Posts Tagged ‘long-term travel’

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Raising Miro on the Road of Life

It’s been a year since Lainie and her son, Miro (then age 10), began their quest to live more simply on the road of life. Career burn-out, long hours, a failing economy and dwindling mother-son time aided in the decision to embark on this journey. Their website is a combination of blogs and podcasts that [...]

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Dart Strikes Map: An Interview with Tony and Thomas

Not long ago, I had the pleasure of conducting an interview with Tony and Thomas of ContemporaryNomad. They are a bi-national gay couple and have experienced numerous hurdles over their 17+ year relationship. Those obstacles have contributed to, but have not controlled, their ‘out of the box’ approach to problem-solving. Those same obstacles have also kept the nomadic fires burning. Once, they traveled because they felt they had to… Not anymore. They may not know the next port of call or what tomorrow will bring. But, they do know where they have been and where they want to be – together.

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GloboTreks: making travel an adventure

Norbert Figueroa finds the world a source of inspiration – one which he shares on GloboTreks. With a Masters in Architecture and backpack full of wanderlust, he travels the world to experience local cultures (and architecture, I’m sure) firsthand. His site offers his personal stories, travel tips, reviews and inspiration, of course.

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Jolly Gringos

Seattle, Washington has it’s pluses – they just weren’t enough for Angie and Allen. In 2009, these two, like others before them, quit the day job routine to hit the road. From South America to Asia, they have been logging miles and blogging entries.( Plus, it seems they like Sumo Wrestling.)

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The World is my Jungle Gym

From bungee jumping in Acapulco to riding the roller coasters at Great America (Gurnee, Illinois), Brendan van Son accommodates his “adrenalin junky” alter ego. He also taps into his more serious side – the one which finds true wonder in this great big universe or ours.

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Un-Schooling And Other Neat Stuff: An Interview With Theodora and Zac

A single mom, a nine-year old son and a 12 month trip. Add them all together and you have the “Adventures of Theoroda and Zac Conquering the World!” Did you know the universe might just be a computer program designed by big, powerful, super-intelligent aliens? No? Well, that’s what these two are out to discover.

I had the opportunity to interview mother and son not long ago. I do believe you’ll find the replies quite amazing. It may not convince you of the alien program but you will be convinced that traveling with kids is a good thing.

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Bodes Well

Armed only with a restored 1971 VW Westfalia camper van, their 4 (now 5) year old son Bode, and maybe a bunch of needed equipment, the Rehm family – Angela and Jason – headed off to explore. Explore what, you may ask? Canada, U.S., Mexico and then just head south. Their mission: learn languages, volunteer [...]

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The Art of Solo Travel: A Girls’ Guide (e-book review)

I’m not quite sure why, but the title of this book has reminded me of “She’s Leaving Home” by The Beatles. Perhaps it struck a chord. Harkening back to my more youthful days when women dreamed about leaving home on some “wild” adventure but settled for the alternative – a domicile existence and the few days on vacation. Packing it all in to follow the dream was something few of us dared to attempt. Men went on adventures. Women just kept dreaming about them. Thankfully, the tides have changed…

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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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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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