Traveling Lives

Traveling Lives: Kristin Winet

Brianne Miers - December 23, 2016
Kristin Winet

Kristin is one of the many wonderful women I met through Wanderful and the Women in Travel Summit (WITS). A native of Atlanta, Georgia, she and her husband (and their two cats) relocated to Florida this year after living in Arizona for eight years. She is both an English professor and award-winning freelance writer, and you can read more of her beautiful stories on her blog, Bon …

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Traveling Lives: Edward Young III

Brianne Miers - December 4, 2016
Edward Young III

I met Edward during a Travel Massive event in Manila during TBEX Asia and found his story to be fascinating. Hailing from a small city in the midwest U.S., Edward is now based in the Middle East for work and has traveled to nearly 50 countries. He shares inspirational and motivational posts on travel, health and life on his blog, Reborn Stronger. 

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Traveling Lives: Kristin Amico

Brianne Miers - November 13, 2016
Kristin in Wadi Rum in Jordan

I sat next to Kristin during a session at the 2015 Women in Travel Summit, and we quickly bonded over our desire to balance our demanding public relations careers with freelance travel writing. Ever since, she’s been a great sailing buddy, drinking buddy and road trip buddy (We traveled together to Québec City in March, to Bar Harbor, Maine, in August, and most recently, to the Catskills …

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Traveling Lives: Kelly Rodriguez

Brianne Miers - September 10, 2016

Kelly Rodriguez was one of the many inspiring women I met at the 2015 Women in Travel Summit in Boston. She has been teaching ESL at an elementary school in Massachusetts, but in October, she’ll be starting new job teaching English online to European students completing their high school degrees in the U.S. She muses about her life, family and travels on her blog, A Lovely Life Indeed.

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Traveling Lives: Trish Collins

Brianne Miers - August 15, 2016
Trish Collins in Moscow

My cousin introduced me to her high school friend, Trish Collins, through Facebook because of our mutual travel obsession, and since then, I’ve enjoyed following her frequent trips around the globe. She’ll be staying put in the coming year, though, since she’ll be welcoming her first child (now known as “#thebump”) this fall. 

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Traveling Lives: Meet Kenny Hyde

Brianne Miers - March 13, 2016

Kenny Hyde is an engineer and music lover who caught the travel bug on a trip to London with his girlfriend. They since have explored bucket-list destinations like Iceland and Botswana, and recently returned from several weeks in Thailand and Malaysia. He shares their travel experiences on …And Seek.

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Traveling Lives: Meet Rachel Elizabeth

Brianne Miers - February 21, 2016
Rachel Elizabeth in Scotland

Rachel Elizabeth’s interest in other countries and cultures was sparked by her love of reading – in particular, the Harry Potter series. Later, during her first solo trip to Scotland at the age of 26, she set a goal to see as much of the world as possible. Today, as a high school English teacher, she makes the most of her breaks by going on at least one international trip …

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Traveling Lives: Meet Mike Willits

Brianne Miers - February 14, 2016
Mike and Luci at Machu Picchu

Mike and his wife, Luci, are busy parents and professionals whose goal it is to visit at least one new destination each year together – they’ve been to 38 countries on six continents since they got married! They also run one of the most popular couples travel blogs in the world, 1000 Places to Fight Before You Die, to share their adventures and encourage other couples to strengthen their relationship through travel.

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Traveling Lives: Meet Jayson Concepcion

Brianne Miers - February 3, 2016

Software developer Jayson Concepcion and his wife, Melanie, are on an “epic adventure of love and travel” – seeing the world while prioritizing their family and even saving for retirement. They try to visit at least one new country each year, and in between, they spend time exploring their home country, the Philippines. He shares their tips and reviews on his blog, The Travel Debugger, and recently wrote about how he balances his responsibilities with his wanderlust: 5 Reasons to …

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Traveling Lives: Katrina Houston

Brianne Miers - January 10, 2016
Katrina Houston in the Amazon River

Since Katrina started traveling 12 years ago, she’s been to 52 countries – including spending a year teaching English in Daegu, South Korea, and working on a holiday visa in Sydney, Australia – and has no plans of slowing down. You can read more about her quest to see the world bit by bit on her blog, The Two Week Traveler. 

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