I think I must have been about 12 years old when I first started to seriously dream about traveling. It all started when I went with a friend to an enormous used book store (more like a barn) near my home in New Jersey. It was here that I came acro ...by dcampSaturday, 14 December 2013
“A journey of a thousand miles starts with one step” - Lao Tzu. Well, after months of planning I’ve finally taken that first step. Now I find myself in a foreign city on the first day of my Wanderjahr. Thankfully (due to smart planning) ...by dcampSaturday, 20 July 2013
Yes, I've been meaning to write a followup to my earlier blog post "Sunsets" – but, you know how things always get in the way... been busy travelling, you see... A personal goal of mine has been to see a sunrise on as many continents as possible, an ...by foamfollowerThursday, 25 July 2013
When the travel bug first hit me I wrote down all of the places I wanted to visit in a 150 destination Global Bucket List. Who would have ever thought that this wouldn't end up being enough? You can find the list by reading my blog: A Tale of 2 Buck ...by dcampMonday, 14 October 2013
On my travels throughout the world, I've seen many, many great sites, met a lot of interesting people, and tasted lots of food (some good and some not so good.) Although I certainly am not a fruitarian, I do have a keen eye for fruit – and on my tra ...by neytiri12345Wednesday, 02 October 2013
My obsession with traveling around the world came from two primary sources – both books. The first was Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Vern and the second was A Vagabond Journey Around the World by Harry Franck. Both of these books made it abu ...by dcampMonday, 15 July 2013
At one point or another everyone dreams about exploring the world and experiencing all that it has to offer. I first developed the travel bug when I was a young boy and its stuck with me for my whole life (and I'm not exactly a young boy anymore). ...by dcampFriday, 13 December 2013
Zoos are a place that we've all visited at one time or another. Some are good, some not so good. Well, over the weekend I cam across a place that made me look at the keeping of animals in a whole new light. It's called the Pearcedale Moonlit Sanct ...by dcampTuesday, 02 July 2013
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“A journey of a thousand miles starts with one step” - Lao Tzu.
Well, after months of planning I’ve finally taken that first step. Now I find myself in a foreign city on the first day of my Wanderjahr. Thankfully (due to smart planning) the city is London where the culture shock of leaving the US should be manageable. But even though I can understand everyone (for the most part) I still find myself at something at a loss as to where to begin. Planning an epic journey around the world is very different from actually living it.
I saw the northern lights in the sky and was breathless. All I could think was how beautiful those colors were! There were shades of purple, blue, green, magenta. If you have the opportunity to visit the far north, you will encounter a phenomenon that cannot be seen anywhere else on the planet - I think. It's cold up there, but you will forget the temperature and just start to appreciate how beautiful nature can be!
I now find myself in one of the most remote, quaint, pristine and interesting cities you'll find anywhere in the entire world. Where am I? Gisborne, New Zealand – of course.
Most of you out there are probably scratching your head at this point, wondering where this little slice of heaven is located. The fact of the matter is that most of you have probably heard of the place, you just can't remember it because you have to go back to the year 2000 – the Y2K (remember that!) era - to the time when little Gisborne hit the global limelight.
For you see, this is the place that sees the day's first rays of the sunlight. Hence, you can understand why it was so important to the millennium celebrations. On January 1, 2000 virtually every news agency on the planet turned up to catch those first golden rays ... and Gisborne hasn't looked back since.