May 2008 Archive

Baby on Board: Interview with Alice Smudge

Ever dreamed of living life on the road?

Meet the Family Smudge: Scott and Alice, 1-year old Isabella, and Milla, the family dog. Earlier this year, Scott quit his full-time job, and they sold their house, scaling down their belongings to live in a camper. Three months later, the Family Smudge hit the road, setting out from their home in England on a long-term road trip around Europe. This isn't just a family holiday: this is a complete change of lifestyle.

In this interview, TravelBlogs talks to Alice about their decision to pack up, live in a camper, and travel around Europe.

Travel and Volunteer Differently: Interview with Anna Etmanska

Anna Etmanska likes to do things a bit differently. While most of the world is off prefers such tried-and-true destinations as France, Italy or Thailand, Anna opts to spend her days in off-the-beaten track locations – like Bahrain, or far-north Sweden. And while many people are signing up for ready-made volunteer packages sold by voluntourism agencies, Anna likes to get out there and organise her own volunteer work.

In this interview, Anna talks about volunteering, writing, and her inspiration to travel.

Karie and Scott

In 2007, Karie and Scott sold most of their stuff in the United States and flew to Barcelona without a place to live. Their blog chronicles their adventures living in Barcelona and travelling around Europe. (Interview with Karie and Scott)

Cool Travel Guide

Cool Travel Guide is the blog of Lara Dunston, a professional travel writer who has penned guidebooks for Lonely Planet, Dorling Kindersley and Thumbnail Guides, and written articles for many other publications. She is currently in her third year of perpetual travel with her husband Terry, a writer and photographer. (Interview with Lara)

Overland Tales

Steve James hit the road back in 2005 on a ‘Round the World trip. After returning, it didn’t take long for his feet to get itchy again, so in November 2007 he set out on a ‘wintry overland odyssey’ from Europe to East Asia. (Interview with Steve)

The Art of Nonconformity

Chris Guillebeau’s blog is all about living life in an unconventional way. One of his major personal goals is to do as much international travel as possible, and he plans to visit every country in the world. (Interview with Chris)

Parisian Spring

Tanya is an American in her final semester as a graduate student who decided to ditch Washington D.C. and study in Paris instead. (Interview with Tanya)

The North West Territory

The North West Territory is the blog of Brian Hermon, a 23-year old working for an NGO in Ghana. (Interview with Brian)

Amy & Wim

Amy and Wim Meeussen are newlyweds on an epic honeymoon: they’re cycling from Belgium to China. (Interview with Amy and Wim)

The World By Road

Steve Shoppman, Steve Bouey, and a changing crew of extras are on an epic road trip from New Zealand to New York, living out their dreams while raising awareness of the world’s diversity. (Interview with Steve Shoppman)

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