February 2010 Archive

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Hole In The Donut Travels

Barbara Weibel once lived the ordinary “must work” life. Her whole world changed forever when diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease. Following extensive treatment, and at 50-something years old, Barbara traded a desk for a backpack. She hasn’t looked into the rearview mirror since.

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First-Time Traveler

First-Time Traveler is written by Claire Marie Algarme and designated to helping other “first-timers”. Her reviews of each destination are a smooth mix of personal experiences and interesting observations. Even the more seasoned traveler will enjoy this read.

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Todd’s Wanderings

Following Todd Wassel through his journeys as a development/human rights/conflict resolution worker and as “Todd the Traveler” is an adventure. His blog blends his work life with his personal life the way great cooks do an excellent soup. Season it with travel tips and you’ve got a perfect recipe.

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And Baby Makes Three: An Interview with Wade Shepard

In his 2007 interview, Wade was described as a “modern-day nomad” and “travel was his lifestyle”. Not much has changed since that discussion. He’s still the “modern-day nomad” and “travel is still his lifestyle” but these days… That lifestyle includes a family. Wade met Chaya in 2008. They married and then gave birth to their daughter, Petra, in 2009. If you think parenthood overrides seeing the world – think again!

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Lessons From a Cancelled Trip

My husband and I made the decision this past October to cancel a trip to Spain and Morocco that I’d spent innumerable hours planning. It was a complicated trip – several legs, transportation utilizing planes, trains and automobiles; 12 days in foreign countries. Since it’s been a brutal winter for many of us and thoughts of summer travel are rampant daydreams, I thought I’d finally sit down and share a few hard-earned tips for you to remember when planning your next trip abroad.

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Two Stops Past Siberia

Two Stops Past Siberia is a mix of personal letters to family/friends, blog entries, bonus content and a whole lot more. Carl Beien, a Peace Corps volunteer in Kyrgyzstan, takes you from “big city” life to “small village” living via the written word.

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Uncommon Travel

Gail Walter is not only descriptive but also elegant in her Uncommon Travel writings. A knack for irony plus a keen sense of wonderment with a dash of humor sprinkled in equals enjoyable reading.

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Create Your Location Independent Business the More Practical Way

Editor’s Introduction: Anyone who enjoys traveling, or has had their dreams haunted by picturesque places, has most likely thought to themselves, “If I worked for myself, I could just hop a plane for destinations unknown”. Sadly, and all too often, the alarm clock rings or the boss walks in or something snaps us back into reality. Honestly, there are those out there enjoying the fruits of location independent business opportunities and Jason Batansky is one of the fortunate. Here, he shares his beginnings, his dream business idea and what he has learned about making location independent business ventures successful.

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J The Travel Authority

Jeanine Barone has visited the world over, writing for many of the major travel-trade publications. Follow her journeys to unique destinations and her favorite “hidden treasure” spots. She also includes tips and tricks for every type of adventurer.

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Travel the Write Way

Travel for this multi-talented writer is an absolute passion. A passion richly steeped in family history and one Linda Dini Jenkins has shared within her Travel the Write Way entries. She also shares her thoughts about being a writer and how to travel with others relatively stress-free.

  • 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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