Traveling

Mondays Around the World ~ Traveling in Belize City

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John, a Canadian originally from Windsor, Ontario, is just beginning his world travels outside of North America. He started his trip in Cancun, Mexico and has since gone South, most recently through Belize. He has spent time in San Ignacio, Cayo Province and on the key island of San Pedro. In Belize City he stayed with…

To Mars and back with your own car ~ Arches National Park, Utah

Arches National Park Utah

  A giant hand is sticking out an enormous finger through the endless, red desert, spinning a terra cotta basketball. Another giant hand gives a huge OK sign. Humongous creatures were involved in creating this land. Pretty sure. We came because of a little sign next to US50 that pointed us to ‘Arches National Park’…

Coast to Coast – USA cross country with a Ford E150

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Twinky on the road from East Coast to West Coast. Twinky is a big, blue Ford E150 Camper Van with room for seven sitting people and when we flip the bench, there is enough room for two sleeping guys. We planned to mostly drive but a nap every now and then wouldn’t hurt. We’re moving…

Exploring the world one coast at a time

packing boxes

Packing. I seem to be always packing. Packing a trolley for a short business trip, unpacking afterwards, packing a backpack for a weekend trip, and unpacking again, packing kites and other stuff into Twinky, the van, and for the long term stuff I pack boxes. Since I’ve been living in New York I’ve managed to…

Volunteer for a day ~ Santa Emilia, Nicaragua

Painted kids hands

Fun things are happening in the colorful city of Granada in Nicaragua! Travelers from all over the world volunteer for a day to teach kids art in the Project EcoARTE. A family from Israel, a couple from Ireland, an elderly married couple from Netherlands and young bag-packers on their journey through Central-America take the opportunity…

Mondays Around the World ~ House-sitting in Grenada, Caribbean Sea

Nora enjoys Grenada

Nora Dunn is The Professional Hobo; a full-time traveler (since 2007) and freelance writer who travels in a financially sustainable way. She is currently house-sitting on the Caribbean island of Grenada for three months. Monday, April 9th was a standard day in her Caribbean life: 6:50am – Wake up to soft rain on the roof…

Comfort zone

Palm tree sunset party

Comfort zone is a snug couch with huge plush pillows. The heart beats with a soft rhythm, the stomach gently digest the pabulum of the day and the brain creatively builds boxes to pass the time and make everything easy, categorized, sorted. Nice! But comfort zone also makes a huge butt and so I, from…

Get your travel companion from overseas on board!

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Planning a group tour with people from different countries can be tricky, especially when the time difference is big. We were planning a kite vacation with a friend who lives in Germany. During the week we barely had a chance to talk directly because of the different timezones. We are in New York and when…

Kitesurfing in North Carolina

Kite Boarding Hatteras, North Carolina

I kept asking the instructor ‘What about this weekend?’ but the answer was for too many weeks in a row ‘Offshore wind, sorry, can’t do it’. Impatiently I was hoping for a change in the wind direction to get the kite boarding beginners lesson. But the wind stubbornly blew from North without mercy. As the…