I just created this forum so that new people can get comfortable with the rest of the group. Maybe we are a little insular with our jokes sometimes, so this will be a special place for anyone who doesn't know anyone.
We really are very nice people, and I can prove it! Everyone introduce yourself now...3...2...1...go!
A little about me:
I'm Louise Brown, TravelPod's "Community Manager" and my job is to make you feel at home here. So if you have any questions about anything at all... ever... just ask me. If I don't know the answer, I will find out for you.
I am 26 years old and I grew up in Niagara Falls, Canada. I moved to "our nation's capital" Ottawa to go to journalism school at Carleton University when I was 19 and have lived here ever since. Before working at TravelPod, I used to work for the Ottawa Sun as the "band listing girl" and I also watched news all day for the government at a media monitoring company.
I am very enthusiastic about life, super environmentally and socially aware and open to many different kinds of experiences.
Some of my favourite things: roadtripping it to Montreal, cycling EVERYWHERE, couchsurfing ANYWHERE, camping, going to any kind of music or theatre event, playing piano and Dance Dance Revolution, writing an endless amount of blog entries, bugging all my friends to read them, and of course, all my buddies in the TP forums.
Places I have been: Literally all over Canada, the east coast US, western Europe and the Caribbean.
Places I am going in chronological order: Rhode Island, Kelowna ---> Canmore --> Yellowknife and points in between, Nunavut (2009), Alaska --> California on my motorcycle (2010, still looking for travel buddies)
Philosophy: Right now, I'm living my life from one moment to the next, I can't seem to successfully plan anything, but that doesn't mean I'm going to stop trying! I guess this is a tragedy and also a blessing. I live because I breathe and I try to impact the planet with the smallest footprint possible.
Favourite Music, Movies, Books: Waking Life. Books: too many to list. Music: Ska, reggae, punk, electronic, indie... manymany
Types of People I enjoy: People who don't care what anybody else thinks. People who dress up for fun and people who appreciate the journey more than the destination.
Things I can teach: I can teach you how to play piano, also, how to make fabulous cocktails.
Ways to contact me: