Best of Two Go RTW: January 2010

| February 1, 2010 | 1 Comment
bestofjan10 Best of Two Go RTW: January 2010

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With no further delay, we’re happy to introduce our monthly update, which includes 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. Once a month, we also take a look at our savings, as well!

Top Five Articles from Two Go Round-The-World

  1. The Year in Review: To close out 2009 (and look ahead to 2010), we’re reviewing some of our blogging accomplishments, our highlights and, moreover, take a moment to thank our readers!
  2. Hackpacking: Hacks for travellers: Occasionally, Kathryn and I come across some great travel ‘hacks’. When we’ve saved up enough interesting hacks to be deserving of a post, we’ll share them with you!
  3. Two Go RTW joins the Global Bloggers Network!: Travel blogging’s greatest advantage—perhaps more than any other—lies in the building of a community wherein people interested in travel are able to interact, share information and build relationships.
  4. Looking Back: Route 13, Northern Laos: It’s eight hours’ drive from Vientiane to Luang Prabang Town, in the heart of northern Laos. Only the thin grey scar of Route 13 breaks the rolling landscape of jungle and sky.
  5. Snap de la semaine: Gros Morne National Park: Taken along the Green Point Coastal trail in Newfoundland’s Gros Morne National Park. The trail follows the old winter mail road along the coast between Baker’s Brook and Green Point.

Top Five Comment Contributors

  1. Candice (2)
  2. Shannon OD (2)
  3. Jen Laceda (2)
  4. Sofia (1)
  5. Gourmantic (1)

Top Five Referring Sites

  1. 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.
  2. Nomadic Matt: Matt’s a twenty-something vagabond who has been on the road regularly since 2005.
  3. Global Bloggers Network: GBN is designed to deliver education to and facilitate the exchange of information and ideas between travel bloggers.
  4. Saben and Lin: Missives from Saben and Lin as they chronicle their trip around the world!
  5. Two Backpackers: Documents the experiences of Jason Castellani and Aracely Santos as they travel the world in a journey of discovery.

Round-the-World Savings Update

One year and six months until our tentative departure. 517 days. This past month, our savings inched up a further 2% toward our goal—we now sit at 46%. Revisiting out goal once a month encourages us to keep saving and curb spending! One strategy we use before making a substantial purchase (something over $100)is to wait 24 hours to think it over. More often than not, after we sleep on it, we discover that you we ‘need’ the indulgence after all.

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. Interested in our thoughts on saving for a round-the-world trip? Check out our series of articles focusing on personal finances for a round-the-world trip. The series comprises the following articles: Constructing a savings plan for your travel fund, Saving For a Round-the-World Trip and Budgeting for the return home. Have any budgeting or savings tips that didn’t make the lists herein? Please contact us!


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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. Check him out on Google+.

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  1. Nomadic Matt says:


    glad i could send some people your way!

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