FRAYED PASSPORT’s goals are to highlight great travel stories and advice, and to train and publish aspiring travel writers and bloggers. Through our publications and online courses, we’ll give you the tools necessary to share your story.
Have a great essay, video, or amazing photos to share from your journeys? We’re always looking for contributions—take a look at this page to learn more!
ABOUT THE TEAM
SARAH VANDENBERG, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://www.robinvanauken.com/wp-content/uploads/Sarah2.jpe[/author_image] [author_info]Growing up, I always wanted to explore the world and meet travelers far and wide. From road tripping across the U.S., to volunteering in Costa Rica, to hanging out in China and beyond, my passport gets just a tiny bit more frayed with each new stamp. My goal is to turn Frayed Passport into a small yet mighty publishing house and online class platform. We’ll help you travel like a pro and share your blogs, essays, and stories with the world. Email or add me on Google+ at Sarah@FrayedPassport.com, or connect on LinkedIn! Oh, and catch up with me at Voluntourism Gal, where I blog about trends and news in volunteer travel.[/author_info] [/author]
ERICK WIDMAN, EDITOR
[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://www.robinvanauken.com/wp-content/uploads/Erick.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]The best experiences in my life all happened overseas. Growing up, I’m grateful I got to live with a host family in Japan, build houses in Mexico, and spend a month in a small French town. My single most fulfilling year was right after law school when I was twenty-seven. I earned just a few hundred dollars a month teaching international business law to college students in Budapest, Hungary. It became clear that you don’t need much money to set off on a serious adventure, help others in a meaningful way, or impress an amazing girl. My wife and I know firsthand that few things in life can top the pleasure of international friendships. They teach us about different cultures, different foods, and different lifestyles, but also show us much we all have in common. We look forward to getting to know you and the place you’re from. Of course, be prepared that we’ll probably want to visit sometime soon. Email: Erick@FrayedPassport.com[/author_info] [/author]
ROBIN VAN AUKEN, EDITOR
[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://www.robinvanauken.com/wp-content/uploads/RVA.png[/author_image] [author_info]I am an anthropologist, specializing in public archaeology projects and historic preservation. I teach at Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA. I’m also a writer, with more than 25 years’ experience in journalism and communications. I’ve authored and co-authored several books, fiction and non-fiction. My professional memberships include the Register of Professional Archaeologists, Society for Historical Archaeology, the Society for PA Archaeology and the Northcentral Chapter/PA Archaeology. I have a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in anthropology, and an associate’s degree in communications. Email: Robin@FrayedPassport.com[/author_info] [/author]