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Follow Me! Creating a Personal Brand with Twitter by Sarah-Jayne Gratton

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Chapter 16

Tweeting around the World

“It’s a big world out there. It would be a shame not to experience it :) #travel”

@earthXplorer

Video producer and long-time travel blogger JD Andrews (@earthXplorer, as he is known by his thousands of Twitter followers and as shown in his bio in Figure 16-1), has visited more than 83 countries across all seven continents, and always with a camera in hand.

JD recently won a Shorty Award (the Oscar of Twitter awards, by the way) for travel, as shown in Figure 16-2, and is acknowledged as not only a travel and production expert but as an all-around nice guy with a huge loyal Twitter following.

Figure 16-1 The well-known profile photo and bio of JD Andrews reflects his warmth and passion for travel.

Figure 16-2 JD was winner of the Shorty Award for travel in 2011.

JD was born and raised on a mountain in Colorado, moved to the desert of Arizona, then spent 11 years at sea traveling the world. His job was video production, but along the way he also fell in love with photography. To date, JD has spent more than 20 years traveling around the globe, shooting and editing travel and tourism videos for various cruise lines, airlines, and tourist boards. ...

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