Writing Awards

For Geek out on these five space spots in L.A.: “We’re so proud to showcase the incredible writers and content creators who not only call California home, but also choose to share their home-state adventures with travelers from around the world,” Visit California President & CEO Caroline Beteta said. “The judges examine hundreds of published stories and video content pieces that aim to capture California’s spirit, and this year’s winners were exceptionally inspiring at telling those stories from a distinctive lens.”

2020 SATW Western Chapter Writing Awards

“Travel websites are (or should be) designed to answer questions, solve problems, offer tips, share resources, focus on value, and point out/highlight the unexpected… Concise, highly readable, and easily digestible information is important… Valerie & Valise accomplishes this with grace and style, limiting clutter and confusion in favor of simple (a good thing in this context) navigation: three up-top entry points; pulldown menus from the header, mirrored in the footer; “About” and “Partners/Media Kit” down the right rail. It’s easy to find what you’re looking for, and a few good ideas you weren’t looking for.”

2020 SATW Foundation Lowell Thomas Award

For Dark Skies: A Practical Guide to Astrotourism: “Shedding light – literal light – on a travel destination is often desirable, but not always. The author understands well that some travelers are most interested in stargazing, when the absence of light is vital. Dark-sky sites are not easy to find for the casual traveler, which is why the author’s research is so valuable. She identifies dark-sky sites around the world, just right to explore a variety of phenomena, ranging from meteor showers to eclipses.”

Media Kit

Click here to access our most recent (August 2023) media kit, or click the image below.

In short, here are the relevant details:

  • DA 48
  • 356,000+ Views
  • 277,000+ Users
  • 5:21 average time on site
  • 130,000+ social media followers, including:
    • 90,000+ Facebook Group
    • 30,000+ Facebook Page
  • 15,000+ email subscribers

(Last updated: September 18, 2023)

August 2023 Media Kit Cover

If you’d like to reach us to discuss a partnership opportunity, let’s do it! Email Valerie at