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I'm Erin. I'm 17 this May and currently residing in the east coast of Canada. I hope to become a lifelong vagabond in around six years time (or less if I omit art school), living off playing my lyre. I cannot bear the thought of being sucked into the system of everyday life.
I'm a self-taught wood carver, and I've gotten into instrument making. My first project was a little three-stringed lute of sorts. It's not the best, but it's a great start. I'm also working on a solid-body oak lyre, the inside of which will be painted royal blue with stars. Wish me luck!
I am lifelong vagabond/pilot/firefighter/bum. I just quit my last job and I am about to head out on a year long lark. I am 36, I am the crazy uncle. Thanks
I am Sajith anandan working as a webmaster and also a traveller. I live near a beautiful beach Kizhunna ezhara beach of Kerala, India. It is a tourist destination for global visitors. I work for beach house business' site promotion and also looking after a webmaster of beachhousekerala[dot]com and cherarocks[dot]com. Brief about my home town and beach house as :-
Kannur, an extremely multi cultural and multi religious town of Northern Kerala. Globally attracted and famed its beaches, backwaters and scenic beauty, Kannur is high upon the tourists list of must visit vacation destinations. We do arrange on request:-
• Ayurvedic rejuvenation Therapy
• Yoga classes on demand
• Visit to hand weaving units
• Trip to Dharmadam Island by country boat
• Visit to Theyyam
• St angelios fort kannur
• Handicraft show room
• Village walk
• Trip to wildlife sanctuary, Bird sanctuary
At Kannur there are large number of traditionally Built Beach Flower Cottages specially arranged for comfort and peaceful atmosphere with modern amenities. Beach Flower beach house kerala is located Kizhunna Ezhara beach kannur and only 8Km from Kannur Railway station. We provide Pick and drop facility to Railway station. We provide mouth watering Mouth watering Kerala cuisines with malabar spices and also serve multi-cuisine on request. Some of the special features are :-
• Well ventilated sea facing rooms
• 180 degree sea view from all room
• Well maintained clean rooms
• Village ambience
• Sea facing balcony for all rooms
• Wifi connectivity on premisis
Introducing myself - my name is Jessica and I am 33, living in San Diego. I havn't stayed still since high school, living in Tallahassee, San Diego, Atlanta, Honolulu, Boston, NYC and returning home to Maine now and again. I've also spent time in Central & South America during my master's program in Latin American Studies.
My husband and I, feeling unfulfilled, have decided to "leave it all behind" and travel the world - leaving September 17th. Just short of partnership in his law firm, my husband is leaving his corporate law career behind, and I will (attempt) to further my child and woman protection career by volunteering and working on various projects across the globe.
We begin in Ireland where we stay for three months, hitting all the European 'hot spots' in the process. Then onto Africa where we spend two months in Tanzania, spending time in northern Africa enroute and circling west Africa before heading to Asia where we will settle in Cambodia indefinitely.
I am interested in meeting like-minded and like-planned travelers and welcome any and all advice you're willing to provide. My biggest fears are, besides safety, mentally 'settling' in countries for extended periods of time. Travel fatigues, home sickness and budgeting appropriately. Bus crashes are a big concern - I don't do so well in public transport, but, I'm willing to handle it to pursue this dream. I am interested in essential packing items advice, must-see and little known areas to visit, and ways to find apartments in Phnom Penh.
Thanks for your time, and happy travels to all!
I'll keep this to the point.
I got the travel bug when I was 16 and took an awesome catamaran trip around Europe with a friend and his Dad taking their boat (which he built single-handedly over 20 years for its maiden voyage across the channel from the UK.
From then I've had trips large and small - and taken a unique perspective from each one.
I'm here partly because I want to get feedback on this crazy idea that's kind of taken my life recently. A travel shoe project. I want it to be the best in the world, and to do that I need feedback and opinions from lots of passionate travellers. It's called Freedom Shoe btw, search it if you're interested. But don't worry I won't be a douche about it.
Cheers and happy travels to all.
I did a great deal of traveling in the past century (boy, I miss the 1900's), but the last decade or so I have stayed pretty much "at home" in the Pacific Northwest. I had actually joined BnA way back when, but got lost in the shuffle, so here I am again.
Come autumn (my favorite season), I am hoping to take a two month cross country car camping trip that will probably be my last. I am trying to fill up my route with stops at the little gems in the USA that one would not necessarily even hear about on a national scale. I have explored Yosemite, Yellowstone, Arcadia, Niagara, the Everglades, Vegas, South Beach, NYC, etc, etc. What I am looking for is the local favorite - Watkins Glen Park in NY is on my list, crossing over the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan is one, checking out the Rock n Roll HoF in Cleveland is another. I am also taking some tips from the Travel and Food channels gang by dropping into interesting drive-ins, diners & dives and historic US cuisine spots to sample what the various regions have to offer a hungry driver.
I would sincerely welcome ANY ideas about camping (I have not been IN a tent in over thirty years), ANY of YOUR favorite sites or parks or restaurants or drives in your area or where you may have experienced a wonderful moment or two while traveling. I was looking to send emails to friends with pics as I went along, but if I can figure out where & how to set up a blog - I might give that a whirl.
The next two months are set aside for research, which I do like a madman - I hate to miss anything! The plan so far is set to commence the journey just after Labor Day from Vancouver, Washington heading to Spokane (never been there)... after that, well we shall see I guess.
Please do get in touch if you have any thoughts. Retirement has left me pretty poor, but I figure I got one more round in me. If any one has any questions about Oregon (especially the coast), I am always happy to try and answer them - love to show off my little piece of paradise.
Thanks for reading & have a safe summer.
She realized by my expression that I was lost, she then started speaking to me in English.
¨Do you have your scenes?¨
It still didn’t register. After a few more seconds of uncertainty I guessed that she thought someone may have sent me some kind of instructions or a reason why I was in her office on a Tuesday morning.
¨Did someone tell you why you are here?¨ she asked.
¨No, I was just told to come here at 10 a.m.¨
She smiled at me for a short second and then told me she would be back in a few minutes.
Finally it was time to go upstairs and chat with the people who would decide if they wanted to hire me to work on the new movie, “Left to Die” which was being filmed in Bogota. When I got upstairs I was introduced to Diana and Rodrigo. Diana told me a little about the part of was going to audition and asked me if I had any previous experience acting. I named off a list of Colombian soap operas that would hopefully impress her.
¨Big Boss 2, Divorced, The Prepaid, Cocaine Route, Happy Saturdays and The Parabola of Pablo Escobar.¨
I don’t know if this impressed her or Rodrigo, but it gave me more confidence.
I was then handed my scene and given a few minutes to rehearse.
The scene was pretty simple, only two lines.
“What is the name of your daughter?”
“Sorry Miss, Miriam Beagles doesn’t appear in our system. You will need to go to another district, we can’t help you here.”
After the first recorded audition Rodrigo, asks me to ¨lower my smile.¨
We do four more takes of the scene and I get progressively more confident during each take. So much so that I pause for up to four seconds and shake my head after she asks me to check the system a second time for her mother’s name. After the fourth take Diana asks me if I would like a tea. I say yes and she sends someone to get us tea. While we are waiting she asks me if I am from Los Angeles, I say that I am, in a desperate attempt to seem more important than I am.
¨Oh really, I am trying to get work as an actress in the United States. Do you have any contacts in the movie business? ¨
¨Yeah, I have a few friends,¨ lying through my teeth.
¨They are actors?¨
¨My friends work mostly in special effects,¨ making the fluid transition from reality into acting. ¨I have one friend who designs the animation at the beginning of the movies when film’s logo appears,¨ I decided not to go as far as to say that I packed the shoots for Patrick Swayzee and company in the film “Point Break.”
¨Maybe I could take down your information and contact you when I get to the United States?¨
She spread out a piece of paper in front of me and I started writing my email and phone number down. She quietly pulled out another sheet of paper for her to write down her information for me.
After finishing Rodrigo and Diana seemed very satisfied with my English skills and encouraged me to stay in touch with them. Before leaving I decided to leave a little more Hollywood snobbery in my wake.
¨Diana, you should definitely write me an email so you can get in touch with my friend in L.A., he says that he has a big project coming up soon.¨
At the very least, they would at least feel like they lost out some magical opportunity in Hollywood if they didn’t hire me. It was at that point that I decided to be as big a name dropper and exaggerate my contacts to the fullest as possible in any future acting endeavors.
After a few weeks I finally got the call back from Lucy.
“Que pena contigo Brian. We have decided to remove your scene from the script.”
This is as close I have come to getting an actual speaking part in a movie.
I particularly love Asia, and the Himalayas, we are big on trekking and scuba diving, we live on the Great Barrier Reef but it's not my favorite dive site. The kids hold us back with the adventure sports these days, but we can still backpack, we've done Thailand, Bali and South Africa with them already, they're shaping up well as junior travelers. They are home educated, in case you were wondering. Who needs school with the world out there? So Hi , nice to be here, Boots n All is great!
I'll be heading off on my first round-the-world in 15 - 24 months in the hopes that I'll have paid off at least a third of my student loan debt. I bide my time by taking brief trips through the U.S. I've been wanting to take an RTW for years, since I read Ariel Gore's Atlas of the Human Heart and Rolf Potts's Vagabonding in high school.
There is no continent that I do not want to spend extended time in. I want to live for at least 3 months each in Central America, South America, Australia and New Zealand (WHV here I come!), Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Antarctica. I'm hoping my trip will take 5-10 years, so my 2 years at home won't seem too long in retrospect. Obviously, I'm interested in learning about funding my travels before and during my trip (I have a plan - which includes a second job, going back to school for a more lucrative degree [comp sci], teaching english in Asia, etc. - but it never hurts to get more advice), and keeping focused and sane while I wait to embark.
Thanks for reading, and happy travels to all!
I am Italian and moved from sunny Sicily to rainy Ireland back in 2005. I moved on my own, didn’t have any friends here, didn’t know anyone and had poor English. All I knew was, how are you – what’s your name and where are you from. With a lot of courage, I succeeded in finding a job within 2 weeks and even took a second degree here. I visited 20 countries already. Longest trip was 3 weeks in Japan. Shortest are weekends away in Europe.
I consider Ireland as my second home.
Even though my partner has visited Australia, Canada and other countries in Europe and Middle East he never lived outside Ireland. He booked a RTW ticket back in 2000 but never managed to leave the country as he was overwhelmed with fear.
After a lot of talking we came to terms with leaving for good next year so we are in the planning stage now. We want to embark a 2 years journey around Asia and Australia. This is going to be a life changing plan, for both of us.
Load of questions to come!!!
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