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We welcome any interesting and original submissions (not appearing elsewhere other than your own website) of between 1,200 and 2,000 words. Your article must be of interest to intrepid travellers, so should be about off-the-beaten track destinations. We don’t care about shopping in London or dog-spotting in Paris as we’re all done with that adventure. Should we accept your submission, it will appear here and may also be selected for our print and online magazine. At this stage we don’t offer any compensation for your hard work as we are still young and growing. Once we are grown up and making decent money, you certainly will be remembered. Send submissions to editor[at]globerovers.com.

Fuel for Wanderlust – An Antidote to soulless travel

August 22, 2017

‘Adventure’ Travel, ‘ Experiential’ Travel, ‘ Exploratory’ …Travel – The tag words are endless, yet the challenge remains the same – Finding truly extraordinary lodging in places less explored. Anyone intrepid traveler knows that to roll up your wanderlust, exercise your inner “Indiana Jones,” and wander the extra mile to travel to a hidden backwater knows this fact. The places that feel beyond far away, regardless of location, are the most Untrodden and unsurprisingly, the most difficult to uncover. Untrodden’s mission, quite simply, is to facilitate [MORE...]

Thousands of elephants kept in cruel conditions for tourism

July 10, 2017

Stupid tourists participating in elephant abuse with a smile! A new comprehensive report released in Toronto on July 6th, 2017 by World Animal Protection, an international animal welfare charity, reveals thousands of captive elephants across six Asian countries are suffering in inhumane conditions to support elephant rides and shows for tourists. The new Taken for a Ride report, investigated 220 tourist venues across Thailand, Sri Lanka, Nepal, India, Laos and Cambodia, and found that 77% of the nearly 3,000 elephants surveyed are suffering. When not giving rides or performing, elephants are [MORE...]

Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, CANADA (by Jonathan Maister)

July 5, 2017

Words by Jonathan Maister, a Markham (Canada) based writer and adventurer. Photos courtesy of Tourism New Brunswick. Few doubt that among the earth’s visual bounty, some of the finest vistas are offered by the ocean. The tidal pulse riding the continental coasts and shimmering up the shores has, as long as history has been recorded, held a place in our hearts and often in our livelihood. Across generations and geography it has seduced the imagination of travellers and guided the invasions of admirals. Surely in the Bay of Fundy nestled between the southern shores of Canada’s eastern [MORE...]

The Long Road to Shwesandaw – Bagan, MYANMAR (by Nathan James Thomas)

June 25, 2017

Words by Nathan James Thomas Photos by Globerovers Magazine The Shwesandaw Pagoda was built almost 1,000 years ago, by order of King Anawrahta, the founder of the Pagan Empire. It’s one of over 2,000 temples that still stand in the ancient city of Bagan, in the centre of Myanmar. This particular pagoda is distinguished by its five terraces leading up to a cylindrical stupa, and is said to contain sacred hairs of the Gautama Buddha. More pertinently for the tourist however, it’s also tall, stable, and easily climbed. We thought it would be an ideal spot to catch the famous Bagan sunrise, [MORE...]

Eric Davalala – the only whale crier in the world! (by Janet-Lynn Vorster)

July 24, 2016

Hermanus is one of the best whale watching destinations in the world. The best time for whale watching is between June and November. The last three months tend to be the best. Southern Right whales migrate from the Antarctic to give birth to their calves, and to mate again. Eric is apparently the only whale crier in the world. Here's his story as told by our Cape Town reporter, Janet-Lynn Vorster. [MORE...]

Village Life – Hermanus, Overberg of SOUTH AFRICA (by Janet-Lynn Vorster)

July 24, 2016

Hermanus, South Africa. Known for its breaching whales, birds (including flamingos), long beaches, wineries, and cosy accommodation and authentic restaurants. There is something very special about this part of the South African coastline. At times the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean can be rough, yet at other times very smooth and peaceful. Rich in plancton and other small critters, the ocean makes this a haven for wildlife, including many whales that at times swim right up to the shoreline. Janet-Lynn Vorster tells us all about the good life! [MORE...]

3 Beloved Spices of IRAN (by Rana Zia Ebrahimi)

August 12, 2015

Rana Zia Ebrahimi from Kerman Province, southern Iran, talks about three beloved spices of Iran - Saffron, Cumin, and Sumac. Spices are part of everyday life in Iran and Iranian cooks almost never go food shopping without stocking up on some fresh spices. Variety is really the key as most of the authentic Persian dishes call for very different spices. [MORE...]

Village Life: Greyton, SOUTH AFRICA (by Janet-Lynn Vorster)

July 16, 2015

Janet-Lynn Vorster, resident of Greyton, located in the Overberg area of the Cape Province, South Africa, tells Globerovers Magazine about life in this quaint village. She tells us that "residents in Greyton are generally busy, healthy and vibrant, so don’t let the average age of many retired residents fool you into thinking the town is not bursting with creative energy and brilliant minds". She also invites us all with "Bring your children, your parents, your walking shoes and bicycles. Buy carrots for the horses you will pass on your meanders and come and unwind. Whatever you do – don’t forget your camera to capture some of the best memories you will ever make". Thanks Janet-Lynn for your wonderful story! [MORE...]

My 10 Hours in TRANSNISTRIA (by Fabio Buonsanti)

November 30, 2014

“When the State itself is Illegal, Can You Imagine the Rest?” Article by Fabio Buonsanti, an Italian adventurer based in Oslo, Norway.  Photos by Ania Akatova. Of all the strange places I have visited so far, there is one place that will forever stick to my mind: Transnistria (officially known as the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, PMR). Located on a thin strip of land wedged between the eastern Moldovan border with Ukraine and the river Dniester, Transnistria is a self-declared “independent state” since the end of the War of Transnistria in 1992. At the dissolution of the [MORE...]

Dog sledding in Quebec, CANADA (by Jonathan Maister)

October 22, 2014

Article and photos by Jonathan Maister, a Markham (Canada) based writer and adventurer. Poise is useful, but not essential. Denis Rozon, a native Algonquin, is your guide and instructor. He is a multiple award-winning dog sledding champion whose intimate knowledge of the sport will ease even the most novice dogsledder through 10 km of Quebec’s most magnificent scenery. In the bosom of Quebec’s Pontiac region, 80 km west of Gatineau and Ottawa, is the area known as Bristol. In winter virgin snow blankets the ground beneath magnificent forests. Though much of the tree covering is [MORE...]

Life in Darnall Village, KwaZulu Natal, SOUTH AFRICA (by Jenna Kirkby)

September 3, 2014

Words & photos by Jenna Kirkby (15), a resident of Darnall Village. Jenna Kirkby On the North Coast of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, lies an undiscovered gem.  A place where summer greets you with a canopy of red Flamboyant flowers and a sweet breeze.  A place where the hills are covered with sugar-cane blowing back and forth, like an ocean of green his undiscovered beauty is Darnall, a small sugarcane village.  David Brown, one of the first settlers in the area, named it after his hometown in the UK.  Only an hour’s drive from Durban this town has managed to stay “off the [MORE...]