Wanderlusting - The Whole World http://wanderlusting.org/taxonomy/term/15/0 en Do I need a passport for my baby? http://wanderlusting.org/blog/greg/do-i-need-passport-my-baby <p>In case you are, for example, the parents of a child and you are taking a trip I have created a handy website to help you determine if you need a passport for that child.</p> <p>It's called: <a href="http://doineedapassportformybaby.com/">Do I need a passport for my baby</a>.</p> <p>I hope you enjoy it. I enjoyed making it. I didn't enjoy learning about this new policy while in line to get on a flight because it meant I missed the flight and had to stay home in Denver instead. Denver is nice, but not as nice as being on a trip.</p> http://wanderlusting.org/blog/greg/do-i-need-passport-my-baby#comments The Whole World English Advice Mon, 21 Feb 2011 19:21:33 +0000 greg 518 at http://wanderlusting.org Going abroad: Do I need a converter or an adapter? http://wanderlusting.org/blog/greg/going-abroad-do-i-need-converter-or-adapter <p>I frequently am asked "when going abroad, do I need a converter or an adapter or both?"</p> <h3>What is a power converter?</h3> <p>A converter takes energy from the wall in one format and turns it into another. So, in Argentina the power is 220-240v, 50 Hz, AC. That means the voltage is 220 to 240 and it comes in 50 alternating cycles per second. For comparison the United States of America is 120 volts at 60hz. You can see different standard power measure from around the world at http://www.kropla.com/electric2.htm</p> <p>Now, will that work for you? Most electrical products should say in tiny little writing something like</p> <p>Input: 100-240v, 50-60hz.<br /> Output: 6.5-18.5v, 4.6A max.</p> <p><a href="http://wanderlusting.org/blog/greg/going-abroad-do-i-need-converter-or-adapter">read more</a></p> http://wanderlusting.org/blog/greg/going-abroad-do-i-need-converter-or-adapter#comments The Whole World English Advice Wed, 30 Dec 2009 22:27:01 +0000 greg 513 at http://wanderlusting.org Our Beautiful Earth http://wanderlusting.org/blog/brook/our-beautiful-earth <p><a href="http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/01/earth_observed.html">This story</a><br /> just came to my attention and I wanted to post it here because the photos made me realize just how much of the world I have yet to explore. What a huge and wonderful world we live in!</p> <p>From the article:</p> <p>The Earth Observatory is a website run by NASA's Earth Observing System Project Science Office (EOSPSO). Bringing together imagery from many different satellites and astronaut missions, the website publishes fantastic images with highly detailed descriptions, feature articles and more. Gathered here are some standout photographs from the collections in the Earth Observatory over the past several years.</p> http://wanderlusting.org/blog/brook/our-beautiful-earth#comments The Whole World Fun Fri, 16 Jan 2009 13:12:45 +0000 Brook 475 at http://wanderlusting.org Best Travel Coffee Maker: Aeropress vs. Primula Stove Top http://wanderlusting.org/blog/greg/best-travel-coffee-maker-aeropress-vs-primula-stove-top <p>On our trip, Nikki and I were a bit concerned about <a href="http://wanderlusting.org/blog/greg/good-coffee-in-south-america">coffee</a> because we like the American style rich, strong, and somewhat sweet roasts. So, we brought along some coffee from the US but also found a couple of local places to get our beans for home brews (we also spent tons of time in the cafes of Argentina - it is known for its cafe culture, after all).</p> <h3>Primula 9 Cup Stove Top Coffee Maker</h3> <p><a href="http://wanderlusting.org/blog/greg/best-travel-coffee-maker-aeropress-vs-primula-stove-top">read more</a></p> http://wanderlusting.org/blog/greg/best-travel-coffee-maker-aeropress-vs-primula-stove-top#comments The Whole World English Foods Sun, 04 Jan 2009 23:19:38 +0000 greg 472 at http://wanderlusting.org If you're from the U.S. and you are in another country, what country do you say you are from? http://wanderlusting.org/node/471 * the U.S. of course! * Canada, always * I pretend I&#039;m French * If pressured for a response I say I&#039;m from the U.S. * This is a stupid poll question http://wanderlusting.org/node/471#comments The Whole World English Fun Sun, 04 Jan 2009 00:46:44 +0000 HeatherFife 471 at http://wanderlusting.org Spanish Tour by the Numbers http://wanderlusting.org/blog/nikki/spanish-tour-numbers <p>Here's some vital stats on the old Spanish Tour:</p> <p><strong>Months:</strong> 9<br /> <strong>Books Read By Greg:</strong> ~20<br /> <strong>Books Read By Nikki:</strong> ~15 (he reads too fast!)<br /> <strong>New Random Websites Launched:</strong> <a href="http://drupaldashboard.com/">1</a>, <a href="http://drupalhosts.org/">2</a>, <a href="http://drupalbooks.org/">3</a>, <a href="http://openpredictionmarkets.org/">4</a><br /> <strong>Wineries Visited:</strong> 29 (<a href="http://www.denverspanishhouse.com/category/topics/culture/vinos-wines">winery visits and reviews</a>)<br /> <strong>Breweries Visited:</strong> 1 (Stone!)</p> <h3>Countries Visited: 10</h3> <ul> <li>USA</li> <li>France</li> <li>Spain</li> <li>England</li> <li>Canada (we stopped-over in montreal, and had to clear customs, eh.)</li> <li>Argentina</li> <li>Uruguay</li> <li>Argentina</li> <li>Chile</li> <li>Argentina</li> <li>Bolivia</li> <li>Peru</li> <li>Chile</li> <li>Argentina</li> <li>USA</li> </ul> http://wanderlusting.org/blog/nikki/spanish-tour-numbers#comments The Whole World English Knaddison Spanish Tour Fri, 27 Jun 2008 15:48:59 +0000 Nikki 459 at http://wanderlusting.org Valles Calchaquí in Cafayate, Argentina http://wanderlusting.org/image/valles-calchaqu%C3%AD-cafayate-argentina <p>The Utah-esque red rocks are amazing and varied in the north of Argentina, specifically the Valles Calchaquí in Argentina's north.</p> http://wanderlusting.org/image/valles-calchaqu%C3%AD-cafayate-argentina#comments The Whole World World Spanish Tour Mon, 21 Apr 2008 23:11:59 +0000 Nikki 428 at http://wanderlusting.org The Hotel Price to Quality Curve http://wanderlusting.org/image/the-hotel-price-quality-curve <p>See http://wanderlusting.org/blog/nikki/favorite-hotels-colonia-uruguay-cafayate-argentina-salta-argentina for more details...</p> http://wanderlusting.org/image/the-hotel-price-quality-curve#comments The Whole World World Spanish Tour Wed, 16 Apr 2008 01:17:00 +0000 greg 402 at http://wanderlusting.org Best Technology Items for A Long Trip (Camera, Power Adapter, iPod, UMPC, Amazon Kindle) http://wanderlusting.org/blog/greg/best-technology-items-a-long-trip-camera-power-adapter-ipod-umpc-amazon-kindle <p>There are several (gadget) items that we've collected or seen on our trip which make travel, memories, and communication better.</p> <p><a href="http://wanderlusting.org/blog/greg/best-technology-items-a-long-trip-camera-power-adapter-ipod-umpc-amazon-kindle">read more</a></p> http://wanderlusting.org/blog/greg/best-technology-items-a-long-trip-camera-power-adapter-ipod-umpc-amazon-kindle#comments The Whole World English Knaddison Spanish Tour Thu, 03 Apr 2008 21:00:42 +0000 greg 398 at http://wanderlusting.org Happy birthday to me! http://wanderlusting.org/blog/nikki/happy-birthday-me <p>I certainly did get spoiled for my birthday this year. Greg set up a winery visit to Sottano followed by lunch at another winery: Ruca Malén.</p> <p>This was my excited face all day.<br /> <a href="http://wanderlusting.org/image/nikki-s-birthday-ruca-mal%C3%A9n"><img src="http://wanderlusting.org/wanderfiles/images/CIMG3206.preview.JPG"></a></p> <p>Wine, anyone?<br /> <a href="http://wanderlusting.org/image/could-i-please-have-glass-wine"><img src="http://wanderlusting.org/wanderfiles/images/CIMG3195.preview.JPG"></a></p> <p><a href="http://wanderlusting.org/blog/nikki/happy-birthday-me">read more</a></p> http://wanderlusting.org/blog/nikki/happy-birthday-me#comments The Whole World Spanglish Knaddison Spanish Tour Sun, 20 Jan 2008 17:27:03 +0000 Nikki 321 at http://wanderlusting.org