Archive of articles from 2008
In an attempt to avoid the credit crunch, the bleak prospect of winter and another final of X Factor, Greg Ash has gone to South America for 6 months. In his blog 'Searching for Waves and Other Friendly Hand Gestures', Greg travels through this vast continent, starting in Argentina and tracing the coastline as far round as his budget will let him. Along the way, he describes the strange sights, wonderful peoples and the inevitable sunburns of an pale Brit passing himself off as a beach boy.
Richard Aylen is swapping the daily routine of an 8-5 London lifestyle for a 24-7 cross continent trip taking in Africa, south-east Asia and Australasia. From Cape Town to the Cook Islands via Chiang Mai and Christchurch, his trip will take him from the capital of the UK and deep into backpacker territory.
Hatty James has embarked on a gap year adventure, travelling by plane, train and automobile through China, Indonesia and the United States.
Kathy Brownlie is spending a year travelling off the beaten track in Asia, taking in Indonesia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Nepal and India.
Rhian Nicholson has swapped the bright lights of London for a three month journey across South America from the Pacific to the Atlantic coast.
Anna Kainberger is taking a year-out from her career to travel in south-east Asia and Australasia, along with Fiji and the USA. While travelling she will be writing a series of blogs detailing her experiences.