Friday, November 27, 2009

Quote of the Week

A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.
John Steinbeck

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Turkey Day Stuff-ing


Turkey Day is finally upon us! Time to stuff our faces, enjoy some quality family time, and just relax for even a day. We've just entered into a busier part of the year chock full of festivities and traditions.

In light of my upcoming trip to Belize (and the holiday season, of course), check out this photo gallery about how the Belizeans celebrate their "Thanksgiving Day". (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8370226.stm)

Fun Fact
Honest Abe is responsible for making Thankgiving an official holiday in 1863. National Geographic hosts a blog on some surprising facts about the holiday and notes tha Lincoln may have been swayed by magazine editor Sarah Josepha Hale, the author of "Mary Had a Little Lamb." Historians say she was a big proponent of making Thanksgiving a national holiday. (Source: Y! Buzz)


Food for Thought (mmm...thought food)
-What traditions do your family celebrate for Thanksgiving?
-Of everywhere you've been, what is your favorite tradition of the culture that you were able to experience?
-Where are you for Turkey Day?

Monday, November 23, 2009

Around the World in Six Years, Ten Months and Seven Days

Ok, so talk about a dream come true (well, for some anyway)! The man featured in this article (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-1229474/Man-visits-country-earth-record-time--worlds-boring-photos.html?ITO=1490) spent the last almost 7 years travelling to every country in the world just to prove it could be done! Sounds like something straight out of a Jules Verne novel if you ask me.

Check out the article for yourself to read about some of the experiences he had (dodging bullets, etc.) and enjoy sharing (vicariously at least) in his long and exhausting journey.

Note: As the article states, don't expect to be too impressed with his photo taking skills...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sponsors needed: Apply Here

I found this video a few weeks ago and can't help but share it with others since. I absolutely LOVE the very thought of being able to do something like this--not only to see the world round, but also to connect and interact with people from ever corner of the globe. I hope you enjoy this celebration of life and interconnectedness as much as I do!


video

Saturday, November 21, 2009

When I Think Back...

I couldn't help but enjoy this simple cartoon. Have I been a travel bug all my life? Hardly. I've traveled around the country with my family on vacays, but not until the past year or two when I started to travel on my own have I been truly bitten. Now I'm hooked:)

When were you bit by the travel bug?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Quote of the Week

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
St. Augustine

Thoughts? Comments?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

And Away We Go!

Let's start out with an easier topic...where in the world have you been? (Sites, countries, etc.) Maybe you want to list your top 10 favorite places. Maybe you want to keep it simple with a few places. Be creative!

Where's the Travel Answer Man