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Diving Part 2 - Advanced Open Water, Koh Tao

THAILAND | Sun, 20 Aug 2017 | By tigerlillytravels | Views [205]

We had arranged to have a day off and the start our Advance course with the same group we had done the Open Water with. This meant the course would fall over a day that the dive school visited Sail Rock. A dive site famous for its marine life and the ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, crystal dive, experiences, facing fears, new qualifications, scuba diving, under the sea, wanderlust

The Hai Van Pass

VIETNAM | Tue, 6 Jun 2017 | By tigerlillytravels | Views [215]

Time to hit the road! We dropped our rucksacks off at the scooter shop (they will send them to Hue on a bus for us) and picked up our scooter. We were relieved to see it was pretty new and looked in good condition. Over the past few days we've seen ... Read more >

Tags: bikes, experiences, hai van pass, marble mountain, scooters, travel, vietnam, views, views, wanderlust

Photographing the Last Reindeer Herders

SWEDEN | Thu, 20 Feb 2014 | By extraordinaryexperiences | Views [3413]

The Sami, indigenous people of northern Scandinavia, Finland and Russia, still mange their herds of semi-domesticated reindeer. Although some of the methods have changed (helicopters and quad bikes are not uncommon), much is still done in the manner ... Read more >

Tags: experiences, photography, sweden, travel

Home vs. Abroad: Shedding your 'Role' while Travelling

WORLDWIDE | Fri, 15 Jul 2011 | By travel-tips | Views [2453]

The rock. The responsible one. The family mediator. The solid friend. Back home, those descriptors stuck to me like static cling. Back in America, I found myself caught in the middle of family arguments, ... Read more >

Tags: australia, change, experiences, family, friends, travel, usa

What is the best thing you have done for free on your travels?

WORLDWIDE | Thu, 7 Jul 2011 | By travel-tips | Views [3132] | Comments [1]

Travel doesn’t have to cost a fortune. There are endless ways to save money, budget and stretch your travel dollars. However, some of the most memorable and rewarding travel experiences might not cost you anything at all. ... Read more >

Tags: couchsurfing, experiences, free, ideas, inspiration, tours, travel

Memories of Natal - Couchsurfing in North Brazil

BRAZIL | Tue, 31 May 2011 | By connectlocally | Views [4753] | Comments [1]

I remember Natal as a collection of picture postcards – white sand beaches, aquamarine waves, coconuts plummeting from palm trees in the breeze. The sun beating down like a giant fan heater, melting my skin into ripples of sweat beads and the waves ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, brazil, connect locally, couchsurfing, experiences, experiences, natal, south america, travel

The Accidental Local: Finding Authenticity in Italy

ITALY | Mon, 2 May 2011 | By connectlocally | Views [5648]

Photo courtesy of Stationary Hobo, Flickr.com Travelers who seem to have a unique gift to attract interesting experiences always seem to say that meeting people wherever they go is one of the greatest joys of traveling. Name any destination they've ... Read more >

Tags: cuisine, experiences, food, italian food, italy, locals, making a local connection, milan, travel, venice

A Taste of Vietnam - Nem Ran (Vietnamese Spring Rolls)

VIETNAM | Thu, 21 Apr 2011 | By connectlocally | Views [8153] | Comments [1]

On a recent trip to Vietnam my unintentional travel buddy was plates and plates of delectable nem ran.  Four hours of trekking in Sapa, nem ran for lunch. Another four hours, nem ran for dinner. I loved it. The light and flaky rice paper ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, connect locally, cuisine, experiences, food, nem ran recipes, southeast asia, spring rolls, travel, vietnam

Making a Local Connection - Defining the Experience

WORLDWIDE | Thu, 31 Mar 2011 | By connectlocally | Views [2433] | Comments [1]

Every traveller seems to want to meet new people and experience other cultures on their journeys – in short, we all want to connect locally. However, how do you actually define what it means to make a local connection? Does it ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, connect locally, connections, experiences, friends, local travel, locals, people, travel, turkey

A Taste of Peru - Chupe de Camarones (Shrimp Chowder)

PERU | Thu, 24 Mar 2011 | By travel-tips | Views [13886] | Comments [5]

One of the wonderful things about Latin America is that you never need to worry about being hungry . Cities are dotted with wonderful street vendors selling fruit and serving up hot food. In North America if you are going on a long bus ride or ... Read more >

Tags: cuisines, culture, eating, experiences, food, peru, recipes, south america

Backpacking Tips for Couples - Going the Distance, on the Road and in your Relationship

WORLDWIDE | Thu, 3 Mar 2011 | By nomads-survival-kit | Views [12623] | Comments [1]

Tags: backpacking, camping, couples, experiences, food, macchu picchu, peru, relationships, tips, travel

Redefining the Way I Travel

WORLDWIDE | Tue, 1 Mar 2011 | By travel-tips | Views [3458]

At the beginning of 2007 I fled corporate life and embarked on a round-the-world backpacking trip, determined to see as many places on my travel wish list as possible. Six months and 15 countries later I returned to the States, but not to my previous ... Read more >

Tags: connecting locally, experiences, france, locals, new orleans, paris, swtizerland, thailand, travel, travel tips

True Travel Tales - Kissing the Road in Rhodes

GREECE | Sun, 27 Feb 2011 | By true-claims-stories | Views [4826]

What happened? Tell us your tale. I was on the Greek Island of Rhodes. I’d gone alone and a friend was meeting me 2 weeks later. I met some people and got to drinking. At 3am I got on the back of a motorbike with a drunk Greek guy called Dimitri.... Read more >

Tags: drinking, driving, europe, experiences, greece, motorike accident, partying, safety, terrifying travel tales, vehicles

Travel Inspiration: Why do YOU travel?

WORLDWIDE | Tue, 28 Sep 2010 | By travel-tips | Views [6912] | Comments [3]

We asked our our community of avid travellers and world nomads the question that gets their feet itching: "Why do YOU travel?" Check out the their wanderlust-filled, adventure-seeking responses. Are you packing your bags yet?? ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, experiences, freedom, ideas, inspire, spirit, travel

Backpacking Romance: ‘True Love’ In Its Purest Form

WORLDWIDE | Tue, 14 Sep 2010 | By OffTheBeatenPath | Views [16130] | Comments [2]

Love is Tough. It’s about compromise.   It’s about patience. It’s about loyalty. It’s about being there no matter how big the obstacle, how bad the circumstance, for better OR WORSE! Call me an emo, but maybe the J Geils band were ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, experiences, friendship, hostels, inspiration, love, passion, relationships, travel

Looking Back Fondly On Those I've Met On The Road

WORLDWIDE | Tue, 7 Sep 2010 | By OffTheBeatenPath | Views [3030] | Comments [1]

The Traveller's Exchange So there are days that I have considered buying a recorder that would play the following information: “Hi I’m Lauren. From America. New Jersey. Math teacher. Traveling since July 1 st . Quit my job. Ha ha yeah ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, companions, experiences, gap year, off the beaten path, people, travel companions, travel. friendship

Home Sweet Home

AUSTRALIA | Wed, 23 Jul 2008 | By tinka | Views [521]

Okay, this is just a short note to finish the travel blog off.  The Oak Hall tour came to a sad end, as our group split, shattering into individual shards like a glass thrown away, we drifted apart with many, many promises to Facebook (i.e. - keep ... Read more >

Tags: experiences, flights, friends, home, its the end

Ah ... fresh air

VIETNAM | Thu, 12 Jan 2006 | By simon_monk | Views [3396]

Ah, Hoi An is spectacular. We had to get out of Hanoi or go home. Doing anything there with children in tow is either too dangerous or simply impossible. As soon as we landed in Danang it was evident that much of the old Vietnam we remembered still ... Read more >

Tags: experiences, hoi an, spectacular, travel with children

 

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