It was very tough keeping up with the best comments this past September, there were so many helpful, informative, and hilarious ones! The comments are where foXnoMad comes to life – all because of you. I’ll have a commenter prize again in the coming months but if you’re willing to transfer your talents to video, you could be taking a free 1 week trip (anywhere you want) in my latest contest.
- Big Macs might not be good for your body, but they could help lighten your wallet when traveling, according to Federico.
- Slingshot nomad, migration backpackers…personally I like “boomerang nomads” – one of Vinny‘s suggested glamorous names for family travelers in response to Heather‘s request.
- Those of you having arguments in Japan should take Tina‘s advice and be apologetic, not angry, to get your way.
- Some more great information for a first-time flight with an infant by mother and flight attendant Skychi and experienced family traveler David.
- Barbara gives some special insight into how our travels change as we age, Jae reflects on enjoying the differences, and Donna is traveling more than ever.
- Are Kelty backpacks as big as they claim? I love the dedication of bakbubo to finding out.
- Maybe having people in my travel photos isn’t such a bad thing, thanks Barbara! (With a special nod to your Dad, many of us should ask ourselves this.)
- Access (blocked) Facebook in Vietnam using Hootsuite, worth a shot suggests JoAnna; for a full-on approach to Internet censorship Justin recommends VyprVPN.
- For all of you flying across Europe with your pets, consider taking KLM for a stop in Amsterdam. JoAnna mentions the (rather awesome) fact that the airline has a pet hotel for layovers.
Thank you all so much for the comments and continued support. I’d like to mention again my Live The Backpacker Life Contest and hope you’ll consider entering. I’ll fly one of you for a week anywhere in the world you want. If I had the money I’d send you all, but for now I’ll start out one trip at a time.
[photos by: greekadman (profile of conversation), kerfern (baby on a plane)]
Hmm, I’m not sure about that boomerang nomad term – it’s a contradiction as a nomad is always going from place to place and a boomerang always come back to the same place. With all the talk of ‘leaving the cubicle’ and being a ‘digital nomad’ it’s easy to forget that the majority of travellers will have jobs and normal lives to go back to at the end of their holiday. Still thinking of a name for that.
You should definitely coin the term, I think it would really take off!