The internet is laden with blogs about travel but you don’t have time to read them, and you still have to run to the coffee ship for your third cup. This column will allow you to sift through the schlock and get back to Triple Grande, Non-fat, Sugar-free Vanilla Latte. Check us out on twitter at #travelblogoftheday.
I told my mother when I was five years of age that I wanted to be an actor. I saw Gary Coleman as Arnold Drummond on “Different Strokes” and I wanted to do just that. Let’s just say that didn’t pan out. Today’s blogger was actually living the dream, or what she thought was her dream.
The Happy Passport
Rebekah Voss was an actor. She was a self proclaimed “unhappy, constantly broke, and constantly stressed out,” actor. In other words, she really wasn’t having fun. She was writing part time to keep her acting life afloat and realized one day, "Why not take the path of least resistance?" Now I know that there are many schools of thought that say, “Don’t take the easy way out,” but you have to hear how Rebekah, or “Rebs” as she refers to herself, means it.
What Rebs is saying here is that when you have a true talent, when you have something that flows easily out of you with little to no effort, that should be the pursuit that you embrace. Rebs realized that her writing, specifically her travel writing is what made her the most happy and she decided to embrace it.
So here she is, Rebekah Voss, the Travel Cheerleader, who is here to tell you that if she can do it, you can, too. “It doesn’t matter if you’re broke. It doesn’t matter if you have a full time job. It doesn’t matter if you’re buried in debt. All you need is the desire to go.”
Rebs has advice on getting started and shares stories both good and bad about where she has been, who she has met and what she has done. She is even working on a memoir due out next month about her time in Nepal.
Take some time out of your day, get signed up for her email newsletter, and escape. And when you feel that task or pursuit start to flow with amazing ease embrace it! Then email Rebs and ask her for help on how to take the next step. She is all too willing to help. After all, she is your Travel Cheerleader!