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Amanda Blakley

Crumb Fashionable Family-Friendly Travel Expert Writing Toronto, Ontario
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About Amanda
I am a mother to two little boys, wife to my true love, a constant tourist, travel journalist & editor, amateur potter.

I am the travel editor at Crumb and also contribute prose to some of North America's preeminent publications (Globe & Mail, Here Magazine, CBC, National Post, Four Seasons Mag etc...). Travel is a huge part of my business and my personal life. It is my greatest passion and preoccupation. What I want most for our boys is to cultivate a love of travel and a hunger for adventure that they can spend a lifetime satiating.

Spontaneity is the spice of life

How many kids? Ages?

Archer / Male / 4 years old
Atticus / Male / 7 years old

Interested In

Travel

Words you live by/quotes you love

Spontaneity is the spice of life

Best advice you've ever been given

And this too shall pass

What special skill, talent or gift would you like to give back to the community?

I am a natural connector, writer, collaborator, marketer.

What is your biggest business challenge right now?

As we cruise through the launch phase of Crumb, we are currently casting a wide net to connect with brands and products that are aligned with our company ethos and who are authentic to the Crumb audience. Our team specializes in cultivating strong and lasting relationships that are mutually beneficial and relevant to consumers. Brands in the Culinary, Travel, Lifestyle space - please feel free to reach out to discuss how we can help to tell your story through beautiful content while providing access and relevance to a readership and follower base who trust us.

What do you want to achieve in 2018, personally and professionally?

Predictably I have a travel dream-list that I am slowly working my way through - both professionally and personally.

Name one thing that scares the shit out of you:

Routine

What is one thing that would be game-changing for your business right now?

Funding

If you could tell your 20 year old self one thing, what would it be?

Keep your head up and always chase your own vision - don't get distracted by all the noise.

Why do you want to be a part of heymama?

I am passionate about supporting fellow female founders and industry leaders in a strong and inspirational community.
I have taken on a new role as Travel Editor of Crumb (www.thisiscrumb.com | @thisiscrumb), We are a new lifestyle platform focused on life’s simple pleasures - food, family, travel. We are all about celebrating the perfectly imperfect life through spontaneous and joyful living.

xx Amanda Blakley

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