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Sprouts en Route
Kristin Spencer and her husband are on a mission, one dictated by a ‘higher power’. Wherever they go – so go the ‘sprouts’ (aka their 2 young children). In fact, they are missionaries who’s serves having them traveling the world and it’s a family endeavor. Enjoy the entries of their adventures and the tips on how to make to make it all work.
Tags: cultural experiences, Europe, family travel, living abroad, Missionary work, parenting, tips and tricks, travel with kids
It’s on the Meter
A 19 year old London black cab, 3 friends, the British Red Cross and the Guinness Book of World Records -what do they all have in common? Normally nothing. But, in this instance – everything. Three friends decided to drive a London black cab from – you guessed it, London to Sydney, Australia – raising money for the British Red Cross and breaking the Guinness Word Record for the longest taxi ride. They broke the record and haven’t even reached Sydney yet.
Tags: Australia, Charity, England, Europe, Guinness World Records, Red Cross, road trip
Girl, Guy, Globe
Life was nice and easy in the US for Rachael and Josh. Then, Josh’s employers gave him the opportunity to work abroad – in Dakar, Senegal to be exact. Rachael being a freelance writer/photographer made the decision to move that much easier. So, they packed up their belongings, including two dogs and headed off to Africa, where they will reside for the next couple of years.
Tags: Africa, couples, cultural experiences, living abroad, photography, travel writing, United States
The World of Nickolândia
From Chicago’s hot dogs to Brazil’s BBQ to Scotland’s microwavable Haggis to Ethopia’s massive mangos, you’d think this was a foodie travel blog – but it’s not. Instead, it’s about Nick Bartlett’s cultural encounters as he travels. He may not ride a camel across the Sahara but he does eat well. He also enjoys his experiences along the way.
Tags: Africa, cultural experiences, Europe, solo travel, South America, United States
Man On The Lam
“Tall tales and tasty tidbits served with a dash of sarcasm…” is how Raymond Walsh describes his site. The tales may be tall but also true. The tasty tidbits are tantalizing (to say the least) and extremely useful. Having traveled the world over under his previous employment positions, he now travels on top of it for his own satisfaction.
Tags: Africa, Asia, budget travel, cultural experiences, New Zealand, North America, solo travel, South America
Full Course Travel
Some people like the white picket fence, the dog, the job and the kids lifestyle. No so for Chais and Shawna Meyer. They’re out to explore something others have been known to fear – the world outside their own comfort zones. Join them as they feast on the delicacies only found through travel and following a dream.
Tags: Asia, couples, living abroad, photography, United States, working abroad
Snaps & Blabs
Geri and her husband consider themselves vagabonds who are traveling around the world on a shoestring budget. Oh, let’s not forget – with their three young children right there with them. The website is a mix of home life and travel experiences rolled into one big package with little peanut butter fingerprints all over the outside.
Tags: Asia, budget travel, cultural experiences, family travel, photography, Round the world, saving money, travel with kids
Logan Horsford’s blog does come with accept or reject buttons (seriously). Click accept because it’s well worth the effort. Once there, you will find an unabashed, in-your-face, these are my experiences tale of his travels. As Logan responded to me at a certain point, “it’s unconventional but I think that could be part of the reason people read it”. I agree completely.
Tags: cultural experiences, Europe, Perpetual Travel, solo travel
a Girl in the World.
Like so many others, Denise Gamboa found the voice of the open road calling her name. Armed with her trusty camera, she quit her job and began a vagabonding lifestyle which definitely has been suiting her well. Her photographs and written thoughts are a testament to her dedication to this alternative path.
Tags: Africa, Asia, cultural experiences, Europe, female travellers, Latin America, North America, photography, solo travel
Travels with my shirt
What do you do when you’ve had a bad year? As Simon Fenton states, “I decided to do what any normal person would: cross the Sahara, by any means possible.” And, ‘by any means possible’, he was serious. But, you’ll have to find out for yourself if a donkey and a camel were really modes of transportation. Oh, and gris gris is usually very good mojo – at least from Simon’s perspective.
Tags: Africa, cultural experiences, overland travel, solo travel
Anne-Sophie Redisch has been writing and traveling most of her life. She hasn’t always written about travel but she’s always been going somewhere – the more obscure, the better – but not always alone either. In her words, “I’ve travelled as a single mum for many years. In my experience, children and travel are easily combinable.” There are many who would agree wholeheartedly.
Tags: Asia, cultural experiences, Europe, female travellers, parenting, Single Parenting, travel with kids, travel writer, USA
the candy trail…
This particular ‘candy trail’ is the invention of Michael Robert Powell. He may not hand out sweets as we know them, but between his travel tales and electric artwork, his site fits the title he has chosen. Michael cuts through the proverbial bullshit of travel and the nomadic lifestyle. Please realize you have been warned – but you will also enjoy.
Tags: adventure travel, cultural experiences, expat life, long-term travel, Perpetual Travel, photography, Round the world, solo travel, Travel artisan
Hop On The Gravy Train
Sometimes, you just have to follow your heart. This is exactly what Ann Hsu Kaufman did when her husband’s work took them from Washington D.C. to Kuala Lumpur. Her site invites you on a culinary journey around S.E. Asia, a view of their home life and the birth of their son (Gravy Baby). No, it’s not his real name. Now, back in Charleston, S. Carolina, her writings will continue to tantalize your taste buds.
Tags: Asia, couples, cultural experiences, food, living abroad, parenting, photography, United States
The Middle Kingdom
Matt and Tara Banker packed it in, or in reality, packed it up and moved to Beijing, China. After spending the last few years living/working there, they have created The Middle Kingdom to write about their experiences and help others who are choosing the same path. As Tara states: “Not in Kansas Anymore”.
Tags: China, couples, cultural experiences, expat blog, expat life, living abroad
Hear the word ‘Shanghaied’ and thoughts of pirates, unsavory ship masters and blood money usually come to mind. Not so for Christina Gregor Hoheisel and her husband, Alex. Instead, they ‘kidnap’ each other for surprise trips to places unknown. Well, one of them always knows where they are going but they do take turns. Those types of surprises definitely makes life fun!
Tags: Asia, couples, cultural experiences, Europe, Game rules, North America, Oceania, Surprise travel, Unknown destinations
The Dusty Vagabond
Thom lives by one very simple motto: “Go Play Outside!” and this he does for most of each year. You’ll find him driving the back roads to destinations unknown in search of adventure and inspiration. He continues to find both as he heads down the blacktop to somewhere new. Come along for a ride – the scenery is awesome.
Tags: budget travel, Canada, Mexico, North America, photography, road trip, solo travel, USA
Arctic Nomad’s Travel Photoblog
After taking trips to here and trips to there from time to time, Jarma is now on a round the world adventure. Not only has he written about his past journeys, he now documenting his current undertakings in words and in photographs. Join him as he explores the planet.
Tags: Asia, cultural experiences, Europe, North America, photography, Round the world, South America
“Every day is a journey to be traveled; it’s all about attitude and state of mind.” writes Jenna Makowski. Even a good book is a journey in of itself. As a traveler, teacher and writer – her own journeys have taken her to places far and away which have enriched her life and her state of mind.
Tags: Asia, cultural experiences, Europe, female travellers, living abroad, teaching, United States
View from the Pier
Sometimes you think you have had enough of the world, whether it be from extensive travel or all the things life throws in one’s path. So was the case for Meg Pier. Whatever events happened, she gained a new perspective and new lust for life and travel. She has found her sense of purpose and a view.
Tags: cultural experiences, Inspiration, photography, Round the world, travel writing
Old World Wandering: A Travelogue
Claire van den Heever and Iain Manley decided to leave London and visit Shanghai. It took them 18 months, 39,000 kilometers, 20 countries and several bad hotels to complete the task. They are now on their return trip to Cape Town, South Africa, where they both call ‘home’.
Tags: Africa, Asia, couples, Europe, India, long-term travel