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Trip to Bangkok, Phuket & Krabi with Phi Phi Island!

INDIA | Tue, 19 Sep 2017 | By sushil | Views [479] | Comments [6]

  Advanced Preparation: We have booked flights & hotel almost 3 month before of our travel date. Only bad luck was Visa fees which got doubled from 2k to 4k INR/person starting from 1st Sep 2017.   Day to Day Trip Plan: ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, sunset

Cape Town Heritage

USA | Tue, 18 Jul 2017 | By bombardo-family | Views [238] | Comments [6]

So it is my turn to add to the blog.  Yesterday our tour guide, Lele, took us out of the inner city to communities where people live. We had a couple of stops to see different housing of different classes which were integrated in the neighborhoods.... Read more >

Kuala Selangor

MALAYSIA | Mon, 6 Mar 2017 | By dawnandmark | Views [97] | 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 >

Becada en Panamá por Copa Airlines

PANAMA | Thu, 5 Oct 2017 | By nortina | Views [85] | Comments [5] | Video

Tenía dos títulos para esta historia. El primero es el que ustedes ya han leído y el segundo dice así: "In Panama city by serendipity". Y ambos, aunque diferentes, reflejan muy bien lo que me sucedió. A los que no conocen ... Read more >

Tags: centroamérica, copa airlines, panamá

The Beginning, or "WHAT are you doing?!"

CANADA | Wed, 10 Jan 2018 | By mirlingabroad | Views [825] | Comments [4]

Here I am, sitting in a Starbucks on Granville Street in Vancouver, trying to spend the last couple of dollars on Sterling's Starbucks card. I'm staring at a blank computer screen, getting up the courage to write my first blog. I'm a perfectionist, and ... Read more >

Tags: coffee shop, gap year, vancouver

Renting the House

USA | Mon, 15 May 2017 | By bombardo-family | Views [311] | Comments [4]

It took a lot longer than expected to rent the house. However, we knew it was not going to be easy because one of the requirements to rent the house was to take care of our two cats. We thought we would find someone because we have everything setup, ... Read more >

Yikes, Athens Really Looks Different!

ITALY | Fri, 30 Jun 2017 | By kimswim | Views [193] | Comments [4]

Of course I look different too after 40 plus years. When I was here many years ago, you could see the Acropolis from anywhere in Athens! It was the beacon on the hill. There was some excavation going on but nothing like the operations ... Read more >

Fraser Hill & Taiping

MALAYSIA | Thu, 9 Mar 2017 | By dawnandmark | Views [190] | 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 >

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

AUSTRALIA | Mon, 1 May 2017 | By johnsteel | Views [189] | Comments [4]

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

Baiona to Vigo Spain

PORTUGAL | Thu, 8 Jun 2017 | By donna_jeff | Views [164] | 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 >

New Caledonia

NEW CALEDONIA | Fri, 20 Oct 2017 | By bnbtraveling | Views [144] | Comments [4]

Three scheduled stops in New Caledonia. First, Easo, Lifou.  Looking forward to beach day!  Oops, no such luck.  We received a letter that we are not permitted to swim due to black algae in the waters around Easo!!  Bummer, not ... Read more >

Taman Negara

MALAYSIA | Wed, 22 Mar 2017 | By dawnandmark | Views [130] | 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 >

Travel Day

AUSTRALIA | Thu, 20 Jul 2017 | By sjgordo22 | Views [117] | Comments [4]

We got off to a great start on the train- so caught up in looking at cars to buy that we sailed past Wynyard and changed trains at Central instead- still caught the same train but we were thinking we'll need to pay more attention to stations over the ... Read more >

TAKE MY BREATH AWAY: Venezia and Sydney edition

CHILE | Sat, 23 Sep 2017 | By nortina | Views [99] | Comments [4] | Video

Nunca olvidaré dos momentos de mi vida que cuando los recuerdo aún me generan endorfinas y se me agita el cucharón, luego de tantos años. De hecho, a veces pienso que fueron un sueño porque cuando el tiempo pasa siento ... Read more >

Tags: sydney, venecia

We crossed the dateline!

FIJI | Mon, 16 Oct 2017 | By bnbtraveling | Views [90] | Comments [4]

We went to bed on Wednesday, 10/11 and when we woke up in the morning, it was Friday, 10/13! What happened to Thursday?  We crossed the international dateline and poof the time changed, moved forward and it was Friday!! So, we have been operating ... Read more >

Sweden - Dalarna, pt 2

SWEDEN | Mon, 18 Sep 2017 | By dawnandmark | Views [83] | Comments [4]

  Drove to Salen to do some downhill mountain biking. Salen is a pretty wooded ski resort that has half a dozen purpose built mountain bike routes. And the best thing is you can put your bike on the chair lifts and only ride down the hills!! ... Read more >

Kathmandu

NEPAL | Thu, 18 May 2017 | By solorunner | Views [430] | 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 >

Day trippin' to Dresden

GERMANY | Mon, 23 Jan 2017 | By swathi | Views [382] | 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

Doha Qatar

USA | Fri, 14 Jul 2017 | By bombardo-family | Views [297] | Comments [3]

We completed the first plane ride of our journey.  We flew from Chicago to Doha Qatar.    Here we are before taking our first flight, you that is our complete language for the next 10-months.    My parents drove us ... Read more >

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

UNITED KINGDOM | Wed, 17 May 2017 | By paulfirman | Views [279] | 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 >

Mussels in Brussels!

BELGIUM | Mon, 30 Jan 2017 | By swathi | Views [262] | 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

Would you believe, no you probably won't!

ITALY | Mon, 3 Jul 2017 | By kimswim | Views [214] | Comments [3]

After a great, very port intensive cruise through southern Italy and the highlights of the Greek Isles as well as Athens, we arrived back in Rome. We picked up our car and we were making our way from Rome to the apartment we had rented ... Read more >

The Long Drive Home

USA | Tue, 7 Mar 2017 | By midlife_nomad | Views [183] | 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 >

Epilogue

CZECH REPUBLIC | Tue, 14 Mar 2017 | By swathi | Views [172] | Comments [3]

I enjoyed writing this series so much that I wrote an extra two articles than the  original seven I had planned !  The biggest thank you undoubtedly goes to Arya for not only taking time out of her busy medic schedule to read all my ... Read more >

Tags: end of the road, epilogue, thank you

The Role of Grandparents in France

FRANCE | Sun, 6 Aug 2017 | By kimswim | Views [150] | Comments [3]

Now, here comes a gross generalization and please let me know what you think. It seems to me that there are many grandparents entertaining their grandchildren without the parents. It is very common to deliver the grand-kids to their grandparents without ... Read more >

 

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