Without A Path

Browsing Category travel

international / jordan / middle east / podcast / travel / Turkey

Archaeologist Jens Notroff is Living in His Golden Age of Travel

Jens Notroff is a German archaeologist based in Berlin. His work takes him to corners of the world where tourists don’t typically roam. Most recently he returned from working along the Turkish-Syrian border. He’s also a traveler and refuses to believe that the “Golden Age of Travel” is behind us. Jens joins Without A Path to share his experiences as an archaeologist, traveler, and sketch artist.

Subscribe to Without A Path. Continue reading

podcast / travel

Johnny Jet Turns a Fear of Flying into a Travel Career

If you’ve been involved in the travel world, chances are you know who Johnny Jet is. You probably didn’t know he used to have a fear of flying. Johnny Jet joins Without A Path to share how he conquered his fear of flying, helped his friend’s father beat it, too, and how he became one of the world’s original travel bloggers.

Subscribe to Without A Path. Continue reading

Asia / international / podcast / travel

Erick van Til Finds a Home in Southeast Asia and the Peninsula Outdoor School

Erick van Til is the Director of Program Development at the Peninsula Outdoor School based in China, but it took losing his job in Canada to motivate him to travel throughout Southeast Asia and eventually find his dream job. Erick shares his travel experiences in Southeast Asia and walks listeners through a typical trip with the program.

Tenerife Sur, the Spanish Canary Island, can be punishingly touristy. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible to get off the tourist trek. In the latest of our ongoing series of “Off The Tourist Trek” travel guides, we take a look at the southern end of the island, starting in Los Cristianos and working our way into Teide National Park.

It seems like 2017 is going to fly by with trips planned well through summer. Berlin, Amsterdam, Antwerp and Ghent to ride the Ronde van Vlaanderen (or Tour of Flanders), the Black Forest, Munich, Warsaw, Huntsville, Alabama for TBEX, Palm Springs for another travel conference, and a trip to Luxembourg City for their National Day celebration will take us through June. Have any tips on how to get off the tourist trek in these destinations? Share them and they might be included in future coverage of these destinations at joebaur.com.

Subscribe to Without A Path. Continue reading

international / podcast / travel

Alice Nettleingham of Teacake Travels Talks Solo Female Travel

Alice Nettleingham of Teacake Travels comes on Without A Path to share her experiences and tips for solo female travel. She’s also the author of How To Travel Safely As A Woman, an e-book available at teacaketravels.com.

If you’ve ever wanted to travel to Venice but have been intimidated by its reputation for mass tourism, then you might want to check out our latest Off The Tourist Trek travel guide covering the Italian city. Venice Off The Tourist Trek explains how you can find those quiet street corners, gives some insight into the various neighborhoods, and offers tips on the best time to go.

Subscribe to Without A Path. Continue reading

Europe / international / switzerland / travel

Lucerne, Switzerland For Business Travelers

Originally published in Global Traveler.

Lucerne thrives on tourism. British expatriate and author Diccon Bewes, who focuses his literary efforts on his adopted homeland, calls Lucerne Switzerland’s prettiest city. So it’s no wonder throngs of Japanese, Chinese, European and North American tourists funnel out of tour buses and onto the cobblestone streets of Lucerne with their cameras armed and ready.

Lucerne’s history is firmly Swiss with a relatively orderly past — compared to the rest of Europe — after the fall of the Roman Empire in the early sixth century. By the middle of the ninth century, the area became known as Luciaria as Germanic Alemannic peoples planted roots. Lucerne asserted its independence in 1178, declaring a city proper shortly thereafter. Owing to its economically strategic location on the Gotthard trade route, Lucerne grew into a selfsufficient city by the end of the 13th century. Around this time, King Rudolph I von Habsburg of Austria pushed into the region, and Lucerne allied with surrounding towns to strive for independence in the form of a Swiss Confederacy known as Eidgenossenschaft. Continue reading