We’re back in Seattle. Well, sort of. Some unexpected “stuff” has come up, so we’ve been spending a lot of time down in Portland. Although our heads are still spinning – and we’ve been yearning for some downtime back at home-base – we wanted to carve out some time to write a post about some of our most memorable mileage run moments.
In late April Dave Cornthwaite Dave Cornthwaite and Sebastian Terry completed a 14 day, 1400 mile tandem bicycle ride between Vancouver, BC and Las Vegas, NV. The journey was the 4th of Cornthwaite’s Expedition1000 project, in which he is attempting 25 separate non-motorised journeys of 1000 miles or more, and the 51st item on Terry’s bucket list, 100 Things.
Erica and Shaun are a wonderfully fun couple from Austin, Texas that has just embarked on their travel journey. Their answers to the Lucky 13 are some of the most amusing yet. So go learn a bit about them and revel in their zest for life via the Lucky 13.
Rick is one of the most multi-talented travel bloggers out there today, but to limit him to merely a blogger would do him a great disservice. TV personality. One of the minds behind the popular #NUTS Twitter chat. Adventure traveler. Just go read his interview and enjoy getting to know him better.
In this photo essay, The Feral Scribe tours the world’s first modern penitentiary, conceived in 1790 in Ben Franklin’s living room.
The Midlife Road Trip got a fun-filled behind the scenes look at the Tejas Rodeo School in San Antonio, Texas where they learned to rope, ride and corral cattle like the pros… well, kinda:) see the video here…
Well folks, our mileage run is over. Boston was the last stop on our journey, and an eye-opening one at that. Coming off a fun visit to Provincetown, we were excited to attack our last city with gusto. The only problem was…. history got in the way.
There are different ways to travel for an extended period of time. You can save up money for a while and then quit your job like I did, travel and work various jobs along the way or find a more permanent job that involves traveling. For Alicia Taggio, she chose to quit her job at MTV Canada and leave her life in Toronto to take on a new adventure in the land down under. Click here to read more.
Emily, the creator and editor of travel blog Maiden Voyage, is up for a $10,000 dream trip in the Sony Reader $10K Getaway Giveaway. In the past few days, she has maintained her place within the top 40 out of nearly 850 entries. She wasn’t able to afford a honeymoon after her March wedding, so she’s hoping to get enough votes to win and take her dream honeymoon throughout Spain. Please vote for Emily here to help send her on a honeymoon! You can vote once a day, every day through April 26.
I have added a discussion forum to the website so that we all can discuss absolutely ANYTHING and EVERYTHING to do with travel. If you have a question about any up coming travels, need advice on places to see or things to do, want to meet other travelers going to the same places as you, or WHATEVER, this is where to ask, share, and discuss it all. Click here to read more.
Before I left for my big trip, I knew that I wanted to get a bamboo tattoo in Thailand. I first learned about bamboo tattooing after seeing Angelina Jolie’s tribal tattoo done on her shoulder and learned she had visited Thailand to get it. Click here to read more.
The first time I came to India, I heard about a place called Sadhana Farm located just outside of Auroville in the south of India. Sadhana Forest is a vegan farm that welcomes people from all walks of life to live and volunteer in this small community and learn about sustainable living. Click here to read more.
When I knew I was going to Indonesia, I also knew that I wanted to visit Yogyakarta City. I am an art lover and Yogyakarta is renowned as a center of classical Javanese fine art and culture such as batik, ballet, drama, music, poetry, and puppet shows. Click here to read more.
A question that I have often gotten from people is, “what is your favourite country that you’ve been to?” This question may be tough for most because every country is different and comes with its own unique experiences. However, after exploring 18 countries, I have to give my hat off to India. Click here to read more.
One of the things that you are going to have to deal with as your travel around the world is taxi cab drivers. Some are the greatest people you will ever meet in your lifetime. Unfortunately, a lot more are out to try to scam every dollar they can get out of your pocket. Hope you enjoy some of these basic tips for how to deal with cabbies around the world.
Ken is simply one of the best photographers out there working today. As a long-term traveler, I particularly enjoy his travel shots, but his photographic resume covers all grounds. And his HDR shots are about the best examples of that technique I have ever seen. Hope you enjoy his Lucky 13 interview.
I had my first encounter with silent Vipassana meditation this month in Malaysia. The 10 day course was the most challenging but rewarding experience in my five months of travel through India and Southeast Asia. The first three days of meditation were torture, but by the fourth day I felt sensations in my body that I’ve never felt before like tingling and vibrations from head to toe.
It’s not every day you get to see rhinos playing leap-frog! If you love animals, you’re gonna love this behind the scenes look at Lion Country Safari, in West Palm Beach Florida.
There’s been a lot in the news recently about The Huffington Post, it’s founder Arianna Huffington, and AOL, the company that acquired The Huffington Post for $315 million in February this year. Most of the coverage has been pertaining to a group of volunteer bloggers who have filed a class action suit against all three parties, stating that they want to be compensated for the content they’ve contributed freely to The Huffington Post. Read on to hear my thoughts on the issue… http://bit.ly/f3ozpI
There’s been a recent spat of bed bugs lately, particularly in the USA, appearing everywhere from budget hotels, work places, homes, and even an incident reported at a New York Hilton Hotel! So how do we avoid bed bugs, and are there any tips we can implement that work specifically for hostels? Read on to find out more… http://bit.ly/fi4jZS.
We have all stayed in good and bad hostels, but I thought it was finally time for a veteran hostel user to do up a basic guide from our point of view to the hostel owners of the world. Come take a look and add your tips and suggestions.
A Lucky 13 interview of one of the original modern long-term travelers. Rolf’s answers are as unique as his personality and showcase some of the reasons why he’s one of the most popular of the modern travel writers out there today.
Philippine Dive Seafari 2011 showcases 4 of Philippines Top Dive Destinations — Anilao, Bohol, Coron, Samal Island.
Anyone planning a long journey by bicycle will be interested in getting as much good advice as they can before they begin. Link here.
Following on from the huge success of our London events, a Scottish Night of Adventure will take place in Edinburgh on 13th June. Come along and listen to superb speakers from across the spectrum of expeditions, adventure and travel talking about their amazing exploits. Link here.
How does it feel to be eaten alive by a shark? And then to go on and rebuild your life, missing a couple of limbs? Read this harrowing account from Paul de Gelder.
Check out my part 2 list of lady travelers and travel bloggers on MonkeyBrewster. You may just find a new face that you never knew about.