Everyone out there has their “Best 10″ posts or some variety thereof, but where is the love for the middle — the average?? In hopes of making sure that the just so-so is not neglected during the year end wrap ups, I hope you come and check out my fair to middlin’ summary of 2010.
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Amanda Williams is one of the better of the new breed of travel bloggers out there right now, having only started her blog a few months ago. She’s a huge lover of New Zealand and her answers to the Lucky 13 questions help show off her unique and outgoing personality — hope you enjoy.
Recently, I added an interview with one of the best travel photographers working out there today, Daniel Nahabedian. His website is full of amazing photography and his answers to the irreverent Lucky 13 questions were classically funny. Hope you enjoy.
Last week, we got a little deeper into the purpose of this blog/website. Bottom line: We want to have a place to chronicle what we do in an attempt to have a NVR life. We also want to inspire you to do the same. If you’re nuts about travel / working virtually / giving back, all the better. We already have a lot in common!
The list of Northern Indian food is somewhat endless however, I have created a North Indian Food Breakdown print-out to be brought with anyone traveling to India. Trust me, it will help when you are sitting in front of a menu and have no idea what to order because no menus comes with an English translation. Click here to read more.
My time in India was more amazing then I could have ever anticipated. During my last days in the country, I was not sad to leave because I know that I will return in the near future. Although I wasn’t originally looking for a spirtual experience previous to my arrival to India, it has definetly been one. Click here for more.
Tibetan monks at the Shree Gaden Dhargay Ling Monastery in Pokhara, Nepal chant a lama puja, using the unique form of throat-singing that allows them to produce multiple pitches simultaneously. Video and photos.
A date for your diary if you live in the UK: the next Night of Adventure event is to be held on March 15th, 2011, in Leicester Square, London. Whet your appetite with some of the talks from the last two events: http://vimeo.com/album/175958
Ever wondered how so many people afford to travel during the holidays even though prices seem to jump? There are a few tricks to take into consideration some you may of heard before others maybe that are new but all of them should be applied when searching for that holiday vacation.
We recently asked why on Earth would anyone accompany a real criminal into a real prison under entirely false pretenses for a completely illegal tour. Well, we actually did it. From a trip to the police station, to being scammed, to giving up hope, to finding a second-wind, to finally getting in, and then getting out again… it’s all here.
The other day we were talking about our blog with someone. She said: “Not everyone likes to travel.” That statement reminded us that we’ve recently read a few things from people frustrated by travel bloggers/writers who think that traveling is the only way to enrich your life and to face fear. These critics get tired (quickly!) of the “life is a book and if you haven’t traveled you’ve only read one page” mentality.
Aly and John are truly innovative web designers and graphic artists (they designed my website), but more than that, they are great travel bloggers and photographers. Their website is a lyrical feast and should be on everyone’s RSS reading list. Go enjoy that and in the meantime, come check out their great answers to my Lucky 13 questions.
You have made it here because you are seriously looking into traveling to Antarctica and Im going to show you how to find a cheap last minute cruise to Antarctica. I honestly never looked into it until I traveled to the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia.
As the world becomes globalized you are likely to find your hometown favorites abroad, but that doesn’t count the fact that each country has it’s own experience, customs and favorite beers, wines, liquors and spirits. Japan is very structured, even in drinking, learn what drinks they have to offer.
A look at Tokyo, Japan’s famed ‘Electric Town’ Akihabara. Is it really what it is all cracked up to be, and if you go shopping there what things should you be aware of?
Barbara Weibel, editor and publisher of Hole In The Donut, was named an official “Travel Dork” by Off Track Planet, which writes an amusing and in-depth review of the intensely personal travel blog upon confering the title.
Top 3 sights in Pokhara, Nepal: Barahi Temple in Phewa Lake, watching the sunrise over the Himalayas from atop Sarangkot, & the World Peace Pagoda, video and stunning photos.
2010 isn’t quite over yet, but that didn’t stop me enjoying Deb and Dave’s recent blog post about their top travel moments for 2010. Check out their post to see the Best Flight, Best Beach, Best Sunset, Best Meal, Best City, even the Best TweetUp.
After being away from home-base for a few weeks or more, it’s always tough for us to transition back. A month’s worth of piled up mail to catch up on is enough to drive us mad. After being in Kauai for a month, though, we were sort of floating.
Shannon is one of my favorite bloggers – great spirit and great story, along with excellent content on her site. She has been traveling since she made a RTW trip in 2008 and has become completely location independent in her life, for earning purposes, resulting in complete envy on my part. I love her answers to my Lucky 13 questions.
One of the most historic things that the locals think tourists should see in Cordoba is the Tower Gate. The actual Tower Gate is located outside of the city and while Cordoba is not on the most people’s things to do in Argentina list, mainly due to the other incredible attractions in Argentina.
Lucky 13 interview with Brendan van Son. Brendan is fairly new to the travel scene, but through great marketing and content, has quickly risen to the top of the travel blogging community. His top 100 Independent Travel Blogger list was a genius idea and his answers to the irreverent questions in this interview are quite amusing.
I made sure to get a picture of a kid in every part of Argentina that I traveled to. Many broke stereotypes and others made my time more enjoyable. While seeing all of the things to do in Argentina it was amazing to find the differences in Argentine people.
While getting the scoop on a serial killer who has in recent weeks terrorized one of Philadelphia’s poorest neighborhoods, The Feral Scribe makes an unlikely acquaintance.
India is one hell of a ride. Especially on a train. For those travelling there soon, Johnny Vagabond’s latest post is a good read so you know at least, what to expect. And it’s a must-read for those on the Great Circular Indian Railway Challenge.
This is one of the coolest experiences that I have ever had. Patagonia is one of the must things to do in Argentina and Puerto Madryn is a mecca for any animal lover. I’ve never scuba dived in my life and these guys were just kind enough to let me go full fledged scuba with about 5 minutes worth of training.
There’s nothing like paying $140 to enter a country. I mean who wouldn’t want to dish out the cost of a full ipod nano to see a fantastic country side? But I digress. Many consider living in Chile to be like Switzerland, minus the blonde hair and blue eyes of course. I can sum it up in three words; picturesque, prosperous, and very tidy.