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Travel Blog of the Day: Go See Write

Features & Advice | Tom Bastek | April 07, 2015

Travel Blog of the Day: Go See Write

The internet is laden with blogs about travel. You don’t have time to read them all, you have to get your fantasy baseball team together. This column will allow you to sift through the schlock and get back to figuring out whose mock draft and projections you are going to use. Check us out on twitter at #travelblogoftheday.

We feature all kinds of bloggers from all walks of life in this series. There are always people quitting what they are doing, and traveling for their life instead for their vacation. There is a piece of me that always chalked that up to "they were either unhappy, or were doing something unfulfilling, or they had a ton of debt to pay down." Travel is not only a way for these people to grow themselves, but it is an escape from the ordinary, and it is fun. The stresses of being a criminal defense lawyer are certainly enough to make some to want to seek a change. But all of the good that you do, would have me thinking twice. Not today’s blogger, however.

Go See Write

Michael Hodson was a lawyer who in 2008, gave it all up to circumnavigate the world and never step on a plane the whole trip.  It took him 16 months to traverse 44 countries and six continents and now he is still going. Currently in Colombia, he is writing and writing — and he is good. He has tips and tricks, advice, and reviews. He does a great interview piece called the Lucky 13 where he asks interesting people from all over the world 13 questions. They range from folks from "National Geographic" to travel bloggers. One day I hope to make this list; it is great. 

The other thing that I notice on most blogs is that typically the blogger will provide answers to, “how do I travel the world and get paid to write about it?” Michael really goes in a little deeper here with actual information that you can use. He provides explanations on StumbleUpon and Pinterest and using them to promote your blog.  Nice stuff here.

And one other thing, check out the adventure that he went on called the Ultimate Train Challenge. I will let you explore that without too much explanation, but if you are a fan of trains, you’ll love it.

Michael has been writing even before quitting his job. Eight years and he still manages around two posts a week. I would highly recommend checking him out.


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