Posts Tagged ‘Round the world’

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100 Sporting Events You Must See Live: An Insider’s Guide to Creating the Sports Experience of a Lifetime

When I received the offer to review this guide book, I thought “Uh-uh, not for me”. I’m not a big fan of sporting events. But, I took time to read down the list of things covered and discovered – I was a fan in a roundabout way. I love racing, whether it be cars or horses or camels. I have reconnected with golf as I’ve gotten older and I fully believe in the Special Olympics. What really captured my attention were the unusual items – such as the Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York City and the Calgary Stampede in Canada. I love dogs and rodeos too. Obviously, I decided to check this guide out for myself. I was pleasantly surprised at the contents.

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Conortje: an Irish crapologist on the move

Having been born on Pentecost Sunday, Conor believed that meant sainthood. Well, only to the age of six when he discovered differently. He was also an international rock mega-star – until his mother told him to go upstairs with his guitar and his songs. Now, he is traveling to see the world and writing about [...]

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Drifting Aimless: Alone Around the World

In 2009, “Drifter Vagabond” started his blog with the best intentions to update it regularly, post photographs, thoughts and observations as he travels across the world. He has certainly held up his end of the bargain with a style and flare that is uniquely his own. His ongoing travel tales will surely keep one coming [...]

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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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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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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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Grantourismo! An Interview with Lara Dunston & Terence Carter

In 2008, Lara Dunston was interviewed about her life as a travel writer and her experiences traveling with her husband, Terry Carter, who is also a travel writer, photographer and now – an expert in the art of eggs – culinary-style. (You think I’m kidding…)

Together, they have taken on a new project, Grantourismo!, which has them traveling from their home-base-storage-unit in Dubai to a new destination every two weeks over the next twelve months.

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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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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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