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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Contemplating a Career Break on Labour Day?

Contemplating a Career Break on Labour Day?

| September 5, 2011 | 1 Comment

Labour Day, a North American holiday created to promote work/life balance is here! However, according to a new Gap Adventures Poll, nearly half of Canadians struggle to achieve that balance.

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Urban Backpacking Myths

Urban Backpacking Myths

| September 4, 2011 | 2 Comments

A list of a few of the most famous urban travel legends that are still doing the rounds on the backpacker circuit

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Reasons To Go Round-The-World

Reasons To Go Round-The-World

| September 4, 2011 | 1 Comment

For many, a round-the-world trip is something that they have always dreamed of and that they will go to any lengths to do. For others, a little more persuasion might be involved to get them to break their routine, plan a route and book their airfare for the trip of a lifetime.

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5 Ways to Enrich Your RTW Journey

5 Ways to Enrich Your RTW Journey

| September 1, 2011 | 2 Comments

Check out five simple suggestions that we’ve collected from our favourite bloggers that we feel will enhance your round-the-world journey—providing it with greater depth.

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Capturing Liminal Spaces while Travelling

Capturing Liminal Spaces while Travelling

| August 29, 2011 | 5 Comments

A liminal space is a place of transition, a place of waiting and not knowing. It’s a place that travellers are, no doubt, intimately familiar with! Check out our photos of liminal spaces!

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The Whole Picture: Chile’s Cueca

The Whole Picture: Chile’s Cueca

| August 14, 2011 | 2 Comments

The Cueca, a unique dance form native to Chile, is credited as being the country’s national dance.

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Rick Mereki’s Move, Learn, Eat

Rick Mereki’s Move, Learn, Eat

| August 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Filmmaker Rick Mereki took three everyday concepts and turned them into incredible and compelling short films—with travel informing their beauty.

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The Whole Picture: Machu Picchu Tilt Shift

The Whole Picture: Machu Picchu Tilt Shift

| August 1, 2011 | 5 Comments

This week’s photo incorporates tilt shifting. Tilt-shift style miniature photos are simply photos of real life scenes that are made to look like miniature scale models. This is done using either a special camera lens or with software, instead of a special lens.

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Making the Most of a Morning in Buenos Aires

Making the Most of a Morning in Buenos Aires

| July 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Buenos Aires is the ultimate cosmopolitan city. Almost 40 per cent of Argentina’s 33m citizens live in Greater Buenos Aires, and these ‘porteños’ are justifiably proud of their home.

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Our 7 Links: Seven Blasts from the Past

Our 7 Links: Seven Blasts from the Past

| July 17, 2011 | 3 Comments

We’ve learned so much since our very first blog post back in July of 2009. Although we never really know if a post will take off or or fade into obscurity, with a few years of experience we’re now better able to make a much more accurate guess.

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Experiences to treat yourself to when travelling round-the-world

Experiences to treat yourself to when travelling round-the-world

| July 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

An interesting new study was brought to our attention recently, asking what offers the greatest happiness—experiences or material goods? The study published in the Journal of Consumer Research looked at whether experiences—such as going travelling—bring greater happiness than material acquisitions, such as purchasing a new car. “The sentiment has been that individuals will be happier if they spend their money on experiences (theatre, concerts and vacations) as opposed to material purchases (fancy cars, bigger houses and gadgets),” the study’s authors explain.

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The Whole Picture: Newfoundland Root Cellar

The Whole Picture: Newfoundland Root Cellar

| July 4, 2011 | 3 Comments

Important to many in rural Newfoundland, the root cellars kept vegetables cool, yet frost-free and edible during the long winter months.

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How Many Countries Have You Visited?

How Many Countries Have You Visited?

| June 25, 2011 | 8 Comments

Whether you’re eagerly waiting for your first passport to be delivered or you could give the most interesting man in the world a run for his money—it’s always a good time to beef up your obituary.

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The Whole Picture: Caretaker’s Hut at Machu Picchu

The Whole Picture: Caretaker’s Hut at Machu Picchu

| June 22, 2011 | 3 Comments

On the funerary plain, overlooking Machu Picchu, stands the Caretaker’s Hut. The hut is one of the few structures in Machu Picchu that has a thatched roof. Open on one side—with three windows looking out to the Urubamba valley below—this is one of the best places in Machu Picchu to get the classic photo of the Lost City of the Incas—and Huayna Picchu looming above!

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A RTW trip in three months or less?

A RTW trip in three months or less?

| June 19, 2011 | 10 Comments

Is it possible to do a round-the-world (RTW) trip in three months or less? Jules Verne thought so. But does that make it a good idea?

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Looking Back: On Returning Home

Looking Back: On Returning Home

| May 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

May you laugh, may you laugh, like hail falling on a tin roof, may you laugh.

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The Whole Picture: The Eaves of Wat Phra Kaew

The Whole Picture: The Eaves of Wat Phra Kaew

| May 23, 2011 | 2 Comments

This weeks’ ‘Whole Picture’ is doing double duty, serving also as our entry for ‘Travel Photography Roulette’.

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Dining on Curanto in Chiloé

Dining on Curanto in Chiloé

| May 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

Although today it’s easily accessed by a short ferry ride, Chiloé’s history, customs, and language bear little resemblance to those of the mainland—or anywhere else in the world—because of its isolation.

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What We’re Reading: May 12, 2011

What We’re Reading: May 12, 2011

| May 12, 2011 | 3 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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The Whole Picture: Garudas of the Grand Palace

The Whole Picture: Garudas of the Grand Palace

| May 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Garuda is a national symbol of Thailand. In Thai mythology, the creature is known as the king of birds. With characteristics very much like an eagle, this ancient and enduring symbol embodies the Thai monarchy.

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