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Preparations

AUSTRALIA | Wed, 14 Sep 2016 | By mekikepilala | Views [279] | Comments [9]

What sounded like a cool idea at the time has evolved into the reality of a merry jaunt through Southern Africa for eight glorious weeks. In a week from now we will be sipping wine and wondering what crucial items were not packed into the bulging duffle ... Read more >

The Decision

AUSTRALIA | Tue, 20 Sep 2016 | By camilleandjamie | Views [510] | Comments [8]

The decision to become nomads, if only for a year, didn't come lightly. We had discussed many times together, our desire to travel, to explore and discover new and exciting places.  We had already travelled to a lot of places, both together ... Read more >

Tags: australia, journey, nomads, travelling

Asturias - Villaviciosa & Cudillero

SPAIN | Sun, 28 Aug 2016 | By dawnandmark | Views [143] | Comments [6]

Asturias, Villaviciosa Stopped at the cider capital of Spain, Villaciciosa for the afternoon and night. You need a few ciders to be able to pronounce the towns name!! Lovely little town, loads of siderias to sample the local cider in. Just had one ... Read more >

The Ultimate Camping Experience

UGANDA | Tue, 4 Oct 2016 | By ameuganda | Views [119] | Comments [5]

Made it to the Canaan Health Clinic in Buziicka, just outside Jinja! I have no idea how to begin explaining this place. We will start with the ride out here from Mukono. There is life everywhere a constant show of people on the street, motorcycles driving ... Read more >

Boda Boda when an ambulance just isn't exciting enough

UGANDA | Fri, 7 Oct 2016 | By ameuganda | Views [113] | Comments [5]

I’m sitting in the quiet Canaan clinic in the early morning, going over the differences in our health care systems with the nurses there when the hum of a boda boda is heard entering the gates. We stand up and walk the few feet to the open front ... Read more >

Kuala Selangor

MALAYSIA | Mon, 6 Mar 2017 | By dawnandmark | Views [75] | Comments [5]

Left KL this morning and picked up hire car to transport us all around peninsular malaysia for the next three weeks. Bit hair raising driving as the locals are a bit crazy drivers but the roads so far are great. Visited Batu caves which is home to a ... Read more >

Christmas in Berlin

GERMANY | Mon, 16 Jan 2017 | By swathi | Views [356] | Comments [4]

Prologue How exciting! This is my first ever travel piece. I aim to make one piece per city in the Winter Holidays 16/17 series...so that's 7 pieces. I'll try to keep my writing as fresh as my memories and I will definitely NOT sugar-coat any unfortunate ... Read more >

Tags: christmas, hostel, walking

Serowe Botswana

BOTSWANA | Mon, 26 Sep 2016 | By mekikepilala | Views [220] | Comments [4]

No need to send out the search party. We are alive and well in Serowe in Botswana. We have stories to tell but you will have to wait until we reach a decent sized town with internet access.

CONTEST -- Experience Europe with me

FRANCE | Tue, 30 Aug 2016 | By billh | Views [212] | Comments [4]

To keep things interesting, I've decided to add something extra to the journal/blog -- a contest.  (If you find it fun/interesting, let me know and I'll try to keep doing it.)     Over the next few weeks, I'll post a few photos of things ... Read more >

Galicia - out of Galicia - back to Galicia!

SPAIN | Sat, 10 Sep 2016 | By dawnandmark | Views [164] | Comments [4]

Galicia The plan for today was to relocate south and head for Extremadura. Set off on a 5 hour journey but with every mile it got hotter and hotter. Stopped for lunch and it was boiling. Started to reassess our plan. Checked temperatures for destination ... Read more >

Fraser Hill & Taiping

MALAYSIA | Thu, 9 Mar 2017 | By dawnandmark | Views [87] | Comments [4]

Fraser Hill 6 th & 7 th + Taiping 8 th Good journey up into the hills, even though the last 10 miles were on a single carriage way with mega switchbacks. It's a lot cooler up here, about 20C instead of the 30C plus we have had. Fraser ... Read more >

Baiona to Vigo Spain

PORTUGAL | Thu, 8 Jun 2017 | By donna_jeff | Views [65] | Comments [4]

After a brief rest we went out to explore this huge Monterreal Castle in Baoina. It was built by Catholic kings from the 12th-16th centuries. Takes awhile to build these massive structures without cranes, trucks, jackhammers, etc.!  The castle sits ... Read more >

Taman Negara

MALAYSIA | Wed, 22 Mar 2017 | By dawnandmark | Views [62] | Comments [4]

Taman Negara is the most famous national park in Malaysia and the top place to visit. Our resort is accessed by a boat ride across the river and is next door to park HQ and all the trails. Really beautiful place on the doorstep of the jungle. Great accommodation ... Read more >

My 1st Blog post! Getting ready to leave. EEK!

HAITI | Wed, 2 Nov 2016 | By jessicainhaiti | Views [496] | Comments [3]

Bonjou!!! or Hello!   Well, here it is. My first blog post ever. I'm very excited to be writting a blog on my adventures in Haiti. I'd like to let everyone know that I will be open, blunt and honest on what I see while there. So, if your squimish, ... Read more >

Tags: first post, haiti, mission

Day trippin' to Dresden

GERMANY | Mon, 23 Jan 2017 | By swathi | Views [256] | Comments [3]

Dresden (26th Dec 2016) What exactly is Boxing Day? It's a holiday I always took for granted, picturing family's going to the ring to have it out with each other just like the Kardashians did on Season 4. The truth is, Boxing Day is celebrated differently ... Read more >

Tags: boxing day, day trip, dresden, germany

Kathmandu

NEPAL | Thu, 18 May 2017 | By solorunner | Views [239] | Comments [3]

After a 16 hour flight, 4 consecutive Harry potter movies, a 5 hour layover without wifi and another 5 hour flight I finally made it to Kathmandu, Nepal last night. The hostel, hotel mums home is super cozy and has a great view of the concrete wall next ... Read more >

Off to Venice We Go!

ITALY | Mon, 4 Jul 2016 | By travelingherbie | Views [198] | Comments [3]

  July 4th Happy Independence Day to everyone back home! 🎉🇺🇸 Bright and early this morning we headed off to Venice, Italy. After a meandering 6 hour train ride later through the Swiss and Italian countryside, we arrived in Venezia!!! ... Read more >

Mussels in Brussels!

BELGIUM | Mon, 30 Jan 2017 | By swathi | Views [194] | Comments [3]

Brussels (28th - 30th Dec 2016) When I was in Year 5, there was an interschool competition to create the most persuasive holiday advertisement. You could pick any country and I had picked Belgium. I chose multi- coloured  Word ... Read more >

Tags: brussels, mannequin pis

Wednesday 17th May - Martlesham Heath to Fort Dunlop, Birmingham

UNITED KINGDOM | Wed, 17 May 2017 | By paulfirman | Views [171] | Comments [3]

This adventure was only put together a few weeks ago. Whilst looking at some options on the internet we stumbled upon the one we are about to take. There was a slight problem - Paul being Paul delayed in booking it as the price kept dropping! So, when ... Read more >

Galicia - Santiago de Compostela

SPAIN | Tue, 6 Sep 2016 | By dawnandmark | Views [148] | Comments [3]

Galicia, Santiago de Compostela   Pilgrim central. This is the most religious pilgrimage place after Rome and Lourdes all because of some very tenuous story about St James remains being found here. If you make it here on foot and get all your ... Read more >

Lets Do This!

USA | Fri, 30 Sep 2016 | By ameuganda | Views [145] | Comments [3]

Today is travel day! I will be flying from Charlotte, NC to Atlanta, GA to Amsterdam and then Entebbe, Uganda! No worries, it'll be a short day of just 21 hours in the air! I am well prepared thanks to all of you, and your generosity. I have a massive ... Read more >

Tags: on the road, uganda

The Long Drive Home

USA | Tue, 7 Mar 2017 | By midlife_nomad | Views [132] | Comments [3]

So, the drive from Iowa, USA to Ensenada, Mexico was officially  27 hours, but we took 5 days.  That included a stop in San Antonio and two short driving days.   Border crossing day was only 2.5 hours, San Diego to Ensenada.   ... Read more >

New Zealand/Aotearoa 'The Land of the Long White Cloud'

AUSTRALIA | Mon, 1 May 2017 | By johnsteel | Views [128] | Comments [3]

We spent 3 weeks in NZ with Gaye and Bob Simpson mainly exploring the South Island. We experienced splendid unseasonable NZ weather. Little use for those thermals and fleeces. Stunning landscapes, the freshest and best seafood and friendly locals ... Read more >

Tags: christchurch, doubtful sound, dunedin, hamner springs, hokitika, kaikoura, mt cook, oamaru, queenstown, te mahia

Cantabria

SPAIN | Wed, 17 Aug 2016 | By dawnandmark | Views [125] | Comments [3]

Hola amigos, Great journey over to Spain on the ferry.  First 3 nights camping at Laredo which is about 30 minutes from santander. Great campsite on a long sand spit with beaches, dunes and forest on both sides.  Spent the last ... Read more >

Castille

SPAIN | Thu, 18 Aug 2016 | By dawnandmark | Views [120] | Comments [3]

Spent the day in lovely Aguilar de Campoo, historic town with castle, monastery, medievel houses and mountains. Been out cycling up to the lake, along the river and to a beautiful little hamlet.  Staying on a motorhome stayover - a free overnight ... Read more >

 

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