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The Happiness Project

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My wife R and I had this crazy idea to buy a VW camper van and spend a year driving it to South America via Mexico and Central America. It’s crazy on the one hand because we have a daughter (age 12), a son (age 9), and zero mechanical acumen.   I just recently learned a more »

Le Boat Houseboat Rentals in Europe

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Our guest author, Martha Hepler, took over our Instagram feed during her family’s recent boat trip on the Canal du Midi. We are happy to include her story and photos here as we participate in Instagram Travel Thursday. It was a fine early May day in the south of France as a new captain and his more »

Thailand by Campervan: A new way to experience Thai culture

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When you think of Thailand, what comes to mind? Maybe gleaming golden Buddha statues in chalk white temples. Or idyllic beaches with karst cliffs edging bays full of clear blue water with a white sand rim. Or spicy street food on a steamy Bangkok soi… How about campervans? No? I have rented campervans for family vacations more »

A Walk Above the Water – Via Ferrada de la Cala del Moli in Sant Feliu de Guixols

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Our guide helped all the other women get into their climbing gear to prepare for the via ferrata in Sant Feliu de Guixols “I understand you are the spare,” he said in heavily accented English as he pulled the climbing harness straps tight around my legs. I offered an uneasy chuckle at his joke. I mean, I more »

A Family North Pole Adventure Raises Awareness of Nigeria’s Lost Girls

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We are very much in favor of family adventures here at All Over the Map. And we are very much in favor of social activism as a family activity. So we were interested to hear about how one family from Nigeria took their activism to the ends of the earth. To the North Pole, in more »

Thailand Photo Essay: Koh Jum

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Koh Jum is a small quiet island in the Andaman Sea, located between Krabi and Koh Lanta, and accessible only by boat. There is no ferry dock, however. The ferry from Krabi stops just off the island and is met by longtail boats. The luggage is tossed from the ferry to the longtail boats, followed more »

Istanbul in Transit

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While tentatively searching for fares in deciding whether or not to attend the World Travel Market in London last month, I came across this offer–$700 on Turkish Airlines would let me fly into London and out of Brussels on the dates I wanted. The catch? Spending a total of an extra seven hours on the more »

Raleigh: A Big City Getting Bigger

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Recently rated the fastest growing city in the U.S. by Forbes, Raleigh is known mostly for new construction, urban sprawl, and general lack of personality. But scratch below the newly-built surface and you’ll find a city with a vibrant arts scene, live music, and homegrown brews. The Visual Art Scene The North Carolina Museum of more »

VANAMOS!

Follow a family of four on their epic adventure through Mexico and Central America via VW van.

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    4 days ago by alloverthemap The U.S. Capitol dome is under scaffolding but the Steve Tobin sculpture at the U.S. Botanic Garden next door is prettier, anyway. #igersdc #dmv #usausausa #bluesky #dc #travel #summervacation #summer #gardens #sculpture Continue reading »
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    4 days ago by alloverthemap Steve Tobin #sculpture at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, DC - this one, titled Romeo and Juliet, is a bronze cast of tree roots washed out from a riverbank on the artist's property. The U.S. Capitol dome, under scaffolding for renovations, is just visible in the background. #art #sculpture #garden #dc #igersdc #nofilter #iphoneonly #summer #travel #travelgram Continue reading »
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