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 2016 & 2017 (1) 2017 (2), and a top female travel 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


Content Creation

Freelance Writing


Brand Ambassadorships

Twitter Chats

and more!

I look forward to working with you, and please don’t hesitate to email me at adventuresoflilnicki@gmail.com 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 February 17, 2018. Of course this data is forever changing, sometimes rapidly, so for the most up-to-date information please email me at adventuresoflilnicki@gmail.com.

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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126,000+ followers

2,200 likes per photo average

49 comments per photo average

188,000 impressions per month

44,000 users reached per month




10,900 impressions per month




285,000 impressions per month




1,300 reached, 700 engaged per month


Site Statistics



Monthly Visitors: 9,000+

Monthly Pageviews: 50,000+

All Time Visitors: 84,000+

All Time Pageviews: 400,000+

Domain Authority: 21

Page Authority: 34

Klout Score: 52

Site Demographics


Partnerships and Features:

Matador Network: Photo essays published: ‘The Otherworldly Beauty of Socotra Island‘, and Most Alien Landscape on Earth: Mcmurdo Dry Valleys‘ and featured in the ‘Top 20 Women Travel Instagrammers to Follow‘.

We Are Travel Girls: Published: ‘Traveling Solo in Antarctica‘.

KK Day: Blog posts on adventuresoflilnicki.com: ‘What it’s Like to Spend the Night in the Sahara‘, and ‘Tips for a Merzouga Desert Tour‘, social media shares (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram), and Instagram story takeover of @kkdaytravel.

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

Oceanwide Expeditions: Blog posts on adventuresoflilnicki.com: ‘10 Reasons to Visit the Ross Sea‘, ‘Antarctica Travel Guide‘, ‘10 Reasons to Visit Antarctica‘, ‘Subantarctic New Zealand: Campbell Island‘, ‘McMurdo Dry Valleys: Going to Mars Without Leaving Earth‘, ‘Franklin Island: Ice glazed volcanoes on the fringe of Antarctica‘ and and social media shares (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).

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

Flashpacker Connect: Blog posts on adventuresoflilnicki.com: ‘Rainbow Mountain Peru with Flashpacker Connect‘, ‘13 Photos that will put the Rainbow Mountain on your Bucketlist‘, and social media shares (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram).

Zeravshan Tourism Development Association: Blog posts on adventuresoflilnicki.com: ‘Tajikistan Travel Guide‘, ‘10 Reasons to Visit Tajikistan‘, ‘Solo Female Travel in Tajikistan‘, ‘Fann Mountains Travel & Trekking Guide‘, and social media shares (Facebook, Witter & Instagram).

Day One Response: Blog post on adventuresoflilnicki.com: ‘Changing The World One Liter at a Time: The Day One Response Waterbag‘ and social media shares (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram)..

Ape Tours Palawan: Blog post on adventuresoflilnicki.com. ‘Cruising El Nido‘.

Wild Wolf Outfitters: Instagram shares on @adventuresoflilnicki.

Earthbands: Instagram shares and giveaway on @adventuresoflilnicki

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

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

Scrubba Washbag: Review on adventuresoflilnicki.com: ‘Scrubba Washbag Review‘, and Instagram shares on @adventuresoflilnicki, photography.

Passion PassportTwitter Chat February 10, 2017- Conquering Fear Through Travel.

Thought Catalog: Published ‘6 People Who Should Be on the No-Fly List‘ on their website.

Couchsurfing: Blog posts on adventuresoflilnicki.com: ‘Travel the World Longer with Couchsurfing‘ and ‘Couchsurfing Safely‘.

Social Draft: Featured in ‘Top 25 Travel Instagram Accounts‘.

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

Expert Vagabond: Featured in ‘25 Awesome Travel Photographers You Need to Follow‘.

Rhino Bag Mate: Instagram shares on @adventuresoflilnicki.

PMA Pacific Aviation: Blog post on adventuresoflilnicki.com: ‘A Flight Over Palau with PMA‘, and social media shares (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

Serengetee: Instagram Shares on @adventuresoflilnicki.

Elephant Pants: Instagram Shares on @adventuresoflilnicki.



Instagram Features:






















Something in Her Ramblings: ‘Women Who Travel Solo: Nicole in Yemen‘.

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

The Tiny Book: ‘Yemen Through the Eyes of Nicki‘.

Drifter Planet: ‘55 Best Islands Revealed‘.