http://perpetualtravel.com/rtw/-This is the Grandaddy of RTW sites and where I went when I first started reading travelogues online (back in the stone age of the www, 1995).
It continues to have great info along with a huge links page to RTW travelogues.
http://www.vagabonding.com-Mike Pugh has one of the best designed travelogue websites I've seen in a long time. This is the type of site I wish ours could be (if I had the design skills). He has video clips with music (make sure you check out the nepal trek, it's great), journals and great photos. I only wish his journals were a bit longer.
http://www.blueprint21.de A great website by a lovely German writer and fellow Thorntree writer. Part poetry, part visual art, part travelogue; it's dreamlike and enchanting.
http://www.ourreallybigadventure.com/-A couple of rock climbers make their way around the world.
http://www.smallbagbigworld.com/-A couple on a 14 month round-the world journey
http://www.amyandbraxton.com/- Any and Braxton go around the world and follow a very similar route to ours.
http://www.mariesworldtour.com/- Marie went around the world by herself, only allowing 3 flights. Almost all overland or by boat or freighter, it's a very interesting tale.
http://www.thetravelyear.com -another couple doing an around the world trip. Their site is very professional and has an interesting calendar to access the daily journals.
http://www.globalbum.com -Very funny site. Make sure you click on the satirical "Hostel" site. At first, I wasn't even sure if it was real or not.
O2B Explorers -a really interesting site that focuses heavily on classroom information for children. Requires a username and password to access the site.
Whole Wide World - Bill and Doreen Stair's adventures traveling around the world. If you're an avid bird watcher, as they are, this is the site for you! So far they've been to Turkey, Nepal, India and Thailand.
Life Journey -Keith and Lea are currently doing a one year trip around the world. They have an extensive site that includes preparation, and many photos.
Chris and Becky's Excellent Adventure -Becky and Chris Mendez are traveling around the world starting March 2000. They took us up on our recommendation to use our friend Hiran as a guide in Nepal and had a wonderful time. They also did 2 Dragoman Adventures through Africa.
http://earth2marsh.com - Marsh Gardiner is traveling around the world by himself, starting in Europe in May 2000, (with a side trip to Morocco), and is currently on his way to Thailand in Jan 2001. A newly converted digital photo buff, his site has lots o' good pictures and the journals are trickling in. Before he left on his trip, he found our site, loved it, and offered to buy us dinner to pick our brains more. Never ones to turn down free food, we accepted and a wonderful time was had by all.
- Scott and Julie are leaving in October 2000, but already
have their site online. They've included journals from previous trips to places like Egypt, the Galapagos Islands and
Costa Rica and plan to update their next trip from the road.
http://www.spudstravels.com -This is quite a funny site; it's "the home of the world's most travelled Potato Head".Go around the world with Spud (aka Mr Potato Head) and follow his adventures to places like Peru, Easter Island,Singapore and France.
longsstrangetrip.com- Christie and Wiley Long left in February 2000. It looks to be a great trip including South America, Europe, Egypt, Thailand, Bali, and Nepal. In Nepal, they also used our recommendation for Hiran and had a great time
TIMEZONE 7 -"On October 15, 1998 Jeff Siegel and Michael Waldman began a seven month journey into the heart of the Eastern world..." This just proves it's a small world after all...Jeff and Michael traveled for months with our friend Rochelle Rosen who we met in Kathmandu.
2 GO GLOBAL - This is the journal of Kelly and Rich Willis from Atlanta who are traveling Around The World for a year from Sept. 1999-2000. This promises to be a great web site, full of interesting details and country specific info. It includes journals, photos, planning info, and fun sections like "What not 2 do in a foreign country" , "Pleased 2 Meet You", "2 Go Quote Board" and much more. Kristina met up with them in Bangkok in Feb 2000.
http://www.FarOffLands.com/ by Russell and Kathey Gilbert. In 1991-92 they traveled around the world and did one of the first on line journals.
Marc Brosius' Round-the-World Trip-Marc and Karin Brosius and travel around the world 1995-98
http://www.geocities.com/mdonath/ By Matt Donath, who also does the Singapore Journal
RTW2VT Around the World to Vermont -another couple does a very similar route around the world.
http://www.worldwidewanderings.com: Worldwide Wanderings - Scott and Laura will be doing a real time journal as they go. Sept '98-99
Go Global Girl! -the round the world travels of Myrna James.
www.curiouskids.com- an ongoing travelogue by five kids, ages 7-17, traveling around the world to see 20 countries.
New York Times acticle - this is the article about us and other "technomads" in the NY Times from April 29, 1999!
http://freespace.virgin.net/adrian.ball/ -Adrian and Katie's home page and world tour, 1998-1999. Many countries in Cental and South America included as well as Thailand, India, Europe, etc. Info on snowboarding also.
www.worldwander.com/index.htm- Karen and Scooter go around the world 1998-99. Highlights include ancient and natural wonders of the world like the pyramids, Machu Pichu, Angkor Wat, the great barrier reef and their own wedding in Africa!
www.andrys.com/indox.html- Great site with tons of excellent photos of a two week trip to Peru in 1997 done by Andrys Basten. Includes Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon and more.
New Zealand Travel Services -We used them to book our motorhome in New Zealand
-Silk longjohns on this website are a fantastic deal!
Around-The-World Search Engine
(pages with heaps 'o travelogue links)
www.travelhog.net-lots o links to travelogue websites here!
http://www.Cyber-Adventures.com-This site hosts travelogues sent in by it's readers.
Around-The-World Research Sites:
Travel Library-a great all purpose travel site. Lists info sites and travelogues.
http://www.airlinequality.com/index.htm-Airline ranking, flight reviews, seating reviews, etc.
http://www.bolt.icestorm.com/lyric-A resource for anyone interested in backpacking, volunteering, working, learning and wandering around the world.
http://www.onebag.com/home.html-ideas about packing, luggage, and traveling light
http://travel.state.gov -This is where the US government gives travel warnings by country.
WORLD HERITAGE SITES We have seen many of these wonders of the
world as we've traveled. They are well worth the time and expense.
From the UNESCO site:
The main objective of UNESCO is to contribute to peace and security in the world by promoting collaboration among nations through education, science, culture and communication in order to further universal respect for justice, for the rule of law and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms which are affirmed for the peoples of the world, without distinction of race, sex, language or religion, by the Charter of the United Nations.
Around-The-World Money Sites
http://www.citibank.com- offers PC Banking. Allows you to access accounts via the internet, and download your transactions directly to your computer. Pay your Visa by transfering money from checking or savings
Classic 164 Currency
Converter- View the exchange rates for 164 different currencies.
Misc. Travel-Related Sites
http://www.BootsnAll.com -Great all purpose travel website with excellent articles including quite a few of Kristina's!
http://www.bellaonline.com/travel/independent.html -General travel site focusing on women and independent travel.
http://www.Fiji4Less.com.fj/ -This is the company that we used to book our beach bungalow and dive package in Fiji
http://www.iamat.org/non-profit organization that gives information on English speaking, Western educated doctors, all over the world, that agree to treat travelers for a set price.
AirTreks.com- Around the World Airfares and Adventures. This site lets you use their "TripBuilder" to create your own around the world ticket and get an estimate on line.
Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel Online- Giant site with lots of info and advice for the budget traveler. Also includes lots of great package deal offers.
http://wa6otp.webjump.com - This is my Uncle Jim's web page. He's a Ham Radio wizard and all-around wilderness/survival guy. If you're interested in backpacking in the Oregon Mountains, he has an amazing story on his site about a 5 day trip he did in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. Click on the link to "Ham Radio on the Trail".
http://www.phoons.com -is a collection of pictures from world travelers, where each contributor assumes a particular pose kind of like the statue of Mercury.
last updated on July 18, 2005