[Black] Flashlight Friday! This lady sees the world in PINK

By | November 29, 2013

Flashlight Friday

Flashlight Friday—the day I shine a tiny little spotlight (a.k.a. flashlight) on a traveler who I admire.

The question of the day is, Why would you do something that you absolutely know, without a doubt, is bad for you? Even when you know the exact consequences of your actions, and you hate how you’ll be paying for it later, WHY DO YOU STILL DO IT!?!

I have no idea.

And yet I find myself, at 7:00 p.m. drinking a big fat cup of mocha. There will be no sleep tonight!

And yesterday I found myself, after an extremely filling Thanksgiving dinner, shoving another slice of homemade pie down my throat, expecting it to magically find space in my already engorged stomach.

I made two pies for Thanksgiving--pumpkin and apple, from fresh ingredients.

I made two pies for Thanksgiving–pumpkin and apple, from fresh ingredients.

Often you just can’t resist, and… I feel a separate blog entry developing on that theme.

So we’ll table that thought for now, along with the last slice of pumpkin pie, covered in a delectably real blob of whipping cream.

Who can resist a fresh slice of pumpkin pie, made from a real pumpkin not from a can, and covered in actual whipping cream? Do you even want to try resisting?

Who can resist a fresh slice of pumpkin pie, made from a real pumpkin not from a can, and covered in actual whipping cream? Do you even want to try resisting?

And we’ll get to the real reason for today’s blog—a crazy awesome lady called “Lash” who has been traveling the world by herself for 15 years!

Lash World Tour Screenshot

Lash World Tour Screenshot

Her traveling blog, Lash World Tour, is as overflowing with travel wisdom as my stomach is overflowing with food.

At first glance, it’s also very pink, Lash’s favorite color. This being Black Friday, maybe it would have been a better idea to find a different, more appropriately color-themed blog for the day.*

But I like Lash. And I wanted to feature her today, because her attitude towards life is uplifting and inspiring.

(It’s been a mystifying week for me confidence-wise, and reading about all the incredible places Lash has been has re-inspired me.)

So, here’s what I like about her blog:

“…I rarely see any western tourists eating these delicious sweets! I suspect it’s simply because guidebooks don’t mention them. Apparently, not many travelers are curious enough or brave enough to discover them or try them without a guidebook ‘stamp of approval’ ? Pity, really, because these sweets are super tasty…”

  • She has an “Adventures” section that includes her experiences SCUBA diving, sky diving, cycling, hiking, camping, and motorcycling; also volunteering and working as a crew member on the Survivor TV show.

She’s cool, she’s been around, and she has a free e-book called, “100 Free Things to do in Asia.” What more do you want?

In Lash’s own words, her mission is:

“…to inspire you to travel the world, to entertain you with tales from the road, and to help you reach your travel dreams.”

I recommend that you check her out.

In the comments below, please tell me if you think Lash is fulfilling her mission.

*I did find this black blog (in honor of Black Friday), Man on the Lam. I love the header graphic—you should click the link just to see it quick; it made me laugh. Raymond is checking things off his Manly Bucket List in honor of Movember. That’s pretty cool, and if you’re a man, you’ll probably be impressed (and maybe a little jealous) of the things he’s done this month. Personally, I couldn’t get into it quite as much, which is why Raymond isn’t really featured on my Flashlight Friday. But I still think he’s a neat travel blogger and worth a mention. My favorite series of his is the “5 Quirky Things to do in…” series.

Have a fantastic weekend, everyone!

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7 thoughts on “[Black] Flashlight Friday! This lady sees the world in PINK

    1. Ev Post author

      Hi, Raymond. So glad you stopped by. Do you know Lash in person? I’d like to meet her someday.

    1. Ev Post author

      Thanks, Carrie. I’m glad to hear that you think this is inspirational! That’s my goal for these Flashlight Friday features.

  1. Lash

    Hello Ev!

    Wow, thanks heaps! I had no idea you’d written about me until I saw this article link to my Coffee Mishap story on my site. Imagine my surprise and delight when I popped over to take a look and read your glowing compliments about LashWorldTour and my world travels.

    I’m honored that you selected me and my site to showcase on your Flashlight Fridays.

    Thanks so much for detailing to your readers what you most like about my site and pointing out various sections of the blog. And, once again, thanks for your glowing review. Made my day!

    What part of the world are you in, Ev? Would surely be great to meet you, too.

    cheers, Lash

    (and thanks Raymond. You rock, too, mate :) )

    1. Ev Post author

      Hi, Lash. So glad you stopped by. And glad to be a part of making your day a good one. :) I’m currently in Monterey, California. Just got a full-time job here, so I’m settled down for a little while. Let me know if you’re ever out this way, otherwise maybe someday on my vacation time, we might meet up somewhere else in the world! (I like that idea!)

      1. Lash

        Monterey, eh? Nice spot to settle for a while.

        Not sure when – if – I’ll make it back out to CAlifornia. So it’s probably more likely that we could meet up on the road somewhere. Whenever you head out to travel, check in and see if we’re in the same region. Would definitely be cool to meet up.

        In the meantime, have fun with this blog. Looks promising!

        cheers, Lash

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