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If traveling to more than 100 countries on six continents doesn’t teach you something, well, you’re just not paying attention. It’s safe to say that Marybeth Bond is an A student. She’s the author of 12 travel books and the editor of, an online travel magazine. You’ve probably seen her on “Oprah” and the major news networks, who seek her out for her expertise. These tips are Marybeth Bond at her best—showing us the way and giving us the tools to do so. “Even the most seasoned traveler, like me, still makes mistakes,” she wrote. “Here are the worst dumb mistakes that could have ruined my trips, but I’ve been very lucky. Learn from me and avoid unnecessary disaster.” Excerpt from the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times.

Travel Expert, Marybeth Bond, ranks at the top of google searches. How did she get there?

Her brand, blog and National Geographic Travel Books have been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, CBS News, CNN, ABC, NBC, The New York Times, and other travel blogs. She was on the cover of Outside Magazine, featuring her story of “How to Make the Great Escape.”

She is currently the Editor of the travel blog, Adventure Correspondent for TravelGirl Magazine, and Special Travel Contributor to CNN Television.

Marybeth’s first book, A Woman’s World, is a best-seller and won the Lowell Thomas Gold Medal for the Best Travel Book from the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation. Her 12th book, Gutsy Women has had four editions.

What makes Bond “Gutsy”? She has hiked, biked, dived, danced, snow-shoed, skied, climbed, copter-ed, trekked and traipsed her way through seven continents, and 90+ countries,  from the depth of the Flores Sea to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.She studied in Paris for four years, earned two degrees and had a business career in high-tech marketing.

Summer 2010 found Marybeth and her daughter on a grand coast-to-coast adventure—3,114 miles of riding their bikes by day and blogging by night to raise funds and awareness for the National Osteoporosis Foundation.

Through mountain passes in the Rockies, headwinds in Nevada, chigger bites in Kansas and wild dogs in Kentucky, they persevered and raised $52,000 for Osteoporosis Education and Research.

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