Travel Deity: Terah Shelton

I haven’t met Terah Shelton face-to-face yet, but she’s one of my favorite people in the travel space. We’ve traded e-mails on various travel topics and she’s also a golf afficionado (which means she can do no wrong in my book).

She’s very accessible despite her busy schedule traveling, photographing some amazing places, blogging and oh, did I mention that she teaches a travel writing class at Emory University in Atlanta, GA? You got it folks, she gets to travel, then she writes about it for us armchair adventurers, then she gets paid to tell other people how to do it! How do I sign up for that job?

Course Description:
Do you dream of wandering the back alleys in Venice, climbing Machu Picchu, or taking an African safari? Don’t think you can afford it? Well, you can! Learn to travel the world on a shoestring budget by using secret budget tips and methods from a veteran budget traveler and freelance travel writer. You’ll learn to define your travel personality, establish your budget traveler status, and prepare a daily budget. By the end of class, armed with learned strategies, you’ll be well on your way to Paris, Peru, or Phnom Penh!

Now I’m not saying I’m not happy with my own lifestyle right about now, but Terah is definitely taking the professional travel writing gig to a whole new level. I love her friday updates on her goals, professional targets for the week/month, and future travel events. I’m insatiably curious so I am interested in what other travelers are reading, rocking in their iPods, or where they’re headed next and Terah’s blog doesn’t disappoint.

This multi-talented multi-tasking diva even even finds time to manage Traveler’s Pen, a resource for all of your perplexing travel questions, and is a frequent contributor to Vagablond. Her next class starts May 17th and online courses are coming soon!