Vagabonding Field Reports: Peru is much more than Inca ruins

Cost/day: $15

What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen lately?

Visiting the Huaca del Sol ruins near Trujillo was fascinating and is a great reminder that there is a lot more to Peru than just Inca ruins. Indeed, the Huaca del Sol is around 1500 years old and well predates the Inca ruins which are, relatively, brand new. The Huaca del Sol has some incredible murals. This guy was probably the most fascinating image we captured … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (2)  | December 19, 2012
Category: South America, Vagabonding Field Reports

Christmas and community on the road

This year we’re celebrating Christmas in Borneo. Last year we were on Cape Cod, in the USA, the year before that, Guatemala, the year before that, Canada, the year before that found us in Tunisia, camped in the cold on the edge of the ocean of sand.

One of the most interesting parts of our journey has … Read more »

Posted by | Comments Off on Christmas and community on the road  | December 18, 2012
Category: General, Hospitality, On The Road, Vagabonding Life

Are they to be feared? Who are they anyway?

“I was driving down the road the other day and saw some cyclists ahead.  I braked and waited until I could get by safely, but I’m concerned about them – the other motorists who won’t do that.”

“I saw a cyclist riding through my town last week, so I invited him over to my house for the night.  I took care of him, but they won’t.”

“I stopped and gave some cyclists Gatorade on a … Read more »

Posted by | Comments Off on Are they to be feared? Who are they anyway?  | December 18, 2012
Category: General

The illusion of global interconnection makes travel ever more necessary

“People say that because of Google Earth and the ‘net, travel is less of a priority. I would say the opposite is the case. The very fact of easy interconnection, and the illusion such contact creates of understanding, makes travel ever more necessary. The world is not what it seems. The peevish person in his T-shirt and blue jeans and sneakers is not necessarily a UCLA student. He might be a separatist in Zamboanga or … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (2)  | December 17, 2012
Category: Travel Quote of the Day

7 Steps to planning a RTW trip

Planning a long-term trip can seem like an overwhelming process for the first-time round the world traveler.   Everyone has their own level of comfort when it comes to how much or little to plan on a trip like this, which is part of the reason BootsnAll re-organized our round the world planning section into seven steps.

No matter where you’re at in the process – just starting your trip planning or  wondering … Read more »

Posted by | Comments Off on 7 Steps to planning a RTW trip  | December 15, 2012
Category: Notes from the collective travel mind

Want to travel? Get a degree abroad

Usually, vagabonding starts with a separation from our previous existences made up of obligations, 9 to 5 routines and homely surroundings. After the liberation, always generally, someone storms off to a different corner of the globe, makes experiences, meets people, open his perspectives and spends his hard earned money. And always usually, when this hard earned cash gets low, these “someones” have to face a dire decision: find a way to support themselves … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (2)  | December 13, 2012
Category: Expat Life, General, On The Road, Vagabonding Life

Traveling with a wheelchair

Daily activities, within a comfortable, familiar environment can be interesting enough with a disability. If you spend time in a wheelchair, you know how different surfaces, or slight inclines, can create an immense challenge. Well yes, they may pose a challenge, look at it this way; a world on wheels is a unique perspective.

  Not long ago, Justin Skeesuck launched: The Disabled Traveler, with a tag line of “see the world differently.” … Read more »

Posted by | Comments Off on Traveling with a wheelchair  | December 13, 2012
Category: General, Lifestyle Design

Vagabonding Field Reports: 6 months in sydney – Part 1

Cost/day: $75-250 (depending on lodging and meals)

Hello and g-day from down under! How are you going? That last bit, “how are you going” always trips me up – I never know whether to answer to “how are you doing” or “where are you going”. I’ve been living in Sydney since September, and here are a few of the things that I have learned…

Posted by | Comments (4)  | December 12, 2012
Category: General, Images from the road, Oceania, Vagabonding Field Reports

On walking and wanderlust

“Many people nowadays live in a series of interiors–home, car, gym, office, shops– disconnected from each other. On foot everything stays connected, for while walking on e occupies the spaces between those interiors in the same way one occupies those interiors. One lives in the whole world rather than in interiors built up … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (2)  | December 11, 2012
Category: General

Making holidays special for the traveling family

Holidays are most definitely one of the highlights of everybody’s year.  We all have our little traditions we stick to and, as kids, look forward to all of them.  I used to measure my years by all the holiday traditions we had: making our own valentines…  putting up a shamrock tree… the 4th of July parade… Thanksgiving with Grandma’s Cranberry Salad…  opening presents on Christmas Eve…  Magical indeed!

What to do for holidays was one … Read more »

Posted by | Comments Off on Making holidays special for the traveling family  | December 11, 2012
Category: Family Travel