Tag Archives: travel

Robert Louis Stevenson

was born 160 years ago today, the author of Treasure Island & Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, he grew up in Scotland, he also spent some time in Hawaii later in life, and befriended the last Hawaiian Princess, Ka’iluani

“Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a poor substitute for life.”

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. “


Roadside America

a website featuring a neat collection of roadside attractions & oddities in the 50 U.S.A., I’ve used it myself sometimes as a reference for stops to make along my roadtrips: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/


True Travellers Society

a website I became a member of a few years ago: http://www.truetravellers.org/

in the words of an Administrator of the site:

“Frustrated by the “volunteer in Asia, volunteer in Africa, volunteer in South or Central America, but first pay us lots of money” opportunities? We are too.
Our organization is a network of individuals that share information about no or minimal fee meaningful travel and volunteer travel opportunities around the globe. These opportunities can include anything from volunteering at an orphanage, to a festival, to wildlife conservation to you name it.”

it’s a worthy online forum, though I haven’t often found myself active there, I get a little frustrated with the interface of the website from time to time, & to this day I have not been able to use the little blog function that is supposed to be integrated into my profile there


Student Advantage Discount Card

get it here: http://www.studentadvantage.com/

said to be “the nation’s largest student discount program” (U.S.A.)
it offers discounts with Amtrak, Greyhound, Target.com, AllPosters.com, Toshiba, BN.com, UrbanOutfitters.com, etc.


wis.dm

a website I joined a few months ago, based on the exchange of questions and answers about practically anything, the question can be posed in a variety of ways: yes or no, rate this, poll the crowd, how many, have you ever,  which is better, would you rather, or free poll, the more a member participates the more points she/he earns, the website has a really nice, sleek design, though is a little slow to load/acts a little funky at times, it’s free to join, questions are categorized by “scene”: Re: Create (arts & entertainment), The Counter Culture Café (culture), Schooled (education), Eco-Mania (environment), Perks (family), Thrive (health & fitness), Yes And Know (life), Cashet (money), Daily Dispatch (news), The Supposium (opinion), Canvass (politics), Sublime (relationships), Nexus (science & technology), The Bazaar (shopping), Scoreboard (sports), Turnstyle (style), Broadcast You (television), Travelcade (travel), & Wis.dm Town Hall (wis.dm itself), the website was developed in of Massachusetts, U.S.A., but is registered on the web under the country of Dominica for the sake of the url address: http://wis.dm


Extraordinary Jobs For Ordinary People

specializing in providing info & leads on adventure travel jobs, as the website describes them, I’ve subscribed to their weekly newsletter via e-mail for some time, & I’ve noted that the editor, Kim Davis’ particular niche would seem to be sailing/yachting, life on the open sea, & perhaps the website itself may highlight the same field, however, it’s still worth checking out for other potential adventure/travel jobs as well, there are classified ads, a job board, a forum, & also a section for training, which provides links to where one may be able to get a potential start on various careers (culinary, commercial diving schools, massage therapy, aviation, trucking & freight, moutaineering, TEFL, photography, horseshoeing, yacht crew training)

http://www.extraordinary-jobs.com/


Couch Surfing

a worldwide traveler’s network of people taking in people, and being taken in themselves, to get more out the world, to build a better sense of community, & to save some money while traveling, a site I joined a little less than a year ago, and find to be based on really good ideas as well as a good place for such a worldwide network of travelers: http://www.couchsurfing.com/


Trip Advisor

a site for all sorts of info on your world travels

http://www.tripadvisor.com

I’ve been a member there for over a year


Gas Buddy

http://www.gasbuddy.com/

helps find low gas prices in the U.S.A. and Canada


Mile By Mile

maps, photos, travel ideas of Canada, U.S.A. & Mexico

 http://www.milebymile.com