The way I like to express myself the best is through writing. I would write about travel even if not a single person ever read it. I put my travel adventures down on paper in so many different ways—a journal, my travel blog, and postcards. It’s just something that I need to do for myself.
Juliann Wetz has always been a writer, but she found her true calling when she started sharing the magic of travel through her blog, Browsing the Atlas.
Juliann first began writing stories and poems when she was seven years old. She published her first article in Child Life magazine when she was a teenager. Since then, Juliann has traveled to 39 countries and counting—including Estonia, Vietnam, Nicaragua, Liechtenstein, and Honduras—and she has kept a written record of every travel experience.
Juliann discusses her evolution as a travel enthusiast, from being the person that used to do everything to slowing down and taking the time to process, reflect, and fully enjoy. She explains why she will never show you Mount Everest or lazy beaches, but she will show you obscure and fascinating things you’ve never seen before.
For the past 8 years, Juliann has been documenting and sharing all of her travel experiences on Browsing the Atlas—most of which involve lesser-known excursions and activities. The magic of travel is never lost on Juliann, and she encourages you to hold onto your love for travel as we look ahead to post-COVID times.
In this episode, Juliann shares:
- How traveling internationally with her kids from a young age made a positive impact.
- Her ideation process for selecting unusual, lesser-known topics for travel blog content.
- How she approaches each travel experience as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
- Getaway ideas that are closer to home and worth seeing just as much as faraway places.
- Ways to have balanced trips by doing less and fully appreciating the things you choose to do.
- Why you shouldn’t put things off or you might miss them.
Juliann Wetz has been running her travel blog, Browing the Atlas, since 2012. As a freelance writer, her work has been published in dozens of regional and national publications such as Highlights for Children, Child Magazine, Boys’ Life, Capper’s, Personal Journaling, Dog Fancy, Reading Today, Wee Parents, Daughters’ Newsletter, Hole, and German Life.
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