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Margarita Ibbott
Freelance Writer, Travel Blogger @DownshiftingPRO,
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London, ON + Toronto, Canada
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About me

DownshiftingPRO is a travel and family blog whose focus is on travel for women 50+, family and multigenerational travel, girl's getaways. With travel assignments in Spain, France, Quebec and the US you can find some great travel advice on a little bit of everything.

I have worked with DMO and CVBs from New Orleans, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Visit Florida, Philadelphia, Quebec Region, Quebec Maritime, Saguenay/Lac St. Jean, the Finger Lakes, NY, Gulf Shores/Orange Beach and Huntsville, AL, Barcelona and Costa Brava, Shannon Heritage (Ireland) (many were TBEX FAMs).

I also work with other Canadian travel and lifestyle bloggers to create customized Girl's Getaway press trips with both PR firms and the DMOs which they represent.

You can find me on all channels under the username @DownshiftingPRO. I also have two Instagram accounts: DownshiftingPRO (lifestyle and travel) & DPROtravel (travel and food).

Why did you join the community?

Meet more travel bloggers and network with travel industry professionals

What is your favorite travel destination?

Costa Brava, Spain, Paris, France, Cape Town, South Africa and Quebec City, Canada

Where do you dream of traveling to?

Europe (again) and South America (more than just Colombia)

What was your first travel job?

Travel writing

What do you want to learn more about?

How to be a better travel blogger and how to be able to travel more in my 50s

Three words that describe why we should travel?

learn. experience. share.


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