What We’re Reading: June 18, 2010

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whatwerereading061810 What We’re Reading: June 18, 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. Although we’ve been negligent these past few weeks. Enjoy these great posts that you may have missed this past little while. If you have any suggestions for next Friday’s round-up, please contact us!

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Win a Kelty. Do It While Your Young, in partnership with Kelty Backpacks, is going to be raffling off a Kelty Redwing 3100 backpack to a lucky reader. As part of their entry form, they’ve been asking where entrants would be taking this backpack were they to win it—and they’ve been impressed! From weekend trips in the United States to month-long treks in various parts of the world, this backpack is going to get some serious mileage! Enter here.

The Comfort Zone. As we’re all invested in exploring and expanding our boundaries, I found Audrey Scott’s thoughts regarding comfort zones—and how to get outside of them—to be interesting reading for the new or experienced round-the-world traveller. Check it out here. Kathryn and I just love Audrey’s blog, Uncornered Market.

Long-term travel—a woman’s perspective. When Gray Cargill from Solo Friendly asked Jodi Ettenberg from Legal Nomads to guest on her site, she thought she could use it as a way to aggregate her advice to would-be female travellers, as well as provide some basic tips. If you’re interested, her thoughts on solo female travel are here. We encourage you to visit both Gray’s and Jodi’s sites—they’re great resources and offer entertaining perspectives.

Top 100 Travel Blogs. TravelBlogSites.com lists and ranks the Web’s best travel blog sites—and we made the cut this week. Their Travel Blog Ranking score — updated weekly — is the average of the Alexa and Compete.com rankings for each travel blog. Check out the list here.

East vs West: Which is Best for Your RTW? Is there any benefit to going in one direction over the other? This is a pretty common question among round-the-world travellers. What’s you preference: East or west? Have you embarked on a RTW trip in the past? Which direction of travel did you choose? Please vote in our poll and lest us know which way you went on our post here.

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!

Budget Busters. Rachel from Cheap and Charming Europe asked: “What costs surprised you along the way”. US$135.00 visa for Bolivia? The Booties weigh in here.

Picky Eaters. Aussiegirl writes: “My boyfriend is a picky eater; however, he wants to travel. How well do you think this’ll go?” The answers may surprise, but at least one Bootie thinks he’s going to have a tough go. Check out the thread here.

RTW Costs. Jeannie asks: “I’d be interested to know if the costs of your round the world trip or long-term journey were more or less than you had expected?”. The answers, as you would expect, vary considerably from “right on target” to “there were a few surprises”. Interesting conversation going on here.

Choose yer laptop. Anil Polat from FoxNomad offers up a guide to choose the right laptop for travel. He hopes to make the process easier with a formula to follow, and hopefully after reading this guide you’ll have one. Check out his post here.


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  1. Audrey says:

    Thanks for including my post – Living Outside Your Comfort Zone – in your weekly round up and for your kind words about our blog! Have a great weekend!

  2. Gray says:

    Hey, thanks for the mention! Jodi’s article is terrific, I agree. I especially like the safety tips she offers.

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