Work With Us

Thank you for your interest in partnering with Books and Bao and in working with us.

We’re a travel and culture website which explores the literature, locales, history, art, food, and secret spots of a country. We work alongside publishers, brands, hotels, and local tour agencies to bring our readers the most intimate local experiences possible. We were the Arts and Culture finalists in the UK blog awards 2019 and have experienced rapid growth since we started in 2018. We wholly believe in learning as much about a culture as possible before you travel there and this feeds in to our writing.

Above all we believe in storytelling and you’ll notice all of our articles are brimming with detail and personal experiences. We’re native English speakers and have spent significant time in the places we write about. We’re also both freelance writers and you can view our portfolios here, we used to working to deadline and producing top-notch work.

Our readers are primarily interested in art, culture, and literature and are all travellers at heart.


What We Do

Immerse yourself in a culture, then travel there.

Travel is one of the best ways to learn but only if you fully engage with a culture We believe one of the best ways to understand a culture is through its words and its food, and then seeing it for yourself. We’re ethical travelers and always try to give back to the communities we visit in some way.

We’re particularly interested in brands which our readers will love, including:

  • Travel tours and great activities
  • Translated fiction or travel writing for review
  • Unique accommodation
  • Travelling like a local
  • Travel products

Brands which we work with can expect from us the height of professionalism. We are quick to produce content after the sponsored event, and we will provide quality articles, and photography, as well as several posts across all of our social media sites. We are highly flexible and will always work to your needs.

Write for us

Have you read a great translated book, know all about street food, or had an amazing travel experience you’d love to share? We love slow travel, spending time in a place and getting to know it. We write about anything in the food and drink, art and culture, LGBTQ, and travel areas. All writers get their own bios and links back to their own work. Get in touch.