What We’re Reading: March 26, 2010

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Keep up with what we’re reading!

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!


Earth month is coming! Coral reefs are dying, and scientists and governments around the world are contemplating what will happen if they disappear altogether. The idea positively scares them. Read more here.

Flashpacking. With the global ubiquity of technology and the rapid-development of high-speed networks, flashpacking has become the new way to travel for backpackers with a bigger budget. Les from Gap Adventures What We’re Reading: March 26, 2010 shares his insight. Check it out here.

Lonely Planet layoffs. The axe has fallen on guidebook behemoth Lonely Planet’s tight-knit team of website writers, with eight content production roles made redundant at the whim of the company’s BBC management. More here (via She’s in Love with the World).

Kilimanjaro. Danny and Jillian from I Should Logoff have been blogging their Kilimanjaro climb. Pretty cool stuff. “I really don’t know what we were thinking” writes Danny, “Somehow, we knew since the beginning that we would give Mt. Kilimanjaro the old college try.” They are on day six — and planning to summit on day eight. Check out their most recent post here.

Protecting your laptop computer and sensitive information abroad. Nora Dunn from Transitions Abroad enlists the help of Anil Polat to provide some sound advice on how to protect your personal information while on the road. Check it out here.

Malaysia. Velvet Escape’s Keith Jenkins is presently touring Sabah—a Malaysian state that occupies the northern corner of the vast island of Borneo. Often referred to as “The Land Below the Wind” (due to its location just below the typhoon belt), Sabah is an ecological gem. He writes “Its long coastline harbours some of the richest marine life in the world, not to mention some of the most pristine beaches imaginable, while its hinterland is home to the world’s oldest rainforest as well as the region’s highest mountain, the iconic Mount Kinabalu.” Check it out here.

Family travel. Check out the Bergens—a family living in suburban Colorado with a serious travel bug. Their blog is entitled The World is Calling—check out their answer here. The Bergens write “We’re family travel bloggers with a serious desire to see as much of the world as possible. Together, we’ve gone to Italy, France, England, the West Indies, much of the Western United States—and we’re eager to see more!” Check out their recent piece on Paris entitled French People Are Nice & Paris is Safe.

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Itinerary advice. Bootie Daslava writes: “I’d like to hit Central and South America first (probably September–October to December–Jan in Central America and January–February to May–June in South America) then venture on to India, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Bali. Are there any times you should try to hit these places?” We take a stab at answering his query here.

Japan. Bootie James32 asks the age-old question: “Is Japan expensive?” The Booties weigh in here.


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This posting was inspired by Darren Rowse’s 31 Days to Build a Better Bloga downloadable e-book designed to help you revitalize your blog by giving you 31 tasks that will all help to improve! Darren’s book essentially provides one action or activity to do per day for a 31 day period—and a lesson around why it should be done. Today’s ‘list post’ was the second activity from the work book, the first was our post on building a better travel blog. We’ve been working through the activities that Darren has suggested and will include a note whenever a post is inspired by his program. For anyone who hasn’t checked out Darren Rowse’s eBook already, we highly recommend it. In addition to providing substantive recommendations on how to improve your blog, there is an excellent community built around his methods.Highly recommended—check it out here.


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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. Anil says:


    Hi guys, thanks for the link. You’ve been quiet lately – or am I juts missing you online??

    • Daniel says:


      Hi Anil! No you’re right. I’ve just started a new job, so Kathryn and I have been exceptionally busy. Good news is that, we should be back to regular posting in April — and moreover, it looks like I’ll be in Peru for 10 days mid-April. Anyway, good to hear from you. I’ve got a security-related post coming up, too!

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