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Interview with Rolf Potts of Vagabonding: Lucky 13

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 1st Dive Seafari

Philippine Dive Seafari 2011 showcases 4 of Philippines Top Dive Destinations — Anilao, Bohol, Coron, Samal Island.

Sensible Advice for Bike Expeditions

Anyone planning a long journey by bicycle will be interested in getting as much good advice as they can before they begin. Link here.

Adventurers’ Lecture Night event

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.

Diver recounts the horror of his shark attack ordeal

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.

60+ More Women Travelers & Travel Bloggers Part 2

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.

So You Are Going to Teach English Abroad

You just finally landed that dream job, your travel ticket to explore – teaching English overseas. Now what? Check our a few TESOL tips and suggestions to help you get ready for your big trip.

 

Guide to finding cheap cruises to Antarctica

There are many myths about traveling to Antarctica, the biggest being price.  Most people don’t go to Antarctica and are scared away by the large $10,000 price tags that a cruise to Antarctica can have.  I can easily tell you that you don’t have to pay that much cruise to Antarctica.  You can find deals for an average price of $3,000.

Travelogue – (conducting a B&B showdown in) Provincetown

We’re back in the USA for the final leg of our adventure. After a brutal head-winds-all-the-way flight from Prague to JFK, we jumped on a connector flight up to Boston and then drove out to Provincetown – located on the tip of Cape Cod.

Travelogue – (avoiding “Memory” in) Prague

Prague has been on that list for as long as we’ve been keeping a list. A long time. So here we are, fulfilling a dream of dreams in stop #3, Prague, in the middle of our zig-zagging travel adventure.

How Buenos Aires is Exactly Like Paris

The city that was once the epicenter of the world at the turn of the 21stcentury. People from around the world want to not only visit Buenos Aires, but actually live there.  The Paris of the South can easily be compared to the romantic city of Paris.  Things are changing however and you may not be able to see it much longer.

Sarah Outen Launches London-2-London Expedition

An inspirational young adventurer, Sarah Outen is 3 days into her ‘London-2-London via the World’ Expedition.  A Two Boats, One Bike, Two Oceans and Three Continents journey around the world, Sarah will be paddling and pedaling her way around the world for the next little while.

Best of New Zealand

A special “Best of” post for me during the week of #Blog4NZ was my Best of New Zealand post. It is one of my favorite countries and on the short list of places I’d like to eventually retire. Come check out the many reasons it is so great.

Priceline Isn’t Perfect

Our time in Hawaii is done, and – after a stopover in Seattle – we’re on our way to Prague. We’re halfway through our mindful mileage run and, similarly, about halfway to earning our airline “status” for next year. Things are going well, very well, and we’re having a blast. Mostly.

Thrill-seekers turn to horse boarding for latest ‘extreme’ sport

So-called British ‘thrill-seekers’ were competing today in the new extreme sport of horse boarding, in which participants are towed behind a horse on a skateboard at speeds of up to 35mph. It sounds more ‘extreme’ than the video actually shows; a couple of guys in full motorcross pads being tugged around a stable, and repeat, and repeat again. I wanna see some jumps!

Countdown for Pat Farmer in his Pole to Pole Run

With less than 1 week to go before the start of April, Pat Farmer would be counting down the hours to his epic run of a lifetime. Pat will be running TWO marathons EVERY day, NO days off, for TEN months from the Arctic to Antarctica. Bloody incredible.

Travelogue – (chasing sun in) Honolulu

Hawaii, specifically Honolulu on  the island of Oahu, is stop two on our mindful mileage run. Enjoy the blurbs below and watch for more detailed posts down the road. Aloha!

Washington DC – Travelogue

Whenever we travel to Washington D.C., we remember the first time we visited as a couple. It was 2008. Early summer. Hotter than hell. Flash forward to this week, which finds us visiting D.C. again. We’re here to celebrate International Women’s Day, advocate for the eradication of poverty and fight for the dignity of all people.

First Impressions of Brazil

Carnival is an experience that I think everyone should have. There are many people that were telling me to be careful and I would have been but it seemed that the entire world was converging for Carnival in Salvador. When there are hoards of people outside at even 5 and 6 in the morning you are much less likely to get jacked.

My Favorite Travel Books

Travel for me is a way of life — as is reading and writing. These are some of my favorite travel books that have helped inspire me to pursue a lifetime of travel. Hope you enjoy the list.

Behind the Scenes Look at the Austin Bat Bridge

Seeing 1.5 million bats take flight is an amazing sight. While in Austin, Texas for SXSW (South by Southwest), Midlife Road Trip visited the famed Congress Bridge – home of the largest urban bat colony in the world!

What We Learned From Being (Legally) Married For A Few Months

This week we’re taking off for a long string of travel. It all starts in Washington D.C. where we’ll advocate for the world’s poor. Doing things like this helps to keep us in-check and focused on taking a stand for what we believe in.

Last Minute Trip to The Oprah Oscar “Party”

Last Thursday morning, the upcoming week was looking very ordinary. That quickly changed when – on that afternoon – we got an irresistible offer and decided to bolt down to Los Angeles for a long weekend.  It was time to, once again, put on our last-minute-travel-expert hats.

Behind the Scenes with Andrew Zimmern

While at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, the cast and crew of Midlife Road Trip ran into Travel Channel celebrity, Andrew Zimmern, host of Bizarre Foods, eating of all things… a cupcake. We learned what’s on this famous world traveler’s bucket list.  Click here to watch the interview!

Interview with Sherry Ott of Ottsworld: Lucky 13 Questions

Sherry is a wonderful world traveler and advocate in getting others to swap their briefcases for backpacks. I caught up to her while she was in the Middle East, during the Egypt revolution, and her answers to the Lucky 13 are thoughtful and insightful. Hope you enjoy.

Traveling and Dying: the Real Risks, not the Hype

As an avid scuba diver, I wanted to take a quick (and hopefully humorous) look at the real risks of getting attacked by sharks verses real risks that you face in your everyday life. Here is the analysis. Let’s just say that it might be riskier to sleep naked than to scuba dive in shark infested waters…

Making Friends With Locals

My definition of a traveler is someone who seeks out and finds themselves engaging in real cultural experiences. It’s someone who isn’t afraid to get off of the beaten trail and go where the tourists tend NOT to go. If getting off a train or bus in the middle of nowhere in a small town you don’t know anything about isn’t quite for you, then perhaps staying with a random local in the town of your choice is more up your alley.  Click here to read more.

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