Best of Two Go RTW: September 2009

Looking for something great to read? Check out our 'Best of the Month'!

Looking for something great to read? Check out our 'Best of the Month'!

Looking for something great to read? Check out our ‘Best of the Month’! In it we feature our fabulous five: our five most-read posts, our five busiest comment contributors and our five top referring sites. What makes them fabulous? Our readers do! We’ll take stock of our fabulous five once a month in order to celebrate and thank those that make this site special, offering a link back to the sites that have helped our light on the web burn a little brighter.

Top Five Articles from Two Go Round-The-World

  1. Round the world in 29 days? No thanks!: 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.
  2. HP Mini 110—a netbook for the road: 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’.
  3. Travelling Safely: Personal Safety Products:  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.
  4. Gap Adventures Seeks Coolest Intern: 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.
  5. Budgeting for the return home: How much should one budget for the return home? It’s a question often asked and the advice is disparate.

Top Five Comment Contributors

  1. Gourmantic (12)
  2. Stephanie (6)
  3. Akila (5)
  4. Emily (5)
  5. Anil (4)

Top Referring Sites

  1. Nomadic Matt (nomadicmatt.com): A twenty-something vagabond who has been on the road regularly since 2005, Matt is a native of Boston but lately, has called everywhere home. After a trip to Thailand in 2005, he decided to leave the rat race behind and explore the world.
  2. Travels With Two (travelswithtwo.com): Here you’ll find travel advice geared specifically towards couples who know how exactly how much vacation time they have every year, and plan to use it. Maybe you both secretly long to wander endlessly, but for now you have responsibilities back home
  3. I Should Logoff… and Live! (ishouldlogoff.com): Check out Jillian and Danny’s blog—just your average 20 something couple looking to explore the world!
  4. Almost Fearless (almostfearless.com): A blog that follows one woman’s journey from corporate manager to full time traveler, writer and lay about.
  5. Maiden Voyage (maiden-voyage-travel.com): Emily, a 20-something travel junkie who currently live in Austin, Texas. Her site includes tips and advice, destination highlights, reviews, interviews, and more.

We are ‘nofollow’ free”. We aim to increase provide our readership with a better comment experience. Hence, we’re now 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. Starting today, after five comments have been recorded, a user’s author comment link will be automatically changed to a ‘trusted link’ that search engines are encouraged to follow.

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About the Author: For nearly ten years now, Daniel of Two Go Round-The-World has explored how travel captures our imagination and engages our deepest emotions. One half of the duo that maintains the widely read Two Go Round-The-World blog, Daniel treats his subjects not only as works of art but also as symbols of the cultural and political forces that inspire them. His latest book, The Physics of Flocking, gathers his favourite writing featured over the past two years on Two Go Round-The-World in columns like 'Looking Back' and 'The Whole Picture'—along with new reflections.

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  1. You guys really work seriously on this and you readers can pick up very good advices for global travellers – keep up the good work!

    • Daniel says:


      Thanks, Renny. We like the discipline of writing a monthly round-up like this, we think it is a good exercise. A periodic review of a list like this can be valuable. We think that learning how to network with others to help us to prepare for our trip is the most important goal of this blog; this post is our way of saying thanks!

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