Tagline: Finding yourself off the beaten path.
Reflecting the Middle Eastern origins of Chicky Bus’s initial post, the site intends to be a cyber space Bedouin lounge. Spirituality and self discovery are common themes and, though not restricted to those regions, the Middle East and Latin America are prominently featured. And, while touching on serious subjects, the dilemmas and moral questions posts are good fun and generate plenty of discussion.
Started: August 4, 2010
Behind the blog: Lisa Egle, who answers comments on Chicky Bus as CB Driver, used to work in the corporate world before a spur of the moment decision in Ecuador led to her current incarnation as an ESL professor. She has taught English in Barcelona, Quito and China. Lisa is currently looking for a publisher for her memoirs, a collection of short stories that takes riders on the Chicky Bus to locations around the world.
Guest posting: Welcomed from other travellers Lisa interacts with on Twitter as long as they reflect the Chicky Bus philosophy of traveling off the beaten path and into a place of self discovery.
Link X: Yes, but again only with other independent travellers Lisa knows from Twitter.
Post schedule: Around once a week.
Stats: (as of September 2011)
Alexa – 269,999 (US: 55,787)
Page Rank – 3
Twitter Followers – 2,540
Klout Score – 61
Peer Index – 48