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Taking New ‘Ways of Life’ Back Home

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Small Efficient House

Maybe it’s just me, but as I’ve travelled, I’ve developed an odd habit of applying new surroundings to a mythical home I’ll build when I settle down. All of a sudden while writing a blog post, I’ll notice the way the window closes or the toilet flushes or how the laundry does itself. Or more significantly, I’ll notice how I love to walk around a city, rather than drive.

I realise this sounds a little facetious, but bear with me. This is how I’ll (one day) make a new home using lessons learned from around the world travel. I’d love to hear if you have this fascination too.

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Posted in Gear & Gadgets | June 21st, 2011

Cost of Living in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Cost of Living Thailand

I always thought the cost of living in India would be the lowest on Earth. But after spending only a few weeks there, I started to hear suggestions that Thailand was even cheaper. Could that possibly be? Our cost of living posts have become somewhat … Continue reading →

Expedia, Thanks For Nothing!

Expedia Review

As someone with a she’ll be right attitude, it’s unprecedented for me to leave for an airport early. Normally I get there with just enough time to spare because I only have one carry-on bag and anyway, ‘what the heck could possibly go wrong?’ This time … 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 →

Postcards from a Mongolian Desert Expedition

Gobi 2011 Expedition Mongolia

As most of you know, Lauren from Team Globetrooper is currently undertaking one of the toughest adventure challenges of her life. She’s trekking 1,600 kms (1,000 miles) across the remote Gobi Desert in Mongolia. She’s covering over 30 kms each day, all with her trusty companion Bumblebee (the … Continue reading →

Wimdu Australia Launches With Free Accommodation Offer

Wimdu Australia 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 →

Travel Shoes: The Lightweight Strategy

Travel Shoes

I love to travel light, but shoes are always a problem. I’ve tried to adhere to a one-pair policy, but it’s just not possible if I plan to keep fit, visit cold places and trek in the wilderness. I’ve attempted to find an all-round travel … Continue reading →

Have You Tried Audiobooks?


Every now and then I discover something I can’t believe I’ve been missing. Things like goats cheese, Moleskines, pancakes with bacon, global travel even. Well guess what, I’ve found a new one: audiobooks. And they’re especially handy for travel. Lauren got me onto audiobooks just … 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 →

Cheap Flights the Unconventional (and Easy) Way

Cheap Flights Strategy

When we think of cheap flights, we usually think of scouring the web for hidden deals. Either that, or using frequent flyer points and complex strategies that yield free flights in a few years from now. But there’s an easier way. This may not work … 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 →

Travel Review: 11 Inch MacBook Air

Macbook Air

We love to travel light. Apart from the added flexibility, it affords an odd sense of independence. There’s something very ‘Alexander Supertramp‘ about having all of your belongings in a 30L pack and being able to carry it comfortably for many hours on end. If … Continue reading →

HOW TO: Solar Power a MacBook

Solar Power Macbook

Why on Earth would anyone want a solar-powered MacBook? Well, for most people, they either want to work in remote areas, throw parties ‘off the grid’, or pursue something creative in the wilderness. For Lauren’s next expedition, the Gobi 2011, she falls into all of … Continue reading →