🖐 MEET THE BOOKSTAGRAMMER 🖐 Hi everyone! As this is a new account I thought we'd do a #meetthebookstagrammer
post so you can find out a little more about me and what this account is all about.
1.) I'm Kristen, publisher of @thetraveldispatch
newsletter. Originally from Florida, I've been living on the road full-time and freelance travel writing since 2017.
2.) I am currently settled in Dahab, Egypt along the Red Sea where the pic above was taken (fun fact: the coastline you see in the background is Saudi Arabia). I am here for the next 3 months working towards getting my Scuba Dive Instructor certification.
3.) I created #dispatchedreads
as a subset of my website/newsletter to share travel-themed book recommendations. Many travel booklists regurgitate the same nonfiction memoirs over and over again. I wanted to change that as I don't believe "travel reads" should be so limited. As a lover of fiction novels, I wanted to share wanderlust-inducing reads with a sense of place where you can grasp the feel for a foreign culture and learn something about a new destination without it being the same "quit your job and go find yourself" autobiographies permeating the market today.
4.) Colombia: my number 1 country I think everyone should visit. Other top faves include Montenegro, Oman, Panama, Portugal, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Scotland.
5.) Fave Book: The Count of Monte Cristo. It gets me every single time.
6.) Age: 31(rude of you to ask).
7.) For 7 years, I did sales and marketing for @burgessyachts
, a firm that sells megayachts. So yeah, my life is pretty random.
8.) My forever #wcw
Anything else you wanna to know, ask away in the comments below! Or tell me a little about yourself and what kind of books you like to read 😁