Friday, October 14, 2011

Travel Week Wrap Up

Now that you've seen some of the places I've travelled, I want to introduce you to a couple of unique travel stories and some helpful resources.

Life After Cubes (LAC)
Life After Cubes is the story of Sharon and Jason, a California couple who decided that they needed a change after spending five years in a cubicle. They bought a one-way ticket to Hong Kong and travelled for an entire year! I love their story because they turned their back on what society thought was best and pursued their passions. It's an inspiring story that will make you want to buy a one-way ticket as soon as you are done reading about their adventures.

You can read their full story and follow their blog here.

Two Wheels and One World
Two Wheels and One World is a blog dedicated to the journey of Nathan and Greg, two men traveling the world on motorcycles. These two are much more about how they travel to their destination, rather than the destination itself. It is such a unique perspective and they get to see so much more of a country, its landscape, and its people than individuals who travel by air or plane.

You can keep up with their adventures here.

Rick Steves
As I have mentioned earlier, I love Rick Steves (I even wrote him a love letter)! He has a great personality and continues to share his love of travel with the world. In addition to his awesome videos, his website boasts access for all of your travel needs. He sells great resources ranging from guidebooks to backpacks to rail passes. Based on experience, his guidebooks provide great information and insight. If you are unsure about a trip, stop by his website and explore information on various destinations; it'll give you a great idea of what to check out.

You can explore his website here and follow his current travel adventures here.
Travelzoo is the website where we bought an AMAZING package to Ireland. They have great deals throughout the week, but the real action happens when the Travelzoo Top 20 is released each Wednesday. Travelzooers have researched the 20 best deals around the web and provide their readers with access to the links. If you are feeling a bit uncomfortable with the idea of buying a travel package online, check out the website for a few weeks. This will give you a better idea of the types of deals they offer and which you would be most interested in. I completely recommend their services and plan on using them in the future. Check out this week's Top 20 here.

I hope you enjoyed Travel Week as much as I did! It was fun to revisit pictures, travel journals, and letters I sent family members. I hope you are able to set out on your own adventure soon. Happy Travels!

p.s. Did I miss anything? Is there something you would like to be sure to see the next time?
(Photos courtesy of LAC, Rick Steves, and TwoWheelsOneWorld)


  1. Jason and Sharon are inspiring... I admire their tenacity and love for life and adventure.

  2. Thank you for these inspiring website suggestions!
    I am a huge Rick Steves fan, too...and wrote a post inspired by his one bag packing! :)

    So nice to meet you through BYW.
    All the best,
    Mary C. Nasser Art Blog

  3. Hi Mary! Great to meet you too. I'm loving the BYW course. There are so many inspiring, creative people out there and I've loved the opportunity to learn more about their blogs. It's been so fun!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Don't forget about the library! They have lots of guide books, and even if the copy you want is not at your local branch, they can transfer from another branch in the district within a few days! Lots of them come with pull out maps, too. A great money saver :)

    -sarah k


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