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RTW Trip: London

Arriving in London was a bit surreal for both Adam and I. We had both visited London in the past but this time around it was going to be our first English speaking country in a month and a half. Plus, my sister and her family live there which made th...
by The View Down Under on Nov 5, 2013

Round the world Trip: Marrakesh

We are pretty pumped to be on our way to Marrakesh but from this point on we will be carless. So in the best interest of getting our deposit back we decided to spring for a car wash before returning the car. It ended up costing us all of 40 durham wh...
by The View Down Under on Oct 29, 2013

RTW Trip... After the desert

With the sand dunes in our review mirror we were on the road headed west to The Todra Gorge which plunges 300 meters down to a clear river. In the midst of the dry season we weren't expecting much water but at least a beautiful vista and a beautiful...
by The View Down Under on Oct 21, 2013

Round the world Trip: Erg Chebbi in Morocco

The drive from Fes to Merzouga was our longest in Morocco. We left the green hills and fields surrounding Fes and began our drive south, armed with a detailed road map. Fortunately, once you get out of the cities your options for which road to take d...
by The View Down Under on Oct 17, 2013

Around the World in 14 Months: Our Extended Honeymoon

INTERVIEW WITH MIKE AND TARA SHUBBUCK of TwoTravelaholics.com Why honeymoon for just a couple of weeks when you can do it for 14 months and see many of the places […]...
by Wodara on Sep 27, 2013

RTW Trip- Fes

Read previous post here.Somehow we made it to a roundabout that our riad had told us to go to. We wouldn't be able to find our way from the roundabout to the riad, so we were told to contact them when we arrived. Our hotel, Riad Said, sent...
by The View Down Under on Sep 10, 2013

Round the world Trip: Morocco Part II

The next morning we had what we'd learn was the standard Moroccan breakfast, regardless of where you stayed: some coffee or mint tee and an assortment of Moroccan breads. This was great for the first few days, but after a while I started to long for...
by The View Down Under on Sep 3, 2013

Round the world Trip: Morocco Part I

Imagine the narrowest street you've ever been on. Now imagine a parade coming down that street. Now imagine yourself driving through that parade and you have a flavor of what it's like to drive through some of Morocco's medieval cities. * * *Morocco...
by The View Down Under on Aug 28, 2013

Stay for Free (or…) in 140+ Countries

INTERVIEW WITH NICO SCHNEIDER OF STAYDU.COM Welcome to a new website that’s tapping into what might just be the future of ‘real’ travel. It’s still early days, but this new contender […]...
by Wodara on Aug 7, 2013

Listen to your Wake-up Call

WRITTEN BY BETSY AND WARREN TALBOT OF MARRIED WITH LUGGAGE We are a recovering, 40-something, Type-A couple who learned that living large is not necessarily living well. We did all […]...
by Wodara on Jul 27, 2013

Sell Your House and Travel the World

WRITTEN BY CAROL VANDERWILP of the TRAVELLING MUDSKIPPERS What do you do when you have a house that’s anchoring you down and limiting the quality of your life? This brave 40-something couple from Canada […]...
by Wodara on Jul 13, 2013

RTW Trip: Thailand - Krabi

The first two weeks of our trip were spent almost entirely in the water. Then we spent just over a week land locked in Thailand. What a great time to move south and get back to where we want to be… on the beach!We arrived in Krabi, on the west coas...
by The View Down Under on Jul 8, 2013

RTW: Thailand- Chiang Mai

Like I have said before, its always better to arrive in a new city before dark. However, this time it was a welcomed change as Chiang Mai really comes alive at night. We arrived and literally outside the steps of our big hotel was the famous Night Ba...
by The View Down Under on Jul 2, 2013

Round the world Trip: Thailand- Bangkok

The Philippines was such a unique experience for us that I knew straight away it was going to be tough to beat. However, after all the reviews about Thailand we were really excited for weeks 3 thru 4 and country number 2 of our trip. Our trip to Thai...
by The View Down Under on Jun 19, 2013

Round the World Trip: Tao Philippines

For the previous post, go here. The next morning, Sunday, we took a tuk-tuk five minutes back along the road we’d driven into El Nido on to the main office of Tao Philippines. All 28 of assembled there for an overview from the two founders. It was...
by The View Down Under on Jun 11, 2013

Round the World Trip: Palawan Islands

Friday we flew to the Palawan Islands, a collection of over 1,700 islands an hour west of Manila. I hadn’t heard of the Palawans until late 2012 – initially, Bali was going to be our first stop on the trip. But the movie The Bourne Legacy ended w...
by The View Down Under on May 27, 2013

Round the World Trip: The Farm in the Philippines

Within the first 15 minutes of exiting Manila’s international airport in our taxi the Philippines met all my expectations and more for an Asian city: crumbling cinder block buildings next to shiny new apartment towers, chromed-out jitney buses, tuk...
by The View Down Under on Apr 24, 2013

Art of Hobo-ing: How do you budget for long-term travel?

Travel friends have been curious how I budgeted for my several months on the road and how much I spent on India and Southeast Asia. Okay, let's start with the general topic of budgeting. When I started out, the idea that I'd be traveling long-term d...
by GRRRL TRAVELER on Feb 13, 2012


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