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Over the years, we’ve met and interviewed many travel bloggers around the world. Each of them has their own reason for traveling, but what unites them is their belief that travel helps give you get a better perspective on life and the people around you, and ultimately helps you become a better person.
The following bloggers gracefully took the time to answer a few of our questions about their travels, and they each have interesting stories to tell. Here are their bus stories.
National Geographic’s Digital Nomad: Andrew Evans shares his epic 10,000 miles bus ride from Washington, DC to Antartica.
“I think I had the best of the best and the very worst, too. I rode “chicken buses” where I literally had chicken sitting on my feet. Then I rode first class buses where I had my own flat screen TV to watch whatever movies I wanted. Greyhound in America fell somewhere between those two extremes. Across my travels, some buses were too hot, some were far too cold, some were very bumpy and some allowed me to sleep all through the night. Honestly, I liked the diversity of it all. Each time I boarded a new bus, I new I was embarking on a totally new adventure.”
You can follow Andrew on National Geographic and Twitter.
Twenty-Something Travel: Stephanie Yoder shares her thoughts on life as a professional travel writer and twenty-something on the road.
“I’ve taken a lot of buses in my travels. The most memorable was probably this insane night bus from Vietnam to Laos. It was mega-shady but there wasn’t any other way to get where I wanted to go. The bus crew (for some reason there were like five big burly Vietnamese guys running the bus) were definitely running some sort of smuggling operation. They would make all these middle of the night stops and shift stuff around under the bus. When we got off at a rest break I caught a glimpse of their cargo: It was several large pallets of two-liter bottles of Coca Cola!”
You can find Stephanie on her website, Facebook and Twitter.
Legal Nomads: Foodie Jodi Ettenberg shared stories on traveling, photography and making lifelong friends during her travels. Oh, and food!
“One of my favourite bus moments was also one of the more absurd, when I was in the middle of a 30-hour gauntlet from Flores back to Lombok, careening atop a minivan with a goat in my lap. The ticket collector climbed up to the roof to ask me for a ticket, and I couldn’t help but laugh – with one hand holding the roof rail and the other holding the baby goat in my lap, there was no way he was going to get a ticket from me until we stopped.”
You can follow Jodi on her website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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