Jun 062010
 
My Guest Article on the Web's #1 Travel Blog

Very long story short, in May of 2010, I stalked the world’s number one travel blogger, Gary Arndt. Happily, instead of getting tossed in jail, I ended up being invited to travel with Gary for a week in Spain, fully funded by the Valencia Ministry of Tourism!

It was fascinating, fun, and full of flippin’ fabulous five-star food.

In yet another stroke of generosity, Gary just changed the guest posting policy for his [...Read More!]

May 292010
 
My Interview About Ghana on Amateur Traveler Podcast!

Thrilling!  My interview with Chris Christensen about volunteering in Ghana has just been published on Chris’s world-famous site, Amateur Traveler Podcast!

For the full interview homepage on Amateur Traveler, click here, my dear.

Or, if your finger is a tad lazy, the entire interview can be played right here, by clicking this button:

Amateur Traveler Episode 234 – Travel to Ghana

If this chat whets your appetite, there are over 90 articles on this very [...Read More!]

Apr 282010
 
The 300th Article in 9 Months, 2 Weeks Before Boston!

Today marks the THREE HUNDREDTH article on Around the World “L” in nine months!

We are also now at: 352 blog Followers (click “Follow” on the right sidebar if you haven’t already!), 1,258 Twitter Followers, 250 Facebook Fans, and a #93th-in-the-world ranking on TravelBlogSites.com… and rising. Huzzah!

Let us celebrate with an update of what the heck is going on, and where the heck this is all going. First and most [...Read More!]

Apr 012010
 
Whirlwind Day: 4 Countries in 35 Hours and 1,514 New Readers

I nearly fainted right there in the Madrid airport when my G-mail Inbox flickered open and I saw its contents.

Fifteen hours earlier, I had flown out of West Africa, leaving behind my beloved friends and coworkers at Youth Creating Change of Ghana after three stunning months. The flight from Accra to Frankfurt was six and a half hours and I slept for a groggy three. My layover in Germany [...Read More!]

Mar 232010
 
Increasing Fame For This Site! Woo hoo!

In exactly one week, to the hour, my flight will be soaring out of Accra, Ghana and into breezy Iberia. Oh, the waterfall of emotions evoked by this thought!

After three months working in this small town in Ghana, will I be simply thrilled to stride the breezy streets of Spain without small children screaming: “White woman! Yevuuu!” every step of the way? Or will I immediately collapse into a [...Read More!]

Feb 192010
 
My First Ever Interview, and a Party!

Three quick and lovely announcements:

1. If you have not already browsed over to the Sharing Travel Experiences site, here’s an easy link to my first ever online interview! Fame! Glory! Yay! Read.

2. Don’t Millicent and I look cute all dressed up for Valentine’s Day?

3. If you live anywhere near America’s East Coast, don’t forget that Saturday, February 20th, is the Ghana Fundraiser Party in Hartford, CT! [...Read More!]

Jan 242010
 
The Two Hundredth Article!

Today marks the TWO HUNDREDTH article of this Around the World blog!!!

I began writing on July 27, 2009, meaning I’ve posted an average of about one article per day for all these seven months. Oooh these insatiable fingers!

Anyway, hooray! May there be many more articles to come, and may there continue to be wonderful readers like YOU. Let us use this joyous landmark for an overview update!

A.) An [...Read More!]

Dec 092009
 
A New Update on Around the World!

Thrilling changes are blossoming in “Around the World” World!

The first set of shifts comes in the realm of this “Around the World” website itself, and the second takes place within the actual global itinerary.

Take a look at this latest update, while simultaneously gazing at photos from Bangkok’s nutso-to-the-max Kaohsan Road!

Change Set #1: This site now has a fancy new name: AroundTheWorldL.com !

Q: Stupendous! But… why the name change?

A: Turns out [...Read More!]

Nov 142009
 
An Update on the Around the World Itinerary

Sheesh, folks, calm yourselves!

After posting my flight plan changes (staying in Southeast Asia until late December and postponing the Dubai/Turkey leg) I received a veritable barrage of flustered emails. Let’s answer some of the questions you posed to see if we can all soothe our souls a bit.

Q: “Why aren’t you going to Turkey or Dubai?? I really want to hear your perspective on those [...Read More!]

Oct 062009
 
A Humble Birthday Present Request

Tomorrow, October 7th, is my twenty-eighty birthday! Huzzah!!! I may or may not be on a seven hour bus ride to the central mountains of Vietnam, but we’ll deal with that later.

In the meantime, do you desire to give me a small gift? If so, here is my present request: please forward this website to one or two people who you think might enjoy it, or (let’s be [...Read More!]