Best of Two Go RTW: July 2010

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bestoffjuly10 Best of Two Go RTW: July 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 check out the state of our savings, as well!   

Top Five Articles from Two Go Round-The-World

  1. Four Mistakes We Made in Our First Year of Travel Blogging: We’re not going to mince words—creating a travel blog is not an easy thing to accomplish. We’re still perfecting our recipe for success and striving to better ourselves while fine tuning our methods. During our first year, we made a lot of mistakes. Here are four of our biggest, in hopes they will help bloggers starting out.
  2. Managing day-to-day spending on the road: In most regions of the world, international ATMs are the best way to manage money while abroad. They are convenient, safe and often provide the best exchange rate—discounting, of course, their sometimes exorbitant service charges. This is generally the cheapest and most convenient way to get cash in the local currency.
  3. Introducing our new online newsletter! The community at Two Go Round-The-World is growing in size and involvement so today we’re happy to announce a very special way in which readers can become a little more involved in the blog—by subscribing to a special free newsletter!
  4. Snap de la semaine: Ha Long Bay, Vietnam: The grounds of Bangkok’s Grand Palace are large enough to spend an afternoon if you really want to see it all, totalling over 200 acres and more than 100 buildings. That’s a lot of photographs—so make sure your camera’s fully charged! The buildings and grounds are beautifully manicured and the temples within the complex are some of the most stunning in the Kingdom.
  5. Name Our Newsletter and Win Contest! Hear Ye! Hear Ye! We would like to announce the name of our new online newsletter… um… oh wait… we don’t have one. Wow, that’s awkward. Well, then, we would like to announce our ‘Name our Newsletter and Win’ contest! Hot on the heels of our first-ever contest to celebrate the introduction of our twice-monthly newsletter, we’ll be awarding yet another $25 gift certificate from Amazon to a lucky winner!

Top Five Comment Contributors

  1. JoAnna (4)
  2. Michael (3)
  3. Akila (2)
  4. Ayngelina (2)
  5. Dave and Deb (2)

Top Five Referring Sites

  1. Johnny Vagabond: Join Wes on his 1+ year trip around the world. Currently in Vietnam, he’s traveling cheap, sharing tips, taking pics, and telling lies.
  2. 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. 
  3. Adventurous Kate: Adventurous Kate is an independent global travel site—here you’ll find travel advice, destination reviews, travel photography and dispatches from the road, all catering to the smart, fiery and independent traveler. Plus Vegas. There’s always room for Vegas. Join Kate in taking the unconventional route!
  4. Nerdy Nomad: Nerdy Nomad is Kirsty Henderson, an international volunteer who originally hails from Canada but who has lived abroad since 2002.
  5. Twenty-Something Travel: A blog about travel for young people—the why, the where and the how. Updated every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Round-the-World Savings Update

This past month our savings climbed a further 3% toward our goal. We now sit at 64% of our goal. Staying interested and motivated to save is directly related to your success. Set yourself up for more success than failure by being realistic when setting savings goals. Start with small, bite-sized saving targets at first. As you get better and more successful in cutting back, make your savings targets more ambitious. 

Saving for such a substantial investment in one’s self usually means making significant changes in the way one thinks 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. 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. ayngelina says:

    Ooh I missed your first post, really looking forward to learning from it.

  2. Thanks for the mention! Glad to send you traffic! :-)

  3. Gray says:

    Congratulations on being 64% toward your goal! Saving for travel is often the hardest part-even when it’s not RTW travel–so being able to save for such an ambitious undertaking is definitely something to be proud of.

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