Posts Tagged ‘long-term travel’

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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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Travels with a Nine Year Old

Travels with a Nine Year Old is the work of Theodora Sutcliffe. Together with her son, Z, they are on a year-long sojourn of discovery, learning life’s lessons and simply sharing time together – something Theodora felt was long overdue.

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Where on earth is Skye?

Presently – Peru. But, that won’t last long as Skye Wilson is in constant motion these days. Feeling life was too short to wait for the next adventure, she quit her job, sold her car, rented out her house and embarked on her own private odyssey to experience the world.

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Contemporary Nomad

Once upon a time, Tony and Thomas lead sedentary lives. Thankfully, they “chucked” it all for travel and invite you to join their journeys at Contemporary Nomad. Self-described as a mixture of adventure, travel, culture and opinion – they cover all vividly.

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Todd’s Wanderings

Following Todd Wassel through his journeys as a development/human rights/conflict resolution worker and as “Todd the Traveler” is an adventure. His blog blends his work life with his personal life the way great cooks do an excellent soup. Season it with travel tips and you’ve got a perfect recipe.

Adventure Rob

Rob has been travelling the world since early 2009, when he left his home in Portsmouth, England for a life of travel and adventure.

The Life Less Travelled

Ara Sarafian is a chiropractor from Australia on a journey of discovery. He started his current trip by hitchhiking through Europe and then touring South America.

Living Large on a Small Budget: Interview with Nora Dunn

If you’ve ever dreamed of quitting your job, selling your stuff and setting off to travel the world, it may be comforting to know that others have treaded that path before you.

Take Nora Dunn, for example. In 2006, she set out to travel the world with her boyfriend, Kelly. Three years later, they’re still travelling, and Nora has just published her first book. In this interview, Nora talks about what inspired her to set out to travel, some of the downsides of long-term travel, and her new book.


After quitting her job, leaving New York City and travelling the world, Sherry Ott realized that she could never go back. She now earns her pennies by teaching English and through her writing and photography, while continuing on in her travels.

Why We Travel: Craig Heimburger’s Story

I was working full-time in Phoenix and doing evening classes for my MBA (paid for by the same consulting company that I’d later leave just weeks after finishing my degree). I was happy, getting plenty of love and leisure in that lifestyle (despite the terribly full, yet routine schedule).

Corporate brass wanted to promote me to a senior level that would’ve probably doubled my salary and expanded my ability to enact change within the organization. By most standards these dimensions of personal and professional success would’ve been enough to keep the lips of most any 25-year-old grinning from ear to ear, behind a glass of rum at least half his age.

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