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This No-Nonsense Author Shares Her Travel Stories…

When it comes to travel writing, it’s hard to get the real scoop.

Travel writers tend to overuse descriptions like charming, beautiful, quaint, vibrant, blah-blah-blah.

But what’s a destination really like?

Travel expert and author – Laurie Gough – will tell you.  Her travel stories and writing are engaging, straightforward and honest – the most lacking trait in writers today.

And luckily for us, we get a sneak peak at Laurie’s wild travel stories from her memoirs: Kite Strings of the Southern Cross: A Woman’s Travel Odyssey AND Kiss the Sunset Pig: An American Road Trip with Exotic Detours.

Not to mention…

Her answers to some tough questions like her least favorite travel destinations, most memorable travel moment, advice on packing, greatest lesson, and even some travel writing tips!

So get the travel low-down from Laurie in this exclusive interview…


Matangi Private Island Resort; Matangi, Fiji

There are certain times in your life that you’re going to wind up breaking the piggy bank: your wedding, your honeymoon, your vow renewal, or maybe anniversaries that end in a zero or a five.

For those occasions, you’ll be looking to pull all the punches.  And if punches include luxury, seclusion, and natural beauty, the Matangi Private Island Resort could well be for you.Continue

Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Island Resort; Savusavu, Fiji

Go big or go home.  Well maybe go big or go elsewhere.  Sometimes you just have to shell out that extra few hundred dollars to get the best.

This trip won’t be for you if you’re a single backpacker.  However, if you’re a prosperous young family or a newlywed couple, you’ll likely be looking for luxury.  You’ll find it at the Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Island Resort.Continue

Nationally-Renowned Reefs; Taveuni, Fiji

Word of mouth can do wonders.  It can make or break businesses.  It can cause tourism to flourish or flounder.  And in the age of the internet, word of mouth doesn’t necessarily have to be spoken.

With a wide selection of reviews, positive feedback is likely indicative of a worthwhile site.  Such is the case with many of Fiji’s scuba diving locales.Continue

Vidawa Rainforest Hike; Taveuni, Fiji

Do the opposite of what any survival expert would recommend.

Head away from water.  Work your way into the dense rainforest.  Push through stubborn bushes and tread carefully across slippery rocks.

And if you lose the trail?  Well, that’s half the fun. Continue