Welcome to a new adventure site with daily blogs from Kauai and soon-to-come reportage for the outlying islands of Maui, Oahu and the Big Island of Hawaii. Visitor numbers are down for all the islands right now so it's a rare opportunity have their stunning beaches all to yourselves. You're invited to visit the site at: http://hawaiiphotobank.blogspot.com.
Added by A. Feines on February 27, 2009 at 1:05pm —
There are numerous reasons why Savvy Navigator brings his gay tours to Londolozi’s Tree Camp in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, next to Kruger National Park in South Africa. Whether it’s the unsurpassed luxury of the accommodations, the gourmet food and wine offerings, the unparalleled game viewing, or the commitment to the environment and the local economic growth, the one thing that stands out is quality of the game rangers (who, incidentally, were… Continue
Added by SavvyNavigator on February 27, 2009 at 12:17pm —
In case you forgot why I'm here, why I blog...an excerpt of my book Skydoll: Love and Sex at 35,000 Feet.
Diet Coke no ice, Club soda with lime, coffee with cream, the never ending beverage service, that's what I'm doing when I hear the muffled sound of a cell phone ringing. I shove a plastic scoop into a drawer of empty ice and trudge up to the front of the aircraft in a pair of combat boots and make an announcement that it is time to put away and stow all… Continue
Added by Heather Poole on February 27, 2009 at 9:27am —
A trip to Mountain Equipment Co-op
for supplies can be an oh so painful, note to mention expensive, thing. But sometimes you just have to stock up.
Added by one.year.trip on February 27, 2009 at 8:16am —
We never knew what we didn’t have.
We enjoy America’s moniker of ‘melting pot’ as a feature that distinguishes us from other places. It seems a great American pastime to find this way or that way to distinguish ourselves, especially in areas of our obvious superiority, and one area of that superiority is in our lack of a defining culture. Oh, there are those who wax poetically about the multiculturalism of this great country and we all… Continue
Added by Gregg A Granger on February 26, 2009 at 11:30pm —
Added by Dave on February 26, 2009 at 9:46pm —
Encephalitis is a viral disease which affects the central nervous system and is fatal for up to 5% of people who contract it. If that wasn’t bad enough, it now affects more than 27 countries in Europe and according to the International Prevention of TBE Initiative, it seems to be on the rise.
If you are planning on backpacking, hiking or camping in Europe or Siberia this year then you need to read this… Continue
Added by Kev on February 26, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Orange County, California
How many years have you been a flight attendant?
Tell me about your book, Hiding in Plain Sight?
It's a romantic suspense novel about a flight attendant who foils a drug running operation at her airline and has to go undercover with the DEA to find who is the head of the ring. It's a book for the… Continue
Added by Heather Poole on February 26, 2009 at 9:40am —
There’s a lot more to planning a business trip or a holiday than simply booking travel, making airport parking reservations and finding accommodation. These days you can find out a lot about where you’re headed by visiting sites for countries, cities, destinations and attractions. The only trouble is that those sites are designed to sell you on the delights of the places you are visiting. To find out what actual travelers think, you need to browse the travel forums. Here are nine forums where… Continue
Added by Sharon Hurley Hall on February 26, 2009 at 9:06am —
Galileo, who shaped how people understand man's place within the immense cosmos, is the superstar (excuse the pun) of the upcoming show at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence - "Galileo. Images of the universe from antiquity to the telescope."
See the full post on the Context… Continue
Added by Context Travel on February 26, 2009 at 9:00am —
Buenos Aires is a backpacker’s dream.
Most famous for Tango and steak, it is the 24hr party capital of the Southern Hemisphere. Often referred to as ‘the Paris of Latin America’, Buenos Aires has wide leafy boulevards, great shopping, more architecture than you can shake a stick at and something to keep you entertained every night of the week.
Lose Yourself Amongst the Streets…
Starting at… Continue
Added by blog.hostelbookers.com on February 26, 2009 at 6:45am —
If your travels often take you into the backcountry or distant roads in all manner of vehicles, it behooves you to join in with a great group of people for the first annual Overland Expo
in Prescott, AZ this April 24-26, 2009.
Overland Expo is the first-ever event exclusively for the overlanding community. Join us and title sponsor Overland Journal April 24 – 26, 2009, in central Arizona’s beautiful Prescott… Continue
Added by Peter West Carey on February 25, 2009 at 2:49pm —
Travelling for any period of time rules out a one fit all solution so you’re going to have to use a bit of a mixture of techniques:
1. Keep a small emergency fund with you. Split this between traveler’s cheques & cash.
2. Withdraw cash as you need it and to fit into your weekly budgeting system, but… Continue
Added by Kev on February 25, 2009 at 11:00am —
Has anyone seen these video blogs from Richard Branson? Anyone have thoughts?
Added by TBEX Admin on February 25, 2009 at 9:07am —
This blog features the top ten things you might not think of doing in Tokyo - but really should
Added by one.year.trip on February 25, 2009 at 6:21am —
We are very excited to announce the fantastic speakers for TBEX'09 on July 26th in Chicago! Event co-host Debbie Dubrow and I will be moderating the sessions which cover things like: the difference between travel journalism and blogging; keeping a lively travel blog;… Continue
Added by Kim Mance, Founder of TBEX on February 24, 2009 at 6:30am —
Geotagging is a cool new way to organise your photos based on GPS data. To do it you need a GPS enabled camera (or a lot of time to manually enter GPS co-ords for each of your pictures).
Obvioulsy the… Continue
Added by Kev on February 24, 2009 at 6:00am —
NileGuide wants to find out the Top 10 countries, regions, cities, journeys and icons as defined by North American top travel industry experts and travel bloggers. We’d love to hear your jetsetter opinion!
Last month Travel + Leisure Australia surveyed 50 members of the Australian travel industry to reveal a diverse set of “Top Travel Destination” lists (see article). We were intrigued by the idea and decided… Continue
Added by Heather Poole on February 23, 2009 at 4:13pm —
“You’re going to a lot of places where they don’t value human life like we do.”
Nobody, least of all me, with my conservative Republican roots, my Reformed religion, and my resistance to change, could foresee the unintended truth of that statement. A statement we heard on numerous occasions as we prepared for our journey. Our journey happens to be a four and a half year circumnavigation of the world in a sailboat.
We learn that as far as joy is concerned, more is less. The… Continue
Added by Gregg A Granger on February 23, 2009 at 2:30pm —
GoNanaimo.com announces the creation of the Nanaimo 50-Kilometer Holiday with seven self-guided tours within a 50-kilometer radius of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. As gasoline prices and exchange rates unpredictably rise and fall, vacationing locally becomes more attractive and Vancouver Island has so much to offer. The 50-Kilometer Holiday includes two walking tours within Nanaimo and five driving/bicycling tours to nearby mid-island destinations. Each tour is carefully crafted with a… Continue
Added by David Stanley on February 23, 2009 at 10:41am —