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EPISODE SLICE #15: Working and Traveling Around the World with Alex Baackes

On today’s episode slice, I’ve got Alex Baackes, who is an underwater videographer, a writer/blogger, a photographer, an editor, and a freelance designer. You can find her online at AlexInWanderland.com. We discuss a bunch of different topics, all of which are helpful pieces of advice.

Here are some highlights from the interview:

  • The background behind her blog and how she got into underwater video
  • Tips for getting over initial fears of scuba diving
  • Tips for traveling solo
  • How she “hustles” to fund her travels
  • Using connections to stay for free
  • Her thoughts on sponsored trips and activities
  • Good sites for getting started on traveling
  • Her motivations to continue traveling
  • Advice to new travel bloggers
  • Why adding a personal element to your blog might be a good idea

… and so much more!

Info and Sites Mentioned in the Interview:

  • Alex in Wanderland – Alex’s blog. She writes about working and “playing” all over  the world.
  • Blackbeard’s – An affordable live-aboard diving company in the Bahamas
  • TBEX – This was briefly mentioned in the interview when we talked about sponsors. I’ll be at the TBEX conference in Toronto in 2013!
  • Trip Advisor – Great resource for doing trip research
  • Scuba Board – A scuba diving forum and community

Connect with Alex
You can connect with Alex on her blog or on Twitter (@WanderlandAlex).

Alex Baackes (photo from her website)

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  • Chris

    Facinating interview! I’ve been following “Alex in Wanderland” for a relatively short period of time, love it, and now will be looking for you here as well! Best of luck!

    • http://atlassliced.com Alexa Hart

      Thank you, Chris! I’m a huge fan of Alex’s photography. I am SO SORRY for not responding sooner. The comment notification system on my computer wasn’t working. I love comments and engaging with people.

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