Welcome to Travel and Transitions!
Unconventional Travel Ideas and First-Person
Stories to Help You Explore the World
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and Transitions is your website for unconventional
travel, cross-cultural connections and a new way
to live. We feature hundreds of articles about interesting
destinations, historic and unique accommodation
providers, active and learning travel options, memorable
travel experiences and useful practical travel tips.
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Susanne "SQ" Pacher, passionate
travel nut & recent winner of 2
This site is continuously updated and new
content is added all the time. To see all the new content, check
out What's New.
The motto of this site is "Life is a Journey - Explore
New Horizons". Over the last couple of years I realized
that there is more to life than work. And I finally figured out
that travel is one of my true passions in life.
So I decided to pursue my dream and create a website about travel,
travel in a broader sense. Travel in the sense of exploration, learning
and life experiences, abroad and at home. So while the majority
of this website deals with travel to foreign countries and is chock
full of advice, tips, real life travel experiences, interviews with
travellers etc. you will also find stories about life and transitions
that we face as we go through our life-long journey. Many of the
articles and interviews on this site feature people and organizations
that make a difference, locally and abroad.
As far as travel is concerned, the focus will be on "travelling
with a twist": any sort of travel that has a unique, often
unconventional angle to it. You will also find stories of unusual
adventures, local explorations, unique accommodation options and
all sorts of ideas for travel that is not just run of the mill.
My articles often focus on the people behind the destinations, because
it's the people who make a travel experience special. I frequently
interview travel entrepreneurs, from restaurant owners, to bed and
breakfast operators, to hotel staff to tour guides and local experts.
Cross-cultural connections and insights are of particular interest
to me, and one of my goals is to promote travel as a tool to open
our minds and to help break down barriers and build greater understanding
between people from different backgrounds and cultures.
The purpose of this site is to inspire and give you the resources
to explore new horizons, to get out there and discover the world
- locally and abroad, connect with people from other cultures and
open yourself up to new experiences. Here is a brief overview of
what you'll find on this site:
Travel Tips and Info section will give
you valuable advice on how to save on travel, write-ups of specific
travel destinations. Get advice on all sorts of topics such
as how to find cheap nice places to stay in New York City for
under $100/night or how to book a language study trip abroad.
||In our Travel
Stories and Photo Section you will find real-life travel
stories, many of them live travelogues written by me personally
in my different travels, but in the future you will also find
travel experiences shared by other travellers. Stories are interspersed
with travel photos that will make you dream about far-away places.
|Our Regional Travel
Guides provide concise country information with valuable
links to local tourism resources and relevant travel books to
prepare you for your next trip.
||In the Insights and
Reflections areas I share my personal thougts and reflections
about travel and life in general. In addition, I chronicle my
own personal journey into the exciting realm of internet publishing.
Interview section you will find interviews with travel industry
experts, experienced travellers and all sorts of other interesting
human beings who have ventured out and pursued their own paths
||In the near future we will start to run Story
and Photo contests where you can win great travel prizes
for submitting your own travel stories or travel photos.
|Get an overview of how this
site came into being as a result of one person's early
midlife crisis. Some people get a Porsche, I got
myself a website. Check out who's behind
this site. |In the Useful
Travel Resources section you will find links to websites
that have been collected based on specific topics, etc. travel
agencies, accommodation, live-study-work-volunteer abroad, travel
& work, specialty travel, travel for women/singles/seniors,
|In our Canuck
Corner you can read Canadian-specific content, information
about Canadian destinations, events, personal views etc.
||Our brand-new section on Cool
Women will give you profiles of and interviews with cool
women, including travellers, travel experts, writers, entrepeneurs,
and regular women who have done some cool stuff.
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