What We’re Reading: April 9, 2010

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whatwerereading040910 What We’re Reading: April 9, 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!   

Canadian ePassports. Passport Canada plans to launch an ePassport in 2012, and in the meantime it wants to hear Canadians’ thoughts on the issue — including revised fees. The new passport will be little changed in appearance but will contain an electronic chip encoded with the bearer’s name, gender, and date and place of birth, as well as a digital portrait of the traveller’s face. Read more about the new ePassports here.  

Grantourismo-HomeAway travel writing competition. Check out our entry in the Grantourismo-HomeAway travel writing competition. Stories and photographs must be original and should derive from a firsthand travel experience. Check out our entry here. I discovered this vontest after reading “View of a Veneitan Neighbourhood“ by Lisa T. Bergren from The World is Calling—the winner of March’s writing competition.  

New blood. The Wander Project is an experiment. It documents the open-ended trip of a twentysomething freelance journalist and combines practical information on long-term travel with compelling multimedia content about people, places and experiences from around the world. And it just soft-launched this week. Check out Josh Fulmer’s new project here.  

Lockup your laptop. Your laptop is the most valuable thing outside of food and water you can carry with you on the road. Sure you camera lens may be worth more money but it doesn’t contain your personal data and scanned travel documents. Interested in protecting it on the road? Check Anil’s post out.  

Managing your finances on the road. Managing your money when you are travelling is essential if you want to maximise your time on the road and avoid getting stuck with your financial pants down. Here are our tips for managing your finances on the road. Simon Fairbairn and Erin McNeaney—a couple who have sold everything to travel the world indefinitely—offer up some advince on their blog, Never Ending Voyage.  

BootsnAll Threads

BootsnAll is a web-based travel publisher, an online travel community, and provider of services and information that travelers need and want. We frequent their forum—and bring to you our favourite threads from the past week!  

Bootie TripperIsGo has sold his condo, quit his job and is embarking on a year-long RTW trip in a couple of months time. He asks: ”Do I HAVE to pre-book my flights before I leave home?”. Booties wigh in here.  

TheWanderer offers up some tips for packing up the house

Gypsysoul offers up a few online travel tools that have helped in planning. The Booties suggest some others, too.

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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. 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. Josh says:

    Thanks for the mention!

  2. Erin says:

    Thanks for including our managing your finances post. Some other useful articles there too.

  3. Anil says:

    Always fun to get techy, thanks for the link!

  4. Europeeno says:

    Nice Friday round up – nice to give your visitors a nudge to other related blogs.

  5. Peter says:

    Thanks for the link to the Wanderer Project, it’s a fascinating idea, and I look forward to Josh’s posts!

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