What’s a Rollerbag Goddess?

You may find yourself wondering what it means to be a Rollerbag Goddess. Well, if you’re enjoying this blog, chances are you are a Rollerbag Goddess!


You know you’re a Rollerbag Goddess when:


1.  You are not a beast of burden. You’d rather roll your belongings around than carry them on your back.

Rollerbag, en route to Northern Minnesota. Photo by Charish Badzinski.

2. You like to shower and brush your teeth regularly; you believe travelers should never compromise personal hygiene, if at all possible.


3. The authentic travel experience is of highest importance to you. But every once in a  while, it’s nice to see a Starbucks for the comfort of familiarity and frappaccino.


A chain some of us love to hate, Starbucks. But when experiencing culture shock,
coffee can be comfort food, too. Photo by Charish Badzinski.

4. You’d rather stay in a two star hotel run by a local family, than a four star hotel run by an American hotel chain.


5.  You believe the best food in any country is often sold at street carts, food trucks or restaurants of questionable cleanliness. If only you could get a personal invitation to someone’s home for a home-cooked meal! 

New York City food cart. Photo by Charish Badzinski.

6. You want to look good when you travel, yet you pack sensibly. You’d rather be overdressed than look sloppy. No checked bags for you! A true Rollerbag Goddess will fit everything neatly into her carry-on rollerbag.

Photo by Patricia Balsley.


7. You fly coach because you have to, but always dream of flying first class.

Rollerbag Goddesses share sweet, sweet dreams of someday flying first class.
Until then, we’ll bring the class to coach.
Photo by Charish Badzinski.

8. Traveling alone doesn’t scare you; it makes you brave. (And you have mastered the art of taking self-portraits.)


9. You believe travel is not only a right, it is a responsibility.

Some responsibilities are so sweet! Sunset in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Photo by Charish Badzinski.

10. You strive to leave the world a better place than you found it. That means many things: you give back when you see need; you treat people with respect and care no matter where they are in the world; and you tread lightly on other cultures. Go, you!


Do you see yourself as a Rollerbag Goddess? Consider guest blogging! Simply email your pitch to: rollerbaggoddess@gmail.com. All queries will be considered, and guest bloggers may cross-promote their own websites or blogs.




Charish Badzinski is an explorer, foodie and award-winning travel and food writer. When she isn’t working to build her blog: Rollerbag Goddess Rolls the World, she applies her worldview to her small business, providing strategic communications, media relations and writing support to individuals and organizations. 


Find Charish on Twitter: @charishb


Creative Commons License

Rollerbag Goddess Rolls the World by Charish Badzinski is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Based on a work at rollerbaggoddess.blogspot.com.


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