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Reach a targeted, international audience of active, independent travellers and rail enthusiasts through one of the world’s leading sustained, independent rail travel blogs written in English.

My readers are not just a bunch of anoraky trainspotters, they’re discerning travellers, highly engaged with train travel, green and slow travel and all manner of independent travel, reflected by an average of 12 comments per blog post.

Key Stats 

Average of 7000 views per month

Google Page Rank: 3

Moz Rank: 4.6

Currently ranked No. 31  in the travel blog section on blog directory site Technorati, out of some 14,000+ blogs

Alexa Rank: 224,000

Alexa UK Rank: 14,144

Social Media

I maintain an active and engaging presence on social media, meaning that my content often gets shared multiple times across multiple platforms.

Twitter followers: 4,200+

Facebook page fans: 700+

LinkedIn contacts: 600+

Google+: 700+

StumbledUpon followers: 600+


Readers in 136 countries, including Kazhakstan, Bahrain and Namibia.

Readership is stongest in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, India & Germany.

According to Alexa, ‘trainsonthebrain is visited more frequently by females who are in the age range 55-64, have no children and are college educated.’ Make of that what you will…

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I’m pleased to offer a range of advertising options, from site wide links to leaderboards, to suit all budgets. Reach my audience from as little as £12.50 per month. To enquire about rates and options, please email me at or download my full media pack here – Full TotB Media Info Jan 2013


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Guest Posts?

Sorry but I only accept (very occasional) guest posts from independent bloggers or writers I already know about, or other train travel publishers who are doing interesting, quality work. If that’s you, please drop me a line with a specific suggestion for a post and I’ll get back to you swiftly.

If you represent  a travel / commercial company then please see above for advertising opportunities.

Please note: If you submit a ‘guest post’ with no reference to a personal blog and suspiciously commercial links in it, I won’t publish it, so please don’t waste your time!

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  1. Hi Jools,

    I write a blog for TravAddict, and I would really love to guest blog for you. Please advise the email address you would like me to send my proposed blog post. I really enjoy reading your blog, and I have added you to the TravAddict ‘blogs we read’:

    • joolsstone says:

      Thanks Candice, much obliged for adding me. Great, always on the look out for good guest authors. I tried to contact you through yours but it wasn’t working. I’ll drop you an email. Cheers, Jools

      • Hi
        I love to travel, I’m in my last year at University and at the moment it’s all I realy want to do with my life. I’ve just started working with a travel company and they in turn have just set up a blog. This has inspired me to start going through my old travel diaries and retrospectivly blog about my adventures.

        After lookin at your blogs, I decided to write something on the most amazing train journey I’ve ever been on. It doesn’t really fit works blog, but it was still really nice to remernice about. I was wondering if it might be something you’d like to use as a guest post? And maybe link to the blog where I’ll be putting my other travel memmories? it’s just under 700 words.

        Even if you can’t use it, I’d still love to email it to you for a little feed back, I’m quite new to blog writing but I like the idea of having a public record of my travel memmories.


  2. Sally Romero says:

    Please send guest blog post contact information to


  3. Hie Jools

    Can you please get of me regarding doing a guest post on your website.



  4. Jasper says:

    ping me an email please

  5. Please send guest blog post contact information to

  6. Isabel says:


    I am writing to inquire about a guest post on your blog. Please let me know if you are interested.


  7. Brian Whelan says:

    Hi please send an invite to my friend Peter Scott ( he is a big train enthusiast.

    • joolsstone says:

      Hi, an invite? Not sure I follow you. Feel free to ask him to drop by and contact me if he’s interested in guest posting.. or indeed advertising. Thanks 🙂

  8. Han says:

    Hi Jools
    I started following your Twitter account sometime last year – when I was planning and doing my cross Canada rail trip (Vancouver to Quebec City and back). I’m in the midst of planning my cross US trip (east to west coast, through the midwest and west to east) and I am interested in guest blogging for your website. I am not affiliated with any travel/rail co by the way.
    I used to have a personal blog, but decided to leave it inactive as I write in/for too many sites already. Let me know if you are keen via email.

  9. Turkey Tours says:

    Hi Jools,
    I really love to travel by train and your blog is so good.I like your blog.

  10. Eve says:

    I really like your blog Jools!

    I did an Orient Express experience a few weeks ago and would be happy to write about it!

    • Jools Stone says:

      OK great, feel free to émail me with some more specific suggestions. I’ve already cover the VS Orient Express train journey as you can see

  11. Isabella Jones says:

    I am Isabella Jones from New York. I am an avid traveler and consumed with infinite miles of wanderlust. My ardor and frenzy to unearth new places are what accelerates me to pen down my travel affairs and eternalize the invaluable moments and inspire the others.

    Lately, I have been viewing your blog and it offers me great pleasure to let you know that you have found a great admirer in me. I feel significantly inspired and motivated to better my travel chronicles post reading your blogs. Thus, I would like to become a part of your blogs.

    I would like to contribute my pieces of travel writing to your blog. I promise that if given the honor, my travel lyrical will add real value to your site. I ensure to deliver nothing but the best and take your site to new heights.

    Please let me know your thoughts. Looking forward to hear from you.

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