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The Science Behind Altitude Sickness

by Globetrooper Todd | 3 Responses
Mountain Sickness

Adventure travel involves personal risk. There’s risk of injury, fatigue, exposure and disease. But at altitude, things change. Not only do we become more susceptible to these risks, but we expose ourselves to an additional risk: Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).

AMS is quite literally debilitating. In addition to the typical effects of altitude (shortness of breath, sore muscles and suppressed appetite), sufferers experience splitting headaches, rib-fracturing coughs, and nauseas delirium. While those symptoms sound awful, there’s something even worse about AMS. Continue reading →

Posted in Featured, Mountaineering | April 23rd, 2010

Find Travel Partners on Globetrooper.com

This is our launch press release that explains the motivation behind Globetrooper Sydney, Australia – April 20, 2010 – Globetrooper is excited to announce the official launch of Globetrooper.com, a website for travellers to create their own trips, join others’ trips and travel the globe … Continue reading →

Love at First Sight: Tom Bihn’s Tri-Star

Tom Bihn Tri-Star

I’ve developed a little obsession with the carry-on-only philosophy of travel. It basically means I love the challenge of travelling with nothing but carry-on luggage. There are times when it’s just not practical (destinations with sub-Arctic temperatures), but it mostly provides for a more rewarding … Continue reading →

Give a Man a Fish vs. Teach a Man to Fish

Teach a man to Fish

It’s easy to castigate global travellers for their pursuit of self-satisfaction. Cynical types suggest that time is better spent on responsibilities at home. And altruistic types suggest that time is better spent on philanthropic causes and initiatives. But global travel can contribute at least as … Continue reading →

WASTED: $8 Trillion for the Promise of ‘Life Experience’

Consumers are being stripped of more than $8 trillion every year, and they have nothing physical to show for it. We’re not talking about cosmetics, or gambling, or even drugs. What we’ve uncovered is a brazen industry that peddles the promise of ‘life experience’ through … Continue reading →

Global Travel: Escapism or Engagement?

Escapism vs Engagement

Global travel is a faith. It’s a movement of people who agree that life is all about experience, and experience is all about exposure to the unknown. But like any faith, debating it and rationalising it is futile. So rather than preaching the ‘good word’ … Continue reading →

The Carry-On-Only Philosophy

Carry-On Baggage

Global travel is somewhat of a religion. But within this religion, there are many other ‘faiths’. One of these is the carry-on-only philosophy. And as the name suggests, it’s a philosophy to travel the globe with nothing but carry-on luggage. But why would anyone relinquish … Continue reading →

7 Compelling Reasons to Become a Digital Nomad

Digital Nomad

A digital nomad is someone who travels the globe while financially supporting themselves by telecommuting (working from remote locations). It’s certainly not everyone’s ideal lifestyle, but for those with the travel itch, it’s a one-way ticket to early retirement and global citizenship. But why give up … Continue reading →

So… What is Globetrooper?

Group Travel

Our primary concern when launching Globetrooper was that people wouldn’t know what it was all about. We thought they’d think, “Oh, this is nice, but what does it do?” We built numerous hints into the interface, but here’s the full explanation. What is Globetrooper? Globetrooper is … Continue reading →

A Project to Reverse the Effects of Ageing

Ageing and Travel

We enter this world without a care, without prejudice, ready, willing, excited to discover the unknown. But as we learn, and as we grow and develop, our world becomes smaller. Not the world that we know as Planet Earth, but the world that we create … Continue reading →