Work with Me

Thank you for considering a potential partnership with Against the Compass

Here’s my services:

Press Trips – I want to promote your destination with high-quality writing and photography and with excellent SEO.

Brand ambassador – As a former Brand Manager and a long-term adventurous traveler, 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 – Let me market your content in the most optimum way possible. 

Freelance writing and photography – ”A pleasure to read the Blog of Against the Compass – who really brings out the essence of a place” – Tony Walsh, Bradt Guides writer – 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, along with high-quality photography. 

Please, don’t contact me if you want to place ads on my site, as I already have a long-term contract with another client.

Why work with me?

Joan Torres is a former Brand Manager who worked for years in the Global Marketing departments of well-known European companies, such as Reckitt Benckiser and Henkel, implementing the marketing strategies, both online and offline, of several brands across Asia, Africa and Latin America. Check my Linkedin profile.

Against the Compass is not a regular travel website but it’s a well-stablished brand with real positioning which fulfils the growing need of those looking for unique, authentic and off-beat destinations, by providing extremely informative and insightful guides, as well as inspiration articles in order to trigger readers’ interest in the destination. 

Thanks to the combination of Joan’s marketing knowledge with his writing and photography skills, in only one year, Against the Compass has achieved 55,000 Page Views  (January 2018 figures), along with a highly engaged audience. 

My monthly traffic – October 2018

Page views: 105k+

Sessions: 68k+

Unique users: 54k+

Acquisition: 85% from Google; 10% from Social Media

My audience’s demographics

Genre: 49% male vs 51% female

Age: 25-34 (40%); 34-45 (20%)

Top countries (45%): USA, Spain, UK

Interests: Off-beat destinations, adventure travel, ecotourism, cultural travel, trekking.

Social Media

Facebook: 4.5k+

Instagram: 9.6k+

Pinterest: 8% of monthly traffic

For more information, download my latest media kit from June 2018


email me at [email protected]

Features and publications

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

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?

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

Embassy of Azerbaijan in the USA – Backpacking in Azerbaijan: A 2-week itinerary

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!

Wandersmiles – Adventurous traveler series – Against the Compass

Always on the way travel – Travel off the path with Joan Torres

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

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

Everything Everywhere – Trekking the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan

The Planet D – Trekking to Song Kul from Kyzart, Kyrgyzstan

Nomadasaurus: Trekking to Lenin Peak base camp in Kyrgyzstan

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

Please, email me at [email protected]