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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 →

Globetrooper Does the 7 Links Project

Tripbase 7 Links Project

In concert with TripBase and the many cool bloggers who nominated us, here are our favourite posts over the past year or so. For those who don’t know, this is an initiative to bring travel bloggers together. Basically we pick posts that correspond to 7 … Continue reading →

HOW TO: Fix Writer’s Block on the Road

Writer's Block

I’ve had writer’s block for the past week and it’s driving me nuts. I love to write, and I want to write, but, the, words, just, won’t, flow. I keep starting new pieces, but after just one paragraph, I give up in frustration. Hmmm, what … Continue reading →

A Full 12 Months of Global Travel

Todd and Lauren

On 9th June, 2011, only a few days ago, we had our one-year anniversary of being on the road. For a full 12 months we’ve travelled the globe, living city to city, building the Globetrooper website, and experiencing life with no fixed address. Do we … Continue reading →

Attn: Travel Bloggers

wordpress travel plugin

Our quest at Globetrooper has always been to help people travel the world together. But today we’ve extended this mission beyond the Globetrooper website by developing a WordPress plugin to help others travel bloggers meetup with their readers across the globe. It’s a simple plugin … Continue reading →

One Stop Acommodation Shop at HotelCalculator


With so many booking engines on the internet, it’s hard to know if you’re getting the best deal. And then when you think you’ve found the best deal, a quick check of some other websites and your heart sinks. Or you come across some bad … Continue reading →

The All-Seasons Carry-On Packing List

Pack a Carry-On Bag For All-Seasons

With horizontal snow racing past outside, I’m mentally waving goodbye to Toronto for who knows how long. There’s an unusual amount of leg room so I’m reminding my knees to savor these lush moments of space on the Maple Leaf train heading to New York City. … Continue reading →

The Nomading Film Festival – Engage, Explore, Record

Nomading Film Festival

Have you been travelling when something out-of-this-world happened, and you thought, “Wow, no one is going to believe this”? Well, the Nomading Film Festival is here to help. Recently, 4 friends founded the film festival aimed directly at travellers, and they’re asking you to: Engage. … Continue reading →

Best Coffee Around The World

Best Coffee in the World

When it comes to coffee, you either love it or hate it. But coffee-lovers around the world can remember in a flash where they’ve had their best cuppa. A quick survey question on the Globetrooper Facebook page and Twitter stream exploded into an international debate on where … Continue reading →

Words Can’t Explain a Life-Changing Travel Experience


Legs numb, rheumatism approaching, and back indented by the inner springs of the upright seat on the $15 Sydney-Canberra bus. I mentally wave at my mum’s house as we pass by. I’m bursting to tell her about my culture-shocking trip to Mt Kilimanjaro and Egypt. She … Continue reading →

To Gift Or Not To Gift?


This Sunday is Father’s Day in Australia – yes I know, we like to be different and have it on a different day to North America – but my Dad isn’t big on presents. He knows I’m half-way around the world, traveling on a budget. … Continue reading →

Travel Partners Wanted: Weekly Update (28 Jun ’10)

Wanted Travel Partners

The Weekly Update brings you the latest user-created trips from These aren’t packaged trips for sale, but rather fellow travellers just looking for enthusiastic travel partners. Feel free to get in touch to discuss itineraries and other details. And if you’re feeling really adventurous, consider joining … Continue reading →

Stop Press! Globetrooper Team to Separate

Globetrooper Going Solo

As a couple going on 8 years now, Todd and I have spent a lot of time together. We’ve lived together, travelled together, and even built Globetrooper together. So it should come as no surprise that today, when we sat down to share a delicious … Continue reading →

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