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Fun Travel Gals
to Follow on Twitter

Before I started tweeting, I used to think that Twitter was for the birds, but I have found that it is not only very valuable on many levels, but a lot fun too.

As you know, on Twitter you only get 140 characters to tweet and post a profile, so I'm compiling a living list of fun travel gals to follow on Twitter. It's a living list because it keeps growing and evolving so check out these women on Twitter. I know that you'll enjoy their tweets and Twitter conversation as much as I do.

Fasten your seatbelts and follow Heather Poole. This real life flight attendant tweets about her everyday adventures, writes for Gadling.com, is working on a book for Harper Collins, has blog at http://www.HeatherPoole.com and wears flammable polyester (her flight attendant uniform, of course). Her tweets are engaging, amusing and provide an insider peak into the world at 35,000 feet.

Evelyn Hannon is the CEO of Journeywoman, largest online travel resource for women+free tip newsletter going to 72,500 women in 100 countries. She has incredible travel advice for women and I adore her and her tweets!

Anne Dimon is the editor and writer for Travel To Wellness Magagzine that covers travel, spas, fitness & culinary topics. I've met her on an L.A. tweet up at Yamashiro in Hollywood and she definitely walks the talk -- and also runs it. She's currently living like a local in San Miguel right now but she is just one example of a new travel friend that I've met on Twitter. Check out her twenty travel question challenge on this website.

Erin De Santiago has a fascinating life traveling the world. She's one of those "friends I've never met" but hopefully we'll be more than ships passing in the night on her next trip to L.A. (where her parents live). Her twitter profile describes her as: "Freelance travel, food & wine writer based in Taipei. Traveled to 30+ countries & still going strong! Love culinary travel, great wine, & all things Disney!" Add her to your twitter follows. She will not dissappoint.

Holly is your Hotel Hostess Extraordinaire, an everyday Jet-setter and all-around self-proclaimed Travel Maven. Her mission is to help women explore the world – one destination at a time.

Jennifer Miner is surprised to find herself living in Southern California, after spending most of her years on the East Coast. She’s a true travel lover, who wishes she had more time to see distant parts of the world. At this point, however, SeaWorld and Disneyland seem to make for easier family travel. She strives to raise her two daughters in such a way that they appreciate the natural wonders of the world as much as the amenities of a luxury resort. So far, the upscale accommodations are winning! Jennifer is one of my L.A. tweet peeps and a real gem!

Kara Williams lives in the Colorado Rockies with her husband and two young children. She and her family regularly travel to either U.S. coast, Mexico or Hawaii for their annual “beach fix.” As proud owners of a beat-up pop-up camper, they take loads of family camping trips around Colorado and neighboring states in the warm-weather months. (But she counts spa getaways with girlfriends among her all-time favorite weekend escapes — shhhhh!)

Beth Blair currently lives in Minnesota with her husband and two young children after a long stint in Tucson, Arizona. Moving around the country isn’t new to Beth; she has called 12 cities/towns home and lived in every U.S. time zone. She is a former flight attendant who traded her wings for a laptop. She now utilizes her insider’s perspective to assist others in planning and enjoying the perfect vacation.

Gray Cargill's blogger profile reads, "I have traveled to five countries and 16-plus U.S. states and have made numerous solo trips. Why do I travel alone? I usually can’t find someone else who has the money or desire to travel or who wants to go when and where I do. So my options are 1) don’t travel or 2) travel alone. I choose to go it alone. Now that I’ve done it a number of times, I love it." Nuff said! You can find out more about Gray from my 20 Questions for Travel Bloggers challenge. You'll love her friendly tweets on travel and the land of enchantment. She's a great travel gal follow and inspiration!

Billie Franks was a concierge at two of Santa Fe’s finest hotels for four years and has a background of over twenty-five years in sales, marketing and customer service. She is a freelance writer covering Santa Fe and beyond. Her work has appeared in Colorado and New Mexico print publications and on the web. You can find out more about Billie from my 20 Questions for Travel Bloggers challenge. You'll love her friendly tweets on travel and the land of enchantment.

Kayte Deioma is an internationally published travel photographer and writer based in the Los Angeles area. She enjoys sharing the best of LA through her contributions to About.com and with friends, family and other visitors almost as much as she enjoys exploring the rest of the world.

Elizabeth Rose is a travel writer and photographer that loves the Southwest! Fun follow!

Lisa E. is a travel addict (solo/backpacker) whose favorite way to get into the moment is…to travel off the beaten path. She believes that self-discovery can happen anywhere. A temple. A village. A forest. A castle. A family’s living room. A chaotic market. A shanty town…. And even on a chicken bus, full of passengers and maybe a chicken or two, speeding through the Andes Mts. Love her sense of adventure! Don't know if I'd do the chicken bus "thang" myself.

Cathy Sweeney offers her unique perspectives on places, people, food and entertainment - based on a lifelong passion for travel & new experiences. She was the founder, editor and publisher of First Dog Barking which was an innovative, high quality travel website and e-newsletter that focused on traveling with pets.

Susan Farewell got her travel writer “sea legs” as a travel editor at the Condé Nast Publications in New York City. Since then, she has spent more than 20 years as a freelance writer and editor contributing to numerous print publications (and sibling websites) including Travel and Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, Vogue, Gourmet, Cooking Light, Outside Traveler, Metropolitan Home, McCall’s, Child and Bride’s. Now, she is a travel journalist, author and editor-in-chief of Farewell Travels Select Escapes: Ideas, Bookings, Savings. So, I guess the bottom line is that she really knows travel!

I met Melanie Waldman at an L.A. travel bloggers tweet up! She's awesome! @Wynnewin is also Travel & Lifestyle Editor of @thepointsguy. Writer of things about travel, food, art and culture. Enthusiast of snark and wine. Great tweets!

@Soultravelers is a family of three highly creative people and a mostly well oiled, harmonious team. They always wanted to have international travel be part of their family experience. Many factors came together including our ages, the housing market, schooling and a desire for more quality family time and freedom. They made a travel plan based on their dreams and now they're living that plan. Fun to follow!

Traveling Teri has been circumnavigating the globe for years, exploring exotic, and not-so-exotic places, on and off the beaten track. She enjoys experiencing different cultures, countries, peoples and foods and tweeting about her adventures. One of the greatest joys of her travels are the friends she makes along the way. Great tweets from this travel gal.

Kelly Harmon is a hardcore traveler, photographer, foodie & travel expert who's a four-time expat and has visited six continents, 37 countries and aspiring to reach over 100. Great travel photos from this travel gal.

Zoe Dawes has a great quirky outlook on travel. From her blog bio, "For 4 years I was in Greece, exploring the Mamma Mia life, then I moved to the Far East, having great adventures whilst living in Hong Kong and Singapore. During those years I journeyed to many different countries, including Egypt, Turkey, South Africa, Nepal, America, Thailand, Borneo, the Philippines and Malaysia. More recently I have travelled around Spain and France, stayed in Dubai and New Zealand." Quirky travel gal and fun follow!

Eileen Barish is an award-winning author & travel expert, Eileen’s books on Monasteries have been reviewed by over 1000 publications. She tweets interesting European travel trivia.

Mary Ann Grisham is a travel & tech insider, travel blogger, Certified France Destination Specialist, Enchanted Traveler Seminar Series, Carry-on fanatic, and passionate explorer. Need I say more?

Patricia Vance is a Global Citizen - Founder and President of GotSaga.com. She believes in one world, that we are all connected and is a great follow!

Great #TT Travel Gals: @Heather_Poole @journeywoman @WellnessTravel @poohstraveler @HotelHostess @JenniferMiner @KaraSW @BethBlair @SoloFriendly @santafetraveler @LATravelWriter @southwestliz @TravelingWithS @FarewellTravels @Wynnewin @Soultravelers3 @TravelingTeri @DiscoverNorCal @hiptraveler @QuirkyTraveller @EileenEEO @enchantedtravel @PatriciaVance

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