ABOUT KARISA KLEE:
I’m a Midwestern transplant working as an attorney in Atlanta with a serious case of wanderlust. Luckily, I’m able to log enough billable hours in the office to convince my (awesome) boss to give me plenty of time off to explore the world. I’m a friendly (and overly talkative) extrovert that loves delicious food (which is why I took up cooking as a hobby), drinking good champagne (or any champagne, really), my rescue chihuahua Ella, and après ski (although, the actual skiing part can be fun too). Like any good Wisconsin girl, I like my brats spicy, my beer cold and my footballs thrown by Aaron Rodgers (Go Pack Go)!
Don’t let your full time job be the reason you don’t travel! Flirting with the Globe is filled with travel tips for the “working stiff.” Because I’m not a full-time traveler like many bloggers, my site caters to those travel-obsessed souls who are limited to two, three or four weeks of annual vacation time and forced to “flirt” with destinations – I hope to help you make the most of your limited time in a city or country!
I caught the travel bug at an early age, but because law school is far from cheap, the majority of my travel has taken place since becoming an attorney. I’ve traveled to Greece, South Africa, the Netherlands, Australia, Cambodia, Sweden, Turkey, England, Jamaica, Vietnam, Malaysia, Belgium, Poland, Finland, UAE, India, Thailand, France, Switzerland, Indonesia, Egypt, Latvia, New Zealand, Italy, Norway, Estonia, Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Malta, Hungary, Poland, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, Peru, Mexico, Canada and The Bahamas, among others.
MEGAN BOYD: I met Megan only a handful of years ago but we have became fast friends and have traveled together on numerous occasions. Megan is also a lawyer based in Atlanta, but has transitioned to academia full-time since landing her dream job as a law professor. Megan prefers to travel in the off-season, when destinations are cheaper, cooler, and less crowded. She’s spent December in Egypt, January in Ireland, and February in Scotland. Her current list of to-see destinations includes Romania, Iceland, New Zealand, and St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia. In her free time, Megan loves to read historical fiction and maintains a legal writing blog, Lady Legal Writer. You can also follow her on Twitter at @ladylegalwriter.
BECKY JACKSON: Becky and I met while in law school in Atlanta. She’s currently an Assistant Public Defender living in the west Georgia area. When she’s not fighting for justice for her clients, she enjoys reading (anything she can get her hands on) and running (slowly, while listening to books on tape – two hobbies in one!). Becky loves a good deal and has recently become interested in (and obsessed with) travel hacking. Her upcoming travel plans include New York City, biking around western Ireland, and touring Portugal’s hidden gems.
CRYSTAL DORO: Crystal and I met while studying Finance for our undergraduate degrees in Milwaukee, WI. She’s currently a banker based out of Minneapolis, MN. Although we’ve lived across the country from each other for the past 10 years, we make time for at least one international adventure together annually. Crystal is a “travel hacker” who always finds us the best deals and is able to plan memorable vacations on a budget. Topping her ever changing list of must-sees are: Machu Picchu; Carnival in Rio; Bali; Nepal; the Northern Lights in Iceland; Croatia; Octoberfest in Munich; the Dead Sea; Gorilla trekking in Rwanda and Lijiang, China.