Featured Blogger: There Goes Gypsy

This week we’ve got Carrie!

1. First of all, what are your website and social media links?

http://theregoesgypsy.com
http://facebook.com/theregoesgypsy
http://twitter.com/theregoesgypsy
http://pinterest.com/theregoesgypsy_

2. How did you come up with your website name?

My friends always call me “gypsy” because of my frequent free-spirited travel around the world. I played around with different ways to describe a gypsy leaving town and then “there goes gypsy” was born!

3. What more can you tell us about your blog? What are your goals or intentions for it?

My intention for There Goes Gypsy is to inspire and encourage other people to travel more often and further distances! There is so much pressure in the States to go straight from college to a career. I did that and I hated it, I know there are other people out there who were just like me. I want them to read my blog to motivate them to quit something that isn’t enjoyable and go on an adventure.

4. Can you provide us with a Throw Back Thursday picture of one of your favorite travel memories with an explanation?

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This picture was taken last year in Hong Kong when I ran into the Imagine Dragons at the Tian Tan Buddha. I was star struck and they seemed just as happy to see another American. It was super random and really cool!

5. Which are your favorite and least favorite cities you’ve traveled to? Why?

My least favorite city I have visited is Phnom Penh, Cambodia. I never developed a connection with this city and felt that the street vendors were more inclined to try to rip you off than in other Southeast Asia cities.

My favorite city ever is Denpasar on the island of Bali, Indonesia. I was here for over a month and spoke with some of the kindest locals I have ever had the pleasure of meeting! The beaches are absolutely breathtaking and the city is always bustling with something to do but you can also find serene places to relax.

6. What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten? Where?

I am not sure about anything that is particularly strange but I think mystery street meat in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam was probably not the animal I convinced myself it was. Advice to SE Asia backpackers: don’t drink and eat street meat!

7. Who are your travel idols?

The Blonde Abroad – She seems like such a fun time and her posts are always engaging! Achieving her blog status is a goal of mine.

Jack Maxwell – I bartended through college so I have an appreciation for all sorts of cocktails and mixing that with travelling would be a dream come true. “Booze Traveler” is such an interesting show, I love it. I think it would be amazing to be a host of it and experience everything he has.

8. What’s your best travel tip?

Don’t over pack! There is nothing worse than having to carry around an overstuffed bag of clothes you will never need. Trust me!

9. Which is your favorite post you’ve written? Please provide a link.

http://theregoesgypsy.com/4-reasons-why-im-glad-i-quit-my-job-to-travel/

This is my first and favorite post I’ve ever posted. I wrote it before I even knew travel blogging was a legitimate community I’d be a part of years later.

10. What advice would you give to someone new to travel blogging?

Don’t get discouraged or overwhelmed. Just work hard, keep at it and don’t let anyone else’s blog influence you to not be yourself. Always add a personal spin on everything. It will make you stand out!

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