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Blonde Penguin

Found at the massive Magellan penguin colony in Port Lockroy, Antarctica, this penguin is not a victim of being Albino.  It just has a loss of pigment in its skin.  These are very rare and are hard to find on any Antarctica travel ship.  The It was quite unique and we were lucky to have a world renowned penguin expert, Frank Todd, on board the ship.

wanderlass dove with gabajillion of sardines

“We have our own Sardine Run in the Philippines!” my friend Beth twitted me during the time I was obsessing about the Sardine Run in South Africa–after seeing it in BBC.
“Really? Where?”
“Moalboal in Cebu.”

Chileans Part 1

I not only tried a typical Chilean dish but also tried a delicious Chilean drink.  If you haven’t read my post on living in Chile then I should inform you that there are two things that are constant in Chile, endless amounts of delicious ice cream and women wearing ugly jeans.  I have now confirmed men wear ugly jeans but I digress.

One Place Left! Join the Gobi 2011 Expedition Team

Join our team to trek the fifth largest desert in the world and Asia’s largest. On the 24th May 2011, our team will trek the entire 1000 miles of the Mongolian Gobi Desert. See the expedition website and the trip page here. Email if interested.

From Around the Travelsphere

Interesting travel items from around the world.

Book of travel tales inspired by year in India

I am very excited to announce the publication of my first book. Song of India: Tales of travel and transformation is a collection of 10 tales inspired by the scorched earth of the Rajasthan desert, the hypnotic currents of the Ganga river, the spectacular Himalayan sunrise in Darjeeling and a night facing death on the river in Varanasi.

Traveling Savage to Focus on Scotland for 2011

After a month in Argentina, Keith Savage returned to Traveling Savage HQ and has decided to focus his future travels on Scotland. Starting March 1, Keith will be spending three weeks in and around Edinburgh, Scotland. Traveling Savage is positioning to be the go-to blog for information, stories, and expert advice about Scotland.

Interview with Dave and Deb of ThePlanetD

This is one of my favorite interviews yet in the Lucky 13 interview series.  Dave and Deb are such a wonderful and lovely couple and these answers really shed some light on how great they are.  Popular bloggers and even better people — come meet Dave and Deb and get to know them a little better.

Trip of a Lifetime: Antarctica Complete

Seeing this place is nothing short of amazing.  Its completely different than any other place that I have seen in the world.  After helping everyone to find an Antarctica travel ship cheap, now I am sharing my travels to the great continent.  You would be surprise that it isn’t as cold on the continent as you would have thought.

Interview with Cailin O’Neil of Cailin Travels

Cailin is one of my favorite tweeps and one of the first people I followed when I started reading travel blogs.  Her interview is one of the best yet on the Lucky 13 series.  Hope you enjoy.

We’re Doing A Mileage Run

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Last week, we were at a holiday party. We overheard a friend across the room say: “I know someone who’s flying to Vegas just to get miles. Can you believe that?”
We turned to each other. I said “Oh boy – if that guy only knew what we have brewing.” We guzzled our drinks.

Travel Vaccines

Information on travel vaccinations seem hard to come by. As Shaun and I are leaving on our Central/South American backpacking trip, we had to get a few to get us into a few countries we wish to visit. Here is some important information about travel vaccinations that we learned along the way.

The Feral Scribe’s Top 10 Posts for 2010

In the spirit of recaps, The Feral Scribe looks back on 2010.

A New Year’s Eve Journey Home

After the blizzard that hit the east coast last Sunday left him stranded in Madison, WI, The Feral Scribe finally makes it home just in time for the new year.

Middlin’ to Average Travel Moments in 2010

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.

Interview with Amanda Williams of Dangerous Business

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.

Interview with Daniel Nahabedian of Canvas of Light

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.

2011 – Here We Come

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!

North Indian Food Printout

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 Adventure In India – City Breakdown

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 Buddhist Monks Perform Lama Puja in Nepal

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.

Adventurers Lecture Night in London

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:

How To Travel During the Holidays

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.

Globetrooper: in (and Out) of Bolivia’s Worst Prison

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.

Why Do Travel Blogs Irritate So Many People?

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.

Interview with Aly and John of Hop and Jaunt

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.

How to Find a Cheap Last Minute Cruise to Antarctica

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.

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