September 2008 Archive

Family On Bikes

Since June 2008, the Vogel family (Mom, Dad and ten-year-old twin boys) have been on an epic two and a half year bike trip from Alaska to Argentina.

Palabras de Portenos

Nick and Sarah quit their jobs in the US and moved to Buenos Aires to teach English. On their blog, they share their experiences living and working in Argentina through lovely photography and writing.

Podcasting on the Road: Tape, Technology and Hats

When I first started my trip, my focus was to do podcasting, not blogging. A year and a half later, and I’ve done much more blogging than podcasting. While I have been able to put up several episodes, I still find the workflow of producing a podcast by myself, on the road, to be a daunting task. In this article I’m going to go through some of what I go through to produce a solo video podcast on the road.

My Marrakesh

A beautifully photographed blog about Marrakesh. Maryam is a human right and democracy specialist, a freelance writer and textile lover who lives in Marrakesh with her husband, two kids and nine peacocks.

Lives in a Van

David Thorsrud sold everything and embarked on a permanent road trip around the United States, in search of a more authentic life.

Dealing With Loneliness on the Road (Part 3)

“Humans are social creatures. We need each other, to interact, to communicate, to share. When you live on a sailboat for months or travel solo in a land that doesn’t speak your language, there are bound to be lonely times. It’s something we all deal with, and although each situation is different, there are a few lessons I’ve learned in my travels.”

Dealing with Loneliness on the Road (Part 2)

“How do you deal with loneliness on the road?

I remember wondering about this question myself; once. And then I noticed the guy sitting next to me on the plane was reading, “The Alchemist” and I said, “Hey! That’s my favorite book!” and he said, “Yea? It inspired me to make this solo adventure to Latin America, which I’m now kind of nervous about….” And that’s the thing about “loneliness” on the road; it dissipates as fast as you can write, “me too!” in the fog of your breath on the window plexiglas.”


SoulTravelers3 are a family of three on a slow, open-ended travel adventure throughout the world.

Dealing with Loneliness on the Road (Part 1)

You’re on the other side of the world, taking in foreign sights and sounds, when it hits you: loneliness. It’s an emotion that most travellers have experienced at some point in their journeys – especially those who travel alone.

For this series of posts, I asked travel bloggers to share their experiences with loneliness on the road. Their advice is diverse, from tips on how to avoid loneliness altogether, to suggestions on what to do when you’re feeling blue.


A perpetual pilgrim wanders the world, sharing her experiences with beautiful, reflective prose. Christina’s travels have taken her through Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa.

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