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Journalist Laura Lippstone has been traveling since her teens, when she would gaze at the ocean at the Jersey Shore and vow to discover what was beyond the horizon. This New York native's expanded her horizons with a round-the-world trip with just a cute little Vera Bradley carry-on, chronicled on her blog, www.planetlippstone.com.
She's also lived her own version of “Crocodile Dundee” in Australia, gone marlin fishing in Cabo San Lucas, glacier climbing in New Zealand, and tooled around Alaska in a bush plane. She’s worked at MSNBC, The Travel Channel, TIME, and Australia’s equivalent of the “PBS NewsHour”; and her stories have appeared in the L.A. Times, Dallas Morning News and The Bark, among other venues.