Who is Mags?

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Hi Friends,

My name is Maggie and I have what can only be described as debilitating wanderlust. I also have a job teaching dance that sometimes keeps me closer to home than I would like. Fortunately my home is in Orlando, FL, so my home is sort of a perpetual vacation which helps alleviate some of the itchy feet. I seek to find a balance between selling all of my possessions, severing personal ties, and buying a one way ticket to as far away as my possessions proceeds will take me (I come pretty close at least once a week) and holding onto a job I genuinely love, and pretty okay friends and family. So for now, I’m exploring the world of part time vagabonding (at least until my studio contracts are up). My ultimate goal right now is to work as little as possible, travel as much as possible, and still be able to pay the mortgage.

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I grew up in Nashville, TN and pretty soon after high school I came to Orlando on the Disney College Program (with a brief stint in Charleston, SC in between). On the college program I worked at the World Famous Jungle Cruise where I got to travel 3 continents every 10 minutes and learn lots of great jokes about zebras. So, that satisfied my wanderlust temporarily and also afforded me the opportunity to meet people from all over the world/ hopefully have some far away couches to crash on (please). There is a bit of Disney nerd left in me. I love taking people around Disney and dramatically rolling my eyes when they want to wait in line for things.

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I consider myself fairly well traveled (outside of the Jungle Cruise) though I am by no means an expert.Β  Though, is anyone every really an expert? Β I’ve been running Mags On The Move for almost 2 years now and it has taken me to some far off and fabulous places across the globe, but there is still much more to see!

I’m notorious for my excellent decision making skills and also my sarcasm. So, my travel tips will likely be more what not to do and/or things that never should have worked out in a million years. I should also mention that I recently discovered that I am unmurderable, so depending on murderability, safety should perhaps be more of a concern to you. So, learn from my mistakes, make some of your own, and tell me about them!

~Mags

27 thoughts on “Who is Mags?

  1. LOVE your new site. Great layout and you’re just a tad funny as well. Looking forward to reading more soon.

    • Mags

      Thank you so much Sarah-Jane! I’ve been to your site as well and it seems like you’re living quite the adventure! I would love to visit Croatia one day (hopefully by the time that happens the wine supply will be a little more stable!)

  2. Hi Mags,

    Great site you have got here, it’s shaping up really nice.

    I actually went to Disney World a couple of years ago, so we may have crossed paths without even knowing it. What’s working for Disney like? Is it as awesome as everyone thinks it is?

  3. Mags

    Thanks J!
    I’d say working for Disney is just as great as people think, but in a completely different way. It’s definitely not the same as visiting Disney on vacation, but I’ve had a lot of unique experiences and met some really wonderful weirdos here.

  4. Enjoyed reading your post, Followed your page on FB and Pinterest , this way much more connected to your feeds helping me to come back to your page, Have happy Travelling,

    Cheers

    Regards,

    Travel Punter
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  5. Hi Mags,this is beautiful site with nice story…Mags i want to advertise my business in my hometown,someday if you have plan to go to Bandung – Indonesia, please feel free to contact me we serve rent a car, guide and homestay with low price guarantee.
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    i am looking forward for your reply as soon as possible.
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    • Mags

      Thanks for the info! I would love to go to Indonesia someday.

  6. Thanks for finding me over at One Road at a Time, it’s nice to meet you and I look forward to following.
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    • Mags

      Of course! It’s always a pleasure to connect with a fellow traveller and blogger! Keep up the good work.

  7. Gah. You worked on the Jungle Cruise. I think you are my new favorite hero πŸ˜€
    Also, why *do* people wait in line at Disney? Never understood that….
    Megan recently posted…Hurtigruten: The World’s Most Beautiful VoyageMy Profile

  8. Mags

    Thanks for stopping by! The Jungle Cruise really was the best job ever! (But I still wouldn’t wait in line for it πŸ˜‰ )

  9. Yours is an interesting travel blog, if you’d like me to feature you on the blog section here,
    http://www.housem8.com/
    in return for a mention here on your blog, please let me know
    th:-)

  10. Hello Mags,
    nice travel blog!
    Thanks for posting on my blog. I haven’t been posting for a while but I think you gave me the momentum to post something soon again! πŸ™‚
    The Mundane Traveller
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  11. Hello! I have really been enjoying following your blog, and reading all of the travel stories! I have nominated you for The Liebster Award! You can read more about it here!
    http://defrostingdownunder.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/the-liebster-award/
    Happy Blogging!

    • Mags

      Thank you so much Claire! I know what I’ll be doing this weekend! πŸ™‚

  12. Outstanding travel blog.

    • Mags

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

  13. Good meeting you Mags! Are you gonna be in TBEX Athens this year?
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    • Mags

      I’m going to be at TBEX Cancun for sure. Unfortunately, I might not be able to swing Athens this year πŸ™

  14. Hey thanks for following me on Twitter. I am pretty new to all this blogging and social media stuff…well, except Facebook. I wish you lots of luck too. Pursue your passions, no matter what. Nice to meet ya!
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  15. Thanks for a marvelous posting! I quite enjoyed reading it, you’re a great author.
    I will be sure to bookmark your blog and may come back
    someday. I want to encourage one to continue your great work, have a nice
    afternoon!
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  16. Tracy

    I need to catch up on your super power, unmurderability…. Amazing!

  17. Unmurderable, eh? I confess myself intrigued!
    Katrina Elisabet recently posted…Snow Days in RichmondMy Profile

    • Mags

      It’s a nicer way of saying I make terrible decisions that haven’t lead to my death yet. πŸ˜‰

  18. Hi Mag,

    I look forward to your posts and expect to see them for a very long time in that you are ‘unmurderable’.

    Apart from following my camera around the world (see web site The Narrative Lens), I also work with augmented reality applications, which is technology that is greatly suited for travel bloggers (www.mobileliveprint.com). Happy trails and blogging!

    Cameron

  19. I love that you’ve discovered you’re unmurderable. I’ve never quite thought of it that way but I might be afflicted with this condition as well. Kinda like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day…

    I worked at Magic Kingdom as a teenager. First at Pecos Bill and then Tomorrowland Attractions. Just a few centuries away from the Jungle Cruise.

    As a pimply faced teen I enjoyed chatting with the college program girls who never went for me.

    The Brazilian tour groups were always a joy. Magic Kingdom serves alcohol now, but before they did, I was a pioneer in that I used to import sake from the Japanese pavilion at Epcot when entertaining friends. So many tales…

    Cheers!

  20. Great blog, Mags! πŸ™‚ I’m curious what proved that you are unmurderable? Do you have a blog post about that, perhaps? πŸ˜€
    http://littlewanderess.com

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