Make Me Work!

Let’s Work Together…

First off, thank you for your interest in working with me! Through this blog I have worked with various travel partners in numerous ways and am continuing to build strong relationships with travel related companies and my audience.

Who is The Adventures of Lil Nicki?

The Adventures of Lil Nicki is a female travel blog that focuses on off the beaten path destinations, founded in early 2015 by me, Nicole Smoot.  For the last seven years I have been traveling the world, with visits back home to Alaska in between. Naturally with all that travel experience over time I’ve fallen into a passion for travel photography and a desire to help others get out to see what this world has to offer. That’s where the blog was born- at the persistence of a few friends who questioned why I wasn’t blogging about my adventures and sharing the knowledge I’d gained along the way with the world.

Pamir Highway, Tajikistan, Pamir, GBAO, Gorno Badakshan Autonomous Oblast, Badakshan

Why work with The Adventures of Lil Nicki?

The Adventures of Lil Nicki has been ranked as a top travel-Instagram account to follow in 20162017 and a top female Instagrammer in 2016. My writing & photography have been featured in a number of publications including National Geographic, Matador Network, Buzzfeed and Thought Catalog. With each month the traffic and social media growth of the Adventures of Lil Nicki steadily increases ranging my reach to an ever more diversifying audience.

I am ambitious to develop partnerships with destinations, brands and services that rouse mine and my audience’s interests. More and more travelers are utilizing the internet and particularly, travel blogs to help plan, research & organize trips, ease travel-related anxiety, and look for recommendations on where to visit, what to eat, where to stay & what travel gadgets to purchase. I am in a beneficial position to promote your destination, travel products and services through The Adventures of Lil Nicki and social media accounts.

So what can I do for you?

Here are a few of the services I can offer you, of course I’m always open to new ideas so please e-mail me with any prospective visions for partnership.

Press Trips

Instagram Takeovers

Photography work

Sponsored Content

Freelance Writing


Brand Ambassadorships

Twitter Chats

and more!

I look forward to working with you, and please don’t hesitate to email me at for an updated media kit, questions or prospective partnership ideas.

Kek Lapis

The Media Kit

After a much overdue update here is my new and improved media kit as of July 9, 2017. Of course this data is forever changing, sometimes rapidly, so for the most up-to-date information please email me at

Social Media Stats

The kaleidoscopic colors a #backpacker’s dreams are made of.. This is my bff @tayzertravels standing in awe in front of #Vinicunca, also known as the #RainbowMountain. This trek that brought @tayzertravels and I just under 17,000 feet (5,181 meters for you metric users… AKA most the world) was the highlight of my #travels in Peru and one of my favorite memories of #SouthAmerica. If you’d like more info, check out @flashpackerconnect! © Nicole Smoot, 2016 . . . . . . #travelstoke #passionpassport #livetravelchannel #beautifuldestinations #awesome_photographers #dametraveler #lpfanphoto #wonderful_places #TLPicks #traveldeeper #canonbringit #forbestravelguide #beautifulmatters #letsgoeverywhere #teamcanon #canonfanphoto #wearetravelgirls #optoutside #neverstopexploring #visitsouthamerica #experienceperu

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105,000+ followers

1570 likes per photo average

53 comments per photo average

295,000 impressions per month

55,000 users reached per month




14,100 impressions




565,000 impressions in June 2017




13,406 reached, 1,330 engaged in June 2017


Site Statistics



Monthly Visitors: 6,000+

Monthly Pageviews: 20,000+

All Time Visitors: 38,800+

All Time Pageviews: 210,000+


Partnerships and Features:

Matador Network: Photo essay published ‘The Otherworldly Beauty of Socotra Island‘ and featured in the ‘Top 20 Women Instagrammers To Follow‘.

We Are Travel Girls: ‘Traveling Solo in Antarctica

Buzzfeed: Published ‘10 Reasons to Visit Antarctica‘, ‘10 Reasons to Visit Most Remote Place on Earth: The Ross Sea

Oceanwide Expeditions: Blog posts in partnership on ‘10 Reasons to Visit The Ross Sea‘, ‘Antarctica Travel Guide‘, ‘10 Reasons to Visit Antarctica

Oceanwide Expeditions Blog: Contributed to Oceanwide’s Blog ‘An Igneous Paradise: Franklin Island‘, ‘Mars on Earth: McMurdo Dry Valleys’ (coming later in July), ‘Visiting The Nearly Unknown: New Zealand’s Campbell Island’ (coming later in July)

Flashpacker Connect: Blog post, social media shares. Rainbow Mountain Peru with Flashpacker Connect‘. ‘13 Photos What Will Put Rainbow Mountain to Your Bucketlist

Zeravshan Tourism Development Association: Blog posts, social media shares. Tajikistan Travel Guide‘, ‘10 Reasons to Visit Tajikistan‘, ‘Solo Female Travel in Tajikistan‘, ‘Fann Mountains Trekking & Travel Guide

Day One Response: Blog post and social media shares. ‘Changing The World One Liter At A Time: The Day One Response Waterbag

Ape Tours Palawan: ‘Cruise El Nido with Ape Tours

Visit South Africa: Instagram Takeover February 1-2, 2017.

National Geogprahic: Interview for ‘I Heart My City Series’. ‘Nicole’s Anchorage

Scrubba Washbag: Review, Instagram shares, photography. ‘Scrubba Washrag Review: Clean Clothes on the Go!

Passion Passport: Twitter Chat February 10, 2017- Conquering Fear Through Travel.

Thought Catalog: Published ‘6 People Who Should Absolutely Be Put On The No Fly List‘ on their website.

Couchsurfing: Blog posts. ‘Travel The World Longer with Couchsurfing‘and ‘Couchsurfing Safely

Social Draft: Featured in ‘Top 25 Travel Instagram Accounts

Anna Everywhere: Featured in ‘Great Travel Instagram Photographers to Follow in 2017

Expert Vagabond: Featured in ‘25 Awesome Instagram Travel Photographers You Need To Follow

Rhino Bag Mate: Instagram shares.

PMA Pacific: Blog post. A Flight Over Palau with Pacific Mission Aviation

Serengetee: Instagram Shares.

The Elephant Pants: Instagram Shares.


Instagram Features:






















Something in Her Ramblings: ‘Women Who Travel Solo: Nicole’s Daring Travel In Yemen

Backstreet Nomad: ‘The Nomad Files: Socotra, Yemen with Nicki

The Tiny Book: ‘Yemen, As Seen Through The Eyes of Nicki

Drifter Planet: ‘55 of the Best Islands Revealed

Once In A Lifetime Journey: ‘5 Travellers Share A Moment Which Helped Restore Their Faith In Humanity – Pt. VIII

2 thoughts on “Make Me Work!

  • Alex Hanna March 9, 2017 at 10:46 am Reply

    Dear Nicole,

    I am a 17 year old aspiring traveler and photographer writing to you today for two reasons….first reason: I am a fu*king a fan!

    I’ve only just recently discovered you through your social media and I was instantly attracted to the inspiring life you live.

    I admire how you have managed to build such a successful Instagram and blog through your passion for Travel! it is truly inspiring and I love how you share your experiences to help others from all over, achieve there dreams and go for it! The fact that you are based out of Alaska is captivating to me because I also live in Alaska and I’m looking to pursue a life of travel as well!

    I know you are probably crazy busy but I am hoping that you can make a little bit of time for me.

    To grow my business, and to help those who are on a limited budget achieve their dreams of travel, I am launching my very first, “Satisfy your Wanderlust” interview series on April 20th. I would love to interview you for this series. I think you could contribute a lot!

    I want to make a living exploring and photographing the wonderful world we live in just as you have. Also I would absolutely love to help people satisfy their wanderlust and be able to show them that they too can travel and explore the world, even with a limited budget.

    If you are interested in some of the work I’ve done so far, please visit my Instagram @alex_n_alaska.

    Part of the purpose for this series is to grow our exposure. If you will give me 20 minutes for an interview, I will insure that every expert is also sharing your interview to their list of 5,000 or more, inviting over 100,000 to hear the series.

    • Nicole April 2, 2017 at 2:24 pm Reply

      Hi Alex, would love to do an interview with you!

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