I'm definitely a TCK (Third Culture Kid). In fact, by now, I would be considered a 4th or 5th culture kid. I have nomadic parents and I am a product of their itchy feet/wanderlust/bedouinism (choose whichever trendy word you're enjoying at the moment).
I was born in Karachi, Pakistan where my parents were both raised. I was almost immediately taken to Muscat, Oman where my father had been sent by work. Soon, I had 2 new sisters - twins! - and we were then moved to Dubai, UAE.… Continue
Added by Zaira Shaal on November 18, 2011 at 10:30am —
How do you pack fishing gear for a trip spanning 15 months and 14 countries? According to Jessica, you don't. According to me, you cram as much stuff into the biggest bag you can convince Jessica to let you bring.
I may have overdone it, but it fits (mostly) and it should provide Kobus and I with plenty of fishing stories to tell once we get home. Most of the fly fishing gear we bought for this trip was ordered from Orvis.… Continue
Added by kobus mans on November 18, 2011 at 10:00am —
Since I wanted now to maximize the features of my cameras, I forced myself to shoot videos while my son and I toured Camarines Sur and Albay in the Bicol Region.
Shooting was a breeze, editing it was not. UGH!
I started… Continue
Added by ByahengBarok on November 18, 2011 at 12:34am —
Have you ever boarded an aircraft to find that you were assigned the last row of coach? Many of us have been there and although there are the many well known questions and annoyances: “Will I hear the toilet flush the entire flight? Will people be standing with their backside in my face? Will my seat recline?” Despite these concerns, there… Continue
Added by Robert Roach on November 17, 2011 at 4:48pm —
Only it wasn’t really a picnic. It was a star trail photo shoot.
I initially attempted to shoot star trails during a recent trip to Caramoan Island, Camarines Sur. Unfortunately, my camera settings were all wrong and I failed miserably and pathetically.
So, when our photography mentor,… Continue
Added by ByahengBarok on November 16, 2011 at 5:43pm —
A three and a half hour evening dinner cruise on the Seine is condensed into three minutes. View the delights of Paris by night from the level of this iconic river. Awesome!
Added by Lyn Edwin Cathey on November 16, 2011 at 5:00pm —
While not a total victory, this is good news for those of us who oppose governments conducting a virtual strip search of our person just to board an airplane.
The European Union issued … Continue
Added by Ryan Lile on November 16, 2011 at 11:41am —
Start: October 6 - University Place, Washington Continue
Finish: October 10 - Crescent City, California
Miles Driven: 506
Number of Fish Caught and Eaten: 3
Days Camping: 6
Days of Rain: 6
It has begun. Six days down, 450ish to go. In that time we've traveled from our home state of Washington to northern California. It hasn't stopped raining since we arrived in Oregon, Jessica and Kobus spent last night sleeping in a pond now known as Lake LifeRemotely. Our gear…
Added by kobus mans on November 16, 2011 at 10:15am —
The start of the 2011 Christmas season is well under way and soon it will be the time to do that last minute shopping. Christmas markets are famous throughout Europe and you can usually pick up something different. Today I want to give you some of my favorite markets to visit throughout Europe this festive… Continue
Added by Emma Louise Hartley on November 16, 2011 at 2:00am —
Here is the KinderJet Channel Feature Video of the Week.
We took our older boys to Las Vegas when they were almost four years old. There's not tons for families in Vegas, but we still managed to find a bit of fun for the kids.
For more on Vegas with kids, check out this post. Las Vegas with Kids
Added by Shawna Toth on November 15, 2011 at 10:06am —
After coming back from Sierra Leone, and having had one of the most amazing times of my life, I decided to share my experience with others to hopefully inspire more people to go and explore this beautiful yet misunderstood part of the World. This is the first part of Travels in Sierra Leone: Peninsula, Provinces and Palm Wine.…
Added by Thomas Armitt on November 15, 2011 at 6:30am —
November 11th is St Martin's day, and is eagerly awaited by many Portuguese people, especially those who make their own wine as this is the first day that the new batch of wine is ready for tasting. Happily, it coincides with the chestnut harvest and the date conjures up images of hot, roasted chestnuts with a glass of wine in many a mind.
In Lousã, there's an extra ingredient thrown into the mix; the locally produced honey. Take a walk through the forested mountains that loom over… Continue
Added by Julie Dawn Fox on November 14, 2011 at 3:24pm —
When Jace accidentally let it slip a week before we left that we were going to Jordan at Korban Bayram, I was thrilled. My money had been on Cyprus (the Turkish side, of course), so the fact that we were (a) getting out of Turkey and (b) going to one of my top must-see countries made me extremely happy.
In the week before we left, there was a lot of discussion with Jace's work colleagues who had also bought the flights+hotel special deal as to plans and tours. One guy,… Continue
Added by Alix Cheal on November 14, 2011 at 8:46am —
I am suspended high up in the air in nothing more than a wicker basket that is hanging by a string attached to a huge sack of hot air. The very same person who can’t even stand on a chair because of her knee knocking fear of heights. Conceptually, it sounds crazy. Luckily,…
Added by JenJenk on November 13, 2011 at 11:38pm —
Inka Piegsa-Quischotte talks to Christopher Allen at I Must Be Off! about her writing, her worlds and her new travel guide, Istanbul, City of the Green-eyed Beauty. Inka is what you might call a ‘dual’ expat. At present, she lives in Turkey and Miami, Florida. She was born in Germany but went to university in Switzerland, the UK and Spain. She’s been travelling her entire life – first with her parents, then on her own. She worked a few years in Germany as an attorney, but when her… Continue
Added by Christopher Allen on November 12, 2011 at 5:30am —
I try not to set my expectations too high about anything lest my expectations get crushed to bits and pieces. That didn’t really work out well for me when I headed out to Turkey. There were so many people singing the praises of the food, the people, and the sights that it was impossible not to have heightened expectations.… Continue
Added by JenJenk on November 11, 2011 at 9:39am —
Travel bloggers in the San Francisco Bay Area -
Join the Bay Area Travel Writer's Champagne Reception and Trade Show on November 19. Meet and network with BATW travel media members and the PR professionals who represent tourism clients from near and far. Hosted at the beautiful Hyatt at Embarcadero - there'll be the annual snowfall in the lobby and ice skating next door. Let me if you're interested in attending and I'll get you on the list!
Added by Kristin on November 10, 2011 at 5:30pm —
When in Beijing, China, one of the places that any kind of traveler MUST visit is the Great Wall of China. So, naturally, we included that in our very tight itinerary.
Unfortunately, we woke up on such a gloomy and rainy day. We wanted to interchange our itineraries and go to the Great Wall instead after three days in the hope that the weather will be better by then. But since our itineraries have been fixed and transports have been booked by our host, we had no choice but to… Continue
Added by ByahengBarok on November 10, 2011 at 10:21am —
You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one
John Lennon, Imagine
An experience I have had several times while living in Istanbul that I have never previously had is being asked what religion I belong to. Because I don't have a religion, I am then labelled a non-practising Christian. This is annoying. I am not a non-practising Christian.
The average Turkish person…
Added by Alix Cheal on November 9, 2011 at 9:00pm —
I lost something here, something I never expected to lose. The best thing about losing it was that it opened up my hands to grasp something even better. You see, the thing that I lost was my sense of time. Generally speaking, my every day life is ruled by time – how much [or little] time I have to accomplish all my…
Added by JenJenk on November 9, 2011 at 4:03pm —