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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Choosing a travel rewards program

Choosing a travel rewards program

| July 3, 2009 | 9 Comments

Starwood runs the Sheraton, W and Westin chains, among others, but its array of branded credit cards give you a lot more in the way of options for redeeming points than just hotel stays.

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Happy Canada Day! Two Go Round-The-World site launches!

Happy Canada Day! Two Go Round-The-World site launches!

| July 1, 2009 | 3 Comments

On this day in 1867, Canadians bravely banded together and accepted the British Government’s bureaucratic restructuring of their provinces! Well not really. While popular concepts of rebellion are a lot different in a country like Canada (where no revolution or war of independence provided a precedent) the notion of rebellion does exist in our country, but perhaps not to the extent that it does elsewhere in the world, where we can find different perspectives on the legitimacy of violence.

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What is the best bank account for a Canadian to have on a round-the-world trip?

What is the best bank account for a Canadian to have on a round-the-world trip?

| July 1, 2009 | 18 Comments

Citizens Bank is an online national bank; it is the first Canadian bank to offer a no-fee, easy to use account with no ATM fees worldwide. At other banks, you might be required to pay as much as C$5 per transaction when you use your ATM card outside the country. With a Citizens Bank Global Chequing Account, however, that fee is zero. Well almost.

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Jeff Patch checks out the Flip UltraHD and Travel Savvy Mom gives one away!

Jeff Patch checks out the Flip UltraHD and Travel Savvy Mom gives one away!

| June 30, 2009 | 2 Comments

Jeff Patch at “Have Pack, Will Travel” takes a look at the Flip UltraHD Camcorder that we reviewed last week. His conlusion? Similar to ours.

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Merrell Ottawa Leather Shoes

Merrell Ottawa Leather Shoes

| June 28, 2009 | 3 Comments

The Ottawa Leather is a multi-sport shoe by Merrell that features waterproof leather overlays and an air Mesh upper. Merrel’s ‘Vibram’ soles offer excellent grip on dry ground but somewhat inconsistent performance in varied weather conditions.

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How to meet backpackers and influence people

How to meet backpackers and influence people

| June 24, 2009 | 8 Comments

On a six-month solo stint through Asia, I quickly learned that the majority of solo travellers are on the lookout for other travellers to socialize with…

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Flip UltraHD Camcorder

Flip UltraHD Camcorder

| June 23, 2009 | 7 Comments

Given the small size, the Flip UltraHD is outstanding at what it does. The only negative is that with HD there is an implicit demand to hold the camera very still—the HD resolution amplifies small movements.

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2009 Giant Rincon

2009 Giant Rincon

| June 23, 2009 | 2 Comments

Just picked up an ’09 Giant Rincon a few weeks ago and have had it out on the trails a few weekends since then. Time enough anyway to provide a few initial impressions.

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Paul Theroux’s Riding The Iron Rooster

Paul Theroux’s Riding The Iron Rooster

| June 21, 2009 | 5 Comments

We all love to hate Paul Theroux. And he loves to hate you.

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From Small Beginnings Come Great Things

From Small Beginnings Come Great Things

| June 21, 2009 | 2 Comments

We’re quietly reminded of the adage attributed to St Augustine: “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page”.

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Carbon Neutral Backpacking

Carbon Neutral Backpacking

| June 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

One way of minimizing your impact and maximizing your connection with people and the environment is through carbon offsets.

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Petzl Tikka Headlamp

Petzl Tikka Headlamp

| June 20, 2009 | 7 Comments

The fully adjustable strap is comfortable and equipped with a cushion forehead pad, so you can leave this one on all night in the sleeper car from Bangkok to Changmai—no headaches!

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