I am thrilled to introduce another AFAR Ambassador for today’s Traveler Tuesday series! Caroline of Caroline in the City is just one more example as to why I love the travel blogger community. There are just so many people in every corner of the world who share my passion for exploring and sharing their experiences.
So without further delay, meet Caroline!
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 When and how did you become a traveler?
I always traveled with my family, first around the country and later to Europe. My grandparents were always traveling and bringing back souvenirs from Egypt, China and Australia. I started traveling on my own when I was a senior in high school and haven’t stopped since. After graduation from college, I spent the summer volunteering in Thailand and sailing in Croatia before starting a year-long working holiday in Australia.
 What is travel to you in 10 words or less?
Travel is meeting new people, whether close to home or not.
 What is your favorite mode of transportation and why?
I walk as much as I can when I travel. You get to see more that way, like interesting street art, small bookshops and the locals that make up the city. And you can’t beat the health and cost benefits.
 What do you typically do while traveling by plane?
I do my best to sleep, starting with a dose of melatonin, but when that doesn’t work, I read a book or magazine and watch all of the in-flight entertainment.
 What is your favorite travel memory involving food?
There are too many to count because so many of my best memories involve food. One of my favorites is a bowl of soup I had in a small town where I was volunteering in Thailand. It was a hole in the wall cafe and store in front of a house that served a noodle soup with sliced beef. I never had the passion for Thai food until that moment. I had at least one bowl per day, sometimes two, despite the sweltering heat.
 What is one blogging tip or lesson that you have learned along the way that you can share with my readers?
People come first. A lot of bloggers get bogged down in the numbers and rankings and titles, but it all comes down to the real people who read your blog. I want real everyday people reading my blog, not necessarily other bloggers who already travel. I really appreciate every reader email I get, respond to (nearly) every tweet and blush when someone tells me in real life that they’ve read my blog.
 Where to next?
I’m off on a big road trip through Georgia and Florida, another big trip for TBEX in Toronto and my biggest adventure yet, Turkey!
You can see all of Caroline’s AFAR Highlights and Wanderlists where she shares her experiences all over the world as well as keep up with her on her blog Caroline in the City or Facebook page and check out her chatter on Twitter. Wherever you catch her, I am sure you will enjoy her adventures!