I know I’ve been gone for a while, but I’m still here…just much more subdued than usual! In any case, I got this great email from the folks at the Weather Channel about a new show coming out that seems like it’ll be a fun thing to watch for us travelers! Before we . . . → Read More: New show on the Weather Channel: The Edge with Peter Lik
Today is a sad day for me. Today, I realized that I accidentally left my diary from Africa in Paris.
Yes, eight months of irreplaceable memories lost, forever, without any sort of back-up record.
So, what’s my word of warning? Guard your travel memories with greater care than I guarded mine. I never made an . . . → Read More: Learn from my mistakes…Lost in Paris, France
Just a quick blackberry post from my desk! I know…I’m sitting by my computer and I’m too excited by technology to update via “old” machinery.
Tonight I’m working on “the book” (sounds so official, doesn’t it?) and I wanted to ponder a few, completely non-life changing points:
1) I can type using a . . . → Read More: An evening spent writing…on my new blackberry!
Today was a fantastic day. I started a soft training for what may (hopefully!) be my job for the next few months…and it involves politics and all kinds of exciting, top-secret things. Ok, that’s slight exaggeration. Nothing top-secret (although I’ve considered buying a cheap rubber stamp that I can use to adorn my . . . → Read More: A picture is worth…how many words?
Just a short note to say that your favorite blogger has gone mobile! Yep, blogging will now be taking place from my new blackberry (totally got conned in to buying one by the salesman)…I’m talking twitter updates and the whole nine yards! I really AM back!
. . . → Read More: Backpacking chica goes mobile! Enter: Blackberry
Philosophical? Well, kinda.
Today, or somewhere around this time, marks the 14th month of the existence of the “backpacking chica”. Pretty crazy, huh?
In just fourteen months, I went from having no readers (except for my boyfriend and my dad) to having over 13,000 website visits in just 10 months. How did this happen?
It all . . . → Read More: Reflections on travel writing…yep, I’m getting philosophical.
When I started this blog, I wasn’t really sure what I was going for. I wanted to provide something informative, but mainly inspirational stuff. I was tired of feeling like the only female to have ever decided to travel to Africa alone. From the responses I got from people you would think I was putting . . . → Read More: Writing on the road: what I've learned.
Hey Dudes and Dudettes!
It is that time again…time for a list of the funniest google searches that (for whatever reason) pulled up my blog. While it is every blogger’s dream to be the number one search result for some biggie search term like “backpacking” or “travel”…I have not yet reached that magnitude of success, . . . → Read More: It's that time again…funniest google searches
Does that have to mean that someone is a traveler and a writer? Or just one?
I am a traveler; physically and mentally. I do not think I am writer. I just like to tell people about my life – about lessons I’ve learned and about funny things that have happened to me. The medium . . . → Read More: Travel writing…what does that even mean?
I don’t get writer’s block often. I mean, I don’t think I get it often.
At this point I beg the reader’s forgiveness for the tangent I am about to go on:
Why do they call it writer’s block? I mean, I understand that the writer is blocked from writing, but what about something more . . . → Read More: Writer's Block.