Hi travelers. Let me introduce myself. I’m a National Geographic Author, editor, writer (12 travel books), and travel blogger. You may wonder why the name of my blog is Gutsy Travelers and the title of one of my books Gutsy Women.
Many times I haven’t felt so gutsy, but I pretended to be gutsy and it helped boost my confidence in traveling, writing and on extraordinary adventures ranging from tracking polar bears in the Arctic to biking across the USA. That’s right, my daughter and I biked 3,315 miles over almost 3 months (and raised $56K along the way for the National Osteoporosis Foundation). I often thought I couldn’t “do it” but I charged ahead and pretended I was “Gutsy” and wow, look what happened. You can be a gutsy traveler. In fact, you probably already are. Please join me on my blog to travel through this wondrous world together.
Marybeth is a National Geographic Author, writer and travel blogger. She has visited more than 100 countries and 7 continents. Outside Magazine featured Marybeth on the cover, the New York Times profiled her in the Travel Section.
Meet Annalyse, contributor to Gutsy Travelers.
Annalyse is the real deal. A new generation of gutsy traveler. She braved bears, loneliness, and blisters when she hiked the 215 mile John Muir Trail ALONE. She crossed the crest of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. That’s not all. She has dived off cliffs in Indonesia and Costa Rica. Annalyse trekked hut-to-hut in Norway and in the Dolomites. She camped through the National Parks of the Western USA for 6 weeks. She lived in Florence, Italy and traveled extensively from Bali to Burma and Vietnam to Croatia, and many more countries. When she’s not on an adventure trip, she teaches in an elementary school in Oakland, California. You may run into her in National Parks in Northern California, or in a mountain hut abroad. Read her blog posts to see how she has perfected the art of traveling on a budget.