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Cindy Carlsson
photographer, writer, travel evangelist, Exploration Vacation
Member for 7 Years
Joined May 2016
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Saint Paul
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About me

I'm a freelance photographer, writer, and travel evangelist based in Minnesota. I've been traveling for as long as I can remember and photographing and writing about my travels for almost as long! These days I am shifting my long-standing blog to a broader travel planning website. At the same time I'm doing some freelance work, selling photography, giving travel talks, and expanding my current talk on travel photography tips into a full class.

Why did you join the community?

I'd like to connect with others working in the travel field in my home area

What is your favorite travel destination?

Wherever I'm headed next

Where do you dream of traveling to?


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Three words that describe why we should travel?

connection, learning, joy


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