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Rendezvous with Frank and Lissette from BBQ Boy and Spanky

Rendezvous with Frank and LIssette

Welcome to another installment of a Rendezvous with Rovers on Weekend Travel Inspiration where we meet up, virtually, with some intrepid travelers and share their stories.  This week, we are talking with the brave and location-independent Frank and Lissette, BBQ and Spanky, who’ve been traveling continuously for a couple of years.  Jim and I met up with then in Prague, shared a beer, and a ton of laughs.  There’s something special about hanging out with like-minded folks.  I hope you enjoy their escapades and find their journey inspirational.Tell us about yourselves. Where do you live or are you location independent? How did you start traveling?Hi Corinne. We’re been full-time travellers since 2014. I’ve always travelled and actually lived in Africa …

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How to Find That Perfect Travel Companion!

Pick the best travel companion.

Who is compatible with you? Who is going to make your trip better? These are three of my favorite traveling companions! You know where you want to go and what you want to do. Now, you just have to decide who to do it with. Be careful! Not every one of your friends will make you a compatible travel partner. The act of traveling has made, or broken, more than a few relationships. Sometimes your best friend is great while you are at home, but putting him outside his comfort zone will change everything. In my opinion, people shouldn’t get married until they’ve taken at least one multi-day trip together, preferably to a foreign country or at least to the …

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Cultural Exchanges and Making Lifelong Friends!

Exchanges Travel Better.

For some reason, I just assumed that cultural exchanges were for students.  There are all types of student exchanges in high school and in college.  I never really expected there to be opportunities like that outside of school, but now I’ve been on a number of them.  So I guess I was wrong. Whenever I get the chance to do an exchange, I take it; all have given me memories to last a lifetime. My first ever cultural exchange was when I was in eighth grade and was living in Turkey. We bused to one of the holiest cities in the country, Konya, and were paired up to stay in host family homes.  My mother actually came on this trip as a chaperon, but …

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Rendezvous with the Awesome Justin plus Lauren!

Justin Plus Lauren.

If we can’t get together face to face…let’s do it virtually!     This week on our traveler interview series: A Rendezvous with Rovers on our Weekend Travel Inspiration, I’ve interviewed the adventurous couple Justin plus Lauren!  Come along with me as I find out where these guys have been.   Where do you live now?  Tell us a little about where you are from. We live together in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada in an area of the city called Port Credit. It has the feel of a smaller village and we live right by the lake. It is fantastic to go for a walk or bike ride along the Waterfront Trail, and there is always a festival happening on the weekends of …

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Rendezvous with Rhonda and her Globetrotting Family

Rendezvous with Rhonda.

Rendezvous with Rovers presents Rhonda Albom from Albomadventures.com If we can’t get together in person…let’s do it virtually! This week, on Weekend Travel Inspiration, I’m excited to introduce to you one of my favorite blogging families.  Rhonda and her family have been to such exciting locations, and this is after living in the adventure capital of the world, New Zealand.  Come along with me as we find out how this family travels the world together! I think living in another culture is such a rich experience.  Tell us how you came to live overseas, what you like about where you live, and maybe some things that you wish were a little different. I am lucky to be married to a …

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Rendezvous with the Fun-loving Mary

Rendezvous with Mary

This week, we welcome to a Rendezvous with Rovers on Weekend Travel Inspiration, a traveling family, Mary Solio and her husband and two children. Mary is one of those bloggers that is there to offer a helping hand when she can.  When I was planning my trip to Iceland last summer, Mary’s blog posts were so informative and helpful that I emailed her and asked her some questions.  Yes, she answered my questions and also offered some great advice.  If you look at her blog, The World is a Book, you will notice that the Solio’s have a great time traveling and know how to have fun.  I think one of her posts that I like the most is her Tacky …

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Rendezvous with the Fabulous Phoebe!

  Rendezvous with Phoebe of the Lou Messugo Blog It’s that time again to meet yet another fascinating and intrepid traveler on our Weekend Travel Inspiration series. Phoebe hails from the south of France and her blog details her sunny life. Read on and find out all about it. Do you like to be in control and do all your own planning, or do you like to let go and go on tours or go to a travel agent to help out? Do you like to pack a lot into a day or take it easy and follow your whims? My travel style has changed over the years, I used to be a backpacker through and through and probably didn’t …

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Rendezvous with Sophie from Sophie’s World

Rendezvous with Sophie

In this first Weekend Travel Inspiration this year, Sophie from Sophie’s World tells us about herself, her family, and her travels.  She’s been to over 100 countries and is an accomplished journalist and travel writer. I’ve been following her website for a couple of years, and I love hearing what she’s been up to, and I’m sure you will to.

Rendezvous with the Selim Family RAASTA

Rendezvous with Selim Family.

Rendezvous with Rovers – The Adventurous Selims! Welcome to this installment of our Rendezous with Rovers series on our Weekend Travel Inspiration.  This week we’ve interviewed the inspirational Selim family. From Bangaladesh to the United Kingdom, they have really taken advantage of living in a different culture, and they take their two children with them!  Read on to find out all about their travels! Please tell us a little about you and your family?   We are Ashique, Samiya, Shahaar and Shama, family of four who loved all things travel, nature and the greater outdoors. We have lived in England the past 10 years, before this I lived 7 years in North America and Ashique and I both grew up …

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Rendezvous with Eileen from FamiliesGo!

Rendezvous FamiliesGo

  Welcome to a Rendezvous with Rovers on our Weekend Travel Inspiration series! One of my favorite things to do is connect with bloggers from all over the world, in this blogger interview I’m happy to introduce to you Eileen from FamiliesGo! Her website is a great go-to for anything to do with family travel from destinations, what to pack, and some really useful hints! Where do you live now?  Tell us a little about where you are from. I am a dyed-in- the-wool New Yorker. Grew up in Queens, went to NYU, married a guy from the Bronx and settled in Brooklyn. The outer boroughs of the city, at least Brooklyn and Queens are far cooler than they were when …

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How to Cope with that Pesky Travel Itch!

How to Cope with that Pesky Travel Itch.

What do you do when you’re in a rut? When you have high ambitions of places to go, things to do and people to meet, but for whatever reason (work, life, lack of funds, and an unfortunate location) you’re not able to scratch that travel itch? How do you get by until your next big trip? Here are some of my personal coping mechanisms to stave off the travel bug: I dream. The first thing I do is dream, think, ponder over the next big trip or adventure that I want to take. For me this isn’t difficult. I am a victim of circumstance and a poor economy. I am the one family member in a party of four who …

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Rendezvous with the Amazing Michele from Malaysian Meanders

Rendezvous with Michele.

Welcome to another installment of our Rendezvous with Rovers interview series.  This week we’ve been talking to Michele. You may know her from Malaysian Meanders, her was expat now repatriation website.  I’ve been following Michele for some time and love that she is now a partner on our Weekend Travel Inspiration as well.  Read along and find out what types of travel makes her and her intrepid family tick!

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