Best of Two Go RTW: November 2009

| December 2, 2009 | 2 Comments
bestofnov Best of Two Go RTW: November 2009

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It’s been a quiet couple of months blogside at Two Go Round-The-World, but not so at TWORTW HQ. In the past couple of months we’ve endured a few busy weeks at work, a job search, and a vacation to the Mayan Riviera to attend a friend’s wedding. At the same time, 2009 quietly slipped into its last month. At this point in time, we’re looking back on the month (and year) with increased scrutiny, and adjusting and reevaluating our plans going forward.

The good news is that since we began to save in earnest (April 2009) we’re still completely on target to reach our savings goal by June 2011. We’re maintaining a ~35% savings rate and hope to increase that in 2010. Potential sources of savings? Getting rid of one of our cars.

With no further delay, we’re happy to introduce 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. Rent or Sell? The Optimal Decision for Homeowners Turned Vagabonds: Can the life of a vagabond be reconciled with that of a homeowner? Even a consummate vagabond like the “good gray poet” Walt Whitman was himself a homeowner, owning just one residence in his lifetime.
  2. Snap de la semaine: Insadong, Seoul: In the market on Insadong-gil, a street which is connected to a multitude of alleys that lead deeper into the district. At one time it was the largest market for antiques and artworks in Korea.
  3. What We’re Reading: November 13, 2009: It’s been a little over a month since our last article, but the hiatus has now come to an end for us at Two Go Round-The-World, and we’re back with posts that strive to be interesting—and even occasionally thought provoking—on long-term and round-the-world travel
  4. Filling in the Gap: Travel Intern Winners Announced!: The folks at Gap Adventures had been looking for the ‘Coolest Travel Intern’ and found not one—but two! And the winners are—Mr Taylor Hess and Ms Kerri Minns! Check out the official announcement from Gap Adventures CEO Bruce Poon Tip here.
  5. Two Eat Round-The-World: Kimchi chigae: Between 2002–04, Kathryn and I lived in Gwangju, South Korea. Gwangju is the provincial capital of South Chŏlla (South Jeolla) province, and is located on southwestern portion of the peninsula. It’s an old city (the sixth largest in the country) on the edge of a mountainous area and is located at the foot of Mount Mudŭng, which rises to 3,894 feet.

Top Five Comment Contributors

  1. Tango Lucy (5)
  2. Steven Norwich (2)
  3. Tom (2)
  4. Angela (1)
  5. Jen Laceda (1)

Top Referring Sites

  1. Almost Fearless ( A blog that follows one woman’s journey from corporate manager to full time traveler, writer and lay about.
  2. Married with Luggage: On a mission to redesign their lives to travel full time. Whether your dream is halfway around the world or in your own backyard, you’ll find information on goal-setting, living well, managing your money, and simplifying your life every week on this blog.
  3. The Travel Oasis: Gap Adventures is a world leader in the adventure travel industry offering small group adventures on all seven continents and beyond to more than 100,000 global travelers annually.
  4. My Several Worlds: Travel writer and photographer Carrie Kellenberger invites you to explore My Several Worlds. This is Asia. These are my worlds and this is her story.
  5. Many Moon Honeymoon: An extended round-the-world honeymoon.

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  1. Gray says:

    Getting rid of one of your cars is a great idea to save money. I lived without a car for 17 years, believe it or not, and saved thousands of dollars every year. Cars are such money pits. Getting rid of one is a good quick way to free up some cash.

  2. Betsy Talbot says:

    We got rid of one of our cars almost 4 years ago and have not missed it. My husband takes a shuttle to work (part of the reason he took the job was this transportation perk) and I work from home. It was one of those “intention” things – once we decided we wanted to live a life of less driving, the options were right in front of our faces. Pretty nice change for two people who used to each commute an hour or more per day!

    We made $7500 selling the car and have saved thousands on gas, insurance, inspections and tags since then.

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