Posts Tagged ‘Middle East’

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Go, See, Write: Tales of Overland Adventure

Try covering 44 countries on 6 continents without ever having an airline boarding pass in hand at some point. This is exactly what Michael Hodson accomplished over a 16 month period. He may be a lawyer by trade but he’s a traveler at heart. After a stint back home, he’s “On the Road Again” and [...]

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To say Justin Klein is a “diverse individual” would be an understatement. He is a contract programmer based in both Kyoto, Japan and Los Angeles, California. Something says he doesn’t spend much time in either place when looking at his travel map. His site’s subtitle – Life of a Traveling Programmer – definitely strikes hammer [...]

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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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Travelling Tonito’s Adventures in the Sahara

What takes someone from South Africa to London to Abu Dhabi to Tripoli? As Tony Fernandes describes it: “six years of relative dullness”. Well, things are no longer dull and it’s all due to “Istanbul and some Gypsies”. Throw in some turtles, interesting taxi drivers and you have yourself an adventure (or two or more).

The Backpack Foodie

Let the salivation begin. Daniel and Helene are on a one-year journey through Asia, the Middle East and Africa, inspired by the principle that “to taste someone’s food is to know the flavor of their life.”

501 Places

501 Places is the daily blog of Andy Jarosz, a creative writer with a flair for short tales from the road.

Yohan & Dolina’s Walkabout

Yohan and Dolina trekked through 20 countries and 5 continents, discovering life in South America, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia. Their journey is now finished, but they are updating their beautiful website with more practical info on how to dowhat they did.

Life of a Travel Writer: Interview with Lara Dunston

If you have ever dreamed of becoming a travel writer, chances are you may have shrugged that dream off as impossible. To many, making a living as a travel writer seems fanciful, well and truly beyond reach.

This week, I had the chance to interview Lara Dunston, a professional travel writer from Australia who has penned guidebooks for Lonely Planet, Dorling Kindersley and Thumbnail Guides, and written articles for National Geographic Traveler, Lifestyle+Travel, USA Today and many other publications. Together with her husband Terry, a professional photographer and writer, she is in her third year of perpetual travel. From her current location in Turkey, she was happy to dispel some myths about the world of travel writing, while sharing a little about her personal experiences.

Pickled Eel

Random tales from a Sydney-based blogger, who finds plenty of opportunities to head overseas. (Read interview with Pickled Eel)

Kiwis Don’t Fly!

Dave Kidd is an adventurous Kiwi with a simple plan: to get from Dublin to Sydney without setting foot in a plane. (Interview with Dave)

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  • John: I’ve always wanted to hitch hike across the USA.
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  • John: Great advice, I always buy charcoal tabs in case I get an upset tummy.
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