What We’re Reading: April 2, 2010

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whatwerereading020210 What We’re Reading: April 2, 2010

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!


A great adventure is winding down! Saben and Lin are preparing for the return home after 15 months on the road. They write, “Lately, all we seem to do is write and rewrite resumes, pour over endless job listings, and preview DC apartment listings. We are slowly unpacking and packing, throwing things out as need be, getting airport transport worked out and making sure we take out only enough local currency to get us by until we get to the airport.” Check out their blog as they prepare for the return stateside.

Round-the-world tavel banking tips. There are many different opinions on how to manage your finances while on a foreign trip. Here’s how Matt Karsten did it.

Marta and Chris’ll make you laugh. You’ll laugh and then laugh some more at Andy’s guests over on Sharing Travel Experiences. They are two round-the-world travellers who didn’t find happiness until they dropped everything and hit the road. They’ve traded the rat race for a life of confusing languages, maps, and adventures. Learn about their experiences and perhaps learn something yourself. Check out this piece from Marta and Chris about life on the road. You can visit Marta and Chris’s blog here.

Put a little snow in your summer. Gap Adventures is offering huge savings to anyone looking for an unforgettable, life-changing journey around the Svalbard archipelago. Gap Adventures is offer $1000 off its nine-day Spitsbergen—The Realm of the Polar Bear cruise. From closeup encounters with huge icebergs and glaciers, to the variety of unique wildlife, this is a voyage of nonstop highlights. Roaming polar bears, lounging seals, grazing reindeer and colonies of birds all co-exist in this harsh land we dare only to explore a couple months of the year. Check out the offer here. Check it out here.

Travel deals. Writes Melanie from Travels with Two: ”Your travel bug needs to be fed regularly in order to thrive. But you don’t need to feed it all of your money!” She continues: “Check out my favorite travel sites to save a bundle on the destinations of your dreams”. Check out her faves here.

Lonely Planet deals. Through April 8th, buy a Discover Australia Guide and you will receive a free Sydney Encounter Guide. Check it out here.

BootsnAll Threads.

Towels. A Bootie writes: “Going for a RTW in a month. What kind of towel is best? Any recommendations? So many out there, not sure which is bang for the buck.” Answers range from the cheapest solution to the most advanced! Check out the advice here.

Parental packs. A Bootie parent and potential vagabonder asks: “Has anyone got any recommendations on the minimum pack sizes that are practical for parents travelling with kids on long backpacking trips?” The Booties weigh in here.

Insurance. A Bootie asks: “Do you guys just recommend getting basic travel insurance? I’m pretty low-budget, so I don’t need anything too crazy. From what I have read, World Nomads sounds pretty good.” The Booties share their opinions here. Choosing the right of type of coverage is outside the scope of the thread linked above, but it’s something that we will touch on in the future. Various types of protection are usually (but not always) included in a travel insurance policy. Be sure to consult your policy’s wording—it indicates whether your travel insurance covers what you may be assuming that it does. Policies and insurance firms differ in what they cover so be sure to ask. Regardless, a good place to start your research is with World Nomads.


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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. Ross says:


    Going to Sydney in 3 weeks; going to buy the discover OZ guide! :)

  2. Dave and Deb says:


    Thanks for another great list you two! We are coming home for a couple of months in the summer to go to the TBEX and reorganize. Looking forward to catching up on some great reads!


  3. Thanks for including my post in yet another Friday round-up, you guys! You’ve really inspired me to seek out even more travel blog adventures out there — you’re doing a great service for our community. :)

  4. marta says:


    thanks for the mention and such an inspiring list

  5. Flip says:


    thanks for sharing. ill definitely check ‘em out.

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