Welcome to those of you making your way here from Christopher Elliott's article about the secret to an endless vacation. If it's your first time here, I invite you to subscribe to my feed or my e-mail list.
For those of you who unfamiliar with Christopher Elliot, he writes a travel column for MSNBC, truly a must read for every traveler. Elliot always finds the angle and area that hasn't yet been touched. Best yet, his articles provide practical information you can apply directly to your own travels.
This particular piece, called What's the Secret To An Endless Vacation brims with pertinent information that had me nodding my head in agreement from beginning to end. Such as how to choose your destinations as supplied by Lea Woodward of Location Independent: Live & Work Anywhere You Choose. Or as Melissa Grossman of Flying Ready reminds, the endless vacation is wonderful in many ways, but it won't always be picture perfect.
Some of the people mentioned in the article I already know, such as soultravelers3, but I also have the distinct pleasure of learning of new blogs and travelers who I now read and will soon contact. Every link on the page, though, is worth the click.
Some thanks are in order here. In part, because grattitude never hurts, but also because each person I mention is an excellent resource for any traveler, writer, journalist or blogger.
To Christopher Elliot for including us in his article. Aside from the reasons listed above, I find his representation of us rings very true when I read it. I can imagine the same applies to the other people he mentions. You can find more of his writing at his own travel website.
Then, of course, Maya Frost. I first met Maya when she wrote me after reading the AOL article about us. Then our paths started crossing in other places, such as HARO. It was, in fact, Maya who sent me a note asking if I'd seen Elliott's call for full time travelers on HARO.
Turns out, Maya is a pioneer in this travel-the-world-with-your-kids stuff. She started years ago, educated her four children internationally and now lives in Buenos Aires with her husband. Her book The New Global Student -- coming out May 19, 2009 -- will teach us all a thing or two about skipping the SAT, Saving Thousands on Education and Getting a Truly Global Education.
I have already pre-ordered her book and cannot wait to read it. I'm also looking forward to the possibility of meeting Maya face-to-face when she visits Salta later this year.
And finally, another thanks to Peter Shankman's HARO. Without HARO, Christopher Elliot and I would not have connected. If you are a writer, blogger, journalist, traveler or really anyone, you must hop directly over to his website and join up.
And to all my readers, new and old, I am happy to have you here. Please feel free to e-mail and comment as often as you wish. One of my favorite parts of keeping this blog has been all the wonderful people I've met. I look forward to meeting you and hearing what you have to say as well.