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The Taxi Cab Guide: What You Need to Know

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.

Interview with Ken Kaminesky – a Great Travel Photographer

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.

Could you live 10 days without talking?

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.

Rhinos Playing Leap Frog

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.

Sticking up for the Huffington Post

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…

How to avoid bed bugs in a hostel

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…

The Hostel Owner’s Guide: How-to’s

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.

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.

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