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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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An incredible woman, a gutsy traveler and an inspiration to us all. 
Olga Murray founded the Nepal Youth Foundation 25 years ago and continues today to help children across Nepal live the lives they deserve.
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Wednesday Words of Wisdom #travel  #dalailama 
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Clever photographer at Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco.
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Antarctica Adventure of a lifetime. Eye-to-eye with penguins and kayaking among the icebergs. Join me. One minute, one lifetime as a Gutsy Traveler.
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It's the 1st of April and my thoughts wander to outdoor adventures. Where are some must-see spots for camping and hiking? It's always fun to poll such a well-traveled crowd. 
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I, along with some other great travel experts, weigh in on my favorite spots to travel solo. #solotravel  
The prospect of solo travel might scare some people, being out in the world with no one to help navigate, to lean on in a pinch or simply to share the moments of discovery. Others love being alone on the road, free to take any detour or linger in any village shop, liberated to do exactly as he or she wishes.
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I love the feeling of awe I get when I travel someplace new and experience things for the first time. Those "WOW" moments. Let me tell you, there was no shortage of those moments on my trip to Antarctica.

Now all you Gutsy Traveler readers have the chance to WIN A TRIP FOR TWO TO THE #ARCTIC! Head on over to my site to read about these WOW moments and find out how to enter the contest.
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Join me tomorrow live on radio. High Adventure. Penguins, kayaks, icebergs.
Voyage to Antarctica with Quark Expeditions
Sat. AM 11:18 EST and Archived.
http://rudymaxa.com/listen-live/
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Good news, friends: It's been snowing in Tahoe! My recommendation is to pack your bags and head to The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe to get in some much needed skiing this weekend. Read on and I just might convince you...
We were always too busy --work, family, doctors appointments, treatments, dog sitters -- there were always good excuses. Finally the stars aligned and we mapped out a short getaway to the mountains...
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Writer, Author, Blogger (National Geographic, www.GutsyTraveler.com), Speaker, Travel Expert. (100+ countries), media talent.
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Book author, writing, blogging, travel blogging, Corporate Speaker, public speaking, radio talent, television travel expert, media relations, spokesperson.
Employment
  • Xerox, Honeywell, National Geographic, Spokesperson for Hilton Hotels, British Airways, Visa, National Geographic,General Mills, Transition Lenses
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San Francisco
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Paris, New York, Kathmandu, Cleveland, New Caledonia
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Travel Personality, Author, Blogger, Writer #GutsyTraveler, #twomentravel, #travel,#bucketlist, Marybeth_Bond
Introduction

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 www.GutsyTraveler.com

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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.
Education
  • Universisty of Paris, Sorbonne
    Undergrad and graduate degree.
  • Miami Univerisyt, Oxford, Ohio
    MA
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