Written in the Star

I feel incredibly privileged to be a featured person in the Indianapolis Star. After an hour long interview and photo shoot a couple months ago, this article brought me great joy with its final materialization on Sunday, also race day in Indianapolis.

I was sitting in a lawn chair, cold beer perched in my camera-case-turned-koozie, hearing Indy cars zoom behind me, when my parents forwarded the link to the piece online. Reading the whole thing while sitting there amongst the thousands of fans at an event that was integral to my WTI success (see video)…it was all so smile-inducing.

The article takes the form of a Q & A, just as the interview did. The responses, now not just in my head but in print around central Indiana, reminded me of the excitement I find in this travel game (not that I needed the memo) and why I do it.

I’m hoping to open minds, and being from a city where the travel section comes out but once a week in a small, hidden section of the paper, I hope to connect to many at home that may have the misconception of “scary, expensive travel” and not “mind-boggling, self-defining, gorgeous, inspiring, life-changing travel.”

Big expectations. Big dreams. A big summer. We doin’ big thangs, whodi.

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  • Teni

    Dear Lindsey,

    I am writing this comment to let you know that you are such an inspiration. You and I have the same mind-set: we both want to meet people, do things and come to conclusions about the world around us. Until now, I’ve been a observing rather than doing. But after seeing your STA travel intern video application, it has really got me going. I was ecstatic when I found out that you won the internship! An American solo female traveler is hard to find these days. So now I am applying to take a gap year with Thinking Beyond Borders to do volunteer works and travel the far East for 8 months. (You can check it out here: You’ve honestly inspired me to take the plunge! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Have an amazing, thrilling and so-ridiculous-I-just-have-to-tell-this-story-again summer!

    All the best,


  • Lindsay Clark

    Holy crap, that’s awesome. I’m floored by your comment. By all means, YOU DO IT, GIRL, AND GO TO ASIA! I’m so glad I gave you a nudge of any sort to live out your own travel desires, and thanks for letting me know. And let me know if you make the far East thing happen for yourself!

    Get it girl,