Sheila Scarborough, with the Perceptive Travel blog.As a three-time expat (Bahrain, Japan and the Netherlands) and enthusiastic traveler, Sheila Scarborough is equally comfortable looking for plastic food on Kappabashi Dori in Asakusa, Tokyo, boot-scooting at Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth or enjoying high tea at Fortnum and Mason, London.

Married with two children and retired from the Navy, she thinks everyone ought to have a passport and experience jet lag.

She has written for National Geographic Traveler, Texas Highways, Transitions Abroad,,  the San Antonio Express-News and the Dallas Morning News. Her first blog, BootsnAll Family Travel, was a “Best of the net” (Best Practical Blog) in the UK’s Guardian, one of three “Best Travel Blogs” in Real Simple magazine and a best blog for family travel in the UK’s Telegraph.

She now blogs about tourism, social media, and travel technology at Sheila’s Guide to the Good Stuff, and co-founded Tourism Currents, offering online and in-person training in social media for tourism and hospitality.

Want to hire her to present at your conference or run a workshop? Her speaking information, list of topics, previous speaking engagements and fees are on her Speaker page.