Leverage Your Identity from 11 Secrets
I recently received 11 Secrets to being a successful travel journalist in 2016 and LOVED it. If you haven’t read it yet, do. No. 3 on the list is about leveraging your identity so here goes for me. Please post your own story of leveraging your identity.
I’m female, a senior woman over 60 (yikes), who is still actively engaged in adventure sports, whether mountain biking, climbing, backpacking. I travel solo seeking out adventure and recently travelled through the Himalayas independent of a group. I did have a guide but no porter for much of my travels. I was an oddity for sure. Who are you?
Hey Mariene, I love this idea!
I’m a millennial woman from Maine, living less than 100 miles from my hometown (and my mother’s hometown, and her mother’s hometown). And yet, I’m a traveler as well — I’ve lived on a sailboat in the Caribbean, I’ve driven from Maine to Mexico, I’ve driven around Ireland solo, and yet I still find myself back in the place I have roots. I’m a writer, but also an artisan. I run a business as a freelance writer, but also a business as an auto trimmer — redoing cars, boats and motorcycle upholstery. I’m a feminist, a reader, an activist, a reader and a woman who wants to go everywhere on her motorcycle that was born 9 years before her.