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2009 Travel Photography Scholarship: Anna Zhu Preparing for the Trip of a Lifetime.

WORLDWIDE | Fri, 27 Nov 2009 | By scholarships | Views [4264] | Comments [4]

Anna Zhu, winner of our Photography Scholarship is getting ready for Antarctica.  She has received her Antarctica weather gear from Columbia which she had fun trying on in Sydney's mini heat wave.  She has also chosen some new equipment from ... Read more >

Travelling with an Ipad

WORLDWIDE | Wed, 28 Mar 2012 | By thedigitalnomad | Views [2533]

Years ago travelling before the age of the internet, people would actually talk to each other in cafés and meeting places. Sadly, today all I seem to see are travellers hunched in internet cafés, desperate to stay connected to family and friends ... Read more >

Tags: digital nomad, ipad, travel

A slow dash for cash.

AUSTRALIA | Sat, 17 Dec 2011 | By homeless_harry | Views [1713]

I'm pretty close to doing this bike ride in the nude. Other than loving the birthday suit look, it would make more sense the way the weather is. Getting wet is one thing, as a bike ride in Broome was always hot enough to ensure you would end up wetter ... Read more >

Tags: misadventure, relaxing, riding, weather

Thoughts from my hammock...

THAILAND | Mon, 7 May 2007 | By thedukeoearl | Views [1600] | Comments [1]

Thoughts from my hammock.   May 7, 2007 Haad Thien Beach, Ko Pagnan Island, Thailand   People may wonder what one does sitting at the beach for two months.   Doesn’t it get boring? they may think.   I imagine for ... Read more >

Tags: breath, hammock, meditation, moment, relaxation, spirit, thailand, truth, utopia, vacation

Easter Camping at Margaret River

AUSTRALIA | Fri, 6 Apr 2012 | By vagabonds | Views [937]

For two days at Yallingup the strong wind blew rain and salt spray into camp from the crashing surf.  The booming of the waves actually shook the van at times.  So it was a real treat to drive back to Margaret River and the Gracetown Caravan Park under ... Read more >

A man's world, a woman's penalty.

KENYA | Tue, 16 Dec 2014 | By rubyanntravel | Views [813]

I see widows working vigorously to provide food to their offspring who, without a father are subjected to poverty. I hear the cries of children who are malnourished and parentless since the death of their mother and the fleet of their father to a new ... Read more >

Tags: action, activism, change, education, enoughisenough, femenism, kenya, poverty, volunteering

Villach

AUSTRIA | Fri, 2 May 2014 | By mattso | Views [692]

By now, we've fine tuned our train-catching skills like a well-oiled German machine, and boarded the rail jet to Villach without a hitch. We chose this route south because it winds it's way through some beautifully scenic country. Steep precipitous mountains ... Read more >

Tags: sightseeing

Dublin

IRELAND | Fri, 6 Mar 2009 | By mazystar | Views [627]

I arrived in Dublin on the 4th and since then have been having a wonderful time seeing the city and visiting my friend Heather who I haven't seen for about a year (since she moved here). Its been so fantastic to see her again. On my first day Heather ... Read more >

Capítulo 5: Bir çay, lütfen: Aquarium

TURKEY | Sat, 29 Sep 2012 | By jvgarcia | Views [621]

A Trabzon llegué muy temprano, luego de descansar en la noche en el bus. Francamente esperaba no poder dormir un carajo, pero la verdad es que después de luchar un poco por encontrar la posición ideal, pues logré dormirme relativamente ... Read more >

Tags: asia, erzurum, invitación, trabzon, turquía

In the Shadow of Dr. Jane

USA | Thu, 1 May 2008 | By ugandaretrospective | Views [590]

When does a trip actually begin?   When you board the plane?   When you purchase your tickets?   Or when you first start dreaming of the destination?   I couldn’t have known it at the time but this trip began more than 35 years ago.   I had returned ... Read more >

Istanbul - a charming surprise

TURKEY | Fri, 21 Sep 2012 | By travelbug77 | Views [569]

If the airport was anything to go by Istanbul was going to be a challenge. Rude visa staff barking orders and demanding US dollars despite the sign on the window saying pounds were accepted. Never ending queues to get through passport ... Read more >

Lyon

FRANCE | Tue, 2 Aug 2011 | By jimboandjanet | Views [565]

Wednesday 20th – Tuesday 26th July Well the Swiss weather has settled in here too! But “pas de problem” as the French say. The camping ground was great and there was food, weefee and wine…all available in the reception area. The convenience ... Read more >

Ao Luk

THAILAND | Mon, 29 Oct 2007 | By ropo | Views [544]

i am now living in a small town about an hour from the bigger town of Krabi (where I'm at - at the moment)- we have rooms in a residency hotel - a bathroom with a western toilet, cold shower, a big room with a bed, a tv, a wardrobe and a vanity, and ... Read more >

Tags: mountains

Nicks house

AUSTRALIA | Fri, 8 Dec 2006 | By anage | Views [529] | Video

Staying at Nick pounds house for a few days to catch up on some work and receive the ambassador van, we also have to wait for our Melbourne ashes tickets to be delivered which are being sent to us from a friend by recorded delivery. The Pound household ... Read more >

Tags: Packing & gadgets

Ronda - De Locos Tapas

SPAIN | Tue, 13 May 2014 | By chiacchierare | Views [509]

Ronda, inspiration for Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls , home of bullfighting & most importantly the location of De Locos Tapas . This restaurant, located on the outskirts of the old town, just inside the city wall is easily ... Read more >

My Scholarship entry - Understanding a Culture through Food

WORLDWIDE | Mon, 23 Apr 2012 | By doreesimon | Views [505] | Scholarship Entry

One fish. Two fish. Red, blue, silver, with garlic, salt and… Wait, what am I doing? I haven’t eaten meat or fish in years. I haven’t even wanted to. And yet, as I stroll along this towel-dotted Spanish beach, my mouth salivates. My nose leads. And ... Read more >

Tags: beach, eat, fish, food, malaga, spain, travel writing scholarship 2012, vegetarian

Long journeys, Borders and Culture Shocks

LAOS | Mon, 3 Apr 2017 | By tigerlillytravels | Views [504]

We boarded the bus and were shown to the top deck and taken to our seats. The seats were pretty huge. They were about a seat and a half of a regular coach seat, if not wider, they reclined to about a 45 degree angle and had a foot rest that came up as ... Read more >

Tags: border crossings, buses, culture, laos, overnight, shock, sleeper bus, travel, tuk tuks, visas

Jenny and Joan in Ireland

IRELAND | Wed, 20 May 2015 | By goannasnake | Views [449]

Ireland Thursday 17 May (Dublin to Moira): After way too many hours in planes and airports, we arrived in Dublin and picked up our hire car. A stroke of luck there, with a free upgrade to a 4WD. We had one place to visit today and then intended ... Read more >

Tags: ireland, road trip

Not in Kansas anymore...

JAPAN | Mon, 16 Aug 2010 | By yoshi | Views [418]

From skyscrapers to mountains, crowds of people to rice paddies and six lane highways to winding country lanes, Toto... it's extremely apparent that we're not in Osaka City anymore!  Perhaps the biggest difference can be summed up in a three letter word:... Read more >

Tags: matsusaka

Shake It Off

SPAIN | Fri, 5 Jun 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [403]

Yesterday, I left Portugal. This was a little bit sad, as I loved Sintra, and I loved the Portugese language, although I can only say thank you. (Obrigado). It sounds like a combination of Spanish and Italian, and has a bit of a Romantic Sound. I ... Read more >

the first coming....

UNITED KINGDOM | Thu, 12 Jul 2007 | By chloe | Views [399]

Well, after an interesting night at a cliche B&B in Penzance......orange nylon sheets, plastic flowers and garden gnomes in the hall, now thats a story for another time......I flew over by 28 seater helicopter to St Marys on the Isles of Scilly ... Read more >

Tags: Work

Senegal Crime

SENEGAL | Fri, 4 Nov 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [393]

Senegal has both its petty crime and more serious incidents. Pickpocketing, purse-snatching and theft can occur both on the street and in taxis, and can turn violent. Some travelers have reported being victims of armed robbery, including at knifepoint.... Read more >

Tags: africa, crime, fraud, scams, senegal, theft, travel-crime, travel-safety

Relaxing Bath

UNITED KINGDOM | Thu, 28 May 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [304]

Yesterday I wasn't in the mood for museums. I needed a break from endless selfies (mine included), audio programs, buckets begging for donations,etc Plus here in bath they aren't that original anyway(with the exception of the Roman Bath Museum, which ... Read more >

Tags: bath, fields

Alleppey

INDIA | Tue, 12 Mar 2013 | By magdalena | Views [214]

Alleppey is definitely different from the places we have been so far. It cleaner, friendlier, and calmer. It is hot & humid (feels much hotter than Tamil Nadu). However, the people are much easier to get along with and are more genuine from my experiences.... Read more >

Security In Burkina Faso

BURKINA FASO | Tue, 19 Oct 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [158]

Welcome to West Africa…welcome to Burkina Faso. For most people, this small nation remains a mystery, a random country in an atlas. But for the few brave souls who travel through West Africa, Burkina Faso has become a thoroughfare. It’s usually the ... Read more >

Tags: africa, burkina-faso, political unrest, security, travel-crime, travel-safety

 

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