This month I had the pleasure of talking with Ashray and Zara, from “Backpack Me,” two travel enthusiasts who decided to turn their passion into a successful business. Here is my interview with them:
● Tell us a little about yourself: Who are you? Where are you from?
We’re Ashray and Zara, a couple from India and Portugal. We’re world travelers and founders of the blog Backpack ME.We come from different sides of the world but we met in Dubai, where we used to live and work. Back in 2011, we felt like we needed a change of scenery. We left our apartment, sole our belongings and embarked on a trip around Latin America which was supposed to last one year … or until our savings run out – whichever would come first! Continue Reading
Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Roy Stevenson, an internationally acclaimed travel writer and popular speaker at travel writing conferences. A former physical education teacher and personal…
This month I had the pleasure of interviewing Linda Ballou, a very prolific travel writer from my sweet hometown, Los Angeles. Besides writing about her outdoor adventures on her travel blog and other media outlets, Linda is also the author of three books. Here is my interview with her:
1. Tell us a little about yourself: Who are you? Where are you from?
I was born in California, but my parents moved to the wilds of Alaska when I was 13. The beauty of the Chilkat River Valley surrounded by majestic snow-slashed peaks grounded me in nature. I find solace and sustenance in the great outdoors. Today, I am an adventure travel writer based in L.A. My mission is to get to as many naturally beautiful places I can before they are gone. The universal threats to the environment make this journey more pressing with each passing day. Continue Reading
My guest for this month’s series Travel Blogger Interviews is Cedric Lizotte, a freelance travel journalist with a passion for food. He is the creator of Continents & Condiments, a blog about food, drinks and travel. I had the pleasure of meeting Cedric this past spring, during the TBEX Meeting in Costa Brava, Spain. Some of you may already know him, but for those of you who don’t, here is your chance to find out more about who he is:
Tell us a little about yourself: Who are you? Where are you from?
I’m a journalist and photographer. I’m from Montréal, Canada. I come from a place where the simple act of saying where I’m from – “do I say Montreal, Quebec, Canada? Montréal? Do I include the “Québec” in there even though it’s obvious Montreal is in Quebec? And if I’m face-to-face, how do I pronounce it?” – can be perilous. Trolls are very active in this part of the world and people are easily offended. That’s probably why I chose to work in communications in general: arguing is in our blood.