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Prep like a pro ..being totally green

POLAND | Thu, 9 Mar 2017 | By agnieszka | Views [428]

Oh Dear,  only two days left to the beginning of my trip to Vietnam, Asia first time, only me and my best friend, no travel agency, no previous experience outside Europe. I put all my efforts to be prepared for everything, then I realise that ... Read more >

Tags: preparation

Some Bumps in the Road

BULGARIA | Sun, 24 Apr 2016 | By wanderlustgail | Views [506]

I've had pretty good luck in my travels so far, so I really can't complain, but I wanted to share some bumps in the road that I've encountered. I've hesitated to mention these out of superstitious fear that if I complained about these minor things, it ... Read more >

Tags: backup, planning, preparation, sabbatical, travel

Baby Steps towards Tony’s Kili adventure (guest blog)

UNITED KINGDOM | Tue, 8 Sep 2015 | By tony_mattravers | Views [840]

STOP PRESS: Baby Mattravers has arrived safely! Another milestone reached, pretty much on schedule… I met Tony Mattravers about two years ago when he was in the midst of losing weight in order to go wing walking. It didn’t take long ... Read more >

Tags: fundraising, helping others, kilimanjaro, planning, preparation, trekking

the inspiration...

USA | Wed, 20 May 2015 | By kerrygally | Views [243]

"Its the chance encounters that make the journey an adventure."  I have had this quote taped to the mirror in my room for the last twelve years, at least.  Its been so long I can't quite remember where I cut it out from, but it was more than ... Read more >

Tags: inspiration, preparation

Tminus 3 still prepping

USA | Mon, 30 Mar 2015 | By chinaho | Views [357] | Comments [1]

To use our new global phone we have had to take the plunge into the icy waters of Android out of the skin temperature iPhone world. After some initial research, we found that we had to have a phone that was unlocked (meaning not tethered to one network), ... Read more >

Tags: phones, preparation, sim cards, technology

Preparing: Last Days in USA

USA | Sat, 28 Mar 2015 | By chinaho | Views [351] | Comments [1]

We have received our Hep A shots and tetanus boosters, and started our typhoid pill regimine, which must be taken every other day the week before departure. Yes, we leave in less than one week! Bought new carry-on sized Osprey backpacks that seem to ... Read more >

Tags: chinese holidays, packing, preparation, quinming, tea, technology, vaccines

How to plan your trip

BRAZIL | Wed, 28 Jan 2015 | By keziakos | Views [525]

Travelling is all about planning. First you decide where to go, what you want to see and when you want to go. Visiting one place in summer is entirely different of visiting it in winter. There are difficulties you might have not imagined you have ... Read more >

Tags: how to choose an itinerary, planning, preparation, schedule, travel smart

Who to travel with

AUSTRALIA | Wed, 6 Aug 2014 | By ritaj | Views [267]

I leave for Kathmandu in 22 days.  Most travel to Tibet begins in Kathmandu or China and you can only go with authorised tour operators.  I am travelling with Karnali Excursions with whom I travelled in 2012.  They are beyond fabulous! ... Read more >

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Getting ready is half the fun

AUSTRALIA | Mon, 4 Aug 2014 | By ritaj | Views [951]

My first time blogging I am getting ready to go to Tibet and Mt Kailash for the second time and I thought I would try this blog.  Getting ready is half the fun; lists, shopping for clothes, hitting the outdoor store sales, reading up on high ... Read more >

Tags: high altitude, preparation

Preparando viaje

SPAIN | Sat, 2 Aug 2014 | By enric | Views [437]

Plan Viaje Salida domingo 10/8/14 10 h con Air France a París y Bangkok, llegada sobre 7 h siguiente día . Cambio aeropuerto para sobre 14 h tomar vuelo a Penang, norte Malasia , llegada a media tarde hora de allí .  ... Read more >

Tags: plan, preparation

Ready, Set,

USA | Sat, 26 Jul 2014 | By rruenitz | Views [196]

Forty years to get ready comes down to the last two weeks.  Detachment engages in high gear.  What do I expect on this trip?  In a few comments over the next days I will try to answer that question.  Then, look back in six months.... Read more >

Tags: impression, preparation

NEPAL panic.

NEPAL | Tue, 17 Jun 2014 | By hetahannaloviisa | Views [743]

Finally after updating some of my history I get to rant about what I am actually wanting to rant about.   Six months ago, on a cold December night, I was looking for ways to procrastinate from becoming an adult. I found a website, Volunteer ... Read more >

Tags: filming, nepal, photography, preparation, travel stress, volunteering

last days at home

UNITED KINGDOM | Wed, 26 Feb 2014 | By rsallondavies | Views [212]

Just two nights to go before departure. Preparations and excitement mingled with feeling overwhelmed by my under preparation. Some lovely advice from friends helps me to see that i don't need to have it all planned out and get attached to a particular ... Read more >

Tags: preparation


AUSTRALIA | Wed, 15 Jan 2014 | By __vickyvic | Views [358]

The last time I went overseas was in 2008 on a school trip; which was organised buy a travel company for the school. Easy as. All I needed was my passport, camera and a copy of all my travel documents. I was 15 and I was heading to Japan.   ... Read more >

Tags: documents, organising, preparation

A week to go til takeoff

AUSTRALIA | Wed, 18 Sep 2013 | By longawaited | Views [566]

I have my Travellers Cheques.   I have my bank issued Travel Card, with 0.1% lower rate than typical exchange rates from AUD to THB. So a minimal amount on that for purchases when needed.   I have exchanged $20 AUD for $14 USD at ... Read more >

Tags: australia, bangkok, birthday, elephants, flights, medical tourism, melbourne, preparation, thailand, travel costs

The day before

AUSTRALIA | Mon, 2 Sep 2013 | By mr_jimbo | Views [287]

In hind sight today was a bit crap for organisational reasons, firstly forgot to vote (I guess the labour safe seat of south Brisbane will have to do without my vote this time round....... Sorry Kevin). Secondly having noticed my travel cards (which ... Read more >

Tags: how not to, preparation

Preparing at Home

AUSTRALIA | Sat, 31 Aug 2013 | By longawaited | Views [644]

The heat is the essential thing to desire, isn't it, when in Thailand? Must be something like Cairns in the weather. That's ok, I have lived there before for over a year in beautiful tempestuous Cairns - have lived through the fear of being killed by ... Read more >

Tags: australia, bangkok, birthday, elephants, flights, medical tourism, melbourne, preparation, thailand, travel costs

Germany to the Netherlands

NETHERLANDS | Sat, 13 Jul 2013 | By paul_meet_world | Views [428]

When you're by yourself there is no real sanity check. When I first  started traveling in February, I equated the open planning to jumping w ithout a chute. Since then I'd fallen into the habit of lining my  accommodations up immediately ... Read more >

Tags: bus, fortune, luck, park, preparation, train

Tears in my eyes, lots of goodbyes

UNITED KINGDOM | Tue, 16 Apr 2013 | By rutha90 | Views [356]

Less than two weeks to go now!! Flights, insurance, jags, course completed and passed, visa received, have left work, leaving drinks and have packed my room and moved back to mums! The last few weeks have been crazy busy but now it's time to relax ... Read more >

Tags: emotional, goodbyes, preparation, visa

Chaotic Prelude - finding stillness in the flame

USA | Mon, 27 Feb 2012 | By flywomenflysolo | Views [459]

Thursday February 16, 2012 Before describing the day of my almost missed departure I must inform you about the chaotic series of events that prelude my trip: 1. A few days before I received a "Notice to Vacate" my apartment for the day ... Read more >

Tags: clarity, fate, preparation

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