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Best Of The Rest – The Weekly Roundup

by Tony · 6 comments

Omaha Beach American Cemetery

Just one of the iconic sights we have seen while in Normandy...

You would think two former corporate cube dwellers would need a little more stability in their lives… but we are loving all of the changes going on right now.

New site design.

New Continent… Goodbye South America!

Slowing the travels down with a weeklong stay in the Normandy countryside.

Upcoming travel conference in Umbria… can’t wait to meet some of our favorite travel bloggers!

If anything, this cottage in Normandy has been just what we need for me to get over my jet lag (terrible) and for us to catch up on the work that piled up while we were transitioning from South America to Europe.

Now on to the Blogs!

  • Is it any wonder that after our marathon 32 hour transit from Lima, Peru to Paris, France, with two red-eye flights and a seven hour time change… that I am obsessed with jet lag? Glad to see I am not the only one this week…. Diana had a bad case of jet lag that even her employer noticed. You can’t tell a traveler to stop traveling! Oh and thank you to Wade for making us childless travelers feel just a little bit better about ourselves. I never thought about how you would deal with jet lag and a 2.5 year old!
  • My fellow travel writers might feel differently, but one of the most surprising things I have found since we started our RTW trip is the fun had in finally having been to a place that people are writing about… we are not total newbies anymore! I can agree with Erica that the Train Graveyard in Uyuni, Bolivia is total steampunk heaven, but  admit how worse it fared in comparison to our prior two days on the Salt Flat Tour. Or gratuitously include a link to an article about climbing the Inca Trail to Machu Pichu just mention that we did too… but to also say that a porter is definitely not needed like the article suggests.
  • Well articulated reasoning by Noah about some of the reasons why people hesitate to take a Career Break and why he is moving full speed ahead. Also, I just love this quote he includes from Randy Komisar in his book, The Monk and the Riddle:

Then there is the most dangerous risk of all– the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.

  • As two of our favorite Brazilians like to say, “Oh my GOSHHHHHHHH!” Kelly is awesome and is doing what we still dream about… crewing on a yacht for an ocean voyage as an amateur! Check out her story about getting her first gig, her advice on how to do it yourself, and her awesome website.
  • Amy and Keiron put Roomorama to the test during their latest travels and did not have quite as good of an experience as we have enjoyed. The key might be finding true apartment rentals vs hotel and serviced apartments. What has your experience been?
  • Adam, a fellow Bostonian that we love to read, has not traveled as much as he had thought when he moved to Berlin six months ago. But he has listed the five places he should have gone and are at the top of his mind when making future travel plans. Hey Adam… we’re heading to Berlin in July but we have a few weeks before then to play with and Meg has never been to Amsterdam… just saying.

About Tony
Quit his job to try actually following his dreams for once... and is currently loving it. He is working hard to to make this life-style permanent by writing about his adventures and brainstorming money making opportunities with his partner-in-crime, Meg.

Adam April 15, 2012 at 5:36 am

Hey guys!
Awesome to hear you’ll be in Berlin in July :)

tony April 16, 2012 at 6:15 am

We can’t wait either! The only place I have been to in Germany is Munich in the fall… for the reason everyone goes.

Megn April 15, 2012 at 5:39 am

Your new page looks fantastic! I love it!

tony April 16, 2012 at 6:16 am

Thanks Megan! Glad you like it!

Erica April 15, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Site looks great guys! Thanks for the mention 😀

tony April 16, 2012 at 6:17 am

Thanks Erica for the feedback! So fun to read where you’ve been as we just went through most of those places too!

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