Carol Cain of Girl Gone Travel
On this edition of Wide World Stories, we have with us Carol Cain of Girl Gone Travel. Carol left a career in public relations before venturing into the world of travel blogging in 2008. Her writing has earned her awards and recognition from travel industry leaders and her work has been featured on online sites such as Expedia Viewfinder, Huffington Post Travel, and Forbes Travel Guide. In addition to sharing her travel stories, Carol is often speaking on ways to improve brand and blogger relationships as well as raising awareness for increased diversity in media.
[2:55] Carol’s story of how her passion and interest for travel started. She had exposure to the lifestyle of travel from her family who come from the Dominican Republic.
[6:53] Carol’s crazy experience hiking and climbing up peaks in Colorado. She learns the lessons of grit and perseverance.
[13:27] Carol talks about planning when you travel in order to avoid mistakes and preparing for unforeseen events that may be taking place in the city or area you are visiting.
[16:23] Carol uses the Sony A7 Camera and she says it’s amazing. She also talks about how she has tried to bring less “tech” gear so she can be more present during the moments and experiences of her travels. She brings a journal and a book along with her on her journeys.
[18:38] Carol talks about her desire to go back and visit Germany again.
[20:12] Carol’s suggestion for a non-tourist place. First, in the US, check out your home town first. We often overlook some amazing opportunities right on our back door step. Second, she also mentions some amazing food experiences in Richmond, Virginia and great experiences in Texas. For overseas, she talks about taking a road trip through the countryside of Europe.
[23:51] Carol talks about the benefit of hotel memberships. You can get some amazing perks and usually the memberships are free to sign up. She also recommends taking overnight flights if you have children.
Where to Connect with Carol:
Websites – www.girlgonetravel.com
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