July 2009 Archive

Your Life is a Trip

Your Life is a Trip is a group blog created to inspire and improve your travels. Editors Judith Fein and Ellen Barone are travel writers and photographers who believe that life is travel and travel is life.

Glamping: The Insider’s Guide to Camping in Style

Mention camping at a party and people bump into each other turning away with the sudden need to refresh their drink. Mention glamping, and eyebrows rise. Mention that it’s do-it-yourself, as opposed to the travel companies’ semi-permanent-dwelling-safari-type-the-circus-just-came-to-town-only-the-rich-can-afford-it version and you’ve got an audience.

Glamping is upscale camping in which a tent large enough to walk through replaces the pup tent, bedding takes the place of the sleeping bag, a nice rug covers the plastic ground floor, and campers use real barware instead of Dixie cups. In short, it’s more comfortable, civilized camping. Face it, we’re all getting older. Our fuse for tolerating the heat and bugs and lack of comfy slippers and a shower, is short(er).

Jennifer’s Journeys

Jennifer Johnson is a talented writer and photographer based in Seattle. Her blog is a colourful collection of jaunts around Seattle and trips further afield.


Ferenc and István Ivanics are on a six-year, 25,000 mile mission to walk around the world. The Hungarian brothers are on a no-budget adventure, sharing a message of peace, brotherhood and friendship.

Ellen Barone

Ellen Barone is an independent writer and photographer whose work has appeared in publications like National Geographic Adventure, Outside and Condé Nast Traveler (among others). Her blog is a collection of tips and short snippets from the road.

9000 Miles

This summer, Scott Shetler set out to travel around the USA in a van for four months. His blog is an entertaining and personable record of his adventures along the way.

How to Become a Travel Ninja (e-book review)

A few months ago, Chris Guillebeau released How to Become a Travel Ninja, a 39-page guide designed to help travellers save money.

In case you haven’t heard of Chris, here’s what you need to know: He’s on a mission to visit every country in the world in 5 years. He’s well on his way – over 100 countries have been ticked off the list – and flies over 40 times a year. In short, if you’re looking for an expert who can tell you how to travel more for less, Chris is your guy.

501 Places

501 Places is the daily blog of Andy Jarosz, a creative writer with a flair for short tales from the road.

The Life Less Travelled

Ara Sarafian is a chiropractor from Australia on a journey of discovery. He started his current trip by hitchhiking through Europe and then touring South America.

Negotiation: The Art of Traveling with Your Loved One

Continuing on from our post, Why the Journey is Better When You Have Someone to Share it With, Debra Corbeil shares tips on perfecting the art of negotiation.

As a couple that has been traveling together for over 10 years, we have certainly mastered the art of negotiation. We can’t both love the same things all of the time in life. But if you take a chance and actually try something that your partner wants to do – even if you don’t want to – you may discover that you like it.

  • The Guy: I think Dave and Jodi raise some very valid points and they are consistent with my perceptions based on over...
  • Jay Daviot: Epic list! There are some great blogs there. Would love to see a few more blogs from photographers though...
  • John: I’ve always wanted to hitch hike across the USA.
  • Sara Wikoff: I found your post very interesting. I am just a Freshman in college and I have not decided my major yet....
  • John: Great advice, I always buy charcoal tabs in case I get an upset tummy.
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