Solo Travel: One is not the loneliest number [Infographic]

Here’s an infographic from G Adventures that maps the growing trend toward solo travel—follow its route to explore some of the factors at play, discover the nationalities most likely to travel solo, and take in a plethora of interesting stats about how and why people travel solo.

Happy Halloween!

We’re celebrating All Hallows’ Eve all week long over on the ‘Looptail’ — so check in every day for a new tale of travel that’ll chill you to the bone. Trick or treat! Stay tuned all week! Here’s a ‘boo’ at what they’ve got in store for you over on the G Adventures travel blog!

And we’re back!

This month, we’re going to return to a weekly posting schedule! In addition to providing more consistent updates here on Two Go Round-The-World, I’m going to be blogging over at the Looptail more regularly as well, so drop in to see how I’m getting on.


Hackpacking: Emergency Flash Drive

Have a digital backup plan when on the road—a secure flash drive loaded with your most vital documents and details. Here’s how to build your own—via Gizmodo’s Andrew Tarantola

The Women of San Pedro Market

At Cusco’s Sand Pedro market, you can enjoy a first-hand look at how locals live day-to-day outside the confines of Cusco’s tourist areas. Get off the beaten path a little bit and head to the market for a truly Peruvian experience. And bring lots of film—or make sure that you have abundant space on your memory card. It’s very photogenic.

Hackpacking: Make a Rubber Band Travel Clothesline

Unless you’re willing to over-pack, or spend valuable time in laundromats, you’ll want to wash some items in your hotel room sink. But, how to dry?


Cheap Trick: A review of Tim Leffel’s ‘World’s Cheapest Destinations’

For the round-the-world traveller who is planning an adventure, Leffel’s book will prove to be a good tool and a good jumping-off point.

Up The Yangtze

Yung Chang handles the subject with insight and poise. This documentary is a must-see for anybody contemplating a trip to the mainland.

Panasonic’s Lumix GF1—a great all-around travel camera

Kathyrn and I had—for a while now—been considering a new camera—one that we can bring along with us on our round-the-world trip. We’d been looking for something that was portable without having to sacrifice the bells and whistles of a traditional DSLR.

Looking Back

Looking Back: On Returning Home

May you laugh, may you laugh, like hail falling on a tin roof, may you laugh.

Looking Back: Korean Homesick Blues

Where’s my passport? I need it to reclaim my fingerprints that they’ve sequestered at the immigration office so I wouldn’t smudge the windows that they’ve polished to keep me out.

Looking Back: The Deepest Need For Maps

Without a tether, without an anchor to your bed back home. You move. You have no need for memories. You have the deepest need for maps.

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The G Project: Share Your Idea to Change the World

| April 10, 2013 | 1 Comment

What will you do today, for tomorrow? This is the question being asked in a global initiative seeking ideas to generate positive change in the world. The G Project, powered by G Adventures and its non-profit foundation Planeterra, encourages people to submit ideas that will help solve social and environmental issues at a local level.

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What will you do today, for tomorrow?

| March 31, 2013 | 1 Comment

Next week, G Adventures will be bringing together everyday visionaries from all over the world to help make our world a little more perfect. All you need is an idea. Ideas move the world forward. Where will yours take us?

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Community Endures in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

| November 15, 2012 | 2 Comments

On the morning of October 30, 2012, millions of Americans awoke to unimaginable destruction and despair. Almost immediately, families, friends and complete strangers banded together to rebuild neighbourhoods shattered by Hurricane Sandy.

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G Adventures wants somebody to love!

| October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Check out the most recent G Adventures lip-dub video. Shot throughout the year all around the world and boasting a cast of hundreds, this labour of love from the G Adventures in-house creative team provides great insight to what working and travelling with G is all about.’s Mark Stachiew had good things to say, writing “it certainly makes you want to bust out of your cubicle on a Monday morning!”

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Lonesome George: A Conservation Icon

| June 24, 2012 | 7 Comments

Lonesome George was not just a tortoise but also a conservation icon—he was an ambassador to remind us to think about what we are doing to the world. And with his passing we are all, indeed, left a little bit lonelier.

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The Inca Trail in 70,866 Steps

| June 21, 2012 | 4 Comments

Kathryn and I are suckers for infographics—but this one definitely just topped the list as one of our favourites. Our friend (and co-worker) Sean Russo from G Adventures recently did the Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu. Just before he left, the team asked him to count his steps. Check it out!

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The Tourist Stereotype and Why You Should Give a Crap

| January 8, 2012 | 9 Comments

The irony is more than a little pronounced. In its most recent campaign, G Adventures—a small group adventure travel company with whom I work—implies that one can shed the ‘tourist’ mantle by choosing to travel with it. So what the hell are they up to?

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2011: The Year in Review

| January 2, 2012 | 2 Comments

Happy New Year! We hope that as you read this you’re full of all kinds of inspiration and motivation for the year ahead. To close out 2011 (and look ahead to 2012), we’re reviewing some of our blogging accomplishments, our highlights and, moreover, taking a moment to thank our readers!

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