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Posts Tagged ‘hitchhiking’

The Best Local Travel Pictures of 2012

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 4 January 2013

With another year of pictures under our belt, it’s time again to spotlight our Photo of the Year – an image that most captured the imagination of The Travel Word team and a group of external judges. Like our Photo of the Year 2010 and Photo of the Year 2011, we believe this year’s winning image truly captures the imagination, a glimpse of something uncommon in a very familiar place.

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Hitchhiking via Private Jet!? One Traveller Says: Why Not?!

  • The Travel Word
  • 23 July 2012

A veteran master of creative schemes for travelling on the cheap, New York-born wanderer Amber Nolan has a new strategy she calls ‘Jet Hiking’, or hitching rides aboard private jets and small planes. Her ambitious goal? To touch down in all 50 U.S. states and rediscover her own vast and unusual country, and get to know the locals who live there.

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Photo of the Week: Beached, Jericoacoara, Brazil

  • Wallace Faria (Photo and Text)
  • 11 March 2012

Jericoacoara is old fishing village located in the northeast of Brazil, more precisely in the state of Ceará, west of its capital city of Fortaleza. The village appeared to the world in 1994, after the ‘Washington Post’ newspaper chose the beach as one of the 10 most beautiful in the world. Because of this, Jericoacoara became a famous tourist destination for international travellers.

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Tales from a Female Hitchhiker in South America

  • Maureen Valentine
  • 1 March 2011

Hitchhiking certainly isn’t the safest way for women to travel – and I hope if I ever have a daughter that she never does it – but I must say that I have had nothing but positive experiences. Some of my most rewarding travel moments were when I was vulnerable and looking for a little help from a soon-to-be-friend.

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Ways for Women Travelling Together to Bond

  • Cynthia Ord
  • 25 February 2011

I’ve seen a lot of travel articles written in praise of solo travel for women. They’re great. I’ve done a good amount of travelling alone and I do love the independence and self-fortification as much as the next girl. Yet, it has its limitations. I’ve found that there are certain things I’m just more comfortable doing within the safety of numbers and these pursuits are often a little livelier in good female company.

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