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Travel Heroes I Have Met In The Last Year

I’m finding myself more and more not relating to people in a lot of ways.  That might sound funny but it’s the truth.  I’ve been jobless for 2 years now, I’m never home and I sleep to whenever.  That being said I used to love talking to other backpackers but even that bores me quickly now.  It’s always the same conversations over and over.  Where are you from?  Where have you been?  Where are you going?  What did you see? blah blah blah.

The best conversations I can remember in the last year were with other travel bloggers (yeah I’m that guy now).  I relate to them more because they’re more then just backpackers.  They travel because they love it but they also let us into their world, showing others things that they might not have thought about, dreamed of or knew.  It’s a small world out there in the travel blogging community and everyone somewhat knows each other.  If you have been blogging for more then a year or two, odds are most other travel bloggers will at least heard of you.

So you want to see me get more excited then hearing that the strip club is giving away free lap dances?  Just tell me a travel blogger is coming to the city I’m in and you will!  Seriously these people are my heroes, my Babe Ruth of baseball, my Michael Jordan of basketball, my Angela Joe Lee… wait, maybe not that far but you get the point.

In the last year I have been able to meet a lot of bloggers.  Some only for a brief hour, others I got to hang with and become more then just a fan but a friend.  Listed below (in order) are those such people.

www.TwoBackpackers.com

Jason and Aracely were the first travel bloggers I got to meet.  When I heard they were in Quito, I quickly gave them a shout out and invited them to an early Christmas dinner.  I was so happy when they showed up as they were even better in person.

Jason does the videos and Aracely the photos and together they make a powerful team that writes one of the most visual travel blogs out there.  I met them before they were married and now that they are I hear they are taking off again to see the world.  I’m sure their blog will be even better in 2011!

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www.BenAndAlonna.com

Ben and Alonna came to Ecuador on their way south to Argentina.  They were doing a 1-year gap trip around the world and I emailed them to ask when they would be in Quito.  Alonna came two weeks before Ben to take some Spanish lessons and I was able to help her find a Spanish School in Quito that she liked.  I spent a few days with Alonna showing her some sites in Quito and when Ben came we all went to the Middle of the World together.

They write a simple yet inspiring blog about a happily married couple who decided one day to just pack it up for a year and see all they could.  This is a fun blog to start reading from the start to track their progress and see what unfolded for them.  They are now back in the USA working and being happy!

www.FoXnoMad.com

I did a guest post for Anil while I was in Ecuador and when I read he was going to be in Quito, I emailed him to see if he had a free day.  The man stays busy 24/7 but we were able to meet up at my hostel for an afternoon and talk.  I even did a “Faces” interview of him (which I haven’t posted yet) and got some great photos from that session.  Wish we would have had more time but I’m sure our paths will cross again.

He was one of the first people I got to meet that was a long term traveler and was supporting himself from his websites.  We talked mostly about how to travel long term and making money off your travel blog.  His advise was awesome, as it should be, because he’s got several websites that are rocking.

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www.GoBackpacking.com

I had been writing for Dave as a guest author for 4 months before I finally got to meet him. In fact he was a big reason why I ended up in Medellin, Colombia when I left Ecuador.  Basically the whole time Dave and I were in Medellin neither one of us got much done (well Dave did get some posts up but he could have done a lot more).  We partied out, seen sites and soaked it up!  Dave would get to feeling guilty for not getting any work done but I did write a few guest posts for him just so he’d come out at night to party… how is that for a guest author!

If you haven’t read Dave’s blog, you should, especially the articles I wrote!  It’s a fun site with a wide range of subjects, with quick read articles and weekly videos.

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www.AlmostFearless.com

I’m sitting in a hostel in Bogota, Colombia, and checking my twitter account (which is rare for me).  I seen an update by her and clicked on the photo she posted.  It was of her baby, Cole.  I closed the photo and a lady walks out of a room in front of where I am sitting and the baby she is carrying looks exactly like the photo I was just looking at, in fact she looked like the lady from the blog.   I shouted out “Almost Fearless” a couple times and she finally stopped and said “Yeah???”  I must have looked like a creepy idiot there yelling “I’m a fan of your website!  I didn’t know you were in town!”  The rest is history!

We chatted late that night and then met back up in Medellin a few weeks later.  They were only suppose to stay a week but it ended up being 3 weeks.  Some of the best days I had in Medellin were with them and hated seeing them go.  We have since stayed in touch and they will be the ones I will be meeting with in India.  Her husband Drew and I have a few adventures lined up for India, wish us luck.

If you don’t know her blog, then your not much into the travel blog scene.  She’s got one of the top ones out there, so check it out ASAP.  FYI guys: Her baby is a total chica magnet!

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www.BaconIsMagic.ca

Ayngelina got in touch with Dave, who Dave let me know she was coming to town.  We meet up at a park in Medellin and had an expensive meal.  Which is funny because if you have read her site, you would know that she normally only pays about $2 for a meal when she travels. Opps, our bad for taking you to the Ritz!  I made up for it later that night as I did a BBQ for her that was free!

Aynelina has a fun corky website that she doesn’t hold back on.  She does some awesome photography as well and her food photos will leave you craving for whatever she shows you.  Like I said before, the best part is that she only eats at local places and gets the cheapest meals when possible, showing us the world that traveling can be cheap and exotic.  She’s planning on not returning to work and keep-on moving-on!

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www.LegalNomads.com

Jodi, oh my sweet little Jodi!  By far the coolest travel blogger out there and a smart one at that (she’s a reformed lawyer).  I got to meet up with her for a night when she was in Medellin on business.  She didn’t have much time but was able to come over to the house I was staying, party with us and eat.  We had a big BBQ that night and about 20 people showed up.  Dave and I took her to a club with us for a few hours afterwards and forced as much booze as we could into her before she had to leave out early the next day.  If you ever get a chance to meet up with her, DO IT!  You won’t regret it, as she’s oh-to-funny and just someone fun to be around.

She writes differently then most travel bloggers, as her articles aren’t so much of “go see this or that” but more about insights to cultures and events she has seen when traveling.

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www.LocationlessLiving.com

I met Jason at the same party as Jodie that night in Medellin at my house.  Jason might be young but he’s got a rock solid game plan for long term travel.  Very interesting guy to meet up with and talk business.  Check out his page My Seven Years of Entrepreneurial Historyand don’t tell me you didn’t say WOW!  I wish I could of had more time to hang out with him in Medellin but I was leaving in a week.  He’s the type you can learn a lot from in a short time.

www.FluentIn3Months.com

Benny the Irish Freak!  This guy knows 7 languages and is on a mission to know them all, seriously!  I met him at a bar the night I met Jodi and Jason (yeah it was like a mini travel bloggers convention that night) and he had me rolling.  The guy is crazy and his dance moves are even more crazier.  Dave got some video of it, that I took with his camera and maybe one day he’ll get it posted on YouTube to prove it.

I only got to hang out with him for a few hours at the pup but that was enough for me to know that it will be great getting to party with him again someday (soon I hope).  If you ever want to learn a new language, check out his site, as he knows his stuff when it comes to grasping the foreign tongue… he’s a machine with it, read his blog to find out how and why.

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www.BikeAndBoots.com

Brian left a comment once on my blog and because so I started following his blog.  Anyone who can load up a bike and take off on it is tops in my book!  We kept in contact here and there for a year almost.  When I was in Mexico and seen he was near me, I quickly hit him up for a meet-up.  I meet up with him in Tulum, Mexico for a few hours and was great talking about bikes and road tripping.  He only had a few hours, as he had to get up early the next day to leave and was really sick that night he met up with me but he still took the time to say hi to a reverse-fan (is there a word for that at all?  Might need to coin/TM that phrase).  Last I heard he’d stopped with the bike and headed to Europe for a while, as it’s been a while since he has posted.

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www.DTravelsRound.com

When I went to Vegas just before Christmas I posted it on my Fan Page on Facebook.  Diana quickly hit me up and said to give her a ring when in town.  We made plans to meet up the first night I was there and she totally hooked my friend and I up that night.  She had to visit a restaurant and try a dish for her job and when she told her boss that she had friends coming into town, he said “Fine, they can go to and eat whatever to, just don’t order the lobster and a $200 bottle of wine!”  SCORE!!!  I think the final bill between the 3 of us was $240 and I was so full I didn’t even eat dessert.  D was just awesome and even drove us around Sunday even to show us some of Vegas that most never get to see.  It’s was one of the best parts of that Vegas trip and owe her for that.

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www.TheJunglePrincess.com

I got to meet Abby through D, while in Vegas.  I had been following her on Twitter for a while and enjoyed her updates.  When D said she might be able to meet us for a brunch, I quickly said I kill to.  She went to Costa Rica and lived there for a while off a merger budget.  Since I have some property in Costa Rica, I really wanted to hear her stories and adventures first hand.

We had brunch at the Palms Hotel, yeah the one where the Playboy Club and penthouses are.  Would have been a great brunch except I was so hung-over from the night before that I only ate two piece of food I think.  Was still worth the money just to be able to talk travel blogging with her and D that day.  She kind of lives a sweet life there in Vegas, as every time I see her twitts, she’s going to another hosted party somewhere.  If you want to know Vegas, give her a shout out.

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~~ My Wish List For 2011 ~~

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  • Earl

    Alright my man, I’m sure we’ll end up meeting this year. Should be in India if all goes well!

    I’d have to say that meeting other travel bloggers has been a major highlight of having a blog for me as well. You seem to have caught up with quite a lot of people over the past year and I love how some of the interactions happened completely out of nowhere.

    Great idea for a post and looking forward to catching up in person soon!

  • Earl

    Alright my man, I’m sure we’ll end up meeting this year. Should be in India if all goes well!

    I’d have to say that meeting other travel bloggers has been a major highlight of having a blog for me as well. You seem to have caught up with quite a lot of people over the past year and I love how some of the interactions happened completely out of nowhere.

    Great idea for a post and looking forward to catching up in person soon!

  • http://www.the-working-traveller.com/ Shane

    I’ve never met another blogger, not knowingly anyway. That should change this year though as, even if we don’t bump into one on the road, I recently found out there’s a twitter/blogger friend living 5 minutes walk away from our home.

  • http://www.the-working-traveller.com/ Shane

    I’ve never met another blogger, not knowingly anyway. That should change this year though as, even if we don’t bump into one on the road, I recently found out there’s a twitter/blogger friend living 5 minutes walk away from our home.

  • http://www.baconismagic.ca Ayngelina

    I met Shannon from A Little Adrift and the story is funny:

    I was only a few months into my trip and was in this little hostel in Guatemala, she was sitting next to me at a table on her laptop and we started talking and laughing because we both had a blog. Then she told me the name of hers and I said – I know you, we’re friends on Twitter!

    She was the first blogger I met and as sweet as she seems online.

  • http://www.baconismagic.ca Ayngelina

    I met Shannon from A Little Adrift and the story is funny:

    I was only a few months into my trip and was in this little hostel in Guatemala, she was sitting next to me at a table on her laptop and we started talking and laughing because we both had a blog. Then she told me the name of hers and I said – I know you, we’re friends on Twitter!

    She was the first blogger I met and as sweet as she seems online.

  • Alonna

    Aww, thanks Troy, what a great post! I totally agree about how cool it is to meet other travelers, that was one of the highlights of our trip as well. Can’t remember if you’ve tried couchsurfing.org? That’s another really great source of cool like-minded people (both surfing and hosting).

    Have a great trip to India and keep blogging, I’ll be following along!

    P.S. Love your story of meeting the Almost Fearless bloggers!

  • Alonna

    Aww, thanks Troy, what a great post! I totally agree about how cool it is to meet other travelers, that was one of the highlights of our trip as well. Can’t remember if you’ve tried couchsurfing.org? That’s another really great source of cool like-minded people (both surfing and hosting).

    Have a great trip to India and keep blogging, I’ll be following along!

    P.S. Love your story of meeting the Almost Fearless bloggers!

  • http://www.MyBeautifulAdventures.com/ Andi Perullo

    Fantastic heroes to have!!!

  • http://www.MyBeautifulAdventures.com/ Andi Perullo

    Fantastic heroes to have!!!

  • http://foxnomad.com Anil

    Awesome year for you man, you’ve met a lot of people! It was great to catch you in Quito, hopefully next place we’ll have more time. Fingers crossed on crossing paths in 2011.

  • http://foxnomad.com Anil

    Awesome year for you man, you’ve met a lot of people! It was great to catch you in Quito, hopefully next place we’ll have more time. Fingers crossed on crossing paths in 2011.

  • http://wherespoople.com Jack and Jill Travel The World

    It’s a little weird and exciting planning to meet up with these people you never meet in real life in a city you’ve never to before. We’re starting our RTW trip in Colombia then heading to Ecuador and we’re trying to meet as many of our online friends as possible… it’s going to be exciting!

    Anyway, ths for sharing your heroes. Can’t wait until we have our own travel heroes as well :)

  • http://wherespoople.com Jack and Jill Travel The World

    It’s a little weird and exciting planning to meet up with these people you never meet in real life in a city you’ve never to before. We’re starting our RTW trip in Colombia then heading to Ecuador and we’re trying to meet as many of our online friends as possible… it’s going to be exciting!

    Anyway, ths for sharing your heroes. Can’t wait until we have our own travel heroes as well :)

  • http://www.twobackpackers.com/ Two Backpackers

    And an awesome dinner it was! It was gourmet delicious and we enjoyed it with two other travelers we had met up with while sailing from Panama to Colombia. Troy was an awesome host and spent some time with Aracely discussing photography.

    It is awesome spending time with other travel bloggers. Similar interests, goals and everyone seems to be okay stopping constantly to take pictures.

  • http://www.twobackpackers.com/ Two Backpackers

    And an awesome dinner it was! It was gourmet delicious and we enjoyed it with two other travelers we had met up with while sailing from Panama to Colombia. Troy was an awesome host and spent some time with Aracely discussing photography.

    It is awesome spending time with other travel bloggers. Similar interests, goals and everyone seems to be okay stopping constantly to take pictures.

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  • http://www.gobackpacking.com Dave

    Thanks for the mention, and some day I’ll be making a list up for those I met in Medellin last year! I can’t believe you beat me to it, though it was your idea in the first place. jaja

    Earl and Wes are on my 2011 blogger meetup wishlist as well.

  • http://www.gobackpacking.com Dave

    Thanks for the mention, and some day I’ll be making a list up for those I met in Medellin last year! I can’t believe you beat me to it, though it was your idea in the first place. jaja

    Earl and Wes are on my 2011 blogger meetup wishlist as well.

  • http://www.wanderingtrader.com WanderingTrader

    I dont know about twin but def want to meet you as well, maybe in london! Great list!

  • http://www.wanderingtrader.com WanderingTrader

    I dont know about twin but def want to meet you as well, maybe in India or Colombia! Great list!

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    Yeah, knowing Dave and being stationed in one city allowed me to get to meet a few that i never thought would have happened. How long you think you will have for India?

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    Yeah, knowing Dave and being stationed in one city allowed me to get to meet a few that i never thought would have happened. How long you think you will have for India?

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    That’s to funny man! 5min away… guess it goes to show us that the world is very small in a lot of ways. :)

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    That’s to funny man! 5min away… guess it goes to show us that the world is very small in a lot of ways. :)

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    Yeah I remember you telling me this story in Medellin, as it had me laughing. I bet it won’t be the last time it happens to us both :)

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    Yeah I remember you telling me this story in Medellin, as it had me laughing. I bet it won’t be the last time it happens to us both :)

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    Actually I will try CS.com when I go to NYC in July for a week. Never done it yet but NYC would be a perfect place to try it, as I will be needing to save some money but also to meet some new people there. I’m excited about trying it!!

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    Actually I will try CS.com when I go to NYC in July for a week. Never done it yet but NYC would be a perfect place to try it, as I will be needing to save some money but also to meet some new people there. I’m excited about trying it!!

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    Andi, I didn’t include you in my Wish List because the thought of sun bathing, getting manicures and massages all day just doesn’t appeal to me to much, as I know thats your style! jajajaja Just thought you would out spend me and leave me broke (like all women do to me! jajaja). But for real, you would be tops on my list for “People who I’d love to spend an evening with drinking bottles of wine, laughing about whatever!” :)

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    Andi, I didn’t include you in my Wish List because the thought of sun bathing, getting manicures and massages all day just doesn’t appeal to me to much, as I know thats your style! jajajaja Just thought you would out spend me and leave me broke (like all women do to me! jajaja). But for real, you would be tops on my list for “People who I’d love to spend an evening with drinking bottles of wine, laughing about whatever!” :)

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    Andi, I didn’t include you in my Wish List because the thought of sun bathing, getting manicures and massages all day just doesn’t appeal to me to much, as I know thats your style! jajajaja Just thought you would out spend me and leave me broke (like all women do to me! jajaja). But for real, you would be tops on my list for “People who I’d love to spend an evening with drinking bottles of wine, laughing about whatever!” :)

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    One day I’ll get out that Faces interview of you man, even if it’s over a year late! lol I’ll be in India till July, so if your around, hit me up!

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    One day I’ll get out that Faces interview of you man, even if it’s over a year late! lol I’ll be in India till July, so if your around, hit me up!

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    If your starting in Colombia, be sure to hit Dave (www.GoBackpacking.com) up. There are actually a lot of bloggers in Colombia right now and Dave will know them all.

    I didn’t talk about it in the article but there is something a little weird about knowing so much about a travel blogger and then getting to meet them one day and they don’t know much about you. But you know what, it always seem to work out the though! :)

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    If your starting in Colombia, be sure to hit Dave (www.GoBackpacking.com) up. There are actually a lot of bloggers in Colombia right now and Dave will know them all.

    I didn’t talk about it in the article but there is something a little weird about knowing so much about a travel blogger and then getting to meet them one day and they don’t know much about you. But you know what, it always seem to work out the though! :)

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    I can still taste those Tex-Mex eggrolls man! jajajaja :)

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    I can still taste those Tex-Mex eggrolls man! jajajaja :)

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    Yeah for me to beat you to writing an article must say something Dave! lol I actually could have added another 10 more people to this list that I want to meet but thought that might be to greedy. Guess I finally need to get to a TBEX and just knock it all out in one weekend. :)

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    Yeah for me to beat you to writing an article must say something Dave! lol I actually could have added another 10 more people to this list that I want to meet but thought that might be to greedy. Guess I finally need to get to a TBEX and just knock it all out in one weekend. :)

  • http://www.MyBeautifulAdventures.com/ Andi Perullo

    Ouch, I know you were trying to be cute and of course I would love to spend an evening drinking wine and sharing stories, but my travels are much more than what you’ve described them to be dear (I hope that people can see that in my writing)! I don’t think I’ve ever once talked about getting manicures while traveling haha. It is true that I’m not a backpacker and I do like to stay in hotels rather than hostels, however my travels are filled with rich cultural and life changing experiences and are not simply about luxury or pampering myself. :)

  • http://www.MyBeautifulAdventures.com/ Andi Perullo

    Ouch, I know you were trying to be cute and of course I would love to spend an evening drinking wine and sharing stories, but my travels are much more than what you’ve described them to be dear (I hope that people can see that in my writing)! I don’t think I’ve ever once talked about getting manicures while traveling haha. It is true that I’m not a backpacker and I do like to stay in hotels rather than hostels, however my travels are filled with rich cultural and life changing experiences and are not simply about luxury or pampering myself. :)

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    Jodi said that about we being the same, except your from Venezuela. Guess the long hair in a pony tail with down for party with women 24/7 attitude exc! lol London…errr don’t think I can budget that at all. Been there already and if i’m going to spend that kind of money it’s going to be in Japan dude (which I’m killing to see right now).

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    Jodi said that about we being the same, except your from Venezuela. Guess the long hair in a pony tail with down for party with women 24/7 attitude exc! lol London…errr don’t think I can budget that at all. Been there already and if i’m going to spend that kind of money it’s going to be in Japan dude (which I’m killing to see right now).

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    jajaja, i know girl just playing but yes when you land on your page the all pink screams “diva!” :) Your right and please don’t take offense, as i like reading your articles about your interactions with people you meet, things you see. If anything, you get to some places most don’t get to and think that says it all in the end! Nothing but love for you! :)

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    jajaja, i know girl just playing but yes when you land on your page the all pink screams “diva!” :) Your right and please don’t take offense, as i like reading your articles about your interactions with people you meet, things you see. If anything, you get to some places most don’t get to and think that says it all in the end! Nothing but love for you! :)

  • http://www.MyBeautifulAdventures.com/ Andi Perullo

    Well, thanks for the love, I send it back! But, I think if we were to meet in person you wouldn’t think of me as a diva just because my favorite color is pink. ;-)

  • http://www.MyBeautifulAdventures.com/ Andi Perullo

    Well, thanks for the love, I send it back! But, I think if we were to meet in person you wouldn’t think of me as a diva just because my favorite color is pink. ;-)

  • Anonymous

    Jealous of all of the other travelers you’ve crossed paths with in S. America! Now how do we go about crossing paths ourselves, that is the question! :)

  • Anonymous

    Jealous of all of the other travelers you’ve crossed paths with in S. America! Now how do we go about crossing paths ourselves, that is the question! :)

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    You ever been to India????? lol You can drag Jodi as well with ya. If Wandering Earl shows up, it’ll be our own little mini-TBEX! :) You know you got to leave Thailand every month for a visa run, why not buy a cheap ticket from CM and hope into India for a few weeks to wonder. :)

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    You ever been to India????? lol You can drag Jodi as well with ya. If Wandering Earl shows up, it’ll be our own little mini-TBEX! :) You know you got to leave Thailand every month for a visa run, why not buy a cheap ticket from CM and hope into India for a few weeks to wonder. :)

  • Anonymous

    Hmm, it could, probably not, but it could happen…when are you guys going
    there?

  • Anonymous

    Hmm, it could, probably not, but it could happen…when are you guys going
    there?

  • http://twitter.com/mobilelawyer Michael Hodson

    I DO need to get you your 13 questions. You don’t need to wait to meet me, but I was sorry to not be able to run into you in Colombia when I was down there.

  • http://twitter.com/mobilelawyer Michael Hodson

    I DO need to get you your 13 questions. You don’t need to wait to meet me, but I was sorry to not be able to run into you in Colombia when I was down there.

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    Yeah we just missed each other. I do think the 3 best places to meet other travelers is: New York for the USA (because it’s the #1 stop in the USA and so many travelers live there), Thailand for the Asia (because at some point you will be there, esp if you visit Asia) and now Colombia (because it just rocks and everyone wants to see it now! It’s a starting point for S.America).

    I really like your 13 questions and had the same idea a while back but never got around to doing it myself. Now it would be hard to compare anything I did, as your doing an awesome job at it! Thought it would be a great way to reach out to other bloggers and make new friends, plus give something interesting to read. But no matter about the 13 questions, I’d still love to meet up with ya some day just because I like your writing. It’s refreshing and you write about things not covered by most… and I think it’s funny as hell when you want it to be! For a former attorney, your ok in my book! lol :) What is with all the lawyers giving up their practices to go roam the world.. wish more would do that in the US! hahaha

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    Yeah we just missed each other. I do think the 3 best places to meet other travelers is: New York for the USA (because it’s the #1 stop in the USA and so many travelers live there), Thailand for the Asia (because at some point you will be there, esp if you visit Asia) and now Colombia (because it just rocks and everyone wants to see it now! It’s a starting point for S.America).

    I really like your 13 questions and had the same idea a while back but never got around to doing it myself. Now it would be hard to compare anything I did, as your doing an awesome job at it! Thought it would be a great way to reach out to other bloggers and make new friends, plus give something interesting to read. But no matter about the 13 questions, I’d still love to meet up with ya some day just because I like your writing. It’s refreshing and you write about things not covered by most… and I think it’s funny as hell when you want it to be! For a former attorney, your ok in my book! lol :) What is with all the lawyers giving up their practices to go roam the world.. wish more would do that in the US! hahaha

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    I’ll be in India from 01Feb-26Jul. I’ll be in Goa with AlmostFearless.com for 2 months at the start. After that I plan to travel south on my own seeing small towns here and there in between big cities. Not sure when or if WanderingEarl will show up.

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    I’ll be in India from 01Feb-26Jul. I’ll be in Goa with AlmostFearless.com for 2 months at the start. After that I plan to travel south on my own seeing small towns here and there in between big cities. Not sure when or if WanderingEarl will show up.

  • Anonymous

    Cool post – I’d like to meet some of these people too!! I do relate to you about not relating to backpackers as much any more…and I do love talking to my peers…I always learn so much!
    I’m not sure what your travel plans are this year – or where you are now – but I can tell you if you are in any of these places at this time…I’d love to meet up and share a beer!
    Lebanon – Feb
    Sri Lanka – March
    NYC – April
    West Coast/SF/Portland/Vancouver – May/June
    Italy/UK – July
    Driving from UK to Mongolia – July – Sept
    NYC – Oct
    That’s all I know for now!

  • Anonymous

    Cool post – I’d like to meet some of these people too!! I do relate to you about not relating to backpackers as much any more…and I do love talking to my peers…I always learn so much!
    I’m not sure what your travel plans are this year – or where you are now – but I can tell you if you are in any of these places at this time…I’d love to meet up and share a beer!
    Lebanon – Feb
    Sri Lanka – March
    NYC – April
    West Coast/SF/Portland/Vancouver – May/June
    Italy/UK – July
    Driving from UK to Mongolia – July – Sept
    NYC – Oct
    That’s all I know for now!

  • Earl

    Not sure…it looks like I’ll be swinging by Thailand first after I leave Australia. And after that, my plans are quite open. I hope to buy some flights in the next week so I’ll have a better of idea and will of course let you know.

  • Earl

    Not sure…it looks like I’ll be swinging by Thailand first after I leave Australia. And after that, my plans are quite open. I hope to buy some flights in the next week so I’ll have a better of idea and will of course let you know.

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    errr… looks like 2011 is out then! :( I’ll be in India from Feb-26Jul, then a week in NYC, as it’s my first time there and finally going to get to see the Big Apple. Then from Aug to the end of the yeat off to South America.

    I won’t lie, I was so jealous when I seen about your Mongolia road trip… damn jealous to be honest. I so wanted to email you and ask if I could ride in the trunk some way! lol Something like that has been a dream a mine for a long time, more so then backpacking. Something about driving around the world just gets me crazy with excitement! Look forward to seeing the updates on it! :)

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    errr… looks like 2011 is out then! :( I’ll be in India from Feb-26Jul, then a week in NYC, as it’s my first time there and finally going to get to see the Big Apple. Then from Aug to the end of the yeat off to South America.

    I won’t lie, I was so jealous when I seen about your Mongolia road trip… damn jealous to be honest. I so wanted to email you and ask if I could ride in the trunk some way! lol Something like that has been a dream a mine for a long time, more so then backpacking. Something about driving around the world just gets me crazy with excitement! Look forward to seeing the updates on it! :)

  • http://www.wayneontheroad.com Wayne

    Troy! I hope to meet you too. It’s been great talking with you about things and if I don’t get a chance to really pick your brain about some things before you go to India I wish you a safe and wonderful trip. We’re all waiting to see it through your eyes! All the Best!
    Wayne
    http://www.wayneontheroad.com

  • http://www.wayneontheroad.com Wayne

    Troy! I hope to meet you too. It’s been great talking with you about things and if I don’t get a chance to really pick your brain about some things before you go to India I wish you a safe and wonderful trip. We’re all waiting to see it through your eyes! All the Best!
    Wayne
    http://www.wayneontheroad.com

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    Thanks man, still need to get you that email before i jet off about the website. To many things to get done, not enough time…errr! If i don’t get it before this weekend… then it will for sure be a bit before I do. Not sure what your plans are for 2011 but maybe 2012 we can road trip some time. I got an old car with 240k miles on it I’d love to drive till the motor blows. When it does, sign the title and trow it in the drivers seat and catch a Grey Hound home… trip over! jajaja You down?

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    Thanks man, still need to get you that email before i jet off about the website. To many things to get done, not enough time…errr! If i don’t get it before this weekend… then it will for sure be a bit before I do. Not sure what your plans are for 2011 but maybe 2012 we can road trip some time. I got an old car with 240k miles on it I’d love to drive till the motor blows. When it does, sign the title and trow it in the drivers seat and catch a Grey Hound home… trip over! jajaja You down?

  • http://UncorneredMarket.com Audrey

    Thanks for adding us to your wish list for 2011! We were able to meet up with TwoBackpackers & Ben and Alonna in Argentina after they had raved about meeting you. We’ll all be in Asia for part of this year…hopefully our paths may cross here somehow. Will keep a look out for you after you emerge from the epic India train trip.

  • http://UncorneredMarket.com Audrey

    Thanks for adding us to your wish list for 2011! We were able to meet up with TwoBackpackers & Ben and Alonna in Argentina after they had raved about meeting you. We’ll all be in Asia for part of this year…hopefully our paths may cross here somehow. Will keep a look out for you after you emerge from the epic India train trip.

  • http://UncorneredMarket.com Audrey

    Thanks for adding us to your wish list for 2011! We were able to meet up with TwoBackpackers & Ben and Alonna in Argentina after they had raved about meeting you. We’ll all be in Asia for part of this year…hopefully our paths may cross here somehow. Will keep a look out for you after you emerge from the epic India train trip.

  • http://UncorneredMarket.com Audrey

    Thanks for adding us to your wish list for 2011! We were able to meet up with TwoBackpackers & Ben and Alonna in Argentina after they had raved about meeting you. We’ll all be in Asia for part of this year…hopefully our paths may cross here somehow. Will keep a look out for you after you emerge from the epic India train trip.

  • http://www.theroadforks.com Akila

    Wow, Troy, you’ve met so many more bloggers than we have! Amazing that you met them all in just one year. :)

  • http://www.theroadforks.com Akila

    Wow, Troy, you’ve met so many more bloggers than we have! Amazing that you met them all in just one year. :)

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    Akila- yeah got lucky to meet so many great ones this last year and to think I’ve never been to a TBEX or anything! lol Was rather surprised too myself and kind of why i wrote the post, as when I started looking back on all I had I was like “WOW that was a lot!” I think you you stay in a good city and hold up for a while, everyone will eventually just come to you. Thats pretty much what i did the last year and was a great way to get to meet others as they traveled through.

    Like your new layout on your site, looks really sweet by-the-way! :)

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    Akila- yeah got lucky to meet so many great ones this last year and to think I’ve never been to a TBEX or anything! lol Was rather surprised too myself and kind of why i wrote the post, as when I started looking back on all I had I was like “WOW that was a lot!” I think you you stay in a good city and hold up for a while, everyone will eventually just come to you. Thats pretty much what i did the last year and was a great way to get to meet others as they traveled through.

    Like your new layout on your site, looks really sweet by-the-way! :)

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    Well I made it to India but other then Nepal I think that will be all I get to see while in Asia, as at the end of July I fly back to South America. I’ll still keep an eye out for you guys because I have so many questions that i would love to asks you all. Your work is a bench mark for all travel bloggers I would say.

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    Well I made it to India but other then Nepal I think that will be all I get to see while in Asia, as at the end of July I fly back to South America. I’ll still keep an eye out for you guys because I have so many questions that i would love to asks you all. Your work is a bench mark for all travel bloggers I would say.

  • http://twitter.com/legalnomads Jodi Ettenberg

    Mini TBEX in India! I love the sounds of that. And I just got rejected for a double entry Thai visa so will definitely need to leave the country for awhile. Hmmmm…

  • http://twitter.com/legalnomads Jodi Ettenberg

    Mini TBEX in India! I love the sounds of that. And I just got rejected for a double entry Thai visa so will definitely need to leave the country for awhile. Hmmmm…

  • http://twitter.com/legalnomads Jodi Ettenberg

    The world might spontaneously combust if the two of you hang out for a few days. Pics or it didn’t happen ;)

  • http://twitter.com/legalnomads Jodi Ettenberg

    The world might spontaneously combust if the two of you hang out for a few days. Pics or it didn’t happen ;)

  • http://twitter.com/legalnomads Jodi Ettenberg

    Thanks for including me, Foggy! Was great to meet you in person, though it was too brief. We’ll have to fix that and hang out some more in 2011. Safe travels and looking forward to hearing all about India.

  • http://twitter.com/legalnomads Jodi Ettenberg

    Thanks for including me, Foggy! Was great to meet you in person, though it was too brief. We’ll have to fix that and hang out some more in 2011. Safe travels and looking forward to hearing all about India.

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    I didn’t want to say it… but since you got denied in for the Thailand visa… you have a home in Goa ya know. Your welcome any time, you might be able to drop down with old WanderingEarl if he comes. I’ll have to do a post soon on Goa and the house that AlmostFearless got but I’ll say it’s a sweet set-up here. Love the food, the beach is cool, it’s totally laid back but crazy at the same time and the house is perfect. You know me, ABC (Always Be Closing) the deal! lol :)

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ Anonymous

    I didn’t want to say it… but since you got denied in for the Thailand visa… you have a home in Goa ya know. Your welcome any time, you might be able to drop down with old WanderingEarl if he comes. I’ll have to do a post soon on Goa and the house that AlmostFearless got but I’ll say it’s a sweet set-up here. Love the food, the beach is cool, it’s totally laid back but crazy at the same time and the house is perfect. You know me, ABC (Always Be Closing) the deal! lol :)

  • http://positiveworldtravel.com Anthony

    There are many bloggers on this list that we would love to meet. Christine from Almost Fearless would have to be at the top of our list. How she manages shooting a documentary, a child and a blog all at the same time. Christine you are a superwoman!

  • http://positiveworldtravel.com Anthony

    There are many bloggers on this list that we would love to meet. Christine from Almost Fearless would have to be at the top of our list. How she manages shooting a documentary, a child and a blog all at the same time. Christine you are a superwoman!



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