Resources

GENERAL TRAVEL INFORMATION:

  • CDC Traveler’s Health – information to assist travelers and their health-care providers in deciding the vaccines, medications, and other measures necessary to prevent illness and injury during international travel.
  • State Department Travel – Information about international emergencies, security warnings and travel advice.
  • Insight Crime – A disturbing (but fascinating) resource for research, analysis and investigation on organized crime in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Lonely Planet – The guidebook king. They also have a good forum where you can ask about anything. I use their guidebooks whenever I travel.
  • STA Travel – Worldwide student/young adult travel/tour company that provides good deals.
  • Viator – A good resource for travel information with a pretty regularly updated and well written blog.
  • BootsnAll – The BootsnAll RTW Section for all your RTW travel needs.
  • GAP Adventures – The great adventure travel people.
  • Coast 2 Coast Adventure – Travel across South America on 4-wheeler from Chile to Brazil via C2C’s adventure travel.
  • Busbud – A great resource for travelers, with worldwide bus schedules and information
  • Verge Magazine – A travel magazine that focuses on traveling with a purpose, my favorite thing! Work and Travel Deeper.
  • Work and Travel USA – Work & Travel USA program gives you a chance to be much more than a tourist! Experience life in the U.S. by working side-by-side with locals. It’s a real American experience that also helps cover travel expenses!
  • Study Abroad Scholarships – A comprehensive list of study abroad scholarships.
  • Gogobot – Travel recommendations for friends and people who travel like you.
  • Greenheart Travel – Greenheart Travel is a non-profit cultural exchange organization dedicated to connecting people and planet.
  • Travel Clubs: PhotoFly Travel Club and Singles By the Bay Travel Club
  • International Travel Requirements: A resource via Find the Best to help you compare country travel requirements.
  • Travel Squire – A digital news magazine and travel planning service called The Travel Therapist.
  • American Citizens Abroad – The Voice of Americans Overseas

KICK-ASS TRAVEL BLOGS:

  • 501 Places – Andy’s been to over 70 countries after years of traveling, and 501 Places serves as an inspiration to others seeking to explore the world
  • A Pair of Panties & Boxers – Monica is a Social media account coordinator passionate about traveling, writing & global issues.
  • Adventure Rob – Rob bid farewell to the UK and opted for a life in Australia and the South Pacific instead.
  • Around the World “L”! – Lillie loves to volunteering as much as she loves circumnavigating the world.
  • Backpack ME – From India and Portugal, A&Z want to inspire anyone to travel around the world, no matter where they come from. Backpack ME is all about a multicultural perspective on travel!
  • Bagpack Traveller –  If a picture does indeed speak a thousand words, then Daniel Murillo Mir’s and Ingrid Molano’s photojournalistic travel blog speaks volumes.
  • Backpacking Travel Blog – A travel blog by Samuel & Audrey, self proclaimed ‘cheapskate extraordinaires’ on a quest to experience the world.
  • Bacon is Magic – Ayngelina quit her job and left her life behind to travel solo. Follow her travels as she eats her way around the world.
  • Balanced Melting Pot – Deborah’s efforts to keep the pot from tipping over, while managing life as an expat and 3 different cultures.
  • Blondie at Worldz End Travel Blog – Veni, Vidi, Vici! Travel blog for everyone who came, saw and conquered.
  • Bohemian Trails – Online travel magazine focusing on global art, culture and off-the-beaten path destinations.
  • Born 2 Travel – Mark and Stefy, two Italian backpackers, tell and photograph their experiences around the world with love. A website that tries to share adventures with other travellers giving tips about  backpacking in freedom.
  • Canada’s Adventure Couple – Dave and Deb are Canada’s adventure couple, and they’re showing everyone you don’t need to be an ironman to be active and adventurous. You just need to get off the couch.
  • Charity Travel – Charity Travel is a large adventurous journey around the world, combining exciting traveling with supporting small-scale charity causes, thereby inspiring other travelers to follow our example.
  • Crazy Sexy Fun Traveler – What more can I say?
  • Cultural Travel with Hole In The Donut – Barbara’s blog features her travel adventures and the never-ending spiritual lessons that come from travel.
  • erohisms “arrow-isms”- Rob and Lina Eroh go from well-employed to well-traveled on $1000/person/month. If you’re into adventure travel, awesome photography, and behind the scenes exposés, you’ll love following their journey.
  • eTramping – “Pack lite, travel far, and live long” is the motto that describes the lifestyle of travel bloggers Cez and Agnes who travel around the world on less than $25 per day while sharing the world with you on their blog!
  • EVASER – A lifestyle site and blog about vagabonding, backpacking and long term around the world travel.
  • Everything Everywhere – Gary Arndt has been traveling and blogging around the world since March 2007.
  • foXnoMad – Anil Polat is a digital nomad traveling the world indefinitely. A former computer hacker, he travels and blog full-time on his way to seeing every country on Earth
  • Geotraveler’s Niche – Editor for Matador Goods, Nigerian-born Lola Akinmade-Åkerström’s photography and travel writing are characterized by vibrancy and hope
  • GlobeDiva Travels – A little travel talk to escape the daily grind.
  • GloboTreks Travels – Norbert is a professionally-trained architect getting a new education traveling on the road.
  • The GlobeTrekker – Robert works for a major airline which continuously allows him to enjoy one of his biggest passions, Traveling the World.
  • Going Local Travel – A blog for travelers looking to break off track.
  • Hop and Jaunt – Aly and John are designing a new, location independent career path as traveling designers.
  • Jane’s Guide to Edinburgh – A Travel Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Jane’s Guide to Scotland – A Travel Guide to Scotland
  • Johnny Vagabond – Join Wes on his budget trip around the world. He’s traveling cheap, taking pics and telling lies.
  • Kaleidoscopic Wandering – Traveling the world one color at a time.
  • Kyle the Vagabond – Follow Kyle on his vagabond travels across new destinations around the globe.
  • Land Lopers – Matt is out to experience the world on a budget.
  • Living Abroad – A site dedicated to ‘permanent tourists’.
  • Living Bueno – Fitness, travel and lifestyle design from Rick.
  • LL World Tour – A push-up champion and experienced world traveler.
  • My Beautiful Adventures – Andi is a Chinese medicine doctor who has a love affair with South America, and her travel philosophy is, indeed, beautiful.
  • My Several Worlds – Carrie’s take on destinations, lifestyles and cultures in Asia.
  • NederFun – Travel information on the Netherlands.
  • Nerdy Nomad – Kristy has been traveling since January 2008, living off her earnings from the web. Her site is both interesting and packed with good tips.
  • Nomadical Sabbatical – A nomad’s musings on long term travel.
  • Nomadic Samuel – Miles away from ordinary, dripping with sarcasm.
  • Our Oyster – Jade is a Canadian expat blogging about budget travel, adventure and cultural travel, destination guides, and family travel.
  • Pause the Moment – Ryan’s travel tips, reviews, photography and inspiration.
  • Romancing The Planet – An Indian passport holder completes his MBA and starts traveling around the world sharing interesting stories and photographs
  • Runaway Jane – Travel tips, insight and advice from a runaway named Jane.
  • Slacker Backpacker – Mariah is going RTW. This is a solo mission with no semblance of a plan.
  • Smiling Faces Travel Photos – Daily travel photo featuring smiles from around the world.
  • SoloFriendly.com – All you need to travel is you.
  • Tara & Karina Go Out – Their first line sold me… “Travel is about the experience, not just seeing landmarks.”
  • That Backpacker – Born in Canada and raised in Argentina, Audrey is a girl who finds herself perpetually on the road.
  • The Brooklyn Nomad – Andrew is a successful travel writer and social media manager addicted to his craft.
  • The Traveling Indian – Guiding Indians to travel the world independently without having any fear.
  • Todd’s Wanderings – Travel, adventures, food and advice from 10 years on the road…and counting.
  • Traveling Destination – Travelwkly.com is blog covering travelling destination around the world.
  • TravelBllgr – A kiwi and a pom travelling the world and sharing our adventures and travel tips.
  • travelFREAK – Born in America, Jeremy, an IT specialist by trade, packed up his belongings and left home on an open-ended trip to Australia. Years later, he’s still on the move and exploring other countries.
  • Travel Addicts – The explorations of two busy professionals who work to support their travel habit, packing in as much adventure as the “real world” allows.
  • Travel Yourself – Cailin’s travel website for the lover of visuals.
  • Travel-o-Cafe – A couple traveling the world in search for beauty and meaning. Their journey is food for the soul and a zen affair that’s been going on for years.
  • Travel Notes – Photo travel journals from different parts of the globe.
  • Travel Photographs – Travel Photos of Hans, an avid traveler with more than 70 visited countries already.
  • Travel Sex Life – An entertaining and explicit blog about sex and travel around the world.
  • Traveling Savage – Keith is Scotland bound, one month at a time and focusing on experiential travel to provide insight and tips on the local culture.
  • Travels of Adam – Adam is a graphic designer on a round-the-world trip.
  • Twenty-Something Travel – A travel blog for young people; the why, the where and the how.
  • Two Backpackers – Aracely & Jason travel the world sharing HD adventure travel videos, HD travel pictures and independent budget backpacking travel tips.
  • Uncornered Market – Dan and Audrey are road warriors providing insightful stories, gorgeous culinary photography, and incredibly detailed accounts of their travels.
  • Unhook Now – World Travel Adventures – World Travel Adventures to 100 countries – Helping people escape their 9 to 5 routines and realize & afford their travel dreams
  • Velvet Escape – Go explore, experience and be inspired by Keith.
  • Wandering Trader – Marcello funds his adventurous lifestyle and world travel through day trading.
  • We Roam Around – 3 Months Traveling in South America
  • What to See in Spain –  Will left his 9-5 London lifestyle in the last half of 2011 to learn Spanish to fluency and figure out what to see in Spain while living on the cheap.

SOUTH AMERICA TRAVEL SITES & BLOGS:

  • Landing Pad BA – Your alternative guide to Buenos Aires
  • Buenos Aires Herald – Argentina Newspaper that keeps it straight to the point.
  • Time Out Buenos Aires – The popular guide to hotels, restaurants and going out.
  • What’s Up Buenos Aires – Cool site focused on artists, music and Buenos Aires Nightlife.
  • Buenos Aires Expats – Very helpful forum from expats around Argentina.
  • Buenos Aires Expats – InterNations expat community in Argentina
  • My BA Travel Guide – The best place to find festival and event information in Buenos Aires.
  • Living in Patagonia – Great resource for travel to Southern Argentina – Patagonia.
  • The Hand of Dan – Incredible writing from a good friend and Argentinos Juniors futbol fanatic. He encompasses everything Argentina from the touchline.
  • The Argentine Post – Good info regarding news and technology in Buenos Aires.
  • Como Viajo – Helps you navigate buses in Buenos Aires, Argentina (no easy task)
  • Wipe – Solid guide to music and life in Buenos Aires (in Spanish)
  • Vammos Buenos Aires – About Nightlife in Buenos Aires (in Spanish)
  • Mapa Interactivo – Great resource for bus routes and directions in Buenos Aires.
  • Asado Argentina – Note: you will get hungry reading this blog.
  • Yanqui Mike – Beefy news from a real Argentinine Guacho (from the States). Check out his Townie Spotlight interview.
  • Tango in Her Eyes – A Buenos Aires survival guide from Tango loving Joli.
  • Sugar & Spice – Frank’s take on Buenos Aires as he raises children and crushes the cookie game. Checkout his Townie Spotlight interview.
  • Imagine Argentina– Wade and Tania’s trek from Utah to Argentina and several places in between.
  • Expose Buenos Aires – Canadian Expat exposes life and living in Buenos Aires.
  • Last Tango in Buenos Aires – Love and life at the end of the world.
  • Romancing Argentina – Gayle’s reflections on the joys and challenges of moving from the USA to a little house on the Argentine pampa.
  • Buenos Aires Foodies – Exactly that.
  • Latin Flyer – Every week, you’ll find fresh and exclusive Latin America travel. trips, reviews, photos and travel videos.
  • Travel Ojos – Steven Roll’s Latin America travel blog.
  • Medellin Living – Colombia lifestyle and travel blog about Medellin.
  • O Colombia! – A guide to life on the inside of Colombia. 

PLACES I RECOMMEND:

  • Erupcion Hostal & Restaurant – Baños, Ecuador hostel with a friendly, family-run staff, private rooms, cheap food and strong wifi in Baños, Ecuador.

OTHER SITES I LOVE:

  • Penshire Media – Scott’s media site is rooted in awesomeness and I don’t just say that because he’s one of my best friends.
  • Popular Hispanics – This is where I get in touch with my hispanic heritage… or lack there of.
  • Queen City Studio – Design studio based out of Buffalo, New York that helped me with the new site and constantly pushes me to improve my graphic design skills.

 

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