A to Z of Destinations
Australia, NZ and South Pacific
A to Z of Experiences
Walking and trekking
Diving and snorkelling
Wildlife and safaris
Meet the locals
Frontier and expedition
Cycling and Mountain Biking
Visiting the Poles
Career breaks and BIG trips
Body and soul
Volunteer and conservation
Australia, East Coast
Everest Base Camp
Trans-Siberian and Trans-Mongolian railway
Marie Javins is a writer, comic book creator, traveler, and blogger who alternates between roaming the planet by public bus, overseeing the output of a Kuwait-based superhero comic book company as editor in chief, and writing books entirely unrelated to her day job. In 2001, she circumnavigated the world by surface transport live on MariesWorldTour.com. Ten years later, she did it in reverse, alone and this time allowing the use of airplanes.
Marie has written a travel narrative (Stalking the Wild Dik-Dik, Seal Press, 2006), a prose novel about Iron Man, and two camping guidebooks.
Known for her work as an editor and colorist at Marvel Comics during the nineties, Marie has also edited and colored for smaller publishing companies. She’s been involved in several independent publishing ventures and teaches digital coloring at New York’s School of Visual Arts.
Originally from Northern Virginia, Marie once considered herself a New Yorker but has lived in Australia, Barcelona, Uganda, Namibia, New Jersey, Kuwait, and Cairo since the last time she called Manhattan home. She’s no longer sure if anywhere or everywhere is home. She can say "hello," "thank you," and "how much" in seven languages.
You can read our interview with Marie Javins here.
29th December 2013
Our fiesty independent female traveller, Marie Javins, has hung up her boots – for the moment – but here are her most audacious adventures this year
10th November 2013
Wander Woman, Marie Javins, goes diving in Cancun before saying adios and goodbye to Mexico. And Wanderlust
3rd November 2013
Wander Woman, Marie Javins, drops by some newly-discovered Mayan ruins and recommends chillin' at Yaxchilan
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