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My name is Cindy Swain. I am American by birth, Italian by heart—I am Italicana. I have been living in Italy for the past 2 ½ years. I arrived here after 10 months of traveling around the world and exploring 13 amazing countries. I expected to stay only one year to work on my first fiction novel and learn the Italian language, but I’ve fallen in love— with the culture, the lifestyle and the constant stimulation of living in a foreign country where there is a plethora of new places to explore and always something interesting to learn. The life of an expat is intriguing because each day feels like an adventure. Through my vlog, I hope to share this experience—this journey—with you. From daily Italian life to the best snowboarding parks, from cooking tips to the hottest trends in fashion, from learning the language to the hippest clubs—I’ll try to cover it all in a fun, entertaining way.
You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter: Italicana
If you have any questions on living/traveling in Italy, please don't hesitate to ask! I look forward to hearing from you and if you are curious about a topic, message me and I will try to answer it in a video on my vlog! Grazie!::Thank you!
My name is Gregory I am from New Jersey ( Enter Jersey Shore Joke Here) I have never quite fit in my home town but with the help of my family I started traveling going to local places around the northeast and southeast. This trips started opening me up to the world. Once I turned 16 I forced my parents who have never left the country to get passports so we could go on trip to the Caribbean and we ended up going to Saint Croix in USA Virgin Islands this trip changed me it opened me up to many different cultures and people it was amazing.
Now I am Junior at Rutgers University majoring in Political Science with a minor in traveling i mean European studies, international development.I have planned a few trips myself over the past few years including a month long solo trip in Canada a few shorter solo trips to Cuba, Grand Cayman, Nicaragua, and Jamaica. I am now finally getting to go Europe in August I am studying abroad in Berlin Germany and have planned a few trips one to Oktoberfest, and 2 week trip through Central Europe!!!
I want to do a couple more trips before I graduate from University including month long trip to Thailand for December 2012 and Brazil for the world cup. I love to reading everyone stories on here it inspires me to travel and to live life
I also started a travel forum in the Philippines (http://philippinetravelforum.com).
Excited to learn more from everyone about their respective trips... I booked a couple of tickets already (around Southeast Asia) for the entire year.
i've been dreaming about this forever. and depending on how it goes, there might be a longer-term RTW for us several years in the future! really looking forward to connecting with this community and hopefully get lots of tips and recommendations!
a little about us, we are in our mid-30s and love travel to all kinds of places (from city to beach), with a deep love of nature and food. i'm not sure what you'd call our travel style - flashpacker? post-backpacker? don't need much, but do like a clean private room/bathroom with hot water. Also like to explore lots of restaurants and try lots of food. We like to indulge in tours/activities, but love to just explore independently too. and we will likely splurge on air travel when it makes sense - but still, we're on a budget so we like to save where we can. trying to find the right balance...
feeling a little overwhelmed trying to plan our trips - but hope to get inspiration and support from all of you!
Last year I decided to head off on my own. My first solo trip. I chose Australia. Growing up it was a place I always wanted to visit (along with Africa and Egypt) but never thought I would because of the length of the flight. The good that came out of my SE Asia trip was my nonstop flight from New York to Hong Kong. I enjoyed the flight a great deal and it made me realize flying to Australia wouldn't be a big deal. So I booked the trip and this time decided I wasn't gonna rush it. I went for a month. Started in Melbourne, worked my way to Sydney and then visited an old friend in Brisbane. I had a great time. If I hadn't booked my return I would've kept going. This was a new experience for me. It has opened my eyes to the idea of travel. I'm so bored at my current job all I can think of is saving money and getting out there again... for a longer period of time. I've got about $11,000 US saved so far and am looking at heading out in February 2012. Thinking of starting in New Zealand, going back to Australia (to see places I didn't first time around), then maybe back to Thailand, some more of Asia... then I don't know. It'd be nice to eventually get to Europe. My brother-in-law is from Spain and has a lot of family there. I don't know. All I know is I wanna go. My only fear is will I have enough $$ and will I get lonely out there. It wasn't easy for me to meet people in Australia. I'm kind of shy about just talking to strangers. But once the ice is broken I'm usually pretty amusing to be around. Well, That's enough about me. Check out some of my films at my site: http://www.jointfilms.com. Maybe we'll meet on the road somewhere...
visit my site: http://www.jointfilms.com
My name is Ralph Velasco and I'm a travel photography instructor and photo tour guide. I've had the good fortune of traveling to more than 40 countries on 6 continents over the years. Having taken a solo round-the-world trip at age 24, in 1988 (damn, I'm getting older) I qualified for membership with the Circumnavigators Club (http://www.circumnavigators.org) and I also belong to the Travel Photographers Network, Photographic Society of America and the Professional Photographers of Orange County.
My new photography app - My Shot Lists for Travel - is available in iTunes or at http://www.MyShotLists.com and my 3 month old blog (http://www.RalphVelasco.com) was recently selected one of the "11 Best New Travel Blogs of 2011" by consumer advocate and journalist Christopher Elliott of Elliott.org.
I guide photo tours locally in Southern California (http://www.PhotoWalkingTours.com), domestically (Chicago and Northern California) and internationally (Europe, Egypt and others) and I'm an author of a book and eBook called "Ralph Velasco On Travel Photography: 101 Tips for Developing Your Photographic Eye & More" (http://www.OnTravelPhotography.com).
Looking forward to becoming more involved with BootsnAll.
My name is Andy, and despite my young age of 20 I am pretty well traveled. My dad has owned and operated an adventure travel company ever since I was a kid, so I've not only gone on many trips around the world, but also scouted many with my dad.
I am currently going into my junior year at Montana State University where I am studying Nursing as well as playing football.
I'm a pretty down to earth guy, love traveling, love taking pictures, and just loving life!
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I'm a passionate film maker and traveller. I've been filming in Barbados last few times and taking photo's and learning to surf.
For me the pleasure is just getting away from my comfort zone, getting away from the UK and meeting like minded people.
Well that's me!..normal, 6'1, blue eyed filmmaker ..who does things for free and loves helping people
My name is Kyla, and I have a traveling problem. I blame it on my mother, who sent me across international borders for the first time at 2 years old and thus began the addiction to the world that has taken over my life.
I saw the majority of the European continent, as well as parts of Mexico and the Caribbean, before the age of 14 and started traveling alone at 16. At 20, I graduated from university and (after working on a farm in Hawaii) moved to Guatemala. I've lived in a monastery in the Himalayan mountains, taught English at an orphanage in Nepal, taught hula hoop classes and yoga workshops to kids in Guatemala, and currently build houses in rural communities in Nicaragua.
I'm a huge fan of traveling solo, as I've always met the most interesting people that way. That being said, I am always looking for fellow adventurous souls to share experiences with and am never opposed to having a friendly face to share meals (and costs!) with. I like having an itinerary, mostly because it's a lot more fun to change plans along the way then show up with no idea where to go/what to do.
My next big plan is to adventure Asia/the south Pacific for as long as possible with very little money. I plan to leave in about a year (September 2012) and will need all of your help with planning and advice on how to make it happen!
When I'm not blogging about food, travel, or photography, I'm outside exploring the beauty of the south of France. It's strange how I'm collecting jars and filling it with weeds. Boris calls me the weed collector. In the US, we pay a lot of money for these so-called weeds. When I'm not picking flowers, I'm picking something else from someone's garden like cherries, wild black berries, almonds, and other yummy stuff. Everything I touch, I have to shoot it, write about it, and blog it.
When I'm taking a break from picking, I'm getting into film editing. I have a small point and shoot Canon and I love my mini mode. Yeah things are blurred but it's so cute how you can easily shrink everything. Too bad we can't shrink things in real life and take it with us.
In between, I'm enjoying French home cooking. Food is so delicious in France that my weight gain can be easily explained.
Then the rest of the time, I'm enjoying a great film or being inspired by other bloggers.
I always enjoy learning from others so I'm here to learn from all of you. Share with me the warm travel memories you have that seems to be a lifetime ago even though it was just a few months ago. Share with me your hobbies from another side of the world. And maybe our paths will cross one day and I will meet each one of you.
My name is Brian, i'm a 25 year old from Vancouver Canada. I've been all over Asia and to Australia for a year, and i'm headed to eastern Europe and Scandinavia next month. Super pumped to switch it up!
Wondering if anyone has any tips for Talinn, Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.
Went to Croatia last year and filmed this while I was there... hoping to make a few more videos like this....http://vimeo.com/16213337
“Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish” - Steve Jobs
I'm Mark, I am currently planning a year long plus trip of 'dojo bumming' around the world. I have travelled on 2 fairly large trips before, once in the 80's travelling overland in Europe and Africa and again in the 90's in Canada, USA and Mexico. The trip lasted 3 and a half years and saw us (newly married wife and I) work in South Africa and Zambia. We spent most of the time in our trusty converted ex Dutch Army VW Van.The second trip saw us (as in, us and 3 small children) in a bigger vehicle (Winnebago Indian), this trip lasted 18 months.
Both trips were travelling for the experience of travelling, and both were great. This time I am planing on travelling with a specific purpose. As a surfer might take off, travelling the world searching for the perfect ride on the perfect wave, I am aiming on searching for as many good places to practice the martial art I have been studying for 19 years (Aikido). I intend to blog the experience (when I figure out how to Blog!).
So I have bna to research, brain-pick and generally chew the fat with fellow vagabonders.
I'm looking forward meeting some of you on the road,
I´m new here and absolutely excited by all the possibilities I´ve learned of so far (finally decided to stop lurking and join). Currently living in Cape Town (expat from the UK), I feel I will be here for a while and explore the country further before the out-of-country travel bug gets me again
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