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Shawn and Sarah Murphy are a North Carolina-based couple who share a passion for travel. They first met in 2001 and have been exploring the world together ever since. As the creators behind Explore More NC, they are committed to sharing their love of travel and discovery with others. Learn more about them here.

Since launching their travel blog just a few months ago, at the end of November 2022, Shawn and Sarah have already amassed a significant following, with thousands of monthly viewers. At the end of Oct 2023, they have 40,000 sessions/views per month.

Sarah is an experienced photographer with over 15 years of professional experience. Her keen eye for capturing the beauty and essence of the world around us is essential to the Explore More NC experience.

Shawn and Sarah are passionate about partnering with local businesses, tourism boards, and brands to create high-quality content that resonates with their followers and attracts more. Their website and social media channels provide a platform for sharing inspiring travel stories, photos, and videos that capture the essence of each destination they visit.

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What we Offer

Here are just a few ways we can collaborate:

Sponsored posts: We can create engaging posts highlighting your brand or destination. We can deliver authentic and compelling content that resonates with our audience to help bring more awareness about you.

Social media promotions: We offer a variety of social media promotions, including sponsored posts, giveaways, and contests, to engage our followers on Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. We can work with you to develop a promotion that aligns with your goals and meets the needs of our audience to drive awareness to you.

Affiliate marketing: Through our affiliate marketing partnerships, we can promote your products or services through our referral links and earn a commission on purchases made by our readers. This provides a win-win situation for both your brand and our audience.

Press trips and brand ambassadorships: As experienced travelers and content creators, we can provide a unique perspective and showcase your product or destination through high-quality content and storytelling. We’re open to discussing press trips and brand ambassadorship opportunities that align with our interests and audience.

We’re open to discussing new partnership opportunities and look forward to collaborating with you!

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Stats as of Sept 2023

October 2023 Stats

Gear We use

  • DJI Pro Drone Photography and Video
  • 360 Degree Camera and Video
  • Sony – Alpha 7R IV Full-frame DSLR Camera w/ various G Master lens
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • Gimbal for iPhone

What are they saying about
Explore More NC?

Testimonial from Carolina Wine Cottage

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We can’t wait to discuss more and learn more about you!