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Julia Rosien

Globetrotter, mom, founder of GoGirlfriend.com & Brand Engineer for Restonic.com

I currently serve as the Brand Engineer for Restonic, an international mattress licensee with patented technologies and components, ranging from innerspring to latex, memory foam and gel. My not-so-secret passion is GoGirlfriend.com, a travel website that focuses on how women travel.

Co-founder of Canada’s first 140 Conference and its master of ceremonies as well as a keynote presenter at the 2012 140 Conference in NYC and 2014 WOWtheWorld Waterloo, I’ve also been honored to speak at TEDxWomen Waterloo, Impact99, Tweetstock.ca, Women in Biz Conference to name just a few. I’ve shared the stage with mega-celebrities, such as Kathy Ireland and Deepak Chopra. Postplanner recently cited me as one of the top 100 people to follow on social media.

My writing has been published in Health, Women’s Health, Wedding Style, The American Bar Association Journal, CBC Radio, Conceive, Chicago Sun-Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary Sun and The Boston Globe.
8 Reasons Why Your Next Cruise Should Have a Balcony

8 Reasons Why Your Next Cruise Should Have a Balcony Cabin

Choosing a cabin for your next cruise can be as fun (and frustrating) as choosing the cruise itself -- I won't cruise unless I can get a balcony cabin. Don't get me wrong. I'm not a cruise snob, but a balcony cabin is like sunshine on your vacation -- it makes everything better.
09/10/2015 08:12 EDT
How to Sleep Better While

How to Sleep Better While Traveling

Thick into the heat of summer travel, there's a whole lot of fun days ahead -- and they don't need to be as sleep deprived as you're worried they might be. With a few adjustments to your sleep habits while traveling (and some smart accessories), you won't have to check your sleep at the gate.
07/05/2015 05:53 EDT
Nudist Vacation Hot Spots That Will Blow Your

Nudist Vacation Hot Spots That Will Blow Your Mind

Nude volleyball? Got it. Nude water balloon toss? Got that too. How about nude donut eating and nude best beach bum contests? Got those too. Welcome to Australia's unofficial nude Olympics where competing is as much fun as watching. The nude games began in 1983 and in January 2015, more than 500 people competed.
02/23/2015 01:09 EST
How to Keep Your Suitcase Safe While

How to Keep Your Suitcase Safe While Travelling

While lost and damaged luggage is an unfortunate travel reality, it's getting easier to track down an errant bag half a world away and get it back to you -- relatively quickly. And if you've identified your bag well and have an inventory of the contents, luck may be in your favour. Use these tips to help ensure that even if your bags don't arrive with you, you'll be protected.
11/07/2014 08:31 EST
Smart Sleep Strategies For

Smart Sleep Strategies For Travellers

Summer and travel -- our two favorite words. Trouble is, travel's uninvited companion, sleep deprivation, usually hitches a ride and brings everyone down. But a few simple tips could send your sleep challenges packing, leaving you to energized and ready for adventure.
08/19/2014 12:43 EDT
3 Mistakes Women Make When Travelling

3 Mistakes Women Make When Travelling Solo

My travel mistakes have ranged from budget-busting to stupid safety choices that (thankfully) ended with a good story to tell when I got home. Feel free to learn from my solo travel mistakes so you don't have to make them for yourself.
07/04/2014 17:13 EDT