Thanks to many of your friendly fingers, I get a lot of appreciated discussion, advice, and helpful information in the comments section under each of my posts. (Over 17,742 since I began blogging.) The comments are my favorite part of foXnoMad – it’s where you help bring the site to life – but as the conversations grow, you may find it can be a little difficult to sort through them all.
Comments Are Now Listed By Your (Anonymous) Vote
You’ll notice a small green and red arrow in the lower right corner of every comment that wasn’t there before. Previously, comments were listed in chronological order but from now on they’ll be ordered by the total number of votes (up or down). You can vote on as many comments as you like and don’t have to log in or do anything special to vote (aside from click an arrow). Plus they’re anonymous so nobody, including me, can see that you like my dorky GIF replies.
Hopefully through the gray underworld of anonymous Internet consensus the best comments on any given post will rise to the top. (And if you think your comment is the best, well, you can vote on that too.) You’ll be able to see the most clever, informative, funny, useful comments faster; and jump into the conversations more easily.
Old Live Chats Back To Life
Speaking of hoppin’ discussions from frequent-flyer-mile-hacking to whether or not your wanderlust is a sign of insanity, the comments are now open again on all my previous live chats. Before, the comments sections would close after the scheduled chat times but many of my guests wanted to come back to leave no question unanswered. Going forward, I’ll leave it up to the guest if they want to hang around or return to a thread after they’ve ‘officially’ ended – which might work out better for you too – if you’ve ever missed a chat you really wanted to participate in.
- Next Q&A This Thursday: Jan. 9th 4pm-7pm US EST With Two Nap Experts – From Harvard Medical School and Stanford, respectively, Justin Lee and Neil Joglekar will be taking any and all of your questions on how to beat jet lag, get some shuteye on a flight, plus everything else you want to know about getting efficient rest while traveling.
Feed Me Your Feedback On How I Can Make This Site Better
Content, photos, or anything else – what you like to see from this blog and blogger to make it more interesting, pretty, or generally kick ass? I look forward to reprogramming my mental GPS based on your comments, especially the highest rated ones, below.
Thank you for your time as always, sincerely,
Whatever holidays you celebrate – or don’t – at the end of the Gregorian calendar year many of us are already well into thinking about the coming one ahead. Although it’s not quite close enough to the last minute for my commitment, I’ve started setting some travel searches into stone. The first 3 months of 2014 look to be a busy one for me through the Baltic states then northern Africa, details I’ll be sharing with you in January.
Where do your 2014 plans and dreams take you?
Concrete or still crystallizing, the best travel plans materialize through a thorough mixture of inspiration. I hope you’ll plant more seeds of adventure in my head and others with all the places you will, might, or hope to go in 2014.
The words travel and insurance put together sound reasonable but it’s not always clear when you might need to consider it and if you do, what to look for. My live chat guest today can clear up the somewhat hazy subject of travel insurance so you can ultimately be more secure in your travels.
As the Global Product Marketing Manager for World Nomads, Katrina Greeves keeps their travel insurance program relevant, competitive and accessible to English speaking travelers from over 140 countries. A traditionally trained marketer with a tourism background, Katrina translates insurance speak into language travelers understand. She also listens and connects with travelers to develop travel services to support their passions, envisaging new ways to sell online and coding just enough HTML to make the web developers sweat.
The chat is now closed, thank you everyone for joining!
Katrina will be online later tonight from the future, in Sydney, Australia (where World Nomads is based) to answers all of your questions about what travel insurance covers, the costs, and when you may not need it. What’s been confusing you about travel insurance shouldn’t be for much longer – ask away in the comments below.
Putting together the title for today’s live chat was challenging because whether you’re interested in improving your writing (for a travel blog or otherwise), want to know what it’s like to interview people from Donald Rumsfeld to M. Night Shyamalan, or the geopolitics of the world you’re traveling in, my guest can answer your questions. I should probably start by asking how to avoid run-on sentences.
Kira Zalan is an associate editor at U.S. News and World Report, where she writes on politics and policy and interviews authors and newsmakers. She has freelanced for Washingtonian, Marie Claire, Redbook, Foreign Policy, The Root magazines, and tweets @kzalan.
The chat is now closed, thank you everyone for joining!
Kira will be online later this evening to take your questions related to all of the above as well as journalism and Russian/post-Soviet studies; subjects which she has two Master Degrees in from Georgetown University and the London School of Economics, respectively. I’m not sure if she also speaks Bajoran but don’t neglect to ask in the comments below, you won’t be marked down for poor grammar.