This year in travel brought the unexpected, the unpredictable, and sometimes, the unpleasant. It involved getting sick, getting injured, and getting lost. But, like every other year, it has also proven immeasurably rewarding. Our travels, no matter how brief they may have been at times, have taught us…Continue
Added by Ellen Billard on December 31, 2011 at 12:12am — No Comments
Start: Saturday November 12, Playa Santispec
Finish: Wednesday November 23, Los Barriles
White Sandy Beaches: 3
Crazy Three-Day Mexican Festivals: 1
Rainy Days: 1
Fish Caught and Eaten: 3
It's been a while since our last trip update, apologies to friends, family and those living vicariously through our travels. We've been hopping from beach to beach, enjoying the sun, a bit of fishing and a few surprises.…Continue
Added by kobus mans on December 30, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments
New Year’s Eve in Berlin can be quite frightening for Western tourists who were brought up with the history channel. For them the city was the scene of a bloody battle and brutal day and night bombing campaign. Nowadays at this time of year the din begins a few days before and through the…Continue
Added by Markus Menno Jong on December 30, 2011 at 3:04pm — No Comments
We three each have the pleasure of living out of one 35 liter bin and a small backpack for the next fifteen months. All of our personal effects; clothes, electronics, toiletries, and shoes must fit in that space. This includes cold weather, rain, and hiking gear. It's a lot of stuff to cram in a small space. We've done backpacking trips in the past so this is familiar territory, but that doesn't seem to make it much easier.
Our limit was 5-6 days worth of…Continue
Added by kobus mans on December 28, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Some English speakers are baffled to learn that in German speaking countries and some others in central Europe, no one talks about “New Year's” celebrations, but instead, we celebrate “Silvester”! What's going on here? Well, St. Sylvester was not a predatory pussycat, endlessly chasing Tweety-Bird, nor was he an action hero as some might think nowadays. No, he was a pope in the 4th century and his saint's day is celebrated on the last day of the year,…Continue
Added by Gary Duane Cox on December 27, 2011 at 1:23am — No Comments
Border name: San Ysidro
Between cities: Chula Vista, USA and Tijuana, Mexico
Cost for visas: $20 USD per tourist card
Cost for vehicle: $48 plus $200 USD refundable deposit
Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Added by kobus mans on December 26, 2011 at 7:46pm — No Comments
General Availability: Very High
Quality of Bandwidth: Excellent if signal strength is high
Frequency of internet in hotels: Very High
Frequency of internet in campgrounds: Very High in RV parks, Medium in other campsites, Low in national parks
Average cost to connect: Usually free. Places with fee usually charge $1/hour or $5/day. But cost can go as high as $10/hour.
Compared to the rest of the world, finding free wifi in the USA is easy. However, it does help to know…Continue
Added by kobus mans on December 26, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments
It has been a week since I last posted on my blog. Needless to say, the excuse for the break was a good one; discovering the jewel in Kedah province, Langkawi. For our first anniversary, my husband decided to take me away from the hustle bustle of…Continue
Added by Chattering Kitchen on December 26, 2011 at 8:51am — No Comments
No trip to Peru is complete without a visit to Machu Picchu, the magnificent, but once-forgotten, Inca city. But since it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, you can probably guess you won’t be alone when you visit the…Continue
Added by Ellen Billard on December 24, 2011 at 10:14pm — No Comments
As the Urubamba River thunders violently below, a majestic, serene, and almost haunting image emerges from the dense early morning mist. It is one of the most recognized and revered structures in the world – one of the 7 New Wonders of the World, in fact. Its unrelenting lure pulls thousands of…Continue
Added by Ellen Billard on December 24, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments
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Added by Markus Menno Jong on December 23, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
The ground roars and trembles, tipping the surging crowd down the narrow escalators. The train to Guangzhou rumbles into Hong Kong station. We obstinately hold our ground and move steadily towards our cabin. The uniformed woman gestures irritably. ‘Upstairs’, she says.
I, personally, am anything but irritable. Upstairs. And facing…
Added by Gail Walter on December 22, 2011 at 5:32pm — No Comments
For better or for worse, your holiday plans are made. The bags are mostly packed, the presents mostly bought and wrapped (unless you’re my husband, who probably hasn’t started his shopping yet), the itinerary for driving, flying or just staying home is set. Whether you’re home or on the road, declare a pajama…Continue
Added by Eileen Gunn on December 22, 2011 at 1:55pm — No Comments
I'm a dessert whore. If it has sugar in or on it, I'm there. Rather, you can bet I'm eating it. So when I found myself in New Orleans recently you can bet your beignet I headed straight to Café Du Monde for their (world?) famous deep fried dough and coffee pairing.
Luckily for me, the experience lived up to its lofty reputation.
The only way to eat these famous morsels of carbohydrate goodness is piping hot and…Continue
Added by Kirsten Alana on December 21, 2011 at 12:23am — No Comments
Start: Tuesday November 8, Guerrero Negro
Finish: Friday November 11, Santa Rosalia
Fish Caught and Eaten: 1
Seagulls Caught and Released: 1
Street Tacos Consumed: 6
Routine Military Checkpoints Crossed: 3
Rainy Days: 0!!!
After a long day of driving we've crossed into Baja California Sur, the southern half of the Baja peninsula. Rumors of white sandy beaches, good fishing and beautiful weather has convinced us to move south as quickly as…Continue
Added by kobus mans on December 19, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
Our December Competition is in progress, currently there are no entries!!
Are you a budding travel writer or have you had a great vacation experience you’d like to share on the web?
Here is a monthly competition where you can win $100 USD by blogging about your travels.
Resort Interviews will award a $100 prize each month to the best travel related review or blog added to our new website.
It's a great way to get some exposure and…Continue
Added by Resort Interviews on December 18, 2011 at 3:59pm — No Comments
Every November, as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade concludes and our turkey dinner digests, New York City begins…Continue
I read alot of family travel blogs, and come across even more while doing research for this blog. The ones I enjoy the most are the true stories of people actually traveling with their kids, and the challenges and rewards that go with those adventures. What drives me a bit crazy (I am constantly planning new trips with my kids, so we already know I am a bit crazy!) is when travel writers review destinations, accomodations and activities that sound absolutely fabulous for traveling with kids,…Continue
Added by Shawna Toth on December 15, 2011 at 10:04am — No Comments