Globe Trekker traveller Megan McCormick was
raised in sunny Florida, and graduated from Boston University with a bachelor's degree in philosophy and political science.
She currently lives in New York with her partner and her young
Before joining the Globe Trekker team, Megan worked as an
English teacher in Japan, a social worker, and behind the
scenes on "The News with Brian Williams" for MSNBC. Megan's
credentials include extensive independent travel in Asia and
Europe. She's visited Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong,
China, Inner Mongolia, France, Belgium, England, Ireland,
Java and Sumatra.
"I'm not an actress," she says, "I heard about
Globe Trekker from a friend who is an actor. It sounded like
a dream job."
She has not been disappointed - Globe Trekker has taken Megan
to many places including India, Hawaii, Egypt, Sri Lanka,
the Maldives, Micronesia and the Arab Gulf.
"When I travel on my own I like to see where the road
will take me (which frequently means getting lost!)"
"All of these experiences have informed who I am and
have given me an enriched perspective. Plus, if I have any
memories that start to fade I have a good video to watch to
"My mom had a map of the world on the hallway growing
up and a subscription to National Graphic. It's her fault
I can never get a "real" job!"
Good and bad food
"I like Japanese, Thai, and the odd hot dog from a bar
called Rudy's in New York City."
"The strangest looking thing I have eaten was probably
the fruit bat in Micronesia. It was pretty scary looking but
well attired by the chef who had tied a little yellow bow around its neck. It tasted like chicken, of course!"
On drinking "lemonade" made of ants and eggs: "I tell
you the truth when I say, it ain't no Countytime Lemonade,
but if it had had a little sugar, it would have been nice,
"I'd like to visit Bhutan because it is still so untouched
and I imagine it to be a very beautiful inspiring place."
"I went to Inner Mongolia with my mother and friend and
they have the fastest horses I have ever ridden! I was hanging
on for dear life! We ate local food and slept under the stars.
It was one of the best trips of my life."
"The scariest thing we have filmed was the gem mine in
Sri Lanka. It was a precarious climb down about 200 feet and
50 feet in and once we were down there it was hard to breath
(a local mentioned something about methane gas!)."
"I would warn that if you are going to be there (Ivrea,
Italy) during the Orange Festival to bring a helmet! In addition,
bring trousers with elastic waistlines so that you can really
enjoy the food."
"The secret, if you ever find yourself in a room full
of rats (Karni Mata Temple, West India), is to shuffle your
feet along and they will avoid you (for the most part.) Everything
in India feels holy to me so rats there seemed very different
from the thug rats in NYC! "
"My advice to travellers? Follow the yellow brick road!!! The 2 most important things we should bring on our travels? Passport and a toothbrush. Did a mosquito, spider etc ever bite me on my travels? 1,000s of mosquitos have bitten me. There's a little Megan blood on every contintent!" More