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Dream For Sale – Spanish Living in the Sun

Up here in Spain, ex-pats are trying to sell in a down market and failing. Dreams are up for sale, but no-one wants to buy. Go to the estate agent in Cadiar and you will see the most amazing bargains. It’s the same all over Andalucia. People can’t get out without giving everything away. The dream of living in the sun is up for sale.

Official Timekeeper of Gobi 2011 – Nite Watches

Nite Watches has just been announced as the Gobi 2011 Expedition official timekeeper. Nite is renowned as a military, sports and adventurers watch designer and manufacturer. All models feature self-powered GTLS illumination, making them highly visible and ideal for tough, dangerous and demanding environments.

News From Around the Travelsphere

Crocodiles on airplanes? Human bones in the sand? And where the hell is Queensland anyhow? Check out The Feral Scribe’s weekly round-up of weird and wonderful travel news.

Doing Exactly What I Wanted to Do at Halong Bay

Sitting on my computer in University I would browse through articles like the 100 most beautiful places in the world, look at pictures of places like Halong Bay, and say to myself “I am for sure going there.” 2.5 years of traveling from place to place and my opportunity finally came to visit Vietnam a place that initially inspired me.

Teaching English In Japan – 101

Finding a job in Japan isn’t as easy as ichi, ni, san (1,2,3). Which company should you pick or should you just search various job boards, and if so which ones? Find out where to look and what to look for in your search for a job teaching English in Japan.

Argentine Spanish: Taking a leak in the jungle

During a boat ride out in Tigre, Argentina, Marcello of Wandering Trader’s Travels encountered how Argentine’s say how to use the bathroom.  That is of course if you are in the middle of nowhere and have to learn how to take a leak in the jungle.

Interview with GloboTreks after 100 posts & 6 months

Travel blogger, Norbert Figueroa of GloboTreks was interviewed over at TravelByU this week. Norbert is a travel lover who offers solid backpacking tips and advice, chronicles his current and past trips, and is saving up for a round the world trip next year.

Deb & Dave from the ThePlanetD are off to Fiji

Basically, for the next couple of weeks, Deb & Dave will be having much more fun than either you or me. They’re a part of the FijiMe tour, which also includes Margo and Occhi, Scuba Diver Girls, Bridgette Meinhold, Inhabitat, Stephanie Hicks, PeachyGreen, Megan Finley, Off Beat Bride, Michelle Jerson, NJ 101.5 fm.

GT Team Considering Aconcagua. Travel Partners?

The Globetrooper Team are considering a climb of Cerro Aconcagua over the new year and looking for travel partners. Aconcagua is the tallest peak outside the Himalaya at almost 7,000m. It’s not very technical, but it is highly physical. If interested, leave a comment at the GT Aconcagua Trip page.

127 Hours until Self Amputation – The Movie

Remember the guy who cut off his own arm with a blunt pocket knife? The film chronicling his experience, 127 Hours, will hit the big screen on November 5th. Have you had a ‘defining moment’ that changed your life? There are some cool prizes up for grabs from Outside Magazine just for sharing your experience.

Aust to Host Adventure Racing World Champs 2011

Australia won the hosting rights for the Adventure Racing World Championships in 2011 amongst solid competition from many world-renowned adventure events. The bid by Australia’s XPD Expedition Race was successful through strong support from the Tasmanian Government.

Intrepid Travel Plan to Float on Aussie Sharemarket

Last year Intrepid did almost 10,000 trips, generated $120m in revenue, and recorded profits of $10m. And now, in the company’s 21st year of operation, founders Darrell Wade, 49, and Geoff Manchester, 50, have spoken publicly about floating the company on the ASX, once the market becomes less volatile.

12 Ancient Landmarks on Verge of Vanishing

Historical sites around the world that hold significant archaeological and cultural value are at risk. This is due to looting, development pressures, unsustainable tourism, insufficient management, and wars or other conflicts according to a new report out by the Global Heritage Fund.

Everest Sherpa, Chhewang Nima caught in avalanche

The search has been called off for 19 times Everest summiteer, Chhewang Nima Sherpa. After using a helicopter to survey the area, the SAR team determined that it was impossible that he could have survived the avalanche that swept him away while fixing ropes at 7,045m on Baruntse.

World’s First Spaceport – Virgin Galactic Ready

Spaceport America has just opened. It’s the world’s first facility designed specifically to launch commercial spacecraft, which will be used by Virgin Galactic, the space tourism company set up by Richard Branson. The opening of the facility comes less than two weeks after Virgin Galactic completed the first solo flight of SpaceShip Two.

Bloc Eyewear Signed On to Sponsor Gobi 2011

BLOC Eyewear has become the official eyewear sponsor of the Gobi 2011, a 1,600km on-foot crossing of Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. One of the greatest challenges in the desert is to protect oneself from the sun, so while the Gobi 2011 could certainly suffer sun burn and heat stroke, at least we know their eyes will be well protected.

The Girl Who Broke ‘The Cove’ Story

The Cove brings all the drama of a spy movie to its telling of the story of the annual dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan. But years before the movie, there was just a one girl. One girl with a camera who shot the photos that shocked the world and ultimately led to the making of the film. An interview with Brooke McDonald.

Roadtrip from London to Cape Town in record time

10,000 miles, 21 countries, 3 continents in under 13 days 8 hours and 48 minutes. Last weekend a three-man team left London for Cape Town in an attempt to beat the current record for driving between the two cities. Driving continuously, day and night for nearly two weeks, eating and sleeping in the cramped confines of a Land Rover.

ThePlanetD To Host Photo Tour of Rajasthan

ThePlanetD is hosting a photography tour through Rajasthan in consultation with Wire India. This is what Deb and Dave had to say on their blog:

We will focus on not only getting that perfect shot that you can finally hang on your wall, but encourage people to integrate with society.

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