about silly little kiwi

Silly Little Kiwi is a personal travel website written and created by Tara Tadlock, a woman writing about her moves online since 2011. Silly Little Kiwi combines personal narrative with informative travel tips, destination guides, and stories from my suitcase. If you’re looking for the best brunch, coolest coffee shops, and unique photo spots— you’ve found the blog for you.

However, Silly Little Kiwi’s main mission is to inspire travelers to get out and see the beauty of this world with their own eyes in the most responsible way possible. Tara hopes that Silly Little Kiwi will push travelers to dive deeper wherever they go— wandering off the beaten path, having more local experiences, and choosing more ethical and environmentally-conscious tour operators, accommodation options, and travel excursions.

Since starting this blog eight years ago, Tara has always strived to provide an authentic voice online and an honest depiction of every {mis}adventure along her journey across 5 continents. She has integrated her background in international development and interest in responsible travel on this page, though she is continually updating the site to make it as user-friendly as possible.

Nearly a decade after its conception, Tara continues to compile her love of writing, photography, and traveling on this silly little space on the internet.


What can Silly little kiwi offer your brand? 

As Silly Little Kiwi’s writer and content creator, I tap into my years of travel experience to create authentic, well-constructed travel and culture content to create genuine travel tips, destination guides, and reviews on the internet. I am a world traveler, writer, editor, and content developer with a heavy interest in photography, and I use the skills that I’ve learned alongside my creative passions to create timeless travel guides with informative tips and to share stories from my suitcase. By working with Silly Little Kiwi, your business will widen its audience to thousands of readers and followers from over 80 countries worldwide.


Travel blogs are a source of information and guidance {not to mention inspiration} for travelers of all ages. Instead of seeking out travel tips and advice from TripAdvisor, people want to hear all the details from a real person. My commitment to sustainable tourism and responsible, slow travel is something I pride myself on. It’s not a phase. For me, it’s not a trend, it’s a lifestyle I am continually learning more about and diving into deeper.

On top of all of that…

…MY oraganically-grown audience trusts ME

Before Silly Little Kiwi was a travel blog, it was a diary of sorts. It is through this honest, vulnerable voice on the internet that I acquired an organic following who is fully invested in my travels and writing. They trust me because I’ve been honest and upfront about all of her experiences from the start.

With filters, comment pods, and photoshop, the internet has become a maze for readers to navigate. That’s why I endorse only those brands, causes, or companies I can stand behind. Silly Little Kiwi was a space which prides itself on its authentic voice and providing honest information about every destination, and truthful re-tellings of every {mis}adventure.

Heaps of Silly Little Kiwi readers have used the advice from my posts to book plane tickets, make reservations at hotels, and find the off-the-beaten path eateries I write about. Since 2016, when I first updated and rebranded this site, those readers have frequently pinned my articles and shared my posts.

…I’M an experienced traveler with years of accumulated tips

Born into a military family, I’ve traveled my entire life. On my journeys through 42 countries across 5 continents, I have gained a wealth of experience in foreign lands. I’ve proven that I’m not afraid to try new things and I always say “yes” to adrenaline rushes and ethical adventures. From navigating public transportation systems to trying local cuisines— I will give it a go.

In every new destination, it is my mission to experience a place as thoroughly as possible and understand the local culture and customs. Over the years, I’ve gotten good at discovering hidden gems and rubs elbows with the locals at favourite spots not in your guidebook.

I create in-depth guides to destinations, share my acquired travel tips, and highlight the best places to stay, yummiest food to try, and coolest experiences to have everywhere I go. You can read about my travel philosophy here.

…I BELIEVE in quality over quantity in all things

I believe that quality content beats thrown together posts— the more comprehensive a guide, the better. Readers want in-depth information about the places they are traveling to. My content is carefully planned out and edited with keen attention to detail. By collaborating with me, you can expect high-quality written content, high-resolution photos, and thoughtful videos. All of my content is shared across my social media platforms, adding another layer of visibility for your brand.


I have worked with a variety of brands and companies over the years in conjunction with Silly Little Kiwi, but I’ve honed my writing by building a portfolio as a freelancer. You can see my full portfolio here.

previous partners

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sketch London
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All the Wild Roses
Qbic Hotels
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Tamarind Cooking School
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Mekong Kingdoms
personal planner
candy kittens
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Potential avenues for collaborations with Silly Little Kiwi’s writer and creator are:

  • Sponsored posts

  • Press trips


  • accommodation, restaurant, + attraction reviews

  • Product reviews

  • Social media promotion

  • Social media takeovers

Think we'd hit it off? Let's make magic! 

If you'd like to see my full media kit, just shoot me an e-mail TARA@SILLYLITTLEKIWI.COM

I am also available for hire as a freelance writer, copywriter, editor, or content creator. Check out my bylines and portfolio here.