About Girl Gone Travel

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GirlGoneTravel_Blogger, Photographer, and Traveler of the worldWelcome to Girl Gone Travel®!

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Carol has always been fascinated with the way people from different backgrounds and experiences interact and take in the world around them and how it influences the way in which they share their stories. As a once terribly shy child who moved around often, she found comfort in observing how others navigated their environment and related to it.

Little did she know that this skill would follow her into a career as a public relations professional, where she worked to engage the press, including Spanish media, in the promotional efforts of the non-profit entities she worked for. It even encouraged to train in teaching business leaders to look beyond the surface to find a sense of commonality and understanding among potential foreign investors and partners.

In the end, the greatest influence would be on her own story-telling style as the award-winning travel blogger and in her quest to encourage others to go against the grain and find that unique voice in travel. Carol has partnered with various brands such as Canon and Sony for photography; with Barilla for promotion of Italian cuisine and culture, and as a wine ambassador for Atout France for three consecutive years. In addition to her role as an Expedia Viewfinder, she has shared her tips and stories in various English and Spanish print, TV, and online outlets, and her travel photography has been featured in publications as far as OK! Magazine in Germany. Carol is also the co-founder and Director of Brave World Media, a social media management and brand development agency.

GirlGoneTravel_Blogger, Photographer, and Traveler of the worldThese are my people and my top priority. My favorite work opportunities include them whenever possible.


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 The goal of this site is to inspire travel, whether with friends, as a couple, or with family.

Thank you to you, my community of readers and friends, for making this catalog of adventures in food and travel all that it is today! I hope you enjoy the travel photography, reading the stories, and browsing through the various sections. But most of all I hope it inspires you to taste, travel, and live life to the fullest. 

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  1. Mrs_Fire says:

    Hey-Mama! LOVE this new blog. So great and exciting! Send me an E-mail -Love to chat sometime 🙂

  2. amiller01 (Annie) says:

    Hey girl!! love the new blog! What a good idea! Maybe (once the baby comes) I will start one. lol awesome though!!! 🙂

  3. FITFreshNY (Christin says:

    Love the blog Mama! You make me feel like I was there with you guys!

  4. Hey Mama – LOVING the blogs : )

    Keep'em coming!!!

    My hubby & I are always looking for new and interesting things to see and do in the Big Apple.

  5. Our2Boys says:

    I love getting to know you guys even better through this blog! Thanks for sharing! I look forward to more entries. TTYS

  6. Was terrific to meet you Carol… I had so much I wanted to talk about… but the time was too too short.

    David was a gem looking after the boys in the pool… he deserves the credit not Ted and/or me!!

    Enjoy the trip home… it is good to get away but HOME is best I have found..

    Love doris

  7. Nanette Hartley says:

    Love this blog site and I love NYC, especially during the holiday season. Great picture of the Rockefeller Christmas tree! I must pay NYC a visit sometime soon!

  8. Jane says:

    Hi: Just wanted to enter the $24 contest. Love the spa and gym at Affinia. Definately is the way to unwind after a wonderful day in NYC. I want to come back and do it again! Please!

  9. As a fellow Manhattan gal, I love your blog…keep up the great blogging…I'm a huge fan!

  10. cassie says:

    new to your blog and just wanted to say as a fellow new yorker and fellow brooklynite, i absolutely love it.. working on becoming a mom and this site will definitely be a "go to" source for me..

  11. Carol Cain says:

    Hi Cassie!

    Fist of all GOOD LUCK on becoming a mom! And second, THANK YOU for your comment and for reading my site! Wish you many happy adventures!

  12. Barbara says:

    Have really enjoyed getting to know you through your blog and twitter. About to read your foodspring piece and bote! Best of luck, Carol — you deserve it 🙂

  13. Have been following you on twitter and facebook for some time and now that I get to go to NY for the first time ever (Blogher) I am loving all the advice and insider info you give!

    • Carol Cain says:

      Thanks Tamara! Excited to have you visiting my hometown! Please feel free to send me a tweet with any questions you may have : ) And thanks for reading : ))

  14. Great resource Carol! So many things to do in my favourite city in the world. Thanks for putting this together.

  15. Luisa says:

    I love this website….Great info for moms…Thanks

  16. Imani says:

    Thanks for the great tips Carol! I headed straight down to 6th Avenue and Carmine Street specifically for Gelato pops after reading your blog! Next time I'll actually bring the kids with! LOL

  17. Haidee Garcia says:

    Hello… I'm new to your blog and I happen to come across it from looking up info on splash down… I just have to say that your blog is awesome and it was the kind of blog Ive been on the search hunt for… Its motivating me to start getting out more and venturing out to different adventures with my family….wish you and your family many blessings…

  18. Thaddeus says:

    Nice work here Carol. I can see it's a labor of love and a lotta work! Well done!!


  19. Carol Cain says:

    @Thaddeus: Thank you so much!

  20. G. Peter Jemison says:

    Carol really enjoyed your visit to Ganondagan and the Iroquois White Corn Project . Really like the look and info on your blog looking forward to following your travel tips. Peter Jemison

    • Carol Cain says:

      @G. Peter Jemison: Thank you so much Peter! It was so wonderful meeting you and hearing about the project. I look forward to hearing more and please stay in touch! Thank you so much for your hospitality and all the information your shared : )

  21. Susan Noble says:

    Loved talking with you yesterday both here at the Tech Farm and at the awards show last night. will now become a regular reader. Travel safe today.

  22. Traveling is a hobby and adventure gives a unlimited fun. Thanks for sharing the post and picture of your travel. And be safe..

  23. AmandaH says:

    Love the site. Can't wait to follow more adventures. next time I'm in New York, I'll hit you up for recs. Feel free to check out my site too, if you wish.

    My recent post Seattle’s First Secret Supper, All the Juicy Details

  24. thebritishberliner says:

    Hi Carol,

    I'm aware that award nominations are usually for "fresh" bloggers like myself however, I nevertheless, just wanted to give you a head’s up that I’ve nominated you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. I’ve also written a few words about you and your blog. Feel free to take a look. Thanks!

    My recent post Fashion or Passion, Green or Mean: Berlin Fashion Week

  25. Very impressing resume! And your blog sais it all, I can see how much effort and pleasure is in it! You are very inspiring and I was pleased to read that half of you is from the country I love most, Puerto Rico!

  26. Love your blog and wish I could travel with you on your “team”. Are you hiring, by any chance?

    Thanks and happy travels!

    • caincarol says:

      Hi Ellen – my apologies that I just saw this! I often recruit contributors to for travel assignments, but I will say I\’m pretty selective. It has happened though!

  27. Debi says:

    I’ve read many of your posts & obviously we’re connected via social media but this was my first time reading your about page. What an amazing adventure you’ve made your life into. You inspire me to be more fearless and try new places. My favorite thing to do is to travel the world with my family. Thanks for always reminding me how important that truly is:)

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