Archive for September, 2009

Best of Two Go RTW: September 2009

Best of Two Go RTW: September 2009

| September 30, 2009 | 2 Comments

Looking for something great to read? Check out our ‘Best of the Month’ for September! In it we feature our fabulous five: our five most-read posts, our five busiest comment contributors, and our five top referring sites.

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Inspiration without perspiration?

Inspiration without perspiration?

| September 29, 2009 | 14 Comments

Recently, on Brave New Traveler, Ross Tabak asked if we could “assert that luxury and life-changing travel are generally opposite to each other?” Our answer? No.

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Gap Adventures Seeks Coolest Intern

Gap Adventures Seeks Coolest Intern

| September 25, 2009 | 8 Comments

Gap Adventures launched its ‘Coolest Travel Intern Job’ via Twitter this past week, hoping to generate interest in a company that has grown from a one-man operation to an award winning company of over 700 employees that has become a world leader in adventure travel.

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What We’re Reading: September 25, 2009

What We’re Reading: September 25, 2009

| September 25, 2009 | 4 Comments

We’ve lined up a veritable world tour of some of the blog world’s bright boulevards and brackish backwaters all offering up a variety of great posts this week! So without delay, let’s jump in!

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Saving For a Round-the-World Trip

Saving For a Round-the-World Trip

| September 24, 2009 | 32 Comments

Saving for such a substantial investment in one’s self usually means making significant changes in the way one think’s about savings and the areas where one spends the most.

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Snap de la semaine: City Palace, Jaipur

Snap de la semaine: City Palace, Jaipur

| September 24, 2009 | 4 Comments

The City Palace in Jaipur was built in the early 18th century. The different Mahals of the palace are decorated with pillars, arches, Mehrabs and grills which feature beautiful inlay works.

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Constructing a savings plan for your travel fund

Constructing a savings plan for your travel fund

| September 22, 2009 | 6 Comments

Not unlike planning a round-the-world itinerary, saving for travel is a dynamic process that requires regular monitoring and reevaluation.

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Budgeting for the return home

Budgeting for the return home

| September 21, 2009 | 49 Comments

How much should one budget for the return home? It’s a question often asked and the advice is disparate.

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What We’re Reading: September 18, 2009

What We’re Reading: September 18, 2009

| September 18, 2009 | 10 Comments

Each friday, we share those sites and articles—those interesting links—that we are currently reading or have recently read. We’ve lined up a veritable potpourri of great posts this week! So without delay, let’s jump in!

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Snap de la semaine: Thai Buddha, Bangkok

Snap de la semaine: Thai Buddha, Bangkok

| September 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

An interpretation of a Thai Buddha from the Sukhothai period. Interpretations during this period depict a Buddha that is elegant, with a sinuous body and a slender, oval face, emphasizing the spiritual aspect of the Buddha by omitting anatomical details.

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Round the world in 29 days? No thanks!

Round the world in 29 days? No thanks!

| September 15, 2009 | 20 Comments

Lately, Kathryn and I have been considering the reasons behind our settling on a timeframe of a year abroad, debating the advantages and disadvantages of being away for an extended period.

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A Map for Saturday

A Map for Saturday

| September 14, 2009 | 8 Comments

A Map for Saturday succeeds because Silva-Braga is open and honest in a manner that is both charming and disarming.

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We are now ‘nofollow’ free

We are now ‘nofollow’ free

| September 12, 2009 | 23 Comments

As of today, we’re providing frequent commenters on our site with a link—we’re doing this as a thank you for those that have made a contribution to our site’s content via our comment stream.

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What We’re Reading: September 11, 2009

What We’re Reading: September 11, 2009

| September 11, 2009 | 9 Comments

Each friday, we share those sites and articles—those interesting links—that we are currently reading or have recently read. Enjoy these great posts that you may have missed this past week. If you have any suggestions for next Friday’s round-up, please contact us!

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Snap de la semaine: Temple of the Reclining Buddha

Snap de la semaine: Temple of the Reclining Buddha

| September 11, 2009 | 5 Comments

Wat Pho (The Temple of the Reclining Buddha) is one of the largest and oldest wat in Bangkok and is home to more than one thousand Buddha images, as well as one of the largest single Buddha statues in Thailand: the Reclining Buddha!

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HP Mini 110—a netbook for the road

HP Mini 110—a netbook for the road

| September 10, 2009 | 19 Comments

After having spent some time traveling with the HP Mini 110, we have come to see the advantages and disadvantages of working on a ‘netbook’.

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Itinerary—where to first on a RTW trip?

Itinerary—where to first on a RTW trip?

| September 8, 2009 | 20 Comments

Okay. Here’s a theoretical question. Thanks in advance for indulging us! Faced with the prospect of leaving North America in July on a long-term trip, where would you go? Keeping in mind that we prefer to travel away from crowds and prefer shoulder season to low season—and like to avoid high season wherever possible. Cost […]

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Pacsafe’s TravelSafe

Pacsafe’s TravelSafe

| September 7, 2009 | 9 Comments

The lightweight TravelSafe folds small and is easy to take with you whenever you need to lock and leave your valuables. It is a lightweight, malleable and portable ‘safe’ for your valuables which can be locked secured to a fixture.

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What We’re Reading: September 4, 2009

What We’re Reading: September 4, 2009

| September 4, 2009 | 4 Comments

Each friday, we share those sites and articles—those interesting links—that we are currently reading or have recently read. Today’s ‘What We’re Reading’ is a monster—we’ve been all over the interwebz this week!

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Travelling Safely: Personal Safety Products

Travelling Safely: Personal Safety Products

| September 3, 2009 | 12 Comments

No government, organization, or gadget can take the place of an alert, ever vigilant backpacker. Of course, no gadget can take the place of an alert, ever vigilant backpacker. And arguments can be made as to their necessity.

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