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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 – [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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‘Why Can’t We Be Friends?’: Social Media – Part Two

Welcome to part two of the ‘tides of social media’ discussion. If you’ve missed Part One – check it out as there are some interesting responses. To revamp, the questions were:

(I am curious how large a role social media plays in your assorted positions as travel bloggers, writers, authors and in your assorted work-related situations.) What do you consider true social media? How do you use it? How often do you use it? Is it effective?

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‘Why Can’t We Be Friends?’: Social Media – Part One

The discussions about ‘social media’ ebb and flow much like the tides. Or, possibly more like a recycling project. One week the banter about it is non-stop. The next week, a new topic will be dissected into small pieces. But, talk about social media never fails to reappear when a new app shows up for this or someone’s found a new outlet for that. The discussion cycle starts all over again.

Due to the number of responses, and their length, this will be a two part panel discussion article. Follow along to see what our first 7 (of 13) contributors consider true social media, how they use it, how often they use it and if they feel it is effective.

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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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