BlogRoll: The Everywhereist

By Justin D'Andrea
October 6, 2011

Are you a traveler, blog freelancer or a snack enthusiast?  If so, The Everywhereist is the perfect blog to get an inside perspective on how an average person feels about restaurants, customs of foreign countries and the average lifestyle.

When the creator, Geraldine DeRuiter, was laid off from her job, she began following her husband, SEOMoz Chief Executive Rand Fishkin, on his business adventures. She decided to blog about her experiences.  The Everwhereist is not your average travel blog; DeRuiter discusses everything from superfluous travel items to obnoxious airplane passengers.

The Everywhereist is mentioned as one of the best 25 blogs in 2011 by Time magazine.  DeRuiter lets readers in on how it feels to be away from home and how to make every trip you embark on a successful one.  The core idea of the blog was to be a  love letter to her husband. She wanted to help him remember the places they have been to and the memories they have created along the way.

The blog offers advice on many different areas, including remedies on how to treat bug bites, how to catch a taxi in Bulgaria and must-see attractions in and outside of the United States.

It is quite apparent that DeRuiter loves what she does, and who could blame her?  Her blogging career is like having an extremely long back-packing journey through Europe.

The Everywhereist has a guest post archive as well, and she provides opportunities for others to give their opinion about their travels. DeRuiter also answers readers’ questions.

The blog is wonderful because it gives a positive view on how to do something spontaneous and write about how much you are loving life.

“Yes, it’s a travel blog. But at its core, it’s a love letter to my husband,” DeRuiter writes in her blog description. “A big, long, cuss-filled love letter. The kind he’d appreciate. The only kind I’m able to write.”


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