Posts Tagged ‘solo travel’

GoBackpacking: ‘Round the World

Dave Lee is on Round the World trip, passing through New Zealand’s glaciers, Thailand’s beaches, the Himalayas, and a whole lot more along the way. (Interview with Dave)

Gone Backpacking: Interview with Dave Lee

Dave Lee is the blogger behind Go Backpacking, a website encouraging people to do exactly that. Since late 2007, he has taken his own advice and set out on a 'round the world backpacking trip, which has so far taken him through New Zealand, the Pacific, Australia and Indonesia.

In this interview with TravelBlogs, Dave talks about why he believes it's important for people to travel, as well as some of the highlights of his trip so far.

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)

Gap Year in China: Interview with Huw

Taking a year out after high school? Sounds like a smart idea to me.

Huw is one 19-year old with the right idea: rather than launching into tertiary education, he's stepping out into the world on a year-long trip to China and back. From his home in the United Kingdom, he travelled east through Europe on the Trans-Siberian Railway, eventually arriving in Beijing a few weeks ago. To help fund his Gap Year, he's teaching English.

Girl Solo in Arabia

A modern-day traveller takes on the task of replicating an epic journey in the Middle East, journeyed over 7 centuries ago by a famous Moroccan scholar. (Interview with Carolyn McIntyre)

Everything Everywhere

Everything Everywhere tells the adventures of Gary’s multi-year round the world trip through the Pacific, Australia, Southeast Asia and beyond. (Interview with Gary Arndt)

Off and On the Beaten Track: An Interview with Gary Arndt

Since launching back in September, TravelBlogs has regularly added new blogs to our collection of the best narrative travel blogs out there. As a result, the people featured on TB are all over the place, whether they be attending weddings in Mexico (Sloan & Amy), getting married in Bali (Travel Betty), or cycling from Portugal to France (Wade).

The latest addition is Gary Arndt, who is on a multi-year, Round the World trip. He has just completed several months of island-hopping around the Pacific Ocean, including some very off-the-beaten track destinations.

In the Footsteps of Ibn Battuta: An Interview with Carolyn McIntyre

Carolyn McIntyre's goal is quite simple: to travel throughout the Arab world in the footsteps of Ibn Battuta, an explorer who travelled throughout the Islamic world in the 14th century. What makes her mission so remarkable is the fact that she's doing it as an independent female traveller. In a day and age when the Middle East and wider Islamic world is looked upon with great suspicion by many in the Western world, Carolyn is proving that travel in the Middle East is not only possible, but also deeply rewarding.

Greg Wesson’s Esoteric Globe

A business traveller with a penchant for fine beers and finely crafted tales of life on the road. (Interview with Greg Wesson)

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