04 Feb

#FollowFriday 04Feb2011


It’s #FollowFriday again…thank goodness! It’s always a day to look forward to catching up with tweeps from the week and highlighting those that I found interesting.

Next week I’m going to start a small series on how I use Twitter and how it would have changed the way we traveled. So, if you’re not signed up for Twitter yet, do it and have a look around so you’ll be ready to take my tips and tricks and run with it! Look me up at @OneGiantStep and say hi!!

Sherry Ott  www.Ottsworld.com  @ottsworld

I include Sherry this week because of her recent stories of Jordan and Petra, a place that I loved; but it is her sense of adventure and story telling that keeps me coming back. I first discovered her as she made her way teaching English in Vietnam (a place I had not yet visited but fell in love with once I had) and followed her Tiger Balm Tales chronicling her trip with her father to Nepal. This year, she is teaming up with people she barely knows to drive, over land, from England to Mongolia in the Mongol Rally. A serious adventurer!

Brendan van Son  www.BrendansAdventures.com @brendanvanson

Brendan has been traveling in South America recently; I can relate to his stories from Chile and Argentina but, even more interesting, he was able to go to Antarctica and see penguins!! And they look as cute as you imagine they would! Brendan also curates the very popular Top 100 Independant Travel Websites list. He puts a ton of work into this every week as he reads all the blogs, checks their Alexa ranking and does the math. I was super excited last week when I finally made it onto the list! And can proudly say that I move up 6 spots this week! Thanks Brendan for all the work you do on this and for introducing me to many more amazing travel blogs!

Karen Walrond  www.Chookooloonks.com @chookooloonks

I love Chookooloonks for its calming effect on my day. Karens’ photography is stunning and the words she writes to accompany her photos are always so calming and introspective. I love that her posts usually drop into my feed in the evening so that it’s often the last thing I read at night. A perfect way to finish the day. 

What about you? Who are you following this week?

Oh, and don’t forget to ‘Like’ my new OneGiantStep FaceBook Page!!

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  2. Thanks so much for including me and the kind words! Glad you are enjoying my Jordan writing…I have so much more to cover. Plus – now I’ve moved on to Lebanon…so gathering stories here now too.

    But mostly…you made me hungry for cupcakes now….and I don’t think I’ll find any in Beirut tonight!
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    • Sherry, your writing has been greatly appreciated. With the recent turmoil in nearby regions (Tunisia and Egypt), it is good to read your accounts of Jordan and Lebanon. I am truly thankful to have access to such wonderful writers as you and Gillian. You both contribute positively to the travel blog community.

      Be safe!

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