The Longest Way Home Travel Blog |

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The Site:
  • Journal style travelogue by a guy who has been traveling for over 5 years straight
  • Up-to-date blogs about daily life, reflections on life and observations about the people he has met and places he has visited
  • Very comprehensive photo galleries and videos
  • Free “How-to” travel tips for destinations rarely covered in travel guides.
  • Includes a handy “follow along” travel map – especially useful for places you may not have heard of
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The Longest Way Home is one man’s quest to find “home” by traveling the world. The site includes an itinerary of his journeys, a blog, a photo gallery, stories and tips for travelers. So far, this intrepid homeless person has traveled overland from China to Portugal and then on to several locations in Africa. When we visited him, he had just taken his first trip by air to the Philippines.

The Good

We were initially suspicious, thinking it was going to be another boring backpacker’s brag list of places he has been to. Instead, we found a sensitively written travelogue by a guy who really seems to be searching for a place to call “home.”  He shares our prejudices with regards to arrogant up-market tourists, “sex-pats” and party-backpackers, so we admit to a strong bias in his favor from the beginning.  However, he also finds the beauty in every place he visits and records it all eloquently in his blog, stories and photographs and videos.  We came away from this website inspired to travel and explore.

The Bad

If we have one complaint about The Longest Way Home, it would be that it suffers from information overload. The author has been traveling for over 5 years and it is all there on his website.  This can keep armchair travelers occupied for nearly the length of time he’s been traveling.  Surprisingly, this is one site where we would have liked to have seen more advertising.   After he inspired us to visit the Philippines, for example, we had to leave his site in order to find the best travel deals to that country.

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