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Shoot, Busk, and Blog: The Ins and Outs of Writing, Shooting, and Playing on the Road.

Hostelling International, The Lost Girls,

Friday, March 11, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

Washington, DC

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Shoot, Busk, and Blog: The Ins and Outs of Writing, Shooting, and Playing on the Road

Ever wanted to share your travels with more than just your family and friends? Join us on March 11th as we explore how these travelers ventured around the world and attracted the attention of thousands via film, photography and blogging. There will be a panel discussion hosted by Michaela Potter, the Cofounder of Meet, Plan, Go and Briefcase to Backpack, featuring:

Come to meet other travelers and learn the best techniques to capture your travels! The event will wrap up with a raffle and a pubcrawl with the HI-DC team. 

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This event is brought to you by Hostelling International, The Lost Girls and Tripping. A special thanks also goes to Sonia Zamborsky of who was instrumental in organizing this event in her backyard. Happy Travels! 

                       The Lost Girls   

We love giving away free things! Those who RSVP will receive discounted admission to the Travel & Adventure Show taking place right around the corner from the hostel on the next day (Details in the confirmation email) and also the first 10 people to RSVP will also receive a snazzy tshirt from Tripping (must attend the event to receive your tshirt!).

*UPDATE: All attendees that RSVP between now and Friday morning will receive a code to attend the Travel & Adventure Show for FREE - don't miss out and stay tuned for your confirmation code! 

Michaela Potter, Host

Michaela PotterMichaela Potter is co-founder of Meet, Plan, Go! ( – a travel media company that offers advice and inspiration to those planning a career break or sabbatical. Through in-person events, an online course & community, and inspirational blog, Meet, Plan, Go! is able to enable people realize their extended travel dreams.

Bitten by the travel bug while studying in London through Syracuse University, she has traveled throughout Europe, Asia, the South Pacific, Central & South America and the United States. Her gap half-year traveling around Australia and New Zealand is what fully inspired her to incorporate travel throughout her life.

She has since taken three career breaks between careers in non-profit event management and corporate video production. Michaela is also a freelance communications consultant offering design and creative services through her company Wanderlust Productions (

The Lost Girls, Bloggers

In 2006, The Lost Girls–Amanda Pressner, Jennifer Baggett and Holly Corbett–left their jobs, boyfriends, apartments and everything familiar behind in New York City to embark on a year-long search for adventure and inspiration. Journeying across four continents and more than a dozen countries, they shared their experiences with other aspiring vagabonds on their website, Shortly after completing their 60,000 mile lap around the globe, The Lost Girls signed on with HarperCollins to turn their tales into a travel memoir–The Lost Girls: Three Friends. Four Continents. One Unconventional Detour Around the Globe–which hit shelves in May 2010. Currently, all three Lost Girls reside in New York, where between working on their second book and turning their website into an online travel magazine, they still find the time to take trips as a trio.

Leigh Paterson, Filmmaker

Leigh can’t wait for her next trip!  The world is full of exciting surprises and discovering them during her travels is something Leigh loves.  She has always been a passionate traveler but had the wild idea of making it a career while living in a tiny attic apartment in France a few years ago.  With that, she grabbed her camera, back pack, and map and set out to tell stories about the places she would go and people she would meet.  Soon after, she met her future business partner, Jessica, in graduate school while they were both studying to be journalists.  These two travel-crazed girls promised each other that if they made it through that long, snowy winter in Syracuse, NY, they would make their travel journalism dreams come true.  Needless to say, they survived to tell the story and Getting Around Productions was born!

Michael Yessis, Blogger

Michael Yessis is the co-founder and co-editor of Michael and Jim Benning launched the site in 2001 with a focus on travel in the broadest sense of the word. We explore how travel changes us, how it changes the way we see the world and how travel itself changes the world.

Over the years, stories from World Hum have been honored with many awards, including Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards, and have been included in many travel anthologies, including regular appearances in The Best American Travel Writing. World Hum continues to evolve, using video, audio, photography and others tools of the digital revolution to tell new stories in new ways from all corners of our shrinking planet.

Michael has also worked as the Destinations Editor at, and as an editor at Men’s Fitness, Men’s Journal and Journey magazines. His stories have appeared in Salon, Sunset, Via, Playboy, Westways and many other publications. He lives in the Washington D.C. area.


Have questions about Shoot, Busk, and Blog: The Ins and Outs of Writing, Shooting, and Playing on the Road. ? Contact Hostelling International, The Lost Girls,

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Hostelling International - DC
1009 11th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

Friday, March 11, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

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Hostelling International, The Lost Girls,

Hostelling International: The American affiliate of the Hostelling Internatinoal network of more than 4,000 hostels in over 80 countries. As a nonprofit organization, we are celebrating 75 years of experience in serving young travelers. (


The Lost Girls: Travel junkies, low-budget foodies, bloggers and best buds. After our round-the-world journey, we wrote a book about our adventure called The Lost Girls. (


Tripping is a hospitality exchange for travelers who want to meet locals. It's free, since cultural exchange is good for the world. (


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