"I want to see the world. Follow a map to its edges, and keep going. Forgo the plans. Trust my instincts. Let curiosity be my guide.
I want to change hemispheres and sleep with unfamiliar stars and let the journey unfold before me." Maptia
is on a mission to gather first-person stories from travelers, "to create the most inspirational map in the world." [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Nov 12, 2013 -
is a handy travel search engine site where you put in the place you want to start and where you want to go. It shows you the map, the cost of the ticket (air, rail, coach, ferry and mass transit routes), duration of the journey, etc.
posted by nickyskye
on May 18, 2013 -
Around the World in 80 Days
is a BBC television travel series first broadcast in 1989. It was presented by comedian and actor Michael Palin.The show was inspired by Jules Verne's classic novel Around the World in Eighty Days, in which a character named Phileas Fogg accepts a wager to circumnavigate the globe in eighty days or less. Palin was given the same deadline... Here's Episode 1 - The Challenge
. [more inside]
posted by twoleftfeet
on Nov 21, 2011 -
Think you've been places? Retired scientist Galen Frysinger
has visted 172 countries and 91 dependencies. His photos have been linked in quite a few comments on MeFi, but near as I can tell... never the subject of a post.
posted by ecorrocio
on Feb 13, 2009 -
Planning a vacation or going on a business trip this summer? Why not try one of the world's most dangerous destinations
for the trip of a lifetime? Just make sure you have Worldcue® PRO
loaded on your laptop and fill out some forms
and you'll be ready for
posted by Guerilla
on May 13, 2005 -
Mind the Gap...
Karl Bushby braved the infamous and road-less Darien Gap in 2001 and is now trying to smuggle love into the Great White North. All while on one loooong
walk from southern Chile to Kingston-upon-Hull, England
posted by hellinskira
on Jul 25, 2003 -
vs. Spy is going to travel the world!
He is planning on going on a round the world trip on little more than some (small amount of) money, some gumption and some luck. By hook or by crook, he's going to go to South America, and then hopefully to Africa and other places after that. I think it's incredibly gutsy to do that sort of thing, just pick up and walk around the world.
Anyone else done anything like that? Any advice or links?
posted by geekhorde
on Oct 10, 2002 -