Today marks the third year I’ve been running this site. I can’t believe it. Time goes by so fast. I remember when I first started blogging. I had an ugly HTML site. I didn’t know anything about anything. I had about 2 readers. I didn’t even want to blog. I just wanted to write a guidebook! And my first post read like this! (Yikes!!!)
I’m always looking ahead with this site. How can I make it better? What’s the next step? What can I do to help people more? Where will it be 6 months from now? Those kinds of things. Yet in doing so I often forget how far I’ve come in three years. I’ve been featured in the New York Times. I got quoted on CNN. I’ve been featured in the book, Blogging for Dummies. I get cool trips for free. I’ve been able to support myself with just this site since early 2009. And, most importantly, I’ve met the most amazing people from the interwebs. I’ve met some of my closest friends from blogging. It’s been pretty amazing.
This blog is by far the greatest thing I’ve done with my life. But with my five year travel anniversary coming up in July, I wanted to create a series of posts that talks about why you travel and about your travel experiences. So over the next few months, I’ll be posting reader responses to the following questions:
- Why did you start traveling?
- What’s your greatest travel moment/memory?
- What’s the worst thing that happened to you while traveling?
- If you could tell a new traveler only one thing, what would it be?
- What’s the one travel thing you can’t live without?
- What’s your biggest travel regret?
(You can answer as many or as few as you want. Even if you only want to answer one, I still want your story!!!)
These posts will begin at the end of April and go until the end of July. So if you want to share your story, simply email you answers to [email protected] or leave a comment below. This all about you and your thoughts about travel. I’m sick of listening to my own stories. If you read this site, you obviously share a love of travel. I want to hear about it. I want others to hear about it. For once, I want you to be the storyteller. So go on. Share your adventures. We all want to hear about them.