Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Where'd She Go?

Sorry for the prolonged blogging absence. You're probably asking "Where's she been?" I've been writing my little patootie off. I took on a freelance travel writing gig, where I was assigned 222 destinations to write 150-word blurbs about. At first glance, that doesn't seem like a lot, but when you add research to the mix, it took me nearly two weeks to complete.

It was interesting, though, because there were a lot of places that I didn't even know EXISTED, much less were tourist destinations. Who knew that Bulgaria had beaches? It seems the Black Sea coast is quite the draw. So is Bali, and Cyprus, and . . . I could go on and on.

I also learned about Sun City, South Africa. I knew about it from that song in the 80s where the music industry said they "ain't gonna play Sun City" but I never really knew what a Las-Vegas like experience it was supposed to be. And if I didn't want to go on safari before, I definitely do after researching Tanzania and Kenya.

Like my list of places I want to go needed to get any longer. :)

In September, one of my "want to go" destinations will be checked off my list. Check back for the reveal of where that will be!

7 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Yes, just keep me in suspense about where you'll be going.

What a fun writing job though!

Hootin' Anni said...

Awwwwwwww, you give us a spoiler but absolutely no clues? And we have to wait 'til September? Okay then, if you insist. :o)

Renee said...

Writing for cash! COOL!

Welcome back.

*~Tey~* said...

oo i'm looking forward to hearing where you're going next. That's alot of writing...if you times 222 by 150...that's a lot of words...sounds like fun though. You always have awesome information on travel. Like I didn't know that the place with white walls and blue roofs was santorini until I saw your blog.

cybrpunk said...

I would love to travel to 222 different places and write about them, but I'm assuming there was very little travel involved in your assignment.

Red said...

I wanted to go to Kenya too, but with tribal unrest constantly in the news here, I don't feel very inspired to buy that ticket yet!

Maybe when the time comes, I'll head to Namibia or Botswana...

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