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The Long 6,500km Walk to Freedom

All the way from a Siberian prison camp to India for freedom (6,500 kilometers, approx. 4,000 miles). A trek through frozen forests, over mountains and across deserts on a journey that took 11 months. The book, The Long Walk, turned into an international best seller. In January 2011 Hollywood will release a film based on the story.

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 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.

Ed Stafford: The Guy who Walked the entire Amazon River in 860 days – an Interview on ExWeb

Ed’s travelling all over the UK lecturing, playing rugby with old mates, appearing on talk shows, filming in Soho and worrying about why his great partner on the Amazon Expedition, Cho, has been denied a visa to come to the UK. But now that ExWeb has made contact, read all about Ed’s epic 860 day Amazon Adventure.

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.

Tina Notarianni Announced as Official Gobi 2011 Nutrition & Fitness Advisor

As the Gobi 2011 team trainer, Tina is honoured by the challenge and will dedicate her time and energy to do what she does best… “PUSH” and prepare her Gobi team members for the required physical fortitude to cross 1000 miles of the Gobi Desert.

Join Alan Arnette’s Seven Summits for Alzheimer’s

This is what Alan has to say about his new project:

I will climb the 7 Summits in 2010 and 2011… My supporters are the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund and International Mountain Guides plus Outside Online… You are invited to join on a climb or a trek, help with a fund raising event or make a donation today. Together we can make a world without Alzheimer’s.

Soldiers to the Summit: The Movie – Out Soon

The Soldiers to the Summit film is more than a documentation of incredible achievement; this is a story of recovery. Coming home from a war zone isn’t easy, and many of our country’s veterans bring home injuries that seem insurmountable. This team has set out to prove that “insurmountable” doesn’t exist.

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.

Kauai – We’re Here!

We jetted off for Kauai on a blustery day. As much as we love that textbook Seattle weather, It’s always fun to embrace the drama of escaping the drizzle for some sunshine – especially when it is a month of sunshine in Kauai.

India Turned Me Into A Vegetarian

November 11th, 2010 marked the 50th day of my life as a vegetarian.  I didn’t seek the vegetarian lifestyle rather that it found me.  In fact, I didn’t realize that I hadn’t eaten any meat for the first month (it is easy to travel through India without eating meat), until someone asked me if I was a vegetarian.  Click here to read more.

Taking A Public Bus In India – When Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures

I decided to take a public bus for the first time during my travels in India. A four hour journey from Kayamkulam to Ernakulam in the state of Kerala may not seem like that much of an experience, but let me remind you, this is India! Click here to read more.

Traveling Solo – A Roller Coaster Of Emotions

Traveling solo anywhere for an extended period of time is a unique experience. It’s a time to really get to know the person you are. It’s a time to reflect and rediscover your likes and dislikes. Click here to read more.

Eating your way around Argentina

You probably already know that Argentina is known for its red wine and read meat, but there is so much more to food in this wonderful country.  The culinary options are endless, and Adam Seper of World Travel for Couples is here to outline all you need to know about eating your way around Argentina.

Uncornered Market Team Becomes Wanderers in Residence with Gap Adventures

The duo behind Uncornered Market (Audrey Scott & Daniel Noll) were recently announced as part of the inaugural group of Wanderers in Residence, a new partnership between Gap Adventures and a few travel bloggers. Nomadic Matt, Gary of Everything Everywhere and JD of EarthXplorer round out the rest of this group.

Thumbs Up for an American Past Time

People have been hitchhiking for more than 100 years, but in America it seems that fear is slowly killing the tradition, encouraged in some countries, frowned upon in others. Here, The Feral Scribe looks at public attitudes regarding hitchhikers, a little studied subculture of American travel.

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