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Returning to the Developed World Makes Us Nervous

Developed Countries

When we left Australia, we started our trip in Canada and slowly made our way to less developed countries like India. We thought it made sense to ease into life on the road. It’s quite ironic now that we’re a little worried about heading back … Continue reading →

Best Places To Go in India

places to go india

In India, we learned there’s a gigantic difference between the well worn tourist path and independent exploration. If you follow a guidebook, you can easily become trapped by a world of chore-like sightseeing tours. Bus ? Queue ? Pay ? Look ? Leave = Boring! From … Continue reading →

A Day in the Life of a Desert Explorer

Gobi Desert Mongolia

A zipper opening, that’s my wake-up call. No, please, not yet, just ten minutes more. Mornings have never been my strong point. And when you’re faced with walking for 8+ long hours every day for two months, the effort to get up is so, SO … Continue reading →

Wimdu Australia Launches With Free Accommodation Offer

Wimdu Australia

Wimdu.com.au is a marketplace for private accommodation. That means travellers can book rooms in the homes of local people, and locals can rent out their rooms to earn money. It’s a win-win situation that leads to much lower accommodation costs and deeper immersion in local … Continue reading →

Goa, India: An Unpopular Opinion

Goa India

When we arrived in India, we joined a circumnavigation of the entire country by rail. We visited its furthest corners from Dwarka in the West, to Jammu in the North, to Dibrugah in the East, and Kanyakumari in the South. But as 12,000km of train travel … Continue reading →

Indian Auto Rickshaw Madness

Auto Rickshaw India

India’s a unique country. Unless you stay holed-up in an expensive hotel, you can’t avoid memorable travel stories. Down every street and around every corner you’ll find something that either knocks your socks off, drives you bonkers, or stops you still with utter confusion. It … Continue reading →

HOW TO: Plan and Book a Train Trip in India

Plan Book India Rail Train Tickets

I love Indian train travel. The journey itself is always an adventure, and if you’re in the right class, the ride is very comfortable. How many other countries would you visit just to ride the trains? Yes, seriously, it can be that good. But the … Continue reading →

HOW TO: Make Sense of Sunscreen vs Sunblock

Sunscreen Sunblock SPF UPF

Sunny days are double-edged swords. They make exploring new places infinitely more enjoyable, but they also cause nasty skin damage. It was only a year ago when I had head surgery to remove skin cancer caused by Australia’s harsh sun. So it’s about time I read-up and shared … Continue reading →

Do I Need Anti-Malaria Tablets?

Do I Need Malaria Tablets?

Malaria is a tricky one. You can’t be vaccinated against it, but it can be cured. Yes, almost one million people die from it every year, but those who do, don’t have access to treatment. There are many ways to try and prevent malaria, but … Continue reading →

Cooking Up Something Special at Globetrooper HQ

New Project at Globetrooper

You may be wondering why we’ve slowed down a little at Globetrooper HQ with regard to blog posts and social media. The cold weather in North America could easily have pushed us into hibernation, but alas, we’ve actually been working tirelessly on a new project.

Dear Mongolia

Gobi Desert, Mongolia

Dear Mongolia, I’m scared. Terrified. Apprehensive. But also excited. Pumped. And Intrigued. I’ve been back-tracking this last month, thinking about why I signed up to this outrageous journey in the first place. Who in their right-mind wants to continuously walk for not only one but … Continue reading →

Top 5 Most/Least Useful Travel Items

Top Travel Items Gear Gadgets

I guess I’m what you’d call an anti-hoarder. I love to get rid of things. Whether I donate them to charity, sell them on eBay, gift them to friends, or send them straight to the bin, I just can’t stand having useless things around me. … Continue reading →

HOW TO: Survive an Illegal Tour of San Pedro Prison, Bolivia

San Pedro Prison La Paz Bolivia

Once I arrived in La Paz, it became my sole mission to gain entry into San Pedro Prison; a prison that even the guards don’t enter. From a trip to the police station, to being scammed and giving up hope, to finding a second-wind, and … Continue reading →