Travel Tales & Tips

Welcome to Svalbard: The Northernmost Year-Round Settlement on the Planet

Welcome to Svalbard: The Northernmost Year-Round Settlement on the Planet

This arctic archipelago is just 830 miles south of the North Pole.
Bob Dylan vs. the Swedish Chef

Bob Dylan vs. the Swedish Chef

Would a rock-and-roll legend really play in a small, fjordside village on the south coast of Norway? And is he related to a Scandinavian Muppet?
A Lucky Strike in France

A Lucky Strike in France

If you want to become a travel writer, be ready to jump when you discover a timely story.
Congratulations Algeria!

Congratulations Algeria!

I watched the World Cup with you. We all won a little bit.
Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

Multilingual motoring in Alsace and Burgundy: If you get lost, blame the Romans or the Martians.
A Soggy Beginning

A Soggy Beginning

Waterlogged luggage and a violent storm: Welcome to Germany!
Bangkok Under Siege!

Bangkok Under Siege!

A Globejotting Exclusive: Order will not be restored in Thailand until military takes control of airport loud-squeakers.
Dave’s European Travel Schedule

Dave’s European Travel Schedule

Globejotting goes mobile again this summer with a trip through Germany, France, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, and the extreme Arctic.
Latest Newsletter: Halfway Through a Double Marathon

Latest Newsletter: Halfway Through a Double Marathon

Moving day stress, a new travel writing course, summer in the Arctic, and sexy sea turtles.
Perspective

Perspective

How could we lose a giant airplane in an ocean? As this 2005 blog post, uploaded from a ship in the middle of the Pacific, ponders, we're smaller than we realize.