Laura McGlone A.

Location:

Edmonton, AB

Member since:

February 28, 2011

Where have you had memorable travel experiences?

Hiking into Laotian Buddhist caves, photographing tribal headhunters in the Philippines, trekking to Annapurna basecamp in Nepal, kayaking to islands in Burma, sleeping in the Sahara, seeing a 300-elephant festival in Sri Lanka, teaching English & eating sushi in Japan, doing yoga with locals in Cuba, sleeping in a $5 beach bungalow in the Andaman Islands, visiting a Buddhist festival along the Tibetan border in India, doing a meditation retreat in Thailand, hiking volcanoes in Indonesia, hiking to villages with no toilets or electricity in Borneo, caving in Belize, traveling through the outback of Australia, hiking the Abel Tasman track in New Zealand, snorkeling in Fiji, volunteering in the Dominican Republic, beaching it in Hawaii, going to uni in Brisbane, eating cheese in Spain, photographing in the medinas of Morocco, swimming with giant sea turtles in Indonesia, studying Spanish in Costa Rica, swimming in cenotes in Mexico, exploring Budapest, meeting my husband in Laos......

Would you like to present on a place you've been? If so, where?

Yes! I'd love to present about Laos, Sri Lanka, India, Burma, Cuba, Morocco, Borneo, Japan....

Which countries or places are you interested in exchanging information about?

I'd love to hear from people who have been to Namibia, Tibet, Papua New Guinea, Sumatra, Madagascar, Turkey, Panama, Guatemala, Iceland, Ethiopia, Mongolia, and just about anywhere I haven't been!

What would you like to get out of this Meetup group?

I love the energy I receive from a group of energetic travelbugs! I would like to learn about countries in the world I haven't been to yet, exchange travel ideas and tips with people who have varied experiences, and share my own experiences too.

Please list all of the places you've been (to make it easy to exchange information with other members).

Sri Lanka India Nepal Laos Thailand Cambodia Indonesia Singapore Burma Vietnam Hong Kong South Korea Japan Australia New Zealand Fiji Costa Rica Belize Guatemala Mexico Philippines Morocco Portugal Spain Gibraltar England Scotland Hawaii Bahamas Caymans Mayalsia Indonesia Andaman Islands Dominican Republic USA Brunei Cuba

Introduction

Travel is one of my biggest passions, along with photography. I have traveled in over 30 countries & lived in both Japan and Australia. I miss the energy I received from the Chicago Travel Meetup, so I thought I'd start a Travel Meetup in Edmonton!


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