Posts Tagged ‘solo travel’

Teaser image

around the world on a toilet

Nick was a paramedic and Lianna, a travel agent. They both left their careers in Canada behind, crammed a bunch of necessary stuff into backpacks and ventured off to Asia for eight months. Guess what, whether together or separately, they haven’t stopped traveling yet. (One question… where is the toilet?)

Teaser image

off-track backpacking

In 2005, while backpacking through Europe, Tanya and Nara met. In the “blink of a cosmic eye”, they became instant friends and now both contribute to off-track backpacking. Their site is a journal of their travels, both together and separately. The entries and two distinctively different writing styles definitely make this blog worthwhile.

Teaser image

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.

Teaser image

Gibbering Madness: Snapshots of a Bizarre Life

Gibbering Madness: Snapshots of a Bizarre Life is a very interesting site to be sure. There, Alex weaves his web of real life adventures. The entries are written in true “mystery novelist” style and Alex will have you wondering if he’s been “channeling” Dashiell Hammett (The Maltese Falcon) or Herman Melville (Moby Dick). Something says [...]

Teaser image

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…

Teaser image

The Wonderful Adventures of Stevie P

Sailing from Gran Canaria to Antigua was just the first leg of Steve Phillips’ journey. In The Wonderful Adventures of Stevie P, X marks the spot – or should we say spots – where he has visited along his way. (Wonder if he’s found any buried treasure yet…)

Teaser image


Jack and the City Lights is a unique combination of personal explorations, learning experiences and story-telling. Armed only with his wits and his trusty bicycle, Jack is pedaling his way through uncharted territory, both personally and globally. To quote The Grateful Dead: “…what a long, strange trip it’s been.” A trip in which Jack can [...]

Teaser image

Well, I guess I said I wanted an Adventure….

The thought of having to settle for the typical American “work-a-day” world gave Dana Newman the heebie-jeebies. Her cure: packed belongings and a one-way ticket to the Czech Republic (her ancestral homeland). Her adventure: finding living quarters, employment and exploring the world around her. It appears Dana has gotten what she asked for… So far…

Teaser image

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.

Teaser image

Hole In The Donut Travels

Barbara Weibel once lived the ordinary “must work” life. Her whole world changed forever when diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease. Following extensive treatment, and at 50-something years old, Barbara traded a desk for a backpack. She hasn’t looked into the rearview mirror since.

  • The Guy: I think Dave and Jodi raise some very valid points and they are consistent with my perceptions based on over...
  • Jay Daviot: Epic list! There are some great blogs there. Would love to see a few more blogs from photographers though...
  • John: I’ve always wanted to hitch hike across the USA.
  • Sara Wikoff: I found your post very interesting. I am just a Freshman in college and I have not decided my major yet....
  • John: Great advice, I always buy charcoal tabs in case I get an upset tummy.
  • Recently Featured Travel Blogs

    • A Girl and Her Thumb

      The thumb. A very useful part of the anatomy, especially when you decide to head out into the world, hitchhike and use other modes of transportation. For Jo Magpie, it (both actually) have served her well in her travels – always heading east. She’s once again on the move. Yup, east.

    • Home and Away

      Naomi, David and their two sons are ‘on a slow roam around the world’. Though both successful, David didn’t want his children to view him as the dad who was always working. So, with the business and house sold, possessions relocated – the four set off to explore. Their style of travel allows them to live/work in comfort while spending quality time with Lucas and Easy (Ezekiel).

    • Kiwi Blog Bus

      In 2008, the Annison family moved from the UK to New Zealand and bought a boat. In 2010, they upgraded to a camper van to explore the country. Though the cats stay home to help the elder son with the yard work and house, the remainder of the family (including the dogs) traverse the open roads of Kiwidom, searching for hidden treasures.

    • More of the best travel blogs