What We’re Reading: September 18, 2009

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whatwerereading21112 What We’re Reading: September 18, 2009

Keep up with what we’re reading!

Each friday, we share those sites and articles—those interesting links—that we are currently reading or have recently read. Enjoy these great posts that you may have missed this past week. If you have any suggestions for next Friday’s round-up, please contact us!


We’ve lined up a veritable potpourri of great posts this week! So without delay, let’s jump in!

Ben Phillips writes about being busted in Nicaragua—a harrowing tale of a drug charge, jail, and a narrow escape from hell. Great read.

In New Delhi, JD Roberto deemed much of what he encountered backward and barbaric. But his moral compass was about to be reset. Check out Roberto’s piece on World Hum.

Brooklyn Nomad yells “look out below” with these “see-through travel attractions“.

Christine Gilbert of Almost Fearless is 11 days into her series of ’30 Ways in 30 days to Redesign Your Life and Travel the World’. In it she seeks to provide her readers with practical, real world steps to take to get from wherever you are, to exactly where you want to be– traveling the world! Some great tips. Check out the most recent post here.

Bookride enumerates some backpacker classics—and prompts a pretty good comment stream on the topic. Check it out here.

Andy Hayes showcases the writing of Stephanie Yoder (of 20-something Travel) who provides some recommendations on great destinations for the first time traveler.

Check out Keith Jenkins at Velvet Escape on the majestic Masaai Mara—the famed national park outside of Nairobi.

It started with a simple list of seven reasons Anil Polat compiled that prevent world travel—a post which turned into a series on overcoming obstacles to traveling the world, spaning two months and generating over 100 comments. Now Anil’s decided to convert the series into an eBook! For more information, see his post here.

Tammie Dooley summits her first mountain. Go Tammie!

Dan at the eponymous Dan’s Adventures jumps off the Victoria Falls bridge.

Not a brand new post but Soultravelers3 give you the seven best reasons to travel Cinque Terre! We only needed one!

Chris Guillebeau recently wrote an excellent—and very revelaing—post about fear on his site, The Art of Non-comformity. Check it out here. It’s a great read. Bottom line—embrace fear!

Brilliant Tips has some umm… brilliant tips on how to keep your money safe while travelling!

House of cards? Too easy! Here’s a hotel made from plastic keycards (200,000 in fact)

BootsnAll Threads

Dorofino’s kicked off a fine thread entitled “Starting to Save“.

The Frugal1 asks “Is my RTW itinerary too much for one year?

Keifer94 is looking for investment tips to help save for a long-term RTW trip.


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For nearly ten years now, Daniel of Two Go Round-The-World has explored how travel captures our imagination and engages our deepest emotions. One half of the duo that maintains the widely read Two Go Round-The-World blog, Daniel treats his subjects not only as works of art but also as symbols of the cultural and political forces that inspire them. Check him out on Google+.

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  1. Rich says:


    thank you very much for including us.

  2. JoAnna says:


    Christine’s blog posts at Almost Fearless has been really thorough and informative. Great addition to the list.


  3. Daniel,

    I’ve been so caught up for so long in the pursuit of my first mountain summit, “normal” life took on a new normal. Now I’m back to normal and it doesn’t feel right. Confusing? Yes, it is. But the shake-up has been good all the way around. I say all this to say I’m back. And thank you for continuing to include me in your readings! — Tammie

  4. Anil says:


    Hi Daniel, thank you very much for including me in this week’s edition. The other links are great as well, we’ve got similar tastes!

  5. Stephanie says:


    Thanks for including my article for Andy Hayes. I think it’s been more successful than anything I’ve written for my own site… so far!


  6. Thanks for the link!

    And Joanna- I’m glad you’ve finding the series useful. :)

    Of off to write some more!

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