From his travel blog, Around the World in 80 Jobs, it is clear that Turner Barr has had a lot of fun and excitement with the various tasks he has taken up on his travels, including volunteering to work with sick elephants in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where he spent most of his time shoveling poo in the Elephant Nature Park there. Among his "meaningful experiences" and attempts at finding "gainful empl
By Anne Sewell on Oct 14, 2014
One of the Barlavento, or Windward islands of Cape Verde, São Nicolau is a nature lover’s paradise, located between the islands of Sal and Santa Luzia. The island is home to around 12,864 residents, who live mainly in rural areas. Consisting of craggy mountains, rising over fertile and lush valleys, the island is a hiker’s dream. It is possible to not only explore the mountainsides and nature, but
By Anne Sewell on Oct 14, 2014
A man thought it would be fun to joke that he had just visited Africa, and that he might have the Ebola virus, on US Airways Flight 845 traveling from Philadelphia to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. While he obviously thought he was funny, with the current worldwide panic over Ebola, the airline took a more serious slant on the problem and took no chances. As can be seen in the video above,
By Anne Sewell on Oct 11, 2014
Allvoices recently published an article offering information about the fascinating Cape Verde Islands, a string of 10 volcanic islands out in the Atlantic Ocean, 350 miles off the coast of Western Africa. The following is an introduction into one of these islands. The major airport for the Cape Verde archipelago is Amilcar Cabral International Airport, situated on the island of Sal in the main ci
By Anne Sewell on Oct 07, 2014
When visiting beautiful Kefalonia in the Ionian Islands of Greece, a perfect must-see attraction is Melissani Cave, also known as Melissani Lake. Surrounded by forests and mountains, this fascinating cave contains a beautiful blue lake, almost iridescent in color. The cave is situated east of the Evmorfia and Agia Dynati mountains, in the village of Karavomylos, around 2 kilometers from Sami. This
By Anne Sewell on Oct 05, 2014
Located where the town of Demre is situated today in the Antalya Province of Turkey is an ancient Greek town, the remains of which are fascinating. The town of Myra is situated in a position near the river Myros on the plain between Alaca Dağ and the Aegean Sea. The town is a fascinating mix of Lycian and Roman ruins. On the Demre plateau can be seen the Acropolis as well as a Roman theater and Ro
By Anne Sewell on Oct 04, 2014
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By James O'Brien on Oct 20, 2014
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