What We’re Reading: May 5, 2011

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whatwerereading050511 What We’re Reading: May 5, 2011

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. This week, we’ve got a special treat—a number of posts grouped around a theme: the costs of travelling round-the-world!  If you have any suggestions for next Friday’s round-up, please contact us!


Dissecting his packing list. Jeremy, over at Living the Dream, takes a look at the items he packed but never used on his recent round-the-world (RTW) trip. Check it out here.

Returning home. Six months after their return from their RTW trip, Danny and Jillian from I Should Logoff take a look back at “the easiest and hardest decision they’ve ever made”—and evaluate how their lives have changed because of it. Check it out here.

Doing a RTW? What’s the hardest part? Planning a RTW (round-the-world) trip can take months even years. From drafting a budget, making enough money, cutting your ties at home and downsizing your belongings to a single backpack… there’s a lot to do. A number of travellers on Twitter provide 140 characters of wisdom here.

Round-the-world in two days? Dan Poynter is about to break an around-the-world record to promote his new book, the AirTravel Handbook. As he flies you can follow Dan’s flight at RTW2D.com to keep track of this incredible odyssey.

Plan a RTW travel route that makes sense. So just how can you plan a RTW travel route that makes sense? There are a number of factors to consider. Amanda Kendle shares them over on Vagabondish.

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!

Best travel job? A fellow Bootie asks: “I was wondering what the coolest job anyone had while traveling?” Check out the thread here. From commercial fishing in Alaska to counting hyenas in Malawi, the Bootie’s respond! Drop into BootsnAll and let ‘em know!

Best bank account for travellers? Another Bootie’s been hunting around for bank accounts which do not charge international ATM use fees or conversion fees in countries outside of their origin. Recommendations range from local credit unions to Charles Schwab (for Americans). Check out the thread here.

Extreme Way to Save $$$. From moving into a YMCA to outfitting your wardrobe, a number of Booties discuss some extreme ways to save money for an upcoming RTW trip. Check it out here.

It’s been a while since we featured a week-end round up (has it really been since January?) Of course, we hadn’t given up reading our favourite travel blogs during that time — we just didn’t have time to pull together a weekly wrap-up! So, 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!


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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. Kirk says:


    Love the list it helps me sort through all the information covered on so many different sites. The BootsnAllThread seems to always have what I am looking for.

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