April 2008 Archive

Honeymoon Bike Ride, from Europe to Asia: Interview with Wim and Amy Meeussen

A butt-wrenching bike ride from humble Belgium, southeast across Europe and Asia, finally ending up in China… How's that for a romantic honeymoon?

Amy and Wim are an American-Belgian couple who decided to go all out for their honeymoon. Since August 2007, they have been riding their bikes across Europe and Asia. So far, they have cycled some 8,700 kilometres, but there's more to come as they ride the final stretch from Laos to China.

In this interview, which was cross-posted on Travellerspoint, Amy talks about why the inspiration behind their epic bike ride and the experiences they've had on the road.

Volunteer Work in Ghana: Interview with Brian Hermon

How valuable are volunteer experiences? And who do they benefit the most: the volunteer or the community being served?

Brian Hermon has done his fair share of volunteering, from an early two-week experience in Costa Rica to longer-term projects in Tanzania, Vietnam, and now Ghana.

In this interview with TravelBlogs, Brian talks about the impact volunteering has had on his life, the work he is doing in Ghana, and some of the difficulties of life in Africa.

Bird Year

Birds, birds, birds. And then a few more. Malkolm Boothroyd is a 15-year old bird-lover on a year-long cycling adventure through North America with his parents. (Interview with Malkolm, Ken and Wendy)

Parisian Spring: Interview with Tanya Brothen

Paris. For many people, it is the quintessential travel destination. Quite simply, it is the place to go.

Tanya Brothen is a graduate student who decided to shift pace and move to Paris for the final semester of her Master's Degree in International Affairs. Was Paris her ultimate dream destination?

TravelBlogs caught up with Tanya to find out whether the City of Lights lives up to all the hype.

Flightless from England to Japan: Interview with Steve James

In 2005, Steve James travelled the world for a year – the kind of journey many would consider a 'once in a lifetime experience'. For Steve, it was just the beginning.

After returning to his home in the UK for 18 months, Steve took off late last year on another adventure: an flightless trek from England to Japan.

TravelBlogs caught up with Steve to learn more about his current trip and his love for travel in general.

Every Country in the World in 5 Years: Interview with Chris Guillebeau

In 2002, Chris Guillebeau and his wife Jolie moved to West Africa, where they would spend the next four years volunteering for a medical charity. For Chris, that experience sparked a passion for travel that has led him to embark on a new mission: to visit every country in the world. And he's well on his way, having visited 77 countries already.

In this interview with TravelBlogs, Chris talks about his dream of visiting every country in the world, Africa and volunteering, and combining work with travel.

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