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Working holiday visa: de Canadá con amor

CHILE | Sat, 17 Mar 2018 | By nortina | Views [65] | Comments [7] | Video

A pocos días de celebrar veganamente las fiestas patrias del 2017, recibí una invitación del Departamento de Migraciones de Canadá para postular a una de sus tantas visas: la Working holiday. Yo ni me acordaba de que me habí... Read more >

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

INDIA | Tue, 19 Sep 2017 | By sushil | Views [533] | 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 [353] | 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 >

Becada en Panamá por Copa Airlines

PANAMA | Thu, 5 Oct 2017 | By nortina | Views [149] | Comments [6]

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 [912] | 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 [348] | 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 [294] | 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 >

Baiona to Vigo Spain

PORTUGAL | Thu, 8 Jun 2017 | By donna_jeff | Views [252] | 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 Zealand/Aotearoa 'The Land of the Long White Cloud'

AUSTRALIA | Mon, 1 May 2017 | By johnsteel | Views [217] | 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

New Caledonia

NEW CALEDONIA | Fri, 20 Oct 2017 | By bnbtraveling | Views [211] | 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 >

Travel Day

AUSTRALIA | Thu, 20 Jul 2017 | By sjgordo22 | Views [210] | 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 >

We crossed the dateline!

FIJI | Mon, 16 Oct 2017 | By bnbtraveling | Views [168] | 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 >

TAKE MY BREATH AWAY: Venezia and Sydney edition

CHILE | Sat, 23 Sep 2017 | By nortina | Views [154] | 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

Sweden - Dalarna, pt 2

SWEDEN | Mon, 18 Sep 2017 | By dawnandmark | Views [111] | 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 >

El desenlace. Colombia: árboles, "motochorros" y más sorpresas

COLOMBIA | Sun, 4 Mar 2018 | By nortina | Views [93] | Comments [4]

Retomemos. Santa Marta. Pulga. Picaduras por doquier en las piernas. Verdaderos cototos. Picazón. Calor. Mucho calor. Humedad. A pesar de todo eso, no puedo ser malagradecida porque lo pasé bien allí. Creo que diosito me ... Read more >

Tags: colombia, motochorros, museos, parques.

Mi propia versión de "Dubliners"

IRELAND | Sat, 3 Mar 2018 | By nortina | Views [64] | Comments [4]

*Capítulo viajero escrito en el aeropuerto de Santiago, camino a Colombia, octubre de 2017. A veces me cuesta creer que viví en Irlanda, país de James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, U2 y The Cranberries. Que, de hecho, trabajé... Read more >

Tags: inglés, irlanda, visa estudiante


NEPAL | Thu, 18 May 2017 | By solorunner | Views [581] | 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 >

Doha Qatar

USA | Fri, 14 Jul 2017 | By bombardo-family | Views [415] | 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 >

Would you believe, no you probably won't!

ITALY | Mon, 3 Jul 2017 | By kimswim | Views [316] | 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 >

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

UNITED KINGDOM | Wed, 17 May 2017 | By paulfirman | Views [309] | 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 >

The Role of Grandparents in France

FRANCE | Sun, 6 Aug 2017 | By kimswim | Views [272] | 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 >

The Mystery Continues and Gets Even More Bizarre!

FRANCE | Fri, 28 Jul 2017 | By kimswim | Views [230] | Comments [3]

Not too far from here is the small town of Locmariaquer which has three important megaliths. We wanted to visit their museum and see the Neolithic constructions plus we were told that the explanation in English is very well done. Well, we were indeed ... Read more >

Parents on the Loose!

AUSTRALIA | Sun, 16 Jul 2017 | By sjgordo22 | Views [200] | Comments [3]

One more day til we head off on our trip away- 2 cities filled to the brim with history, culture, museum and food! We'll miss you kids but we are looking forward to lots of adventures that we can share with you. Love Mum and Dad xo

Die erste Etappe nach London ist geschafft!

NEW ZEALAND | Fri, 6 Oct 2017 | By domi_info | Views [179] | Comments [3]

Hallo Freunde, die erste Etappe nach London ist geschafft! Ich habe bereits ein fades Sandwich schnabuliert und der londoner Flughafen ist riesig! Alleine die Fahrt vom Terminal 5, wo ich ankam, zu Terminal 4, von dem ich weiter nach Doha fliege, ... Read more >


USA | Thu, 28 Sep 2017 | By bnbtraveling | Views [178] | Comments [3]

Bill and I have been planning this trip for so long, we can hardly believe that a week from now, our adventure begins! We will be away from home and family longer than we've ever been before. We look forward to all of the wonderful places, people ... Read more >


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