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Swahili Dhows and Zanzibar Ferries – Tanzanian Island-Hopping

Swahili Coast Island Hopping - Tanga to Dar es Salaam by Dhow and Ferry “It is not worth the while to go round the world to count the cats in Zanzibar.” - Henry David Thoreau A contrast is immediately apparent upon crossing the border from Kenya to Tanzania. The paved road gives way to a dirt track, and concrete buildings with tin tops are replaced by mud huts with thatched caps. We are in Tanga, and decide to island-hop down the Swahili coast Dar es Salaam. We are always looking for adventure and [...]

By |2018-11-06T02:24:01+00:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Adventure, Tanzania|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Ultimate Packing List – Everything You’ll Need To Travel The World

Everything You'll Need - The Ultimate World Travel Packing List “Go small, go simple, go now.” - Lin and Larry Pardey Travel Packing For Long Trips Deciding what to bring on a long trip through various parts of the world can seem daunting. The best rule is to keep it simple and small. No matter where or when you go, there are certain things that you will want, need or will come in very handy during your trip. This is not a comprehensive travel packing list, but a guideline to use [...]

By |2018-07-24T01:49:47+00:00June 25th, 2018|Categories: Accommodation, Money and Security|Tags: , |0 Comments

A Slow Boat Through Laos – Cruising The Nam Tha River

Drifting Down The Nam Tha River - A Slow Boat Through Laos “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” - A. A. Milne Peace and Baaah All travel is slow travel in Laos. For two days, we stare at the countryside out the back of a truck, waving to children as we drive through their villages and negotiating landslides. Finally, we arrive at Luanag Nam Tha. The Nam Tha River starts near this growing town in northern Laos, and continues until it reaches the Mekong. [...]

By |2018-12-15T18:55:33+00:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Laos, Perspective|Tags: , , |0 Comments

All Dressed Up With Somewhere To Go – What To Wear Over There

Travel Clothing - What To Wear Over There “Bring half the clothes and twice the money.” - Susan Heller There is a vast array of lightweight, quick-dry and versatile travel clothing available everywhere. For example, pants with zip-off legs double as shorts, and Gore-Tex® (and other similar synthetic textiles) are waterproof, breathable and light. Choose articles of clothing that can be worn comfortably both individually or in layers. Some travelers prefer cotton, which is light and comfortable, but can take longer to dry than other materials. Avoid denim – it is [...]

By |2018-07-24T23:08:27+00:00June 11th, 2018|Categories: Money and Security, Transportation|Tags: , |0 Comments

Babylon By Bus – Slow Travel On Four Wheels

Bus Travel Tips, Tricks and Advice - Slow Travel on Four Wheels “A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are in it.” - Unknown Author When it comes to public transportation, bus travel is the cheapest, most dangerous and least comfortable way to get from one destination to another, and it is the slowest way to travel. Here, we will explore strategies, tips and advice to make bus travel as painless as possible. Local buses are flagged down by extending [...]

By |2018-10-29T23:12:12+00:00May 21st, 2018|Categories: Transportation|Tags: , |0 Comments

Goin’ Down The Road – On Tour With The Grateful Dead

So Many Roads To Shakedown Street - My First Grateful Dead Tour “The bus came by and I got on. That's when it all began.” - Grateful Dead Tour Bus I had no idea. I had seen them twice before, but this was my first tour and my first exposure to life on the road. We don't have a car, so Rick and I “straddled that Greyhound” in Toronto, bound for Alpine Valley – somewhere near Milwaukee. Traveler's cheques seem like a safe option, but I never think about where I [...]

By |2018-05-13T05:18:17+00:00April 30th, 2018|Categories: Arts and Culture, United States|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Benares Or Bust – Overland Odyssey Through Central India

Overland Travel In India - An Odyssey By Bus And Train “Take me to the station and put me on a train. I've got no expectations to pass through here again.” - Rolling Stones Slow Travel, Whether You Like It Or Not Of the two ways to get overland from Khajuraho to Varanasi, neither is very convenient. So, we opt for both. Overland travel in India is usually pretty slow travel, whether you like it or not. The train doesn’t actually go from Khajuraho, but from the “nearby” town of Mahoba. The [...]

By |2018-05-01T11:15:10+00:00April 16th, 2018|Categories: Arts and Culture, India|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Welcome To The Jungle – Amazon Adventures On The Javari River

Welcome To The Jungle - Amazon Adventures On The Javari River “Let us keep the dance of rain our fathers kept and tread our dreams beneath the jungle sky." - Arna Bontemps River Boats and Border Crossings The flight from Chiclayo offers stunning views over the Andes, and a glimpse of the endless expanse of the Amazon Rainforest. Inaccessible by road, Iquitos is a large city set in the middle of the jungle. Apart from the laid-back atmosphere and the friendliness of the locals, the first thing we notice is the [...]

By |2018-10-26T22:36:18+00:00February 26th, 2018|Categories: Adventure, Brazil, Colombia, Peru|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Shall We Go, You And I, While We Can? – Slow Travel With No Time To Lose

Shall We Go, You And I, While We Can? - Slow Travel With No Time To Lose “We will leave this place an empty stone Or shining ball of blue we can call our home.” - Grateful Dead The Future’s Here, We Are It, We Are On Our Own We have been put on notice – and it isn’t the first time. In 1992, The Union of Concerned Scientists – a collection of 1700 scientists from 71 countries, including the majority of Nobel Laureates – issued its first warning. It cautioned [...]

By |2018-11-02T02:14:18+00:00January 1st, 2018|Categories: Destinations, Feature|Tags: , |0 Comments