Empowering women through travel. I’m Marybeth, the Gutsy Traveler.
Life changing travel. Outside Magazine featured me on the cover and told my story about traveling solo for 2-year-around-the-world.
My purpose it so encourage women to travel. Gutsy Women is my 6th book and it sold over 90,000 copies, four editions, in three languages.
Google ranks me as the #1 "Women's Travel Expert". In addition to writing over a dozen books about women travel and speaking worldwide, I continue to write about gutsy travel for men, women, teens, families, millennials, and baby boomers. Currently I'm a contributing writer at National Geographic, Intelligent Travel and Yahoo Travel and Contributing editor for Travelgirl Magazine.
Empowering women. Oprah and I talk about Gutsy Travelers.
A bit about my passions: I started travel writing after a two year solo journey around the world. And yes, I found romance on the road. We were married and have two daughters. That hasn't stopped me from traveling.
Last year I kayaked in Antarctica, rappelled off a skyscraper in San Francisco, rode camels at a camel rodeo in the Outback of Australia, cruised the Rhine River, danced in Paris and Porto. I've traveled to over 100 countries and seven continents.
I realize that life is short so I'm cramming in as much as possible.
My career path: After the two year trip around the world I began travel writing. Today I have 12 books, the last 3 with National Geographic. I was super lucky to be a guest on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” NPR, National Geographic Radio and CNN Travel.
Rappelling of a skyscraper in San Francisco to help raise funds for kids to go to Outward Bound camp.