Get out the map and lay your finger anywhere down…I’m gonna clear my
head, I’m gonna drink that sun…I’m gonna love you good and strong
while our love is good and young.

by Indigo Girls
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many
of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome,
charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in
one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.

by Mark Twain

So this is my last blog before I start my travels. Come this Thursday, I will be out of here for 43 days straight. This is always my very most favorite time in life; throwing a few things in a pack and heading out into the world. I always feel like I am at my best when I am traveling. For some reason, that weird ambitious feeling that sticks in my gut and never allows me to feel successful no matter how far I get is completely gone. I can see now that that feeling is caused by me, and me alone, but for some reason it seems easier to access when I am out of the country.

My goal in my recent work on myself is to truly feel that way all the time, regardless of my place and external state. I know it’s possible because its not like anything from the outside is reaching in and making me do something. I am the only one who can do that. I am just really starting to recognize that truth.

There is something so fantastic about seeing brand new places and meeting brand new people. It’s so true what Mark Twain said about the need for a broader world view. It’s so easy for me to get caught on my hamster wheel, forgetting the bigger picture and the whole rest of the world. I always feel like I have been completely rehydrated from the well of life when I step off the plane from my weeks of travels and rejoin the day to day steps of my life.

I will check in as often as I find a Internet cafe, and I’ll send pictures as I take them.

My first stop is London, to shake hands with some of my beautiful British fans! Yay!

Ciao for now and bon voyage!

Allison

Add yours Comments – 246

  • Luciano

    on May 15, 2007 at 9:55 pm

    Hi… Allison
    Have a great days in your journey. I am brazilian and your big fan. Sorry, but my english is very bad. You are so beatiful and have one wonderful smile. Take care and enjoy. It visits me: http://ldmrh.spaces.live.com

  • Butch Boyd

    on May 15, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    READ ME!!!! ALLISON. Hey have a good trip. I can relate to you, on the feeling that traveling gives you. I myself am a travel junkie. But for me it isn’t so much where I go that makes it so enjoyable rather the people I love that come with me. Who is going with you?

  • Kristoffer Diaz

    on May 16, 2007 at 6:44 am

    Hi Allison,
    this is my first time in your site, and i think it’s extremely great that you are keeping touch with fans actively. Especially for someone special like yourself. I find it very cool that you have time to travel and do all the fun things you want to do in life even in the midst of the ongoing season of smallville! and i’m glad to find out you have an interest in creative stuff! hehehe that is pretty much my profession. a graphic designer hehe anyways, i hope you enjoy your trip and one day you will come down and visit sydney australia!!

  • Mark

    on May 16, 2007 at 7:36 am

    Hey Allison,
    A nice surprise that you’ve got a blog. Good on you, you’re certainly getting right into it.

    Just wanted to say that you do really well in Smallville, and good luck with your travels.

    I might just chime in with a “Come to Australia!”

  • ASHLEY

    on May 16, 2007 at 1:18 pm

    you are a very talented singer

  • carlos

    on May 19, 2007 at 12:08 pm

    oie eu sou do Brasil
    queria dizer que allison mack vc é d+
    espero que vc responda pois sou muito
    fã do seriado smallville
    kiss
    good bye

  • Chris

    on May 19, 2007 at 7:21 pm

    Allison,

    If you are in the UK, you should make every attempt to get to Dublin, Ireland. The Temple Bar area is such a good time. Or if you are more into the countryside, County Claire where you can see the Cliffs of Mohr are unreal. I lived in Dublin for almost three years and it was the time of my life.

    And if you stop in Boston on your way back to Vancouver, my tour guiding abilities are at your disposal.

    Lastly, you were incredible in the season finale. Sept cannot get here soon enough to see what happens next. Did I really just wish away the summer?

    Chris

  • Camilla

    on May 20, 2007 at 2:59 pm

    hey Allison!!
    i just saw a video of you singing
    and you have an amazing voice!!!
    hope you’re having a great trip
    if you have time stop by in Brazil!!!!
    ahuhahauhuah

    beijos from Brazil!!!

    tchau!!!

  • Elizabeth

    on May 21, 2007 at 9:10 am

    Hello Allison,

    If you like Rumi, you may also enjoy Hafiz and Kabir, my fav “The Path of the Masters”, depecting the life of Sawan Singh. They are filled with consciousness. It’s just the beginning for you ~!~
    We enjoy the show and it’s reflections! Much Love!

  • julien

    on May 22, 2007 at 4:19 am

    Hello I am French and I’m a fan of smallville. I hope that she is going to continue even for a long time. You will still be in the serie the next season ??
    I don’t still know the end of the season 6 but i’m not good in english.
    Excuse me if there are faults.
    Kiss to you allison. If you could answer me. thank you
    Julien

  • Temperance

    on May 22, 2007 at 2:06 pm

    So………… hi! Cool, you’re going to Britain cool! Have fun there! Hope you do! I’ve never been, but I hope to go one day!
    Have fun!
    Tempe!

  • Lucia

    on May 22, 2007 at 10:01 pm

    Hi Allison!

    I saw u singing, u are great! I think you are an incredible person, i really do, Have a wonderful trip! From my heart i wish you all the best in the world!
    We wait for you in ARGENTINA! you have huge fans in here!

    Allways the best!

    LUCÍA. ARGENTINA

  • Italian boy

    on May 24, 2007 at 11:41 am

    Hi ALLISON MACK
    I’m a your great fun in Italy
    I have see all episodes adn you are my best protagonist!!!
    When go to Italy can go to my island Sardinia i want know you because, i don’t know you but i think you like friend 🙂
    You are the best Allison.
    I wait you on Italy.
    For me is ok only your autograph 🙂
    http://www.mondosardegna.net/
    Goodbye Allison!! 🙂

  • Ced

    on May 25, 2007 at 5:24 pm

    Hi Allison !!

    Ok first of all, i’m a new fan of you and your work. I live in Quebec, Canada. Yep i’m a french Canadian. I have 31 years old. My friend just made me discover Smallville this week. I had look the first season and i’m in love with this series. In the same time, i discovered you. A great actress, a beautifull women with a really great smile, eyes and voice. What a surprise for me to see you have a blog and you write on it. I think that make a great person of you. You have respect for your fans and this is appreciate. I think your not just a beautifull woman, i think you are a great person too. I love your acting, really, and i love your personality.

    I’m not an actor, i’m not popular same to you, but we have a same passion, the travel. I am a travel agent since 2 years and i really love this. You made a couple of trip and i found this cool. You give your experience with your fans and its fun. I’m sure you don’t reed all your messages on the blog or email, but if you come to Quebec, Canada, let me know. You certainly have my email if it is your site, if you read this, please write to me and let me know. I don’t wait for you, i’m not crasy loll but one of my dream are talk to you on email or anywhere else. I don’t know if you will see this, its probably a scriptor who will answer to me, but i try, i had nothing to loose. Scriptor, if you cant, lee her see my message with my email adress.

    You looks like a good girl, and when i see you, i have the impression to see a little girl who have fun. You are an actress but you look like a simply girl who live her life simply too. Yep, i really think i had discover a great person this week. If you are in trip for now, have a nice trip and take full pictures for us. I let you on this words and i hope have an answer of you. Where are you now ????

    ciao!!!!
    Ced xxxx

  • Chris

    on May 27, 2007 at 8:00 pm

    Dear Allison,

    I don’t know what your summer schedule is looking like for July but I was hoping to contact you about a charity event that is going to take place in July. The event is a poker tournament which raise money for families who have lost loved ones in Iraq. The event will be in the LA area and my friend is the one in charge of the event. We are trying to get some big names to appear to raise as much as possible for this cause.

    My e-mail address is posted here and it would be great to hear from you if you might be able to participate.

    Thank you in advance.

  • Cozz

    on May 28, 2007 at 10:41 am

    Hey Allison ,
    Do let me know if U ever travel all the way to India…
    been a fan of your smile ever since the”Opposite sex” days..

  • ray

    on May 29, 2007 at 8:19 am

    Have fun on your hoilday lol. hey season six was one of the best keep it up

  • Gaeten Nibbio

    on May 29, 2007 at 10:31 pm

    Allison the computer erased everything I just said!!! This pertains to an microchip branding system for humans that is extremely harmful!

  • james alexander squire

    on May 30, 2007 at 12:50 am

    hey allison i just saw the last episode smallville and had to tell u it was AWSOME******i started to watch smallville because i loved the comics and the the dc world but i am also a big movie buff / tv lol but what kept me coming back for more well it was not AWSOME action it was great acting when i saw that episode where u can see a dead girl and she gose in your body and u are acting as her in your body and u are crying with soo much passion in your acting well LOL that is what made me want to get into acting any way have a great time in london and i hope a pray 4 smallville that u are in season 7 and 8 HIT ME BACK UR CANADIAN FAN

    P.S ON YOUR VACATION U SHOULD GO OVER TO SCOTLAND DUNDEE ITS BEAUTIFUL

    JAMES ALEXANDER SQUIRE

  • hegari

    on May 30, 2007 at 3:58 am

    I love travel
    Hi, I like a lot Allison comments, I know London, its a lovely place, with good people, and I know she is having a good time because London is a city you can not get bored.
    I have a msn space in witch Im uploading pictures of my travels.
    If you want, you can enter, see that pictures, and leave a comment in the visit book

    The space is is http://hegari69.spaces.live.com
    Enjoy it

  • Márcio Mendonça

    on June 3, 2007 at 7:55 am

    Hi, allison, good morning,good afternon,good nigh(for all moments)

    Good loock in your life!!!

    if I found lampada magical, and the genio of lampada me granted to one order my only order alone would it: I want that a person that I have much admiration is happy in all the moments of its life. This person would be you.(mwmendonca@yahoo.com.br)!!!kissesssssssssssssss

  • Márcio Mendonça

    on June 3, 2007 at 7:57 am

    can return with only one hi?
    wait your mensage!

    ciao

    mÁRcio

  • Rodrigo Fernández

    on June 3, 2007 at 12:58 pm

    hey Allison,

    I just saw you like five minutes ago. I’m from Monterrey, Nuevo León in México, an me and my family were eating at an italian restaurant and we saw you and Kristin kreuk.

    We doubted a little if that was really you guys but my big brother finally asked, and Kristin said yeah but that you weren’t taking any pictures or signing anything 🙁

    I can guess it’s tiresome to take pictures and give out autographs to alot of people but at least we tried. Well anyway just wanted to tell you and all your group to enjoy Mexico, you have a lot of fans here including myself.

    Rodrigo

  • lee

    on June 5, 2007 at 8:06 pm

    Hi Allison, I just started reading your blog, I have always been a big fan. I was surprised at how wise you sound for a person of your age. You have already used a couple of my favorite quotes especially (Be the change you want to see in the world) I use it all the time and try to live by it. I thought you might be interested in my favorite quote because you seem to be the type of person who would appreciate it here it is (There is nothing more gentle than strength and nothing stronger than true gentleness)-Anon. I hope you like it and have a great time off.
    Lee

  • Elle

    on June 6, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    Hi Allison,
    Hope your trip is going well, keep us updated on all that you see and I can’t wait to see pics. I will help keep the fans updated to on what is going on at our Smallville fansite, redcapemusic.org. You are truly a role model and inspiration to many fans and I can’t wait to see what is in store for you in Season 7!~Elle
    Redcapemusic.org (Your source for all things Superman and Smallville!)

  • Superneo

    on June 7, 2007 at 8:49 pm

    Hi Allison
    I am a big fan (supersized) in South Africa.
    You are no doubt in the latter part of your trip, and I hope you have had an awesome time. Im sure you’ve had fun and had some eye opening experiences.
    look forward to your return and to hear all about your adventures.

    “What lies before us, and what lies
    behind us, are tiny matters compared
    to what lies within us”

    Oliver Windell Holmes

    Take care
    Stephen.

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  • Pianokid

    on June 11, 2007 at 1:25 am

    Hello Allison ! Smallville is an awesome show and one of the biggest reasons is your “Chloe” character ! She are my favorite character ! Shes beautiful ,smart , trustworthy and is probably the biggest hero in the show, saving clark i dont know how many times. have fun on your trips !

  • Ton

    on June 11, 2007 at 4:40 am

    Ok…

    Não se espante por eu ser do brasil, porque você deve ter assistido o filme “turistas”, ya….mas eu não sou do tipo médico assassino nem ao menos traficante ou qualquer coisa desse tipo!

    Sou apenas um rapaz que trabalha e faz faculdade!

    não vou traduzir o meu texto para o inglês, estou te dando a chance de ser poliglota e aprender o português,

    Ahhh, lembrando…eu não sou exatamente um fã…

    vamos olhar o mundo em um ponto diferente agora, ok?!

    vc é um ser humano que mora no mesmo planeta que eu, e eu também, um ser humano que mora no mesmo planeta!

    há algo mais além do dinheiro e fama…

    não, não ti amo, ou sou loucamente apaixonado por vc, maniaco…

    não não! (como disse antes, não sou exatamente um fã)

    é agora que você pergunta, “o que você é então?”

    eu mesmo não sei explicar! nem sei se vc vai ler isso aqui,

    talvez apenas um webmaster ou outra pessoa leia!

    Bom, então você é uma menina esperta, vai traduzir o texto 😉

    Sabe eu adoraria ir ao shopping e encontrar com você e dar um oi!

    mas infelizmente eu moro aqui!

    A verdade é essa! gostaria muito de conhecer a senhorita, e fazer você rir um pouco!

    Não sei se você tem namorado (não estou te cantando)

    Seu sorriso e seu olhar transmitem simpatia e alegria, você é uma menina do tipo que vale a pena fazer rir, só para ter o prazer de ver aquele sorrisão grandão de orelha a orelha!

    *** ESTE BLOG TEM LIMITE DE CARACTERES? ***
    =P

    Well, Ally =P
    You are a great person, cute girl, with a big smile like “crash” (i saw my little brother play in playstation, that game “Crash bandicoot”…he smile like you…

    lol

    Humm, i´ll try to improve my english…next time i will be better!

    Take a look, n my PHOTOLOG

    http://www.psykoton.gigafoto.com.br

    Beijão e um forte abraço!

    =*

    PS- Miss Croft, I know u r not Jolie, but, lookin´ ur trips…well…great adventures!

    God bless u!

  • Jake Leonard

    on June 11, 2007 at 6:38 pm

    Love the site overall!

    Check out my blog sometime, Allison…

    And I do not know who to ask, but I would love to have an interview with you!

  • Ton

    on June 13, 2007 at 11:45 am

    humm… i know…i wrote in portuguese…sorry…u don´t have so much time to try new languages…
    🙁

    WELL miss smile …
    😀

    oh gosh… u are a star…and me….just… :/

    a little bug in this biiiiiiiiiiig universe…

    i would like sooooo muuuuch….

    if u just “coment” (say something) 🙂

    in my fotolog….or myspace ^^

    my flog

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    myspace

    http://www.myspace.com/Sir_tOn

    tHANx….Docinho!

    beijo!

    kiss!
    😉

  • renee

    on June 14, 2007 at 7:25 am

    I hope you can return to your bloging soon I really miss them. I will pray for you while you are on your trip. one of my dreams was to be an actress when I was little when I was in 4th grade I had the lead part as the news reporter. I studyed my lines and remember them ahrt by heart. when the day of the class play I ened up haveing to stay home from school because of strep thort. I was crushed I beg my mom to let me go but she couldn’t let me go the other person did my lines and totally missed them by a mile the teacher said how she wished I was there because I was so good at it. My professen is a stay at home mom! the best ever! so good luck in smallville next year they can’t rigth you off. thanks for your time. tell all the cast good luck! next year!

  • Tony G.

    on June 15, 2007 at 10:51 am

    I stumbled across your webpage via Wikipedia and I wanted to say hi. Hope your having a good time on your trip.

  • June Bug

    on June 15, 2007 at 1:40 pm

    Hey there Allison,
    ( said yet another adoring fan of your smallvillian works that you’ll probably never meet……… 🙂 )(Here’s 2 the hope that your not tired of hearing that yet………and well, if you are………..mmmmm……..read this anyways………… 🙂 lol….. ) I am a most recent viewer of this Smallville business and I have to say that I have truly become quite the fan…..!! Go Crow………!!!! Tee…..hee……thats funny…….. guess that’s a me thing……I’m the easily amused individual……. anyways……. besides this being a particularly awkward moment in my life, I just wanted to share…….(seeing as how I apparently can)…..with you that I am really a fan of your character on that show……… I hope it’s fun being able to portray such an awesome savvvy journalist such as chloe……..she really digs deep……. I love it…….!!! And I’ve always thought it felt awesome to do what you have 2 do to help others in need…………….. whether or not it’s deserved……….. I read your bloggy dealy and I props you on being able to throw your life into a backpack and just go somewhere………

  • June Bug

    on June 15, 2007 at 2:00 pm

    oops………… sorry, wasn’t ready to send that quite yet……… but I guess I just had to tell you that your awesome……… and despite what you may think about yourself or your accomplishments and or lack there of……… Here’s one plain jane that admires your spirit and hopes you can truly find happiness in everything that you do with your career……on and off the cameras…….. (I don’t even know you, but I feel for you……… It seems a shame that your not more proud of yourself………….) Well…………… I think you rock……………… And to just jump on a plane and go………. oh man the good times…….. (Now if I could just get over my fear of flying……….!!! ) Although I was in Europe once……….. I made it…………!!! 1 word, Dramamine!!! Gorgeous Country……… O.M.G.!!! Right……………..!!!! Course, weren’t you born there or something?!!! I thought I had read somewhere that you were born in Germany?! I was in Koln once…………. WOW dudette……….. WOW…………!!!! Ok………… well, enough milking the company clock for me!!!! Keep on rockin’!!!! ……………… ~Me~

  • AaronC

    on June 29, 2007 at 2:08 pm

    OK…… So if you started your Trip, Allison, on May 6th (which was my birthday, BTW, LOL), and the trip was approx. 43 days, that means you are most likely finished your trip now. In any case I don’t believe your still in London.

    So this will be probably be more in remembrance of your trip then for your trip, but I found this video on YOUTUBE a while back. It is one of my favorites. Thank you to Roger Miller, and whoever Splainit is.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94yhv3_xUAY

  • maadah

    on July 15, 2007 at 6:07 am

    Well done, Enjoyed the visit!

  • Garry Valibesoff

    on July 19, 2007 at 6:51 am

    Hi! Your site is goodest! Congratulation! I’ll be back 😉

  • John

    on July 19, 2007 at 7:12 am

    Hi!
    nice to meet you!

  • john777

    on July 20, 2007 at 11:22 am

    olhAWS Hi!
    Very good source !
    Nice to meet you 🙂

  • Leo750

    on September 6, 2007 at 2:01 pm

    I read this. It’s so beautiful. It has done me think about my life, and what I like.

  • Juheina

    on September 13, 2007 at 2:24 pm

    ola!!
    talvez vc nem chegue a ver essa minha mensagem mais mesmo assim quiz envia-la a você!!
    meu nome é Juheina, sou Brasileira e muito fã sua e do Tom Welling!!
    achei muito legal esse seu blog, ao entrar aqui tive uma sensação muito boa, parece que estou perto de vocês!!
    acompanho o smallville desde o inicio e a cada dia que passa gosto mais dos episodios!!
    meu maior sonho é conhece-los, porém sei que isso é quase impossivel!
    infelismente moro muito longe e nem aqui vcs veêm.
    mais saiba que amo muito vcs!!
    desejo que o smallville nunca acabe, e que vc fique com o clark!!

    espero que vc veja esse meu comentario!!

    PS: nao tem como colocar uma versão do seu blog em português não?

  • Love

    on September 15, 2007 at 8:58 pm

    Your smile hypnotizes me. Great site keep up the fun.

  • Edson

    on September 17, 2007 at 8:12 am

    Você é linda!!!!!

  • John Smith

    on December 20, 2007 at 4:32 am

    Good comment. It is a pitty that many people doen\’d think like trat. Thanks.

  • luzaleja

    on January 13, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    I LOVE traveling… Thanks to God and my mom I have been able to travel a lot at such a young age (17 turning 18 this year)… I really don’t think I deserve it (here is me punishing myself… but seriously… I have just done what I am supposed to do… I’m lucky 🙂 )
    Anyways… I really do love meeting new people… if they speak a different language than mine (spanish) it’s even better… just to see how I can get closer to someone that has such different life style from mine… I LOVE THAT… also… I love traveling with my family (a bunch of 50 year old people or older haha) just coz I love my family… and what is better than spending your days learning from people from a different country and get to share this learning with the people you love? (coz i am the translator lol… )
    I feel SO free when I travel… like I can do anything… like all my dreams and goals are obteinable… awesome!
    Also love traveling with my friends… It’s just a way to get closer to them… which I love 😀
    I have never traveled alone… but I wish I could… so that maybe I could actually open even more to other people… because I do think that when you are with people you know you close your mind a little bit… and how awesome would it be to actually have a totally open mind and heart for everything that happens, and for everyone?!
    Thanks for your blogs!! very inspiring!
    *sorry for any mistakes i might have… but its late and i mix spanish with english at such late hours LOL*