Now that my normal life has resumed itself due to the Olympics being over, I can stop crying over patriotic commercials and biting my nails because of gold medal stress.
So I figured it was time for another round of A Toast to Some Travellers, blue-eyed blonde shots version.
1. Meet Jeannie Mark of Nomadic Chick, a woman fleeing the corporate world in 2010 in favour of travelling and writing. She’s got a wicked-awesome sense of humour and she’s cute to boot. From her website:
Many travelogues emboldened my shaky will, but I couldn’t help noticing the scarcity of blogs devoted to someone like me, a single lady on the cusp of forty, ready to leave everything she’s known.
The signals I receive are:
“You’re crazy. And too old.”
“Don’t you have a mortgage, 2.5 children and a job you love??”
How is she not already frickin’ famous? Anyway, check out one of my favourite posts by her, Why I Suck as a Travel Girlfriend.
2. Next up is Sabina Lohr of Solo Female Traveler, a newbie to the travel blog world and she surely deserves your undivided attention. Sabina reached out to me many months ago through an email and we’ve been talking back and forth since then, and it’s rare to find someone with a heart of gold like hers. Plus she’s just a damned good writer; she’s got the kind of rhythm and flow in her writing that even Michael Jackson couldn’t capture through dance. I’m currently glued to her Jerusalem Jeweller saga, and you should be too.
3. Leigh McAdam of Hike Bike Travel is another amazing, experienced traveller who creates colourful, informative eGuides online…for free. Considering she’s been to 50 countries and everywhere possible in Canada, she knows her stuff. She’s also offered me a place to stay in British Columbia if the need ever arises, which she may come to regret when one day she finds me sprawled out on her couch with her cushions dripping in drool.
4. The final shout-out goes to Nick Rowlands of Delicious Chaos, another new blogger who is an expert on Egypt travel. He’s another one of those damned good writers that kinda make you seethe with jealously and violent rage. Just me? Well then. Whatever the case, I fell in love with his writing through the MatadorU Travel Writing Course, and I’ve been hooked ever since.
Cheers, my friends!
Some other random news:
I guest posted for the sassy Suzy Guese on Wednesday with a post titled How to Travel Like a Temperamental Ginger. I’d appreciate if you showed Suzy some love, seeing as how she was a doll to approach me in the first place. She’s a globetrotter through and through, with some sweet stories up her sleeves.
I made TravelPod’s Top 100 Travel Blogs for this week, can you bloody believe it? I had to sit down after I heard that one.
Received word today that my work is most likely sending me to France again for a few weeks. Who’s in Brittany? Let’s hang out.
I’ll get back to my regularly scheduled ridiculousness with the next entry, a post whereby I will teach you how to master the use of the Newfie word “b’y.” It’s complicated.