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Rendezvous with the Fun-loving Mary

Rendezvous with Mary

Rendezvous with Rovers Interview with Mary Solio from The World is a Book If we can’t get together face to face…let’s do it virtually! This week, we welcome to a Rendezvous with Rovers, 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 …

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Rendezvous with the Spunky Silvia

Rendezvous with Silvia

Rendezvous with Rovers and Silvia from Heart My Backpack This installment of our interview series, a Rendezvous with Rovers, highlights the travels of one adventurous backpacker, Silvia. I’ve been following her travels for almost a year and am amazed how fearlessly she tromps into countries like Armenia and Iran. Follow along as we read more about Silvia’s adventures. As a long-time traveler, it’s difficult keeping up with you.  What inspired you to travel long-term? How do you choose your destinations?  How long do you typically stay in one place?  I sort of grew up traveling. My parents are university professors, so my family was spoiled with long summers and sabbatical years in which to travel. Travel was always one 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 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 spontaneous and adventurous man. …

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Rendezvous with the Awesome Justin plus Lauren!

Justin Plus Lauren

Interview Series: A Rendezvous of Rovers! 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, 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 the …

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Rendezvous with the Brave SJ of Chasing the Donkey!

Rendezvous with SJ

Interview Series: A Rendezvous of Rovers! If we can’t get together face to face…let’s do it virtually! On this installment of our traveler interview series: A Rendezvous with Rovers, I’ve interviewed SJ from Chasing the Donkey.  I believe SJ is one of the bravest people I know to move all the way to Croatia with a small one!  Read her story, and please let me know what you think in the comments below!

A Rendezvous with the Intrepid Jameela

Rendezvous Jameela

A Rendezvous of Rovers  If we can’t get together in person, let’s do it virtually! Meet Jameela who founded Diary of a Serial Expat This week, on our third interview, we’re featuring Jameela who I have to thank as one of the travel bloggers that has really reached out to me and become my friend.  It’s one of the great benefits of being a travel blogger!

Rendezvous with the Adventurous Paula!

Rendezvous with Paula

It is with sad regret that my good friend Paula passed in 2019. She is missed. Interview Series: A Rendezvous of Rovers! If we can’t get together face to face…let’s do it virtually! This week we’re featuring Paula who blogs at Contented Traveller.  Sit back with your beverage of choice and enjoy! Where do you live now?  Tell us a little about where you are from. We live in Wollongong, NSW. We live on the beach and the escarpment runs along the spine of our city. Wollongong means between the mountains and the sea, which is exactly correct. It is a city with great character and a very multicultural place, which is always a good thing. Another bonus is that …

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Cultural Exchanges and Making Lifelong Friends!

Exchanges Travel Better

Getting to Know Your Global Cousins 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.

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 …

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It’s all About the Fish! Stranded in Akutan, Alaska!

…or How I was Bumped Off a Flight for Fish! I just came back from a quick trip to Tokyo where Jim and I got up early, waited in the lines, and watched the tuna auction at Tsukiji Market. On the flight home, in my jet-stream fog, I had a memory…a memory of when I was refused a seat on the plane, and I was stuck in Akutan, Alaska. Where is Akutan? It’s one of the Aluetian Islands off the cold and windy coast of Alaska. Sit back and let me tell you a true tale of a woman (me), alone, stuck in bush Alaska. “Why?” You might ask. Well, you guessed it, because of the Japanese love of fish! …

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