What We’re Reading: May 12, 2011

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whatwerereading051211 What We’re Reading: May 12, 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!


This week, our feedreader was brimming with great round-the-world (RTW) travel advice. So with no further ado — let’s get to the good stuff!

Top five things to do before your RTW trip. Solo traveler and photographer Pamela (of SpunkyGirl Monologues fame) writes: “The last few days before your trip are hectic. You’ll remember things you’ve forgotten or put off doing, you’ll have sleepless nights, you’ll feel so anxious that you think your body will spontaneously combust. Take a step back and breath. Remember why you’re going and what you’ll be doing.” Check out her other tips here.

What you need to know about travel insurance. Nathan from As We Travel writes: “Before looking for other companies to provide international travel insurance, check with your home and content insurance to see if they can offer you a cheap deal as an added bonus to your existing home insurance.” Check out their post here. On a related note, Kathryn and I recommend World Nomadswe’ve used it before many a time!

Looking back. Boston native Lillie returned to the US following nine months of RTW travel one year ago. How has her life changed? She writes: “In short: over the past 365 days, I’ve gone from being a lump on a couch, to diving deeply into dozens of thrilling projects!” Check out her post here.

Five essential pack items from the dollar store. Randy and Beth from Beers and Beans write: “For those planning their upcoming travels, we suggest checking out your nearest Dollar Store.” In their opinion, there are actually five essential items for your packing list that can be bought at the Dollar Store—check ‘em out here.

Some travel rules can be ignored? Adam from Travels of Adam writes: “I’ve been on my RTW travels for one year already. I’ve done a lot of things and seen a lot of places and truly feel that I’ve got a bit of ‘travel cred’ under my belt now. So I figured I’d share some of the things I’ve learned. Check ‘em out his post entitled “Travel rules I haven’t followed” 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!

Buy a house before traveling RTW? A Bootie asks his brethren: “Should I buy a house now, save money for the next 14 months, then quit my job and travel the world for a year? Is that reasonable?” Of course, the answers that were posted were as varied as they were interesting. Check it out here.

Worst experience? Bootie Samantha Nolan casts a wide net with the question: “What’s your worst travel experience?” The answers run the gamut from “train derailment in Malaysia” to simply: “China!” Check out the thread here.

Places you wouldn’t go back to. Too often we talk about how great places are or how much we enjoyed a certain country. Bootie El Viajero writes: “Now lets have a little fun with this and be honest—which country or place wouldn’t you go back to”? Check out the answers here.


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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. Check him out on Google+.

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  1. Adam says:


    hey thanks for including me!

  2. Sophie says:


    Looks like a good read to take!

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