A Family RTW Travel Adventure (2008-2009)
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About Us

About This Site

We created this site with four goals in mind:

  • First, we wanted document our adventure for ourselves.
  • Second, we wanted to experiment with storytelling online.
  • Third, we hoped we could create another resource for families and other travelers considering a RTW adventure.
  • And fourth, we wanted to create a site that would not be too much of a burden while we were on the road. We didn’t want our trip to become a prisoner of our web site.

Only time will tell if we have achieved any of these goals.

A couple of comments to help visitors get the most from their time here:

The core of the site is our blog. As you would expect, our most recent post always appears first.

There are a few navigational tools to help you find information that may be of interest. In the left sidebar, under the heading “Index”, you will find links to different starting points in the blog. To read the blog from the first entry, and in the order it was written, click on Start at the beginning.

The FAQs provide answers to many common questions about our trip and RTW travel in general.

The Route section tracks our travel on Google Maps. If you use Google Earth, you can download The Wide Wide World Google Earth file that allows you to “fly” along with us.

Not surprisingly, the Pictures section contains our Flickr Photo Gallery. You can also look at our pictures at on Flickr itself at The Wide Wide World. We’re hosting our video reports on a channel we set up on YouTube.

We hope to make the Travel Resources section a useful guide to information for RTW families and travelers. It will grow to include:

  • Country Reports – logistical information, recommendations, reviews and travel tips for each country we visit.
  • Del.icio.us Bookmarks – our set of web bookmarks that we accumulate and use as we travel. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of social bookmarking, take a look at this short film by Lee and Sachi LeFever (who, incidently, did a RTW trip of their own that is documented here).

Finally, if you want to keep up with what is happening in The Wide Wide World without having to check back at the site every so often, we encourage you to subscribe by using either:

  • The sign-up box in the right hand sidebar, or
  • Our RSS feed (if you are unfamiliar with how RSS feeds work, I refer you once again to another short film by Lee and Sachi LeFever).

We appreciate your interest, welcome your advice and are thankful for your encouragement.

If you have anything you’d like to share, leave us a comment or send us a message at thewidewideworld (at) gmail (dot) com.

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