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Round-the-World is the New Black

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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 with the same person or people, these Globetroopers are spending just a few days at a time with a range of different people. They spend lots of time by themselves too. But they’re getting the best of both worlds. A lot of solo travel, plus a lot of group travel.

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Posted in Adventure Travel, Featured | August 30th, 2011

Amsterdam: More than Smoking Pot in Coffee Shops

Amsterdam

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 →

Treating Travel-Related Stomach Illness

Travel Stomach Illness

When travelling to developing countries, you’re bound to experience stomach illness unless you’re impossibly strict with hygiene. Even then, food poisoning and airborne viruses can circumvent your best laid plans. Rather than harp on about hygiene, I want to research and discuss treatment. After all, … Continue reading →

Why You Should Live City-to-City in Developing Countries

Living Abroad

Sometimes there’s a little too much talk about how ‘travel has a deeper meaning’. So to lighten the mood, I thought I’d give you five very practical, non-spiritual reasons why you should hit the road and live city-to-city in developing countries. This may sound a little … Continue reading →

Offbeat Travel Guide to Berlin

Things to do in Berlin

We’re spending three months in Berlin soon, so it’s about time I found some cool things to do while we’re there. We’re not so much into sight seeing or endless wandering around museums, but we love to get random crash courses in culture and city life. … Continue reading →

Early Journal Entries from the Gobi Desert

Gobi 2011 Expedition

Over the last two weeks since the Gobi 2011 Expedition ended, I’ve been trying to regain normalcy but also some closure. I know I have finished the trek but I feel like I haven’t completed the whole journey yet. So today I went back to … Continue reading →

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 →

Holy Duck! There’s a Fish in my Handbag!

Laos Visa Run

I woke up same time, same place, same intention, nothing different, just another day. But Holy Mother of God, today was all sorts of wacky. Not the sort of wacky that puts you in an animal hospital with a missing nipple, but rather the sort that … 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 →

The Freakonomics of Gym Membership in India

Freakonomics Indian Gym Membership

Part of my love for travel is seeing how the world really works. If there’s one thing I learned quickly in this regard, it’s that prosperity back home is based on anything BUT better ways of living. Even simple tasks like joining a gym can … 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 →