We’re so excited to start the new season with Gabi Logan, our guest on this week’s episode! She is the author of The Six-Figure Travel Writing Road Map, a journalist, trade magazine contributing editor, and travel writing coach who seeks to inspire travelers to experience the world more deeply and travel writers to achieve their dreams in terms of both flexibility and income. She coaches writers through Dream of Travel Writing and runs the Travel Magazine Database with information on how to pitch hundreds of travel magazines.
To learn more about Gabi, follow her on Twitter and read our Q&A with her after the jump.
1) Where have you traveled?
It’s a very long list! I just filled in the list of just countries I’ve been to in the last five years for my Global Entry application and there were 34 countries there, which is a lot considering I typically go places for at least a week at a time and visit many countries regularly each year.
2) What’s been your favorite trip so far?
For travel writers, that’s like which is your favorite child! Part of the job is finding merits in every destination. I recently went to one of 100 remaining raw milk Gouda farms in the Netherlands (formerly there were 17,000) for a rare vacation for my birthday. The Netherlands countryside has this amazing primness. Everything is so twee and designed. It’s a great place to relax in the country but still feel very first-world in terms of amenities.
3) What are three things you always take with you when you travel?
I pretty much always keep my bag packed (both because I’m always on the road and because it’s just easier that way). Some things that never leave my bag are tiger balm patches for sore muscles, throat coat tea bags for unexpected colds and sore throats, and my laptop, which is pretty much with me every second of every day no matter where I am, even hiking and boat rides.
4) What’s your next destination?
I’m going to Sacramento at the end of the month to speak at the International Food Bloggers Conference, and we’ll get to visit a zero emission dairy farm there, which I’m quite curious about.
5) Give us one reason why you travel.
To find how other people live and challenge my assumptions about what “has to” be.
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