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Africa | Asia | Australia | Central America | Europe | Middle East | North America | Round-the-World | South America


Africa

Big Brother’s African Brother
Penny Raylott’s Africa trip is a chance to find out if she has the mental stamina to survive being on a truck with 24 people that she cannot escape from. Can she cope with camping in an ‘A’ frame tent for 11 weeks? In this Big Brother environment there will be no evictions, but no doubt there would be a few fellow travellers up for nomination. Let’s just hope that Penny’s not the weakest link.

The Couscous Weekend: 5 Days in Morocco
Michele Ann Jenkins has only five days to see as many mosques, hear as many snake charmers, and eat as much couscous as possible – but will she find her way out of the souq in time to make it to work on Monday?

African Anecdotes
Andrew Cairns visited the Ivory Coast with his native wife and felt he saw the real country, from the villagers’ perspective, not some package deal resort.

Adventures in the Ultramar
Pre-war Mozambique and Angola were described as Elysian paradises, so Grayden Ridd required little convincing to see them for himself.

A Trek in Dogon Country
Nicky McLean treks through the prime attraction to visitors to West Africa, but warns: Be prepared to negotiate.


Asia

Yes, We Have No Banana Pancakes
Given the state of things on the Eastern seaboard, New Yorkers Shannon Holman and Erica Harris figure they may as well take their chances against southeast Asia’s giant spiders and dengue fever.

Seoul Man: 12 Months in Korea NEW!
Like thousands of other unqualified drifters, Conor Purcell is teaching English in North East Asia. The aimless, sordid world he inhabits is something he will try and document over the next twelve months or so.

Hippies, Hikers, Hookahs and Harems
After four months in Africa, Susan and Edward Taylor head for Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Tibet and Myanmar in search of enlightenment.

Stumbling through Guizhou
Luke Taylor is a Peace Corps volunteer teaching English in Guizhou Province of Southwest China. He’s enjoying (and infuriated by) the chance to experience a side of China that very few foreigners have seen before.

Shangri-la – or Somewhere in the Neighborhood
Chris Card Fuller and her husband were hunting for ‘Shangri-la’ just beyond Lijiang in Yunnan Province or at Inle Lake or Bagan in Myanmar, or at Halong Bay in Vietnam or at Angkor Wat in Cambodia – and if all else failed – at the Shangri-la Hotel in Bangkok.

Paul Kan’s Asia Journal
Paul Kan was a financial sponsor banker in New York City for DLJ until
they were acquired and he was laid off. In March 2001, he left on a 6-month journey of China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Nepal, Tibet, and Bali – which also gave him a chance to work on his love of photography.

Open Wide – Travels in India and Pakistan (and Thailand & Cambodia)
Emily Silbert is going to India and Pakistan for three months. She’s spent a year or so preparing and researching this trip and her goal is to return having a better understanding of the traveller’s epithet "Tread Lightly", in all respects.

Myanmar 2001
Doug Burnett spent about 10 days in this reclusive country that sits just off the normal travellers’ trail through South East Asia.

Tales from a Broad
Kat Blessin arrived in London when she ran out of money after travelling through Europe, and had been here for the last 18 months. After getting sick of the Brits and she’s decided to leave on a trip to SE Asia and Australia.

Digital Backpacker
Ben van den Anker is taking whichever road suits him in an overland journey from Bangkok to Tibet lasting six months.

Uzbekistan 2000
Doug Burnett travelled around this Central Asian country for about two weeks and found magnificent Islamic monuments and wonderful people – too bad about the food.

Trekking in Nepal
Ian Reynolds went to Nepal to trek through some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world and to get as close as possible to Everest without actually climbing it.

South East Asia on a Hamstring
Marie Javins embarked on a 2 month overland tour of South East Asia with Intrepid Travel, taking in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia.

Laos – Land of the Million Elephants
Inspired by the beauty of northern Thailand some years ago, Bernhard Heiser returns and continues to unspoilt Laos.


Europe

Strange Encounters on the Traveller’s Highway NEW!
Having always loved England, David Hackett has decided to see it in more detail, working casually along the way. Ireland, Greece, and Turkey are also on the agenda before he heads to Canada to finish his degree as an exchange student.

Tour of Duty: An art pilgrimage in southern Europe
Neville Millen spent 2 months in Italy, Spain, Portugal and France, examining the art of travel while on the trail of some of Europe’s great artists.

To Europe and Beyond
An extraordinary tale of one man’s determination to make up for lost time. After a low point in his life, Ian Elliott found travel, took his first step, and hasn’t looked back since.

What You Risk Reveals What You Value
Lizza Osborn felt Eastern Europe was the perfect place for an adventure. It’s her first solo trip abroad and she won’t be bringing much with her except for a good attitude!

Boatgirl
Louise Douglas has decided not to worry about where her next job comes from. She’s visiting rellies in the UK, cruising the Atlantic and the Caribbean, and taking in as much Formula One as she can in Europe.

Bonus Year
After being offered a scholarship in Cambridge, England, Phil Mayor decided to see as much of Europe as he could. Suddenly, he felt as if a whole year had just been added to his life.

It Doesn’t Matter Which Road You Take
Vincent Yanez embarked on a European journey with his friend Chris that would include visits to places such as London, the Czech Republic, Germany, France, Italy, The French Riviera, Monaco, Holland and Scotland. They go from being locked within a Scottish dungeon to the discovery that Van Gogh is alive and well, managing a hotel in Holland.

The Big Trip
Jennifer Colvin and her boyfriend, Bob, are using their bikes and local transportation to follow an indirect route from France to Turkey. They’re hoping the bikes will allow the journey to be open to possibility. Instead of passing through the scenery, they become a part of it.

Trans-Atlantic Travelogue
Clayton Trapp and his family (including Blackberry the dog) will drive all the way across the U.S. to Grandma’s house in Vermont, then down to Miami where they’ll take a cruise ship to Barcelona. From there, they’ll be following the ATP tennis tour which will lead them from Spain to Germany, to France, the Netherlands, England and finally Italy. In between they’ll be spending time in Denmark, the Netherlands, and God only knows where else.

With the Sea Always On My Right
Sandy Robert traveled counterclockwise around Ireland. From Dublin to Dublin, traveling mainly along the coast in a two week period. Her only concern was that she might not have enough time to fit in all the things she wanted to do along the way.

The Wild-West Highland Way
Les Singleton put off visiting Scotland for years, knowing that one walk amongst its mountains would have him hooked for life. He hiked the West Highland Way with his brother and knew that his hunch was correct.

Take Any Road to the Highlands, But Stay on the Left
The year 2000 may have been a non-event for many people, but it sparked a new adventure for Marc Cullison and his family. With almost a year of discussions and preparation behind them, they lunged into travel mode for eight glorious days in Scotland.

Cindy’s UK Tour
Cindy Zimmer has decided that her job really isn’t for her. The look on her friend’s and family’s faces when she said she had a working holiday visa for the UK was priceless.

Les Trois Mousquetaires go to France, Italy and maybe a few other places
Marie-Claire Hatfield is taking her two daughters on a tour of western Europe. Tiffany and Kimberley will be sharing their thoughts as well.

Ireland on a Working Visa
Anthony St Clair spent 4 months in Ireland on a Usit working holiday visa. And he couldn’t wait to sample the Guinness!

European Tour, My Own Way
Celeste Bobryk squeezed as much of Europe into a month as she could and still found time to enjoy herself.

European Travelogue
Geoff Clelland saved up some cash and went along on the ‘Bastards-R-Us’ tour of Central Europe. Here is the travelogue from the eleven cities he visited.

Soul Surfer in Europe
Mike Jones spent some time in Amsterdam, sampling the local culture and making a bunch of new friends.

From Baltic to the Black Sea
Tan Wee Cheng’s odyssey through the borderlands of Europe, taking in Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova.

England Through My Eyes
Observations and pictures from Kelly Cheng’s 3 week adventure in England, from London to Cornwall to the Lake District.


Caribbean/Central America

Find Me In Jamaica
Amy Casey is flying off on a last minute trip to Jamaica. She’s at a point in her life where she’s coming back to her creative self and thinks Jamaica might be just what she needs.

Hammocks, E-Coli, and Liquados
Kelli Sullivan knew she needed to be somewhere else in the world besides the monotony and mediocrity of her college town in Utah. Two weeks later she showed up at the airport in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Cuba Independently? Es Posible!
Derek Gruar fell in love with Cuba and is looking forward to making her acquaintance again hopefully in the not too distant future.

Paget’s Belize Journal
Paget Engen’s adventure working and living in Belize for four months began with a late night catching up with an old friend. Paget wanted to live somewhere else and her friend knew a guy who needed some help with his consulting business. Amazing how things work!

Tapir Travels
Mattias Niinisaari is travelling in Central America. The purpose (except to get a nice tan) is to experience the Latino and indigenous culture there with everything that it involves.

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