Posts Tagged ‘life-changing experiences’

Why We Travel: Nancy Sathre-Vogel’s Story

What could possess an otherwise perfectly sane family to take off to pedal bicycles 20,000 miles from one end of the earth to the other? I wish I knew…

We were just your ordinary, everyday, American family one day. And the next we were anything but. In May 2008 the four of us were living in a typical American home in Boise, Idaho. The boys attended fourth grade at a local elementary school. I taught Special Ed at a local high school. John was serving as our stay-at-home dad, fixing up the house and doing other assorted chores. In short – life was typical and predictable.

But a month later, the four of us were living a life very few can imagine. We arose every morning in our tent, packed our sleeping bags, strapped all our earthly belongings onto our bicycles, and pedaled away to face the adventures of the day – of which there were plenty!

Uncornered Market

Dan and Audrey have been travelling the world since December 2006, when they abandoned their lives in Prague, Czech Republic for an extended sabbatical on the road. Their stories are accompanied by beautiful photography.

4,000 Miles Across Europe – on Foot: Interview with Paul Webster

In 2002, Paul Webster set off with his wife Helen on an epic 4,000 mile walk from Spain to Turkey. Years later, Paul is reliving the journey on his blog, The Big Walk, which also raises funds for an environmental charity.

TravelBlogs exchanged emails with Paul and learned more about the walk and the impact it had on his and Helen's lives.

The Perpetual Wanderer: Interview with Craig Heimburger

In 2005, Craig Heimburger left his native United States behind to become a "perpetual wanderer". Now on the road for over two years, he has visited over 40 countries in the Americas and Southeast Asia.

He is currently living in Lima, Peru, where his girlfriend, Tatiana, is expecting their first child in the near future.

TravelBlogs caught up with him to talk about leaving the United States, travelling with a pregnant woman in Southeast Asia, and cross-cultural experiences in Peru.

Guide Books, Nicaragua and Benin: Interview with Randall Wood

If you've spent time travelling around Nicaragua in the past few years, you may already know of Randall Wood.

Randy co-authored the Moon Handbook Nicaragua after living there for several years, part of which was spent working with the Peace Corps. He also wrote a companion guide for expats living in Nicaragua.

TravelBlogs got in touch with him to find out about more about his experiences with the Peace Corps, Nicaragua and his current home, Benin.

1 Guy, 1 Year: 52 Jobs

Sean Aiken is all about passion. After finishing college with a business degree tucked in his belt, he couldn't just settle for any old career. It had to be one he was passionate about.

So Sean set out on a year long adventure to discover the right career for him. Each week, he works a new job and learns a little bit more about himself along the way.

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