Thousands entered in The Buried Life & Contiki’s Most #EpicBucketList Contest (ever) competition. Only the Top 25 point earners have a chance at the grand prize (an epic adventure from Contiki) and are vying for that “Congratulations!” email we are all anticipating … Continue reading
The BL – Bucket List – that seemingly unfeasible list of life dreams and goals that range from rolling in every square inch of the earth to owning every breed of cat in a mansion on a lake. Mine looks … Continue reading
I won a trip to Queensland, Australia. Check the date; it isn’t April 1. I still can barely believe it and it’s been a solid 7 months of processing this information.
Back in June I made the decision to try to jump back into travel blogging. It had been a year since I returned from my European backpacking adventure. I perused through some old posts and reminisced about the joy of traveling & the fulfillment from writing about it. The flame was rekindled when I published a couple posts. During my lunch breaks I began collecting the blogs of career travel writers. I ate their content like chocolate and felt sick with admiration & slightly jealous of their jetsetter lifestyle. I’d return to my stable, stationary cubicle and continue with my 8 hour workday at my computer screen.
On one particular lunch break, I escaped from the frigid air conditioned office and soaked up the sun on the office patio. As I browsed through a series of travel sites, a “Top 10 Travel Blogs of 2013” article caught my attention. An appealing site was “JohnnyJet.com” – what a clever name! At first brush, I was turned off by this “blog” – it seemed more like a busy commerce website than the typical format of personal travel tales (I’m a novice, remember?). Just as my finger extended to tap the back button, the line “Travel Blogger Contest” jumped off the page.
Oh, blogger contest? Really!? I’m a travel blogger! Kinda… Continue reading