Globetrotter: The journey of Natalie Webb
by Sally Litchfield
MDJ Features Editor
sallylit@bellsouth.net
May 30, 2010 12:00 AM | 2540 views | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Natalie Webb of Marietta was selected from among 3,000 applications for a travel internship sponsored by STA Travel, a student travel agency. Webb will travel the world for 88 days and produce travel videos. <br>Photo by Mike Jacoby
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This summer, Marietta native Natalie Webb will live her dream and travel the world. STA Travel, a worldwide travel agency specializing in travel for students and young adults, chose Webb from thousands of applicants as one of two 2010 World Traveler Interns.

On Monday, Natalie along with Casey Hudetz of Chicago, will embark on an 88-day trip that includes Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Australia, Japan, Turkey, Thailand, Egypt and ends in Europe.

The pair of interns will document their journey with photos, videos, blog posts and tweets with the goal of inspiring other students and young people to become world travelers.

"I am still pinching myself to see if I will wake up from this incredible dream! Then I realize STA is about to make my lifelong dream of seeing the world come true. I am beyond honored to serve as a World Traveler Intern and look forward to embarking upon such a phenomenal journey," said Webb.

"I'm enthralled by humanity. It's such a neat way to see so many different cultures," said the daughter of Pam and Dr. Randy Webb.

Natalie, who has a background in journalism, appears to be a natural fit for the program. The 2008 graduate of University of Georgia with a major in public relations, said, "I have an insatiable appetite to see the world, an unquenchable thirst for adventure. When I put my two passions together, communicating and travel, it just seems like a dream come true."

With the dream comes challenge: "I think it will be demanding, but it's what I love to do. It makes it so much more fun when it's something that I'm so passionate about doing," she said.

The former UGA homecoming queen with a lifelong dream of producing or starring in a travel-themed television show said, "(World Traveler Internship) is a great foot in the door."

Follow the interns on www.worldtravelerinternship.com.
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Davis E McCollum
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May 30, 2010
Great for Natalie..! What an opportunity we all wish we could have had at her young age!!!
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