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Paris -- Day 01

FRANCE | Sun, 17 Apr 2016 | By billh | Views [254] | Comments [9]

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 >

Preparations

AUSTRALIA | Wed, 14 Sep 2016 | By mekikepilala | Views [129] | 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 Roller Coaster that is Vietnam!!!

VIETNAM | Sun, 15 Nov 2015 | By lhartleyiii | Views [269] | Comments [7]

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

Miraflores District, Lima, Peru

PERU | Sun, 10 Jan 2016 | By pattyrae | Views [366] | Comments [6]

Saludos! 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! ... Read more >

THIRD TIMES A CHARM (7)

LUXEMBOURG | Fri, 25 Dec 2015 | By countryboy | Views [215] | Comments [6]

Where am I? Northern hemisphere. Where am I? Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Where am I? 52. 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 >

2016 European Adventure

FRANCE | Sun, 5 Jun 2016 | By marfee7 | Views [211] | Comments [6]

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 >

QLD Whitsundays

AUSTRALIA | Sat, 23 Apr 2016 | By dawnandmark | Views [128] | Comments [6]

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 >

Asturias - Villaviciosa & Cudillero

SPAIN | Sun, 28 Aug 2016 | By dawnandmark | Views [47] | 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 >

THIRD TIMES A CHARM (8)

UNITED KINGDOM | Thu, 31 Dec 2015 | By countryboy | Views [205] | Comments [5]

“ 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 >

Gt Ocean Rd

AUSTRALIA | Fri, 4 Mar 2016 | By dawnandmark | Views [133] | Comments [5]

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 >

Well, I'm on my way!

GREENLAND | Fri, 15 Apr 2016 | By billh | Views [174] | Comments [4]

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 >

San Lorenzo

CHILE | Sun, 14 Feb 2016 | By leanneensly | Views [129] | Comments [4]

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 >

CONTEST -- Experience Europe with me

FRANCE | Tue, 30 Aug 2016 | By billh | Views [123] | 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 >

QLD Cairns

AUSTRALIA | Thu, 28 Apr 2016 | By dawnandmark | Views [115] | Comments [4]

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 >

Galicia - out of Galicia - back to Galicia!

SPAIN | Sat, 10 Sep 2016 | By dawnandmark | Views [48] | 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 >

Cave Diving in the Turks & Caicos

TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS | Fri, 27 Nov 2015 | By dannygoesdiving | Views [12771] | Comments [3]

    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 >

Sweet Good-Bye

PERU | Thu, 4 Feb 2016 | By pattyrae | Views [344] | Comments [3]

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 >

What, Where, Why, How?

UNITED KINGDOM | Sun, 17 Jan 2016 | By wanderlustgail | Views [276] | Comments [3]

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

The Final Word..;.For Now

USA | Sun, 8 Nov 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [264] | Comments [3]

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 >

Zara and Me

ROMANIA | Thu, 15 Oct 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [215] | Comments [3]

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 >

Don't Buy a Bus Ticket from a Trainee

MALAYSIA | Sat, 16 Jan 2016 | By davidpearlman | Views [190] | Comments [3]

Yesterday I checked out of the hostel in Kuala Lumpur, and went to the bus station to take the bus to Penang.   The bus station in Kuala Lumpur was actually one of the nicest bus stations I have ever seen-looking more like an airport. I went ... Read more >

Tags: malaysia, penang

Pit stop in Hong Kong!

CANADA | Fri, 30 Oct 2015 | By 2015-10-20 | Views [165] | Comments [3]

When I was in the plane, I kept thinking about all the stuff I wanted to write about Hong Kong. I had a mental image of a city full of skyscrapers, lights, biggest population on earth . Hong Kong  was all of that and more. It is the kind of metropolis ... Read more >

Brief visit to Innsbruck

UNITED KINGDOM | Fri, 2 Oct 2015 | By shire_girl | Views [145] | Comments [3]

Vienna marked the most eastern point of my trip. From there I headed west. Our neighborhood really does get around. In Innsbruck I stopped for one night to meet up with 2 of our neighbors off on another cycling trip from Innsbruck to Italy. The timing ... Read more >

Amiens Arrival

USA | Tue, 14 Jun 2016 | By kimswim | Views [145] | Comments [3]

  We arrived in Amiens around noon. It is north of Paris and boasts several special sites. The first thing we noticed was how changed it was. They've closed the main road through town and made it a huge walking/jogging area for townspeople. The ... Read more >

A Challenge, A Quest and My First Meet-up in Paris

FRANCE | Mon, 25 Apr 2016 | By billh | Views [124] | Comments [3]

Another gloomy day, grey skies and rain -- realizing now that I had been spoiled the first few days I was here in Paris with such nice weather.  Nonetheless, I had given myself an important quest to accomplish or at least set into motion today. ... Read more >

 

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