The Go! Team
Kelly Lewis – Founder of Go! Girl Guides, Kelly is a writer, a dreamer and an avid traveler.
Originally from Hawaii, Kelly lived in New Zealand for a year before traversing through South America and the South Pacific. She started Go! Girl Guides in late 2010 after it came to her in a dream (see… total dreamer!)
Contact her: Kelly at gogirlguides.com or at TravelBugJuice.com
Kelly wrote Go! Girl Guides: Thailand, our first release in September of 2011, along with photographer Krissy Sauter. Get your copy!
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Molly Ford Leibowitz: From her first trip to Italy at age 12, Molly has always been in love with traveling. She’s lived in Chile, has been tattooed in Amsterdam and has had enough Vino Tinto to give any Spaniard the courage to run with bulls. She’s currently living in Brooklyn, where she rocks the travel PR world and serves as the COO of Go! Girl Guides and Kelly Lewis’ life.
Based Out Of: GGG Headquarters, Brooklyn
Lara Parker: Lara is a 22-year-old recent college graduate with a serious case of wanderlust. She’s lived in Australia and Greece and will be moving to London in 2014 for grad school. She’s part Lebanese and terrified of wasting her life. You can find her personal blog at www.laraeparker.com.. come along with her adventures because not all those who wander are lost!
Social Media Guru
Ellen Guill: Ellen wanders. She wandered her way through Europe in 2007 during a semester abroad in Madrid, then through parts of the South Pacific after college graduation, and spent a year in South and Central America during 2010. Most recently, she went on a solo adventure south of the border to research and write the travel guidebook Go Girl Guides: Mexico.
Sara Button: Sara learned the value of travel at an early age, on annual family trips in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Not to be relegated to the North American continent, she made her first trip overseas at the age of 13 and has been finding ways to travel ever since. She has explored Etruscan tombs in Italy, made hostel beds in Ireland, and hiked volcanoes in Costa Rica. Follow her travels near and far on her blog, Bumblings of Miss Button.
Casey Siemasko: Casey Siemasko is a freelance writer, blogger, and avid traveler. She finds her life inspiration by exploring new places and meeting new people, and seeks to find magic in the most ordinary of places. When she’s off the computer, she enjoys practicing yoga, training for marathons and scuba diving. Somewhere in there she also found time to write an eBook, 101 Tips to Living in Taiwan.
She and her husband comprise the two lovebirds and digital nomads documenting their travel musings at http://acruisingcouple.com.
Katherine Sazdanoff: Katherine grew up in a teeny-tiny Midwestern town but always had big travel dreams. Since graduating from college, she has lived in three iconic cities (NYC, San Francisco and Boston), has frequently explored Europe and South America, and then in July of 2012 departed on a year-long around the world trip. Ever since she has been cycling, hiking, and motorbiking through Asia and Europe, all the while pursuing her passion for writing and photography.
To follow her adventures, check out her website at www.katherinesazdanoff.com.
Clare Wilson: England is a very small country, and Clare’s got some big ideas and even bigger plans for her twenties (the “Decade of Adventures”). So far she’s volunteered in a South African township, got her degree, interrailed around Europe, done a triathlon, taken the Trans-Mongolian Express and lived in China… but that’s just the start. Right now she’s working in a chocolatier, having UK based shenanigans and planning her biggest adventure yet. Mount Everest and Australia had better watch out!
Check out her blog at Blue Dress and Backpack.
Based out of: England
Guidebook Writer/ Blogger: “Go! Girl Guides: London”
Jenna Hall: Jenna’s fascination for foreign spaces and far away places started at a young age while delivering shoes with her family to underserved villages in the Dominican Republic. Since then she has willingly catapulted herself into the most exhilarating and gut-dropping experiences of her life — like taking a flimsy motorboat from the puerto of Guatemala to Belize across the Caribbean Sea during a torrential rainstorm. For this adventure-hungry gal the woes and whoas!!! of travel have all been worth it. She has realized that traveling and experiencing first had what foreign culture is really like, serves as her ultimate passion!
Based out of: Tucson, AZ
Traci Salisbury: Traci is a bold New Yorker who loves taking her empire state of mind global. She holds a degree in International Business, and bleeds humanitarianism. Traci spent a semester in 2007 living in Italy and bouncing around Western Europe. In the past 3 years she volunteered at a homeless shelter in California, worked construction in New Orleans, and moonlights as a bartender everywhere she goes. She recently completed an epic 7 month backpacking trip through Central and South America and spent a month road-tripping the East Coast. Check out her personal blog at www.alwaysinjourney.com.
Based out of: New Orleans
Guidebook Writer/ Blogger: “Go! Girl Guides: Argentina”
Page Buono: Page took her first adventure to Guatemala at 17 and it changed her forever. An internship with the United Nations took her to Uganda years later, where she bounced around refugee camps and started writing. She’s currently doing social media for Go! Girl Guides while working on Go! Girl Guides: Argentina, A Woman’s Guide to Traveling in Argentina, focusing on the area of Patagonia.
Based Out Of: Durango, Colorado
Social Media Guru/ Guidebook Writer “Go! Girl Guides: Argentina”
Erica Arvizu: Erica is a writer, an adventurer and a part-time bartender. She has a background in news-writing and is one of the co-authors of Go! Girl Guides: Argentina; A Woman’s Guide to Traveling in Argentina. She loves mate. A lot.
Based Out Of: Tucson, Arizona
Guidebook Writer “Go! Girl Guides: Argentina”