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THAILAND | Tue, 11 Aug 2015 | By tess311 | Views  | Comments 
So, here I sit, 5:30 am, about to embark on the biggest journey of my life. After 5 months of research and planning, the time has finally come. I am traveling to the other side of the world for adeventure, self-awareness, pleasure, to gain ... Read more >
FRANCE | Sun, 17 Apr 2016 | By billh | Views  | Comments 
Still getting used to this quirky website -- wrote this story twice only to see it disappear into the ether -- hopefully I can make it as interesting this third time!
It's Sunday afternoon around 2pm, I'm in my hotel room on the 18th floor overlooking ... Read more >
USA | Tue, 22 Sep 2015 | By lhartleyiii | Views  | Comments 
I'm writing the first blog post for 2 reasons: 1st to give everyone an idea of how long a flight from LAX to Tokyo is, and 2nd to make sure that this program works as I have never blogged before and have absolutely no Idea what i'm doing.
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Tags: backpacking, flights, se asia, travel
VIETNAM | Sun, 15 Nov 2015 | By lhartleyiii | Views  | Comments 
Stepping in to the second country of our trip (excluding layovers) we thought we were pros at this part of the world and knew exactly what to expect. The hard fact is that as Thailand was an excellent stepping stone for travels in SE Asia, it also ... Read more >
Tags: new friends, travels contnue, vietnam, waterfalls
USA | Tue, 8 Sep 2015 | By jschiappa | Views  | Comments  | Video | Scholarship Entry
Hi World Nomads! My name is Joey Schiappa, I am twenty two years old and am a recent graduate of Columbia College Chicago's Cinema Arts and Sciences Program, Class of 2015. I feel that I am a strong contender for the travel scholarship because ... Read more >
Tags: 2015 film scholarship to colombia
PERU | Sun, 10 Jan 2016 | By pattyrae | Views  | Comments 
Well this is day two in Lima. I arrived yeserday after a COLD flight from Denver. I thought it was cold in Colorado! Anyway no worse for the wear and I arrived to warm, sunny weather! Ahhh! My favorite! I don't even mind the humidity!
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LUXEMBOURG | Fri, 25 Dec 2015 | By countryboy | Views  | Comments 
Where am I?
Where am I?
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
Where am I?
Where am I?
By myself in a hotel.
Where am I?
Scattered across the smooth and hairy countries of the world.
Where am I?
Exactly? ... Read more >
FRANCE | Sun, 5 Jun 2016 | By marfee7 | Views  | Comments 
Monday May 30 2016
Nothing very exciting about preparations this year. Our mandatory renovate-a-room-just-before-we-leave was uncharacteristicly completed one week before our departure date. Still, we all make mistakes. So we awake at 6am ... Read more >
AUSTRALIA | Sat, 23 Apr 2016 | By dawnandmark | Views  | Comments 
Hi all, you are all going to feel very sorry for us when I say this (not), we are now on our last 2 weeks in the mini-beast and our last 3 weeks in Oz. Time is slipping away fast now. We have had an action packed couple of days in ... Read more >
UNITED KINGDOM | Thu, 31 Dec 2015 | By countryboy | Views  | Comments 
“ The red pill or the blue pill?”
“ I remember you,” said Joshua.
"You take the blue pill, the story starts again. You wake up in some hotel, some country. Believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, ... Read more >
AUSTRALIA | Fri, 4 Mar 2016 | By dawnandmark | Views  | Comments 
Picked up campervan sucessfully and drove out to the Gt Ocean Road in south Victoria. Spectacular road hugging the ocean. We are now in Lorne about half way along the Ocean Road in the Gt Otway National Park. Amazing scenery, the ... Read more >
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Sat, 5 Sep 2015 | By pjandc | Views  | Comments 
Bags packed as light as possible even though we are anticipating a variable weather pattern from Turkey (swimming we hope ) to Germany and Switzerland, we certainly do not want to lug heavy cases across cobblestones nor drag them onto boats with weight ... Read more >
HONG KONG | Tue, 15 Sep 2015 | By alanc | Views  | Comments 
The journey began with an early morning flight from Gatwick airport to Sofia. We expected it to take ages as the conventional route to Hong Kong is not generally via Sofia & Doha, but for the sake of saving £50 it was just about worth it! ... Read more >
GREENLAND | Fri, 15 Apr 2016 | By billh | Views  | Comments 
It’s well after midnight, I’m on a plane somewhere over the mid-Atlantic and there’s no "turning back now". Six hours ago, sitting in the gate area at San Francisco airport, I have to admit the chorus in my head wasn’t ... Read more >
CHILE | Sun, 14 Feb 2016 | By leanneensly | Views  | Comments 
Saturday 13th February
Back in Cochrane again after four nights camping in San Lorenzo. My group of friends and Russell left camp together to take the easy 2-3 hour walk to base camp only to find the first group up the hill abit and unsure where to ... Read more >
AUSTRALIA | Thu, 28 Apr 2016 | By dawnandmark | Views  | Comments 
Thanks for all the comments, its really lovely hearing from you. We are now in Cairns. since we started our travels in the mini-beast everyone we have spoken to in the rest of Oz have said 'get yourself to Queensland and in particular Cairns'.... Read more >
TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS | Fri, 27 Nov 2015 | By dannygoesdiving | Views  | Comments 
This is an ongoing and continuely updated journal of the efforts of Jon Ward and myself to discover, explore and map the blue holes and caves of the Turks & Caicos islands. We both work as full time dive instructors ... Read more >
MEXICO | Sat, 5 Sep 2015 | By colemanlowndes | Views  | Comments  | Video | Scholarship Entry
Hi there! I am an amateur filmmaker from the United States currently living in Mexico City. I left my job in Washington, DC and moved to Mexico in order to develop my craft and live in a new part of the world. Using the name Poor Bastard Productions, ... Read more >
Tags: 2015 Film Scholarship to Colombia
PERU | Thu, 4 Feb 2016 | By pattyrae | Views  | Comments 
Tomorrow is my last day in Lima. I can’t believe how quickly the time has passed. I have learned a tremendous amount in a very short time and I have met some of the most incredible and interesting people from all walks of life, ages and countries.... Read more >
UNITED KINGDOM | Sun, 17 Jan 2016 | By wanderlustgail | Views  | Comments 
I wanted to write earlier, but this week has been an emotional roller coaster, and I could not bring myself to put much into words. Who knew that following a dream could make one so sad, afraid, anxious, guilty, and full of self-doubt? I did not expect ... Read more >
Tags: sabbatical, solo, travel
ECUADOR | Fri, 25 Sep 2015 | By thewanderingrock | Views  | Comments 
Day 1 is in the books - and it was an adventure. I'm perpetually surprised by my ability to get lost, yet end up exactly where I am supposed to be. The walking tour did not work out (as I could not find the location) - but I happened upon a "hop on, ... Read more >
USA | Sun, 8 Nov 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views  | Comments 
I have been home for 7 days at this point, and it has been a hard adjustment. I have woken up after falling asleep on my own couch wondering where I was. Tomorrow I am leaving for a long planned cruise, so I am not doing much.
After ... Read more >
ROMANIA | Thu, 15 Oct 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views  | Comments 
Yesterday, after I returned from the tour, I Took Zara, the big hairy mutt, for a walk. Zara is the hostel dog, and the promise is that you get a free beer if you take Zara for a walk.
So I was told that Zara and I ... Read more >
SERBIA | Wed, 26 Aug 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views  | Comments 
Yesterday was a day in limbo. I was waiting to find out if I can go on a tour of Southern Serbia tomorrow (Thurs), but the tour needed at least two people-so I am waiting to see if anyone else will go. If nobody goes on the tour, I ... Read more >
Tags: belgrade from tesla to shummer
USA | Tue, 22 Sep 2015 | By thewanderingrock | Views  | Comments 
Calls, texts and emails come in wishing me well. How are you feeling? Nervous (really scared out of my mind) and unbelievably excited. I've packed, unpacked and repacked at least a dozen times - trying to compile, and arrange, the perfect list of "must ... Read more >