As I get a small taste of Scotland, here in Edinburgh, I sit at a cafe as I wait for my travel companions’ plane to arrive. Crunched with time, I bide the time, not knowing what to expect from the city, but compelled by curiosity to find out.
Leading to this moment, I have spent most of this time by foot — trotting the streets of Europe — until my feet and legs would ache.
But people do crazy things when they’re in love…
In love with travel.
The essence to globetrot around the world cannot be experienced until your feet meets the ground and your head comes down from the clouds and back to earth: grounded on the globe, yet free to roam.
Samira — a fellow globetrotter — shows us what globetrotting means to her through The Globetrotting Gal.
Let’s take a look:
A Peek Into The Globetrotting Gal
Totally smitten, I sent out an email in hopes to interview The Globetrotting Gal. Graciously, she accepted!
The questions included:
- Tag it Up: What’s your tagline?
- Hustle: How do you survive and stay on the grind?
- Inspiration: What/who has been the greatest inspiration in creating a blog for your travels?
- Proverb for Thought: What has been the best advice that has ever been given to you?
- All Over the Place: What impact do you want your work to have on the world?
- Living La Vida: Where are you now and what is your vision for The Globetrotting Gal?
- Keepin’ it Real: What’s your advice on staying humble while growing in fame and fortune. 😉
Here are some words of wisdom from Sami:
Sami’s Advice to my Students
Put yourself out there, go and explore the world and you will never look back. I didn’t take a gap year after high school and immediately regretted it because I feel like it helps you grow so much as a person. Traveling helps you expand your cultural horizon, you get to know new cultures and it helps you see your own from a new perspective. I know that traveling on your own for the first time can be scary, but once you get up the courage to just do it, you will not regret it — I promise you.
What You’ll Find
- A list of places to visit in each travel guide without the fluff.
- Guest posts to change gears in travel perspective.
- Tips on how to plan your next trip.
- Travel guides for Europe, Asia, North America, Africa, Central America, and Australasia (over 28 countries and counting).
Sami is consistent with the content of her guides, giving just enough information not to overwhelm you. She gives you the places to visit — you create the memories.
Why To Go Globetrotting:
Sometimes all we want is a list of areas to visit rather than a novel of imagery (which serves its purpose when due). Sami gets straight to the point and focuses on directing you to must-visit areas in each country. Take a look below for examples of Sami’s travel guides.
2. New Zealand
Whether you take a bus or rent a car, travel the entirety of New Zealand. For bus routes, you can book the Funky Chicken if you want to get funky in New Zealand. I’m kidding (but not really..) Visit places such as Hot Water Beach or The Tongariro Crossing.
Take a gander at a generous list of places to visit while in Spain. Stroll down El Retiro Park and the Market of San Miguel. Explore the various plazas you will find here in Madrid, Spain.
One Step At A Time
Sami believes in the German saying:
If many small people in many small places do many small things, they can alter the face of the world.
Making the choice to live: just takes one small step.
Which soon enough, will multiple into thousands.
Let’s get to stepping. 🙂
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My name is Laura Gulbranson, but my kids call me Miss G.
I write stories about travel, teaching, and love as The Ordinary Love Story: my undercover superhero alias when I’m not teaching. Don’t tell my students. 😉
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