Work with Me

Thank you for considering a potential partnership with Against the Compass

Against the Compass is a well-established brand aimed at promoting emerging tourism destinations, therefore creating awareness of those countries that don’t tend to be on the regular traveler’s mind.

My site statistics

Monthly figures (July 2019)

209,000 PAGE VIEWS

147,000 SESSIONS

115,000 USERS

90% of total traffic coming from Google
Avg time spent on page:
5 minutes
Genre: 51% women vs 49% men
Age: 25-34 (40%); 34-45 (20%)
Interests: Off-beat destinations, adventure travel, eco-tourism
Top countries (40%): USA, Spain, UK
Domain Authority (DA): 46
Instagram: 14,1k followers
Facebook: 5,9k followers

If you want actual proof of those statistics, contact me to ask for the official Google Analytics report

For more information, download my Media Kit (November 2019)

My services

”A pleasure to read the Blog of Against the Compass – who really brings out the essence of a place”Tony Walsh, Bradt Guides Travel Writer

Press Trips – Promoting your destination with high-quality writing, photography and SEO excellence.

Brand ambassador – As a former Brand Manager, I will make sure your brand is communicated in the way it should be.

Product Reviews – In-depth reviews, highlighting the benefits and features of your product and getting readers excited to purchase it.

Sponsored content – Marketing your content in the most optimum way possible.

Freelance writing – Regardless of whether you want an informational travel guide or an inspiring story-telling article, I will make sure I highlight the real essence of your destination.

Features, mentions and publications

Lonely Planet – Top Instagram photo from January 2019
Lonely Planet – Top Blog Post from March 2018
Lonely Planet – Top Blog posts from May 2017
Lonely Planet – Top Blog Posts from August 2017
Lonely Planet – Finalist top Blog posts from November 2017
The Daily Beast – Syria faces a new foreign invasion: travel bloggers
The Telegraph – Britons ‘duped’ by new passport renewal policy
Express Tribune – Baku and Beyond
BuzzFeed – The Wildest Travel Stories
Matador Network – Visiting a Syrian refugee camp in Iraq
Arab News – Is the life of a digital nomad for you? – How soon is too soon for post-ISIS tourism? (Dutch) – Tourism in Syria
Yahoo – Britons ‘duped’ by new passport renewal policy
Yahoo – How to Take the Dubai Girls Trip of Your Life on a Budget
Atlas Obscura – Moreeb Dube Liwa Oasis
Culture Trip – Exploring the Incredible History of Cultural Exchange in Ladakh
RAC 1 (Catalan) – The hottest place on Earth is in Iran
Thailand National TV channel – Adventurous travelers for Passion TV
Afar Media – Multan temple in Pakistan Instagram Feature
Afar Media – Karakoram Highway Instagram Feature
Khaleej Times – 10 Things you should know before visiting Azerbaijan
Open World Mag – Top adventurous travelers 2018
Jovago – Top budget travel tips from travel bloggers
Nomad Revelations – Top 10 Inspirational travel blogs
Credit Donkey – Best travel blogs (Featured as #1)


Nomadic Matt – Superstar interviews: Joan from Against the Compass
Jovago – Willing To Get a Photo With AK-47? Must Visit Pakistan!
Autónomos y emprendedores (Spanish – Freelances & Entrepreneurs) – How to travel and make money
Diari de Girona (Catalan) – The traveler from Girona who was accused of being an Islamic State spy
Diria Empordà (Catalan) – The Catalan who quit his corporate career to travel the world
Wandersmiles – Adventurous traveler series – Against the Compass
Always on the way travel – Travel off the path with Joan Torres
Mochileros de viaje (Spanish) – The Spanish who travels to Iraq, Lebanon and Sudan
Caminito Amor (Spanish) – The traveler who goes to the most off the beaten track destinations

Guest posts

Nomadic Matt – A guide to Press Trips for beginners
Nomadic Matt – Blogging in 2 languages
Everything Everywhere – Trekking the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan
Everything Everywhere – A guide to visiting the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan
The Planet D – Trekking to Song Kul from Kyzart, Kyrgyzstan
Nomadasaurus: Trekking to Lenin Peak base camp in Kyrgyzstan
Chasing the Donkey – The Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan
2 Monkeys Travel – A travel guide to Azerbaijan
The Broke Backpacker – Kalash, the last pagan culture in Pakistan
Chasing the unexpected – 10 Reasons why you should travel to Lebanon
Inteligencia Viajera (Spanish) – How to travel to the most dangerous countries in the world

For inquiries, please email me at joan(at)