Rave Reviews

Thank you so much to everyone who has commented on my blog, supported my writing and encouraged me with your kind words. It’s great to know that I am achieving my goals of inspiring, informing and entertaining. These are just a few of the comments I’ve had since starting my blog.

“Love this.”
Leo Babauta, Zen Habits

“I love your updates! They always inspire me to be a more secure, self-assured woman!”
Teresa Long, UK

“Excellent writing style and highly entertaining content.”
Paul Lalley, USA: Webwordslinger

“Annabel you have been nothing but kind to me since I first posted on your guest post. You have no idea how much your kindness has meant to me. Your personal touch is really outstanding!”
Jason Williams, USA: The Blog Quest

“I love your blog. Your stories are funny and intellectual. Your life has been full of adventure. Thank you for the inspiration that you bring and for all the great posts you write.”
Eric Richardville, USA

“Annabel, thank you for your blog. You’re so funny, and I am having such a good time reading them. I look forward to it continuing.”
Jeff Lewis, USA

“You are a natural born wanderer! Love hearing your reports.”
Laura Baker, USA

“Your blog is great and deserves more attention:) I like it for its sincerity!”
Steven Zhao, USA

“I’ve posted a link to Get in the Hot Spot on my Facebook page as I’ve found your interviews very inspiring to a “not yet famous” travel writer like myself.”
Carmen Jenner, Australia

“What an incredible inspiration!”
Molly Hoyne, USA

“It’s refreshing to come across something that is a little more realistic. Not something that is trying to sell people on unrealistic pipe dreams that in the end will make people feel worse.
Marilyn, British Columbia, Canada

“Great stuff.”
Charles Bennett, UK

“Thanks for the great story.”
Chuck Chastain, Costa Rica

“Have really enjoyed reading about your new life…sounds amazing!”
Oana Teboul, France

“I thoroughly enjoy reading your newsletter and, do please keep writing.”
Bodie Trenton, UK

“Have just spent 20 minutes reading over all your last emails and have had an enjoyable revisit on your travels and how life has been pretty good in far off exotic lands so far.”
Mish Bostock, New Zealand

“Once again you have given a lot of people a much needed kick in the pants. What great fun it all sounds….. and you are doing it all with 3 young kids. I salute you !”
Andy Macgregor, Dubai

“I think I told you before you should write a book about your experience moving to Central America with your family. Your emails are a perfect start for that one — funny and interesting.”
Molly Kelash, USA

“Your travels sound amazing – I am very jealous!”
Fiona Jones, UK

“I must admit, I really look forward to the latest newsletters. They are so entertaining……!!! Wow, must admit feeling pangs of jealously, everything sounds so exotic.”
Jude Watson, New Zealand

“I’m just visualising all the stuff you’re writing about, it all sounds fun and interesting with a splash of challenge, hope it keeps getting better and better for you guys.”
Jody Anderson-Elliott, Scotland

“Good to hear about your travels. All sounds so exciting and exotic! ”
Kelly Spencer, New Zealand

“If you have any doubtful days – just push through ‘cos you are doing the right thing by exposing the children to many ways to live and making them appreciate what we in the west have in so much abundance.”
Loretta Brown, New Zealand

“Thanks for cheering me up today – you are my inspiration to a better me – a “surfing fit-chick me”! Thanks baby!”
Kate Hayes, Costa Rica

‘”You got skillz girl.”
Faye McGarry, Costa Rica

“Thanks for giving me a glimpse of what life would/could be for us.”
Kathi, Germany

“Just discovered the “In the Hot Spot” blog. A must read!”
Nicolas De Corte, Belgium (on Twitter)

“Love reading your beautifully-crafted words”
Lisa Alexiou, Australia

“I remember reading your blog when it was new – Wow it’s turned into something special, it’s a fantastic read.”
Christopher E Boyce, Scotland

“I stopped by your blog, and think what you’re doing is great and inspiring. I’m amazed that so many people I’m bumping into these days live in Australia. Must get over there sometime! I especially like your Witch Doctor piece.”
Judith Schwartz, USA

“I read ‘In the Hot Spot’ all the time and think it’s great!”
Brian Skinner, Costa Rica

“You were born (amongst other things) to write travel memoirs, Annabel.”
John Kelleher, New Zealand

“What an inspiring person you are, keep up the great work!”
Laurie, Australia

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  1. Carol Fletez November 8, 2009 at 11:06 am - Reply

    Maryland, USA

    Thanks so much for encouraging all of us to follow our dreams!

  2. loopzy December 4, 2009 at 1:54 am - Reply

    Great read, Ill come back

  3. Eirien December 28, 2009 at 10:27 am - Reply

    Your website is full of inspiring subjects, a wonderful find. Thank you, Annabel!

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