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Marybeth Bond (The Gutsy Traveler)
Worked at Xerox, Honeywell, National Geographic, Spokesperson for Hilton Hotels, British Airways, Visa, National Geographic,General Mills, Transition Lenses
Attended Universisty of Paris, Sorbonne
Lives in San Francisco
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Brush up on your packing skills on this #traveltuesday
Packing tips for frequent travelers by travel expert. Avoid travel disasters by packing the right things. Ten things to put in your carry on luggage. #bestluggage #boomers #excessluggagefees
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Beautiful photos! #travelmore 
There are many historical sites and places in the world that give us insight and evidence of the past civilizations. These sites help us learn about our ancestors, their living and culture.
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Get out and explore this weekend! Here are my favorite wildflower #hikes in #Colorado. It's that time of year. 
Colorado hikes and wildflowers attract locals and tourists during the warm, sunny, summer months. Let me share a few of my favorites. #featured #full-image #full-width
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Join me on with +Paul Lasley OnTravel Radio to hear about Sydney at a Back Stage Tour of the Opera House, climbing the Harbor Bridge 440' above the w the water, and trips to the Outback, Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef. #Australia #ilovesydney  
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"Ending girls’ slavery: Women #travel writers get involved to make a difference" A great article about the #Nepal Youth Foundation. 
Marybeth Bond has been travelling the world for many years, starting in her youth as a single woman travelling solo. She learned how to stay safe and enjoy life on the road and not be afraid. Her book Gutsy Women Travel went on to be a bestseller.
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Wish we could have met up. You know how famil are...not a free moment.
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I love sharing my #travel photos with you, but what I enjoy even more is hearing about YOUR travels. Please "like" and post your photos on the Gutsy Traveler Facebook Page ( with a bit about where you were and why you loved it for a chance to be featured on the Gutsy Traveler website!
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Feel good on vacation for a different reason than mojitos and beach naps. Have you ever volunteered in your travels?
Here's how to volunteer on vacation; from organized groups to organizing it yourself. Philanthropic travel ideas for you.
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We've all experienced the inflated prices of #summer #travel. Here are 10 of my best tips for keeping costs down and sticking to a budget on your vacation! Fellow travelers, any other tips to add to the list?
Here are the Gutsy Traveler's favorite tips for saving on summer travel to keep you on budget. Save on rental cars, house swaps, free breakfasts and fine dining.
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Another "Foodie Friday" on Gutsy Traveler with Barbara Treadwell. Read about Tibet and all things Yak!
Food travel writer Barbara Treadwell dishes on cuisine, Chinese influence and all-things Yak in Tibet.
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With proper planning and the right itinerary, it's easy to tour a city in just a few days. Read on to see how I crammed in as much #Sydney as possible on a short time frame.
How to visit Sydney in a few days. Climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge, peddle the parks on a bike tour, take a backstage tour of the Opera House, best beaches.
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Listen in this *Saturday at 11:43 EST* while I tell +Rudy Maxa about my experience with camels in the #Outback! You can find the podcast on iTunes or listen live here:
Your go-to guide for the Australian Outback. Experience the real Australia with camel rides and a visit to Ayers Rock.
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Travel Personality, Author, Blogger, Writer #GutsyTraveler, #twomentravel, #travel,#bucketlist, Marybeth_Bond

Marybeth Bond (a.k.a. GutsyTraveler) is a National Geographic author, writer, blogger, corporate spokesperson and has traveled to over 100 countries.

She has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, LA Times, CNN,BC< CBS and on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”.

Two summers ago she biked 3,115 miles across the USA with her 22-year-old daughter.Last summer she tracked polar bears in the Arctic and swam with beluga whales. She writes about all her adventures for magazines, newspapers and her blog

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Here's my experience and the roots of all the wanderlust in my soul.

In my 20’s I lived in Luxembourg, Paris and New Caledonia. At age 29 I left my career and traveled solo around the world for two years. In my 30’s and 40’s I lived with nomads in the Thar Desert of India, Sherpa families in Nepal, Karen Tribes in Northern Thailand, the hill tribes (Black Thai) in Northeast Vietnam, Gamblin musicians in Bali, Gaelic dairy farmers on the Dingle Peninsula, Mayans in Mexico and the Navajo on tribal lands in Arizona.

To afford this lifestyle I created a brand (GutsyTraveler), wrote books (12, including Gutsy Women), blogged (for National Geographic and GutsyTraveler), been on radio and TV as a travel expert, and been a corporate spokesperson.

So far I have visited over 100+ countries, all 50 US states, rode my bike, with my daughter, across nine states from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic.

I have hiked, biked, dived, danced, snow-shoed, skied, climbed, copter-ed, tuk-tuked, trekked and traipsed my way through seven continents, from the depth of the Flores Sea to the summit of MountKilimanjaro. Along the way I studied in Paris for four years and earned two degrees.  

I wasn’t always a Gutsy Traveler. I grew up in Ohio and cried my way through lonely summer camps. At age 18, with a lot of encouragement from my mother, I landed a job as a waitress in Grand Teton National Park at Jackson Lake Lodge. That summer away from Ohio stuck with me for years. A friend planted the seed of studying abroad so I studied a year in Luxembourg then four in Paris. That’s when I was committed to travel as a lifestyle.

More Credentials

I am also the Adventure Correspondent for TravelGirl Magazine, and Special Travel Contributor to CNN Television. My 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 many more.

I was on the cover of Outside Magazine, featuring my story of “How to Make the Great Escape. And how I found “Romance in Kathmandu” (he ended up my husband).

My 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.

My 12th book, Gutsy Women has been published worldwide in four editions and three languages.

I wrote three books about Girlfriends Getaways for National Geographic too.





Bragging rights
Biked 3,115 miles across the USA , tracked polar bears and swam with beluga whales in the Arctic. I was a guest on Oprah.I am living the life I always wanted. Happily married. Two kids.Climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro on my honeymoon.
  • Universisty of Paris, Sorbonne
    Undergrad and graduate degree.
  • Miami Univerisyt, Oxford, Ohio
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Gutsy Traveler
Writer, Author, Blogger (National Geographic,, Speaker, Travel Expert. (100+ countries), media talent.
Book author, writing, blogging, travel blogging, Corporate Speaker, public speaking, radio talent, television travel expert, media relations, spokesperson.
  • Xerox, Honeywell, National Geographic, Spokesperson for Hilton Hotels, British Airways, Visa, National Geographic,General Mills, Transition Lenses
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San Francisco
Paris, New York, Kathmandu, Cleveland, New Caledonia