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Globetrooper Weekly Trip Roundup

Globetrooper Trip Roundup

The last week has seen a really diverse and imaginative selection of new trips and travel ideas posted onto Globetrooper, with many new users joining the site looking for exciting new travel partners and some great trip ideas coming in from the tour operators also. … Continue reading →

Reaching for the Frontier in Papua New Guinea

Adventure Travel in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea, certainly one of the last great areas of land on Earth to remain partially unexplored; this remarkable remote landscape still remains a place of great wonder and deep mystery. Exotic birds, plant life and rare animals, unique extraordinary art and languages and … Continue reading →

HOW TO: Recover When Your Travel Documents are Lost or Stolen and STILL Enjoy Your Trip

Lost Documents Passports and Visa

It is an unfortunate fact that many global travelers will encounter a hiccup on their trip; in most cases these are easily overcome issues. Occasionally though and thankfully rarely full on disaster can strike and trust us, it’s not the kind of day you are … Continue reading →

When It’s Time to Return Home

Return Home to Australia

Lauren and I are both from Australia. It’s the place we call home. Yet we’ve seen less of Australia than most people we meet abroad. We hear all sorts of tales about the outback and rain-forests, but we just can’t relate. The funny thing is … Continue reading →

A Day in the Florida Keys

Experience the Florida Keys

The Florida Keys can be found lying at the southern most point of the United States and surrounded on all sides by the Atlantic Ocean, this 100-mile island chain of the Florida Keys offers a wealth of tropical vacation and adventure travel opportunities that offer … Continue reading →

Rowing the Atlantic

Row the Atlantic Ocean

Ocean rowing requires incredible mental fortitude and determination. Being woken up at 3am in the morning for yet another two hour shift on the oars slowly wears you down. You have to be prepared to deal with sea sickness, salt sores, blisters, and delirium. It is, therefore, … Continue reading →

Peculiarities of Berlin, Germany

Strange Berlin Germany

So far, we love Berlin. It’s right up there, next to Montreal, as one of our favourite cities on Earth. What makes both special is that people seem liberated enough to do their own thing. They don’t seem under the big brother spell, opposed to … Continue reading →

Finding Medium-Term Accommodation

Medium-Term Accommodation

By far, the most difficult thing about long-term travel is finding medium-term accommodation. Sure, just affording to travel is tough enough, but for us, finding cheap apartments is miles tougher. In fact, we’ve never contemplated returning home due to financial troubles, but we have absolutely considered … Continue reading →

HOW TO: Setup Your MacBook for Travel

Macbook Travel Setup

Do you have 20+ items in your MacBook dock, hundreds of random files on your desktop, and a backpack full of external hard drives? Let me guess, you haven’t rebuilt your MacBook in 3 years either. Never fear, we’ve devised a way to keep your … Continue reading →

The Happy Planet Index (HPI) Makes Me Unhappy

Happy Planet Index

The Happy Planet Index (HPI) is an attempt to change how we measure the well-being of different countries. It challenges our current use of income-based measures such as GDP per capita. The idea of the Happy Planet Index makes me pretty happy. Even the UK … Continue reading →

Don’t Save For Long-Term Travel, It’s Not Worth It

Retirement Travel

For many years, say 15 or so, I was on a path of working hard with the intention of retiring early to travel the world. Long-term travel was essentially my end goal, and I was going to work harder to make it happen sooner. Sound familiar? This … Continue reading →

Round-the-World is the New Black

RTW Travel

Globetrooper is evolving. What was once “a place for people to build trips and travel together” is now also “a place for people to publish their travel plans and coordinate to meet up”. We think this is a great idea. Instead of spending an entire trip … Continue reading →

Amsterdam: More than Smoking Pot in Coffee Shops


Earlier this summer, a Dutch law was proposed that would not allow tourists to visit coffee shops. This is mostly a response to Amsterdam’s somewhat pervasive reputation as being the pot-smoking and hash-cookie-munching capital of the world. In concert with the Netherlands Board of Tourism … Continue reading →