Author Archive: Daniel

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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The G Project: Share Your Idea to Change the World

The G Project: Share Your Idea to Change the World

| April 10, 2013 | 1 Comment

What will you do today, for tomorrow? This is the question being asked in a global initiative seeking ideas to generate positive change in the world. The G Project, powered by G Adventures and its non-profit foundation Planeterra, encourages people to submit ideas that will help solve social and environmental issues at a local level.

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What will you do today, for tomorrow?

What will you do today, for tomorrow?

| March 31, 2013 | 1 Comment

Next week, G Adventures will be bringing together everyday visionaries from all over the world to help make our world a little more perfect. All you need is an idea. Ideas move the world forward. Where will yours take us?

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Community Endures in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

Community Endures in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

| November 15, 2012 | 2 Comments

On the morning of October 30, 2012, millions of Americans awoke to unimaginable destruction and despair. Almost immediately, families, friends and complete strangers banded together to rebuild neighbourhoods shattered by Hurricane Sandy.

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G Adventures wants somebody to love!

G Adventures wants somebody to love!

| October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Check out the most recent G Adventures lip-dub video. Shot throughout the year all around the world and boasting a cast of hundreds, this labour of love from the G Adventures in-house creative team provides great insight to what working and travelling with G is all about. Canada.com’s Mark Stachiew had good things to say, writing “it certainly makes you want to bust out of your cubicle on a Monday morning!”

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Introducing our new sponsor partnership!

Introducing our new sponsor partnership!

| August 23, 2012 | 1 Comment

We’re pleased to announce a new travel sponsorship partner—The Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG) Credit Card from American Express! This travel blogging partnership is a natural fit for Kathryn and me, as we’ve been members of the SPG program for several years.

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Hackpacking: Emergency Flash Drive

Hackpacking: Emergency Flash Drive

| August 6, 2012 | 6 Comments

Have a digital backup plan when on the road—a secure flash drive loaded with your most vital documents and details. Here’s how to build your own—via Gizmodo’s Andrew Tarantola

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Lonesome George: A Conservation Icon

Lonesome George: A Conservation Icon

| June 24, 2012 | 6 Comments

Lonesome George was not just a tortoise but also a conservation icon—he was an ambassador to remind us to think about what we are doing to the world. And with his passing we are all, indeed, left a little bit lonelier.

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The Inca Trail in 70,866 Steps

The Inca Trail in 70,866 Steps

| June 21, 2012 | 3 Comments

Kathryn and I are suckers for infographics—but this one definitely just topped the list as one of our favourites. Our friend (and co-worker) Sean Russo from G Adventures recently did the Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu. Just before he left, the team asked him to count his steps. Check it out!

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The Tourist Stereotype and Why You Should Give a Crap

The Tourist Stereotype and Why You Should Give a Crap

| January 8, 2012 | 18 Comments

The irony is more than a little pronounced. In its most recent campaign, G Adventures—a small group adventure travel company with whom I work—implies that one can shed the ‘tourist’ mantle by choosing to travel with it. So what the hell are they up to?

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The Whole Picture: El Castillo at Chichen Itza

The Whole Picture: El Castillo at Chichen Itza

| January 4, 2012 | 6 Comments

El Castillo is a step-pyramid that dominates the centre of the Yucatan’s Chichen Itza site. Built by the pre-Columbian Maya sometime between the ninth and twelfth centuries, El Castillo served as a temple to the god Kukulkan, a Mayan deity that resembled a feathered serpent.

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The Women of San Pedro Market

The Women of San Pedro Market

| January 3, 2012 | 2 Comments

At Cusco’s Sand Pedro market, you can enjoy a first-hand look at how locals live day-to-day outside the confines of Cusco’s tourist areas. Get off the beaten path a little bit and head to the market for a truly Peruvian experience. And bring lots of film—or make sure that you have abundant space on your memory card. It’s very photogenic.

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2011: The Year in Review

2011: The Year in Review

| January 2, 2012 | 2 Comments

Happy New Year! We hope that as you read this you’re full of all kinds of inspiration and motivation for the year ahead. To close out 2011 (and look ahead to 2012), we’re reviewing some of our blogging accomplishments, our highlights and, moreover, taking a moment to thank our readers!

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The Whole Picture: Top of Bartolome

The Whole Picture: Top of Bartolome

| December 19, 2011 | 3 Comments

With a total land area of just 1.2 sq km, the tiny islet of Isla Bartolome offers some of the most beautiful and strangest landscapes in the Archipelago.

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Hawaii: A State of Grace

Hawaii: A State of Grace

| December 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

The floral-infused air kisses your face, the roar of waves fills your ears, and your eyes can’t find one spot in which to rest upon as the landscape before you offers a plethora of stunning views. Exhale. You’re in Hawaii.

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The Whole Picture: Espanola’s Cliffs

The Whole Picture: Espanola’s Cliffs

| December 11, 2011 | 1 Comment

Just 61 sq km in size, Espanola offers great wildlife—sea lions, sea birds and the largest marine iguanas of Galapagos.

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Hackpacking: Make a Rubber Band Travel Clothesline

Hackpacking: Make a Rubber Band Travel Clothesline

| December 5, 2011 | 3 Comments

Unless you’re willing to over-pack, or spend valuable time in laundromats, you’ll want to wash some items in your hotel room sink. But, how to dry?

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2011 Gift Guide for Round-The-World Travellers

2011 Gift Guide for Round-The-World Travellers

| December 4, 2011 | 5 Comments

It’s starting to look a lot like—well, you know — a time for many fun holiday-season traditions. And one of the most traditional of all is our annual Holiday Gift Guide, now in its second year.

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Tourist Season Ends Today

Tourist Season Ends Today

| November 7, 2011 | 3 Comments

G Adventures declares an end to ‘Tourist Season’ today and has launched a global campaign dubbed ‘You’ll Never Forget It’. Coinciding with the introduction of its 2012 brochure lineup, the campaign features a website—and an international search for the new faces of the tour operator’s 2013 brochures.

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Ain’t Nothing But a ‘G’ Thing!

Ain’t Nothing But a ‘G’ Thing!

| October 3, 2011 | 3 Comments

In celebration of its name change—and the company’s new freedom from legal naming hassles—G Adventures has posted a lip dub video to George Michael’s Freedom and a contest to match! The prize? A trip anywhere they go!

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The Numbers Behind the Travel Industry

The Numbers Behind the Travel Industry

| September 5, 2011 | 4 Comments

Did you ever wonder how much bacon tourists eat each year? Or how much urine gets slyly excreted into hotel pools around the world? Check it out!

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