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Hop On The Gravy Train

Sometimes, you just have to follow your heart. This is exactly what Ann Hsu Kaufman did when her husband’s work took them from Washington D.C. to Kuala Lumpur. Her site invites you on a culinary journey around S.E. Asia, a view of their home life and the birth of their son (Gravy Baby). No, it’s not his real name. Now, back in Charleston, S. Carolina, her writings will continue to tantalize your taste buds.

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The Middle Kingdom

Matt and Tara Banker packed it in, or in reality, packed it up and moved to Beijing, China. After spending the last few years living/working there, they have created The Middle Kingdom to write about their experiences and help others who are choosing the same path. As Tara states: “Not in Kansas Anymore”.

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Shanghaied Away

Hear the word ‘Shanghaied’ and thoughts of pirates, unsavory ship masters and blood money usually come to mind. Not so for Christina Gregor Hoheisel and her husband, Alex. Instead, they ‘kidnap’ each other for surprise trips to places unknown. Well, one of them always knows where they are going but they do take turns. Those types of surprises definitely makes life fun!

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The Dusty Vagabond

Thom lives by one very simple motto: “Go Play Outside!” and this he does for most of each year. You’ll find him driving the back roads to destinations unknown in search of adventure and inspiration. He continues to find both as he heads down the blacktop to somewhere new. Come along for a ride – the scenery is awesome.

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Arctic Nomad’s Travel Photoblog

After taking trips to here and trips to there from time to time, Jarma is now on a round the world adventure. Not only has he written about his past journeys, he now documenting his current undertakings in words and in photographs. Join him as he explores the planet.

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Journey Deep

“Every day is a journey to be traveled; it’s all about attitude and state of mind.” writes Jenna Makowski. Even a good book is a journey in of itself. As a traveler, teacher and writer – her own journeys have taken her to places far and away which have enriched her life and her state of mind.

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View from the Pier

Sometimes you think you have had enough of the world, whether it be from extensive travel or all the things life throws in one’s path. So was the case for Meg Pier. Whatever events happened, she gained a new perspective and new lust for life and travel. She has found her sense of purpose and a view.

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Old World Wandering: A Travelogue

Claire van den Heever and Iain Manley decided to leave London and visit Shanghai. It took them 18 months, 39,000 kilometers, 20 countries and several bad hotels to complete the task. They are now on their return trip to Cape Town, South Africa, where they both call ‘home’.

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Off the Beaten Path

Stan Diamond was an educator for most of his working life. But, it was his explorations and travels of the world that made his style of teaching unique. Now retired, he has begun to document his experiences – leading others down exciting paths they may not have chosen without his inspiration to guide them.

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Tired of I.T!

By the title, you can tell what was Dave Conroy’s previous profession. Tired and suffering ‘burn-out’, he began his transformation into to a round-the-world traveler – on a bicycle. Though he has encountered several difficulties along the route, Dave is still on the road of discovery in more ways than one.

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Bagpack Traveller

If a picture does indeed speak a thousand words, then Daniel Murillo Mir’s photojournalistic site speaks volumes. He allows his photographs to be his narratives about the places he has visited. Follow Daniel’s trail of travels, which are presents to us through the lens of his camera.

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me and frenchie

Like many others, MuiMui and Boris decided they needed a break from their ‘cube lives’ in San Francisco. Boris wanted to move to another country and learn a new language. MuiMui had other ideas – traveling around the world. She was very convincing as they have been on the road and in constant motion.

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Wandering Soul

Whether by bicycle, on foot or taking that irresistible road trip, Subbu guides his readers through his native country of India. From lakes to mountains to historical places, he describes the journeys and shares his knowledge of the place he calls home.

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Shanghai Shangrila

What happens when you decide to move from Los Angeles, California to Shanghai, China? According to Tiffany and Mike: ‘an experience of a lifetime’! They relate their trials, tribulations and joys in a ‘week in review’ manner. They also include a Picture of the Day to bring it all together.

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The Official Roni Weiss Blog

With double Bachelor of Arts degrees and a TEFL certificate in hand, Roni Weiss has ventured far afield from his native state of Washington. Between teaching gigs, he makes a point to travel the surrounding regions, has visited 70 countries and is not even close to being finished. He’s also delivered pizzas – maybe he’s rung your doorbell…

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curing wanderlust…

Their grandfather called them the ‘Gold Dust Twins’ when they were younger. Unclear of the meaning then, Evan and Mike (first cousins, by the way) discovered later on that it meant “two people working together productively”. With that definition in mind, both have quit their jobs and are now curing their wanderlust side by side.

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inspiringtravellers.com: Ideas from the road

Both Andrea and John were seasoned travelers when they met, and eventually married. They ‘settled down’, spending four years in one place. Wanderlust struck again and now they have embarked upon a round the world journey. They share their stories plus those of other travelers they have met along their way.

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Come With Me…

Some years ago, a friend told Vicki Hatfield, “Don’t wait for when… Sometimes, when never comes.” Months later her friend passed away. But, Vicki embraced the advise and has been traveling ever since. That comment led to one of her inspirations, “I love the memories I have when I return home that I can wrap around me like a warm blanket on cold winter nights.”

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Escape From New York: Tracey’s Travels

Tracey Gonzalez and her husband, Angel, live and work in midtown Manhattan. What little free time they are afforded is spent traveling, searching for new destinations and “where to eat next”. Their photos alone will explain their fondness for food. Travel and food – such a great combination.

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The Traveling Bastards Travel and Food Blog

The Traveling Bastards consist of Simone Cannon de Bastardo and her husband, Luis Bastardo (hence the first part of their site’s name). They also travel and eat (which finishes their title). Between the ‘travel’ and ‘food’ are photographs of the day, tips, recipes (okay, falls under food), philosophies and some very interesting stories.

  • 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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