May 2010 Archive

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An American Stranger

Kevin Kravitz had a thing about blogging, or should we say not blogging. But, after keeping a journal while backpacking around Europe, Kevin changed his mind. An American Stranger is the reconstruction of his journal entries into blog form and a welcome addition to the blogging world.

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Where Will It All End: An Interview

In August, 2008, Dave of The Longest Way Home, was interviewed about his search for that (proverbial) place we all like to call… Well… Home. The place where we set up a permanent camp, decorate the walls, kick off our boots at night, put books on the shelves, have home-cooked meals, and maybe don’t have to close the door when in the bathroom. Okay – a bit graphic but isn’t that part of what “home” really means? A place of comfort, security and belonging?

It’s now 2010. Has Dave found a home or is he still on the hunt?

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Craigorio Does Italia

It was just about family when Craig Cisero made his way to Italy on a six month pilgrimage. Little did he know what would really transpire… From harvesting grapes to teaching English, Craigorio Does Italia tells Craig’s tale of tracing his roots and finding much more along the way. (The story isn’t over yet.)

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Grantourismo! An Interview with Lara Dunston & Terence Carter

In 2008, Lara Dunston was interviewed about her life as a travel writer and her experiences traveling with her husband, Terry Carter, who is also a travel writer, photographer and now – an expert in the art of eggs – culinary-style. (You think I’m kidding…)

Together, they have taken on a new project, Grantourismo!, which has them traveling from their home-base-storage-unit in Dubai to a new destination every two weeks over the next twelve months.

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The Wonderful Adventures of Stevie P

Sailing from Gran Canaria to Antigua was just the first leg of Steve Phillips’ journey. In The Wonderful Adventures of Stevie P, X marks the spot – or should we say spots – where he has visited along his way. (Wonder if he’s found any buried treasure yet…)

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Around the World in Easy Ways: A Guide to Planning Long-Term Travel With or Without Your Kids.

You began your travels at an early age. You continued to travel until real life intervened – meaning fell in love, got married, bought a house, had children and worked for a living. It may not have happened in quite that order (for some) but the end result remained the same. Travel was relegated to family vacations and work-related trips to here or there. Regardless, a nagging little voice kept tapping you on the shoulder, “Take a year off. Travel. See the world. Bring the family. Just do it!” And, so it went for lisa Shusterman.

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A Lady In London

Julie Falconer gave up old her life in California to begin a new one in London. Her blog, A Lady In London, chronicles that transition process while also being interspersed with her many travel adventures. Julie has definitely racked up some miles.

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Art of Backpacking

The Art of Backpacking is the creation of Michael Tieso. His site is a blend of tips/tricks, how to cut costs, find exciting destinations and a whole lot more. Guest entries by like-minded backpackers just adds to the reading experience.

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Like Sands Through The Hourglass…

I’m not as young as I used to be and my style, mode of travel and destinations have changed over time. Not a bad thing – just a different thing. But, I wanted to know how other travelers viewed the passing of time in relation to their own journeys.

Seventeen contributors voiced their opinions on the subject and their answers are extremely interesting. (It’s a bit of a lengthy entry but oh, so worth the time.)

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Access Italy

Join Mario Scalzi as he explains the inner workings of Italy and how to traverse the country – be it food, transportation or the perfect un caffè ristretto. Access Italy contains a wealth of information, personal insight and a touch of humor. A “must read” for for anyone planning to visit or even just thinking [...]

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