Archive for May, 2011

Looking Back: On Returning Home

Looking Back: On Returning Home

| May 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

May you laugh, may you laugh, like hail falling on a tin roof, may you laugh.

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Go Around the World in your Gap Year

Go Around the World in your Gap Year

| May 29, 2011 | 5 Comments

If you have just finished school, or you are just about to, and the idea of planning a round-the-world trip appeals to you, here a few of the important steps you need to take along the way to open up a world of opportunity and travelling enjoyment.

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The Whole Picture: The Eaves of Wat Phra Kaew

The Whole Picture: The Eaves of Wat Phra Kaew

| May 23, 2011 | 2 Comments

This weeks’ ‘Whole Picture’ is doing double duty, serving also as our entry for ‘Travel Photography Roulette’.

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Dining on Curanto in Chiloé

Dining on Curanto in Chiloé

| May 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

Although today it’s easily accessed by a short ferry ride, Chiloé’s history, customs, and language bear little resemblance to those of the mainland—or anywhere else in the world—because of its isolation.

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What We’re Reading: May 12, 2011

What We’re Reading: May 12, 2011

| May 12, 2011 | 3 Comments

Each Friday, we share those sites and articles—those interesting links—that we are currently reading or have recently read.

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The Whole Picture: Garudas of the Grand Palace

The Whole Picture: Garudas of the Grand Palace

| May 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Garuda is a national symbol of Thailand. In Thai mythology, the creature is known as the king of birds. With characteristics very much like an eagle, this ancient and enduring symbol embodies the Thai monarchy.

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Packing Tips for Excursions Near and Far

Packing Tips for Excursions Near and Far

| May 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Packing sensibly can make for a more comfortable and trouble-free journey. Guest blogger Bradley Fink weighs in with the key to easy travel!

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Beautiful Bariloche: Crossing into Argentina

Beautiful Bariloche: Crossing into Argentina

| May 9, 2011 | 5 Comments

Following a beautiful journey through the mountains of upper Patagonia, Kathryn and I crossed over into Argentina with our group and arrived at Bariloche—the entrance to northern Patagonia.

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What We’re Reading: May 5, 2011

What We’re Reading: May 5, 2011

| May 5, 2011 | 1 Comment

Each Friday, we share those sites and articles—those interesting links—that we are currently reading or have recently read.

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The Whole Picture: Providencia’s Obelisk

The Whole Picture: Providencia’s Obelisk

| May 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

The obelisk and statue located in Santiago’s Providencia neighbourhood honour Chilean President José Manuel Balmaceda Fernandez.

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Exploring Chile’s Lake District

Exploring Chile’s Lake District

| May 2, 2011 | 4 Comments

After a few days exploring Santiago, we flew south to Puerto Varas and Chile’s beautiful Lake District, the gateway to the Chilean Patagonia.

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Win a Round-The-World Trip!

Win a Round-The-World Trip!

| May 2, 2011 | 8 Comments

Win airline tickets, travel gear, cash, tours, car rental, Eurail Passes and more!

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