Tuesday, May 31, 2011


My simple map, traveling with me

 This ABC Wednesdays letter T is for travel. Now it's time to write a bit about our way to do it. And you can get an idea where all this photos come from.
The blue route was from our circumnavigation (westbound) in a thiny sailboat with my husband and our son. The biggest wilderness are the Oceans. 2000 to 2003.
The red route is eastbound, two years (2008 to 2010), with my husband and two kids, mainly on land.

Here you find all the countries I've traveled

 In no order, and not complete, my travel tips:
  1. Travel light
  2. Travel slow
  3. Travel long and slow (and longer)
  4. Stay in one place for weeks
  5. Take the kids
  6. You are your risk manager
  7. Make every effort
  8. Save before
  9. Live on a budget
  10. Keep it simple
  11. Use local transport
  12. Do couchsurfing
  13. Sleep in your tent
  14. Dream
  15. Go simple, go small, but go
  16. Be flexible with your plan, direction, way of transport


Kay L. Davies said...

Excellent advice, Carola. I remember when I was young enough to follow it. Now I'm one of those terrible traveling seniors, and tenting is out of the question.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

nonizamboni said...

You're an amazing traveler! Your list could be used to navigate life as well.

Tumblewords: said...

Wonderful hints and truly astounding travel!

Roger Owen Green said...

going to travel this summer; good advice.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Francisca said...

Tremendous round-the-world Trips and Terrific Travel advice, Carola. Having Traveled (non-stop almost) around a "normal" life (study, work) since conception, my list may be a bit different, but many of your points are True. Some people say "I wish I could travel like you do" and I tell them anyone can: it's a matter of priorities in life - you can do anything you want, but you can't do it all. My parents traveled with FIVE children.

MERYL JAFFE, PhD - parent, psychologist, teacher, author... said...

Thoughtful travel tips!

Jane and Chris said...

Carola, I wouldn't have expected anything else but TRAVEL from you this week!!!
Jane x

Maryhocam said...

Great advice. You have had some wonderful adventures. What an education for your kids!