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Interview with Joel Ward of Freedonia Post

Joel Ward is one of the funniest travel people on the web today. His site manages to make me chuckle at least a few times a week and his answers to my Lucky 13 questions may be the funniest yet in this series. He has set a high bar for future interviewees, but I am proud to share them with you now.

Interview with Matt of LandLopers.com

My Lucky 13 question interview with Matt Long of LandLopers.com.  Matt is one of the more thoughtful and interesting travel bloggers out there and his answers to the irreverent and somewhat irrelevant questions that I tend to ask are wonderful.  So come meet him via my Lucky 13 interview.

Wedding Crashers – Indian Edition

One of the things I have been dying to do since I stepped foot in India is attend an Indian wedding.  Last night, my wish was granted.  However, even with a good idea of what to expect at an Indian wedding couldn’t have prepared me for how the night actually unfolded. Click here for more.

Planning My Itinerary Around the World – Argentina

I had quite a blast in Argentina and could not possibly have seen any more of the country. Almost every weekend I was in a different city and I have seen roughly 85% of all of the major (and minor) things to do in Argentina. I have since then experienced culture shock in more than 3 countries, and there is more to come.

7 things to do in Bali, Indonesia

Bali is an amazing place and Amy & Kieron (Don’t Ever Look Back) were lucky enough to spend 10 nights on this tropical island paradise in 2007. This is one destination that they definitely plan on returning to on their round-the-world trip for many reasons, particularly because of its relaxed atmosphere and the lovely nature of the locals.

The most popular things to do in Argentina

A massive country in South America, the list of things to do in Argentina could really be endless.  There are so many Argentine activities to consider for everyone’s interests. With so many vast options for things to do in Argentina anyone can find a unique location in the country.

Kauai Wrap-up

Yes, it’s true. We are entering the final leg of our time here on Kauai.

We wanted to take a moment to write about a few more of the most note-worthy experiences we’ve had as we prepare to jet back to our home-base, Seattle.

World Cup 2022: The Drinking Guide to Qatar

FIFA recently awarded the 2022 World Cup to the smallest, and hottest, country that it has ever awarded a Cup to before. It also will be the first time that the World Cup has been held in the Middle East or a Muslim country which brings up the big question that serious football/soccer fans are asking: how can I get drunk at the World Cup in Qatar?

High Definition Video: Trans-Iceland Expedition

A newly-released video of an attempt to cross Iceland, from coast to coast, travelling only by foot and inflatable packraft.

Beautiful scenery and raging whitewater rivers, all in stunning High Definition.

The video is accompanied by blog entries and photography from the expedition.

Kauai – Exploring the Island (Awesome Food Edition)

Hawaii can be an expensive place, so we have to remain mindful of our budget. We’re big on “food finds” that don’t break the bank. Here are a few of our favorites from the Garden Island.

5 Lies That Travelers Tell Themselves

Whether you’re a new or a seasoned traveler, there are some truths we have to start admitting. These “truths” apply to nearly any location but are inspired by what I – the devil on the other shoulder – am witnessing here on Kauai. Don’t hate me.

Reiki 101 – My Lesson In Universal Healing Energy

I decided to enroll myself in a level one Reiki course in Rishikesh, India.  I had an amazing experience and have continued to use Reiki to heal myself and others throughout my journey around the world.  Click here to read more about my experience with Reiki.

Exposed Bones: Cafayate, Quebradas, and Kindness

In the mountains south of Salta, Argentina lie the sandy vineyards of Cafayate. Follow Traveling Savage as an impromptu day trip turns becomes an exposition on the powerful and welcome kindness of strangers, and a matter of life and death.

Brooke vs. the World Giving Away $200 Travel Voucher

Brooke vs. the World has announced a giveaway on her blog just in time for the holidays!  Enter to win a $200 travel voucher to be used on the HotelClub.com website to book accommodation in 138 countries around the world.  Entering is as easy as telling where you would use it.  See blog for details.

Budget Breakdown – One Month In India

Traveling in India has been an amazing experience.  This country does something to you which can only be fully understood once experienced for yourself.  It’s also a country that is not so bad on the budget.  Not so bad at all!  Click here to check out my budget breakdown for a month traveling the South and North of India.

Kauai – Exploring the Island (Awesome Hike Edition)

Last week we talked about the fantastic beaches here on Kauai and our experience finding a particularly awesome one. Today, we’re gonna take you away from the foamy ocean waves and golden sand.  We’re going hiking.

Passports with Purpose – Build a Village

A few days ago, we introduced you to Passports with Purpose (PwP). It’s a giving back initiative that’s guided by the belief that travel can change the world. Pretty cool.  Well, we have more exciting news to share.  The Grand Hyatt Kauai is offering a certificate good for a three night stay (valued at around $1,500).

Help Passports with Purpose Build a Village in India

Last year, travel bloggers the world over united to build a school for underprivileged children in Cambodia. This year the goal is to build 25 homes for “untouchables” in India. You can help and have a chance to win fabulous prizes in the process by donating at Passports with Purpose.

In Search of Wild Rhinos on Foot in Nepal

In Chitwan National Park in southern Nepal, track endangered wild rhinos on foot in the lowland jungles along the Rapti River, accompanied by a professional guide armed with only a long stick.

Top Travel Photos – India

Here are some of my best memories of India to date.  This is truly a magical place that has changed my life.  Click here for more.

Cultural Home Stays in the Remote Mountains of Nepal

Want to experience what life is really like in the remote mountains of Nepal? Do a home stay with a local family in a village where sustainability is practiced as a matter of course and families come together to help one another every day.

Understanding Philly in Signs and Blood

The Feral Scribe sounds off on Philadelphia’s new safety awareness campaign and reflects on a startling discovery he made on a coffee run.

Worlds Apart: Night Bus to Salta

How does 20 hours on a bus across Argentina sound? You might want to do it, but not for the reasons you’d think. This is the story of one man’s journey to Salta from Buenos Aires, from privileged naïveté to unshakable visions.

Join the Career Break Boot Camp – Travel Dreams Become Reality

A simple $10 donation to Passports with Purpose can also win you a spot in the Career Break Bootcamp. The MPG Career Break Boot Camp is an online course where people with the dreams of taking a career break to do extended travel can collaborate. Help travel bloggers build a village in India – participate in Passports with Purpose.

Bloggers Enter into a ‘Dangerous’ Adventure

“Is this a good idea?” is what I kept asking myself as I went through the online signup for the Mongol Rally. Follow along as Sherry Ott from Briefcase to Backpack, Dave and Deb from ThePlanetD and Rick Griffen from Midlife Road Trip enter into the adventure of a lifetime driving from London to Mongolia for charity.

Travel in Luxury for $10 and a little luck

Passports with Purpose 2011 begins today! Ottsworld Travel Blog teamed up with Italian handbag company CAMENAE to allow you to travel in luxury. Help travel bloggers build a village in India! Donate towards an amazing cause and also pick up some great travel prizes, including the CAMENAE Deity Traveler.

Passports with Purpose – Build a Village, Eat Pastries

Giving back and travel are both big parts of what our No Vacation Required (NVR) lifestyle is all about. So, Passports with Purpose is a perfect fit for us.

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