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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What We’re Reading: September 11, 2009

What We’re Reading: September 11, 2009

| September 11, 2009 | 8 Comments

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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Snap de la semaine: Temple of the Reclining Buddha

Snap de la semaine: Temple of the Reclining Buddha

| September 11, 2009 | 5 Comments

Wat Pho (The Temple of the Reclining Buddha) is one of the largest and oldest wat in Bangkok and is home to more than one thousand Buddha images, as well as one of the largest single Buddha statues in Thailand: the Reclining Buddha!

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HP Mini 110—a netbook for the road

HP Mini 110—a netbook for the road

| September 10, 2009 | 21 Comments

After having spent some time traveling with the HP Mini 110, we have come to see the advantages and disadvantages of working on a ‘netbook’.

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Itinerary—where to first on a RTW trip?

Itinerary—where to first on a RTW trip?

| September 8, 2009 | 20 Comments

Okay. Here’s a theoretical question. Thanks in advance for indulging us! Faced with the prospect of leaving North America in July on a long-term trip, where would you go? Keeping in mind that we prefer to travel away from crowds and prefer shoulder season to low season—and like to avoid high season wherever possible. Cost […]

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Pacsafe’s TravelSafe

Pacsafe’s TravelSafe

| September 7, 2009 | 10 Comments

The lightweight TravelSafe folds small and is easy to take with you whenever you need to lock and leave your valuables. It is a lightweight, malleable and portable ‘safe’ for your valuables which can be locked secured to a fixture.

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What We’re Reading: September 4, 2009

What We’re Reading: September 4, 2009

| September 4, 2009 | 4 Comments

Each friday, we share those sites and articles—those interesting links—that we are currently reading or have recently read. Today’s ‘What We’re Reading’ is a monster—we’ve been all over the interwebz this week!

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Travelling Safely: Personal Safety Products

Travelling Safely: Personal Safety Products

| September 3, 2009 | 8 Comments

No government, organization, or gadget can take the place of an alert, ever vigilant backpacker. Of course, no gadget can take the place of an alert, ever vigilant backpacker. And arguments can be made as to their necessity.

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MBNA SPG MasterCard Discontinued!

MBNA SPG MasterCard Discontinued!

| September 2, 2009 | 1 Comment

As of August 31, 2009 SPG will no longer offer the SPG MasterCard from MBNA in Canada. Rumour has it that SPG will continue its relationship in Canada, but it is unknown as to who the credit card issuer will be.

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Travelling Safely: Tips for a Safe Night’s Sleep

Travelling Safely: Tips for a Safe Night’s Sleep

| September 2, 2009 | 9 Comments

Bottom line—if you know the risks before you check in, you can be prepared for any situation

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Snap de la semaine: Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, Ontario

Snap de la semaine: Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, Ontario

| September 1, 2009 | 2 Comments

Herbs drying in a reconstructed longhouse at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, a French Jesuit settlement that existed from 1639 to 1649 near modern Midland, Ontario.

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Travelling Safely: Urban Bright—City Safety Tips

Travelling Safely: Urban Bright—City Safety Tips

| September 1, 2009 | 5 Comments

Violent crime rates continue to rise in the world’s largest cities, where extremes of economic inequality, organized crime and, in some cities in the world, a history of political instability, contribute to the problem. Urban crime is a social problem of great complexity and of significant importance.

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A drop in the bucket (list)

A drop in the bucket (list)

| August 31, 2009 | 13 Comments

Kathryn and I are ready to commit the error of catalogues and lists and have begun to compile a ‘bucket list’ of sorts. This is of course, without forgetting the Lennon maxim that life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.

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Best of Two Go RTW: August 2009

Best of Two Go RTW: August 2009

| August 30, 2009 | 1 Comment

Looking for something great to read? Check out our ‘Best of the Month’ for August! In it we feature our fabulous five: our five most-read posts, our five busiest comment contributors, and our five top referring sites.

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What We’re Reading: August 28, 2009

What We’re Reading: August 28, 2009

| August 28, 2009 | 5 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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Travelling Safely: Before You Go

Travelling Safely: Before You Go

| August 27, 2009 | 5 Comments

A long-term trip abroad is always an adventure—only one thing is for sure, it will be full of surprises! A little advance planning, however, will improve the chances that all those surprises are pleasant ones.

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Travelling Safely: Antidotes to Fear

Travelling Safely: Antidotes to Fear

| August 25, 2009 | 17 Comments

Random crime and crime that targets travellers and tourists isn’t going away, but neither is it increasing. Does a flurry of high profile crimes targeting or involving backpackers put travellers in greater danger?

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Declutter: All We Need To Be Happy Fits in a Backpack

Declutter: All We Need To Be Happy Fits in a Backpack

| August 10, 2009 | 17 Comments

We’re attempting to jettison the ballast from our lives now, so that we can fly with light luggage later. It follows that we’ve picked up a few tips along the way—from a number of ‘decluttering’ gurus.

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Canadians Bid Goodbye to Truly Global Chequing Account

Canadians Bid Goodbye to Truly Global Chequing Account

| August 6, 2009 | 4 Comments

Bad news for Canadian independent travelers—Citizens Bank has just announced it is exiting the retail banking business.

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What We’re Reading: July 31, 2009

What We’re Reading: July 31, 2009

| July 31, 2009 | 2 Comments

Each friday, we share those sites and articles—those interesting links—that we are currently reading or have recently read. Kathryn and I will be away on vacation from Saturday, August 1 through Saturday, August 8. While we’ve been working hard on getting our editorial calendar in order, we’re going to spend our vacation generating new content. So, in our absence, be sure to check out the following sites to get your fill of travel-related blogging goodness!

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Best of Two Go RTW: July 2009

Best of Two Go RTW: July 2009

| July 31, 2009 | 5 Comments

Looking for something great to read? Check out 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.

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