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Wanderlust at Home: How to keep traveling while staying put

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Join us for a panel discussion with several local travel bloggers and travel enthusiasts who will share how they feed their hunger for adventure and travel right here in Boston!

A donation to Strong Women Strong Girls (, a multiple generational mentor program are strongly encouraged. The mission of Strong Women, Strong Girls is to utilize the lessons learned from strong women throughout history to encourage girls and young women to become strong women themselves. By building communities of women committed to supporting positive social change, Strong Women, Strong Girls works to create cycles of mutual empowerment for women and girls.

Panelists Include:

Samantha Marangell

As a former Peace Corps Volunteer, Samantha prefers voyages to vacations. She's sailed a tall ship, driven cross country solo, and become well-practiced at eating out alone. Her column for Go Girl Travel Network, "Solo Sammy," deals with the trials and joys of traveling solo and ending up where you least expect. In addition, she has also been a teacher, actress, and Chocolate Guide.

Kayti Burt

Kayti Burt is a television and travel blogger who writes a monthly column on traveling as an introvert for the Go Girl Travel Network. Her travels include a three-month backpacking trip across Southeast Asia in 2012; a nine-month study abroad experience in Prague in 2008; and travels through space and time with Doctor Who. She is currently living in Worcester, MA, aka the next big travel go-to destination.

Julia Hudson

Julia is a professional travel writer and editor, specializing in culturally sensitive and economically sustainable budget travel, social media marketing. Julia writes a budget travel blog, which you can check out at (

Lillie Marshall

Lillie Marshall (@WorldLillie on Twitter) has been a teacher in the Boston Public Schools since 2003, with a break from[masked] to travel the world for a year and launch her popular travel blogs, (documenting her own travels) and (profiling other inspiring teacher travelers). Since returning home to Boston from her year-long trip, Lillie has continued to travel extensively during every school break, and has built her websites to the point where they now receive over 1,000 visitors a day,

globally. Lillie also enjoys freelance writing, conducting workshops on social media (as she has one of the biggest online followings of any teacher in the world), and running the Boston chapter of the North American “Meet, Plan, Go!” movement to encourage people to do extended travel. Oh, and she just had a baby four months ago!

We can't wait to see you there!