Family of 11 Globe Hoppers Travel the World

Globe Hoppers, the Mark Anderson family of Muscatine, Iowa provide you with adventure travel at its finest like snowmobiling near Longyearbyen,Svalbard (world's most northern community) as in top photo.

6 Continents
90+ Countries
11 Iowans
1 Family


2012 Welcome Grandma Ose, Liliana & David!

This global travel trend began when dad packed us off to Canada and
Europe
on our first international adventure trip years ago.

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness..."
- Mark Twain

Mark Anderson family
Mark Anderson Family, 2010

Globehoppers
GlobeHoppers Christmas 2009 -- Welcome BETHANY!!

After tasting adventurous family travel, it's become a way of life--one of us is often on some global escape travel.

We've all gone somewhere--all have been to Asia, but Sarah; all have been to Europe, but John. So far, we've touched our toes on 6 continents and over 88 countries.


Andrew, Samuel, Matthew, Kari, Mark, Sarah, Ethan, Anna & John

Globe Hoppers brings global travel to you with our family trip experiences.

None of us claims to be a global expert in travel, but we'll share the tips we've learned.

"The gladdest moment in human life methinks, is a departure into unknown lands. The blood flows with the fast circulation of childhood." Sir Richard Burton

All set? Well then...let's get going!


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Globlog
You won't miss a thing if you keep in touch with our Globe-Hoppers blog. Family adventure at its finest...nine viewpoints from many world points brought right to you online.
Globe Hopper Tributes
Globe Hopper tributes is a page for us to remember and honor friends, relatives and other people we love or admire after they pass from this mortal world. Feel free to add your own special memories.
Boogie Boarding on the Gold Coast
At last, I found my sport! Boogie boarding is not only fun it's easy! Even if you're not the sporty type....give boogie boarding a try.
ANS TV Baku Azerbaijan Birthday Party
Join me for a birthday party at ANS TV Baku Azerbaijan...find out what really happens at TV stations!
Bahrain Shopping for Fruits & Vegetables
This veggie seller was a walking calculator....who needs bar coded merchandise? It was fascinating to watch this fellow as folks did their Bahrain shopping.
About Brussels
Just a little bit of the History of Brussels
Shanghai Pudong's Skyline
Join me for a rest along the river and view the sci-fi looking Pudong district of Shanghai, China. Is this a movie set?
Working on Colombian Boys Farm
Changing the world, one onion and one hug at at time. Sarah volunteers at a Colombian Boys Farm.
Czech Republic Art by Primas Children
These delightful children's pictures are made by Michael and Vera Primas' children. Czech Republic Art by Primas Children.
Pupusa Recipe
Pupusa Recipe...El Salvadorian delicacy
Former East Germany
Who can ever forget what communist East Germany was like...large black dogs sent under the trains, speedy passes through darkened cities, and soldiers everywhere?
River Thames in London Yields Ancient Artifacts
The River Thames has ancient artifact treasures galore! Can you imagine just picking up tiles from Tudor house? Or hand forged nails hundreds of years old? How about ancient hand blown glass?
Haapsalu Shawl Treasure of Estonia
Nothing screams Estonia like a Haapsalu shawl. The ladies of the Baltic sea resort city, Haapsula, developed their knitting skills and now are known for these finely knit shawls that fit through a rin
Photos of the Louvre Museum in Paris, France
Photos of the Louvre Museum...from inside the glass pyramid, through windows, van and details.
Budapest Bridge -- Liberty Bridge
The Liberty Bridge over the Danube in Budapest is the most elegant and lovely Budapest bridge. The intricate iron work is a beauty to behold.
Iran Kish Island Young Families Enjoy the Beach
Kish Island is a part of Iran where one does not need a visa. Visiting mainland Iran is more complicated for USA citizens right now, so I took a day to spend on Kish Island to meet some of its people
Dublin Dulcimer Enjoy my Video
I didn't know dulcimers came with feet. This one was like a piano and played on the streets of Dublin...yes, a Dublin dulcimer. See and hear my videos and an extra one too...enjoy.
Ginza Tokyo Japan Video
Wonder what Ginza, Tokyo, Japan is like? This area is similar to Times Square....lots of flashy lights and action going on here.
Jordan Travel Guide
Jordan is one of the most fascinating Middle Eastern countries. The people, the food, the history and culture all combine to make a very pleasing experience. Jordan travel guide will get you started.
Kuwait Independence -- Celebrating!
Celebrating Kuwait Independence Day with painted cars and five kilometer long banners.
Living in a Mud Hut in Malawi
13 reasons why living in a Malawi mud hut beats living at my house.
Oaxaca, Mexico and Casa Hogar
Travel Adventure in Oaxaca Mexico, 2002 and 2004 including a visit to Casa Hogar, a children's home.
History of Paintings in Amsterdam
Just a bit of History
Titanic was Built in Belfast Did You Know That?
A little bit of info about the fact that the Titanic was built in Belfast...and a true story about some potential passengers on the Titanic.
My Norwegian Heritage Goes Back for Centuries...and is Recorded in Books...
My Norwegian Heritage is highly documented on both sides of my family. I'm fortunate to have detailed records of my Norwegian Heritage and even a very old photograph of a 7th great Grandfather.
The Panama Canal
History of the Panama Canal
Santa Cruz Island Tropical Paradise
Santa Cruz Island -- heaven on earth....or is it? Yes the beaches are pristine, waters clear, sand white, but what lurks around the bend, unseen from tourist's knowing eyes??
Qatar Tornado? A Building called Tornado
Qatar tornado building in the upscale business part of Doha, Qatar. Our fiend, Ali, works there during construction as an electircal engineer.
Lady the Romanian Dog and Friends
Meet Lady the Romanian dog and her friends, Daniel, Christian, Laura and Alexandra.
Inch View Bed and Breakfast Perth Scotland
Inch View Bed and Breakfast Perth Scotland ...a super place to stay, friendly, helpful, great breakfasts and rooms. Inch View B & B in Perth, Scotland is right across from a lovely park.
Visit Svalbard with me....Ever wonder what the top of the world is like?
Svalbard...the north region of the Arctic Circle. Join me on my visit to this "World's Most Northern Place."
Bangkok Christian Guest House offers clean A/C rooms at reasonable rates.
Bangkok Christian Guest House Offers Safe, Pleasant Accomodations Near to Shopping Areas. Amenities include common TV rooms, chapel, library, internet access, delicious free breakfast, tours, English
Photos and Stories from Istanbul, Turkey
In 2005, I came back from Istanbul with almost 50,000 photos, a big copper pot, and an annoying tendency to stand too close to people when talking with them.
Dubai Creek -- Not Your Ordinary Creek
Dubai Creek is an experience,not just a place where water flows. If you don't take time to visit the creek when you're in Dubai...you've missed something special.
God Given UK Adventure
Has God ever given you direction through numbers? It's fun to uncover the hidden meaning and then go...like on this UK adventure.
A Red Hat Party at Adora Ose's Farm Near Echo, MN
My mom, Adora Ose had a wonderful lawn party this summer....a Red Hat party for her friends from Beliview, MN Red Hat Club...see and hear the fun.
Madame Fromage Cheese Shop in Cardiff, Wales
Join me for a visit to Madame Fromage cheese shop in Cardiff, Wales. Is Welsh Rarebit really served in Wales?
Contact Globe Hoppers
Contact Globe Hoppers here. We'd love to exchange links with other travel sites, homeschool sites, family sites, and possibliy others as well. Don't hesitate to contact us.
Globe Hopper News That We Find Interesting
Globe Hopper News will feature items we've picked out for you that interest us and we think our visitors will also enjoy. Globe hopper news the best of the best.
Bahrain Culture & News
Experience Bahrain culture and read current news items. Even though this kingdom is miniscule, it's a "happening" place.
Interesting Facts About England - News & Add Your Own
Join the fun in reading interesting facts about England, catching up on the latest British news or adding your own take on the green isle.
Earth Spice News
Earth Spice News -- guaranteed to add some zip and positive change to your life.
An Anderson Gallery
An Anderson Gallery of our Lives
Globe Hoppers Search
Globe Hoppers Search
Globe Hoppers Links and Resources
Globe Hoppers links and resources including other great family websites.
Wool blankets and More at AnderWool
Snuggle up in warm wool blankets or choose from a variety of wool items through AnderWool. As we develop our own products we'll be offering wool items through Ebay.
Mark Twain Quotes from Globe Hopping Around the World
Mark Twain quotes about his visits to famous and infamous places around the globe. We've included Mark Twain quotes about his insights on world places.
Share Your Family Trips Here with Your Best Photos
Now, a place to share your family trips, mission trips, etc, along with your favorite photos. Display and tel about your family trips.
Texas BlueBonnets Wow!
Wow, Texas bluebonnets! What a thrilling sight. Lady Bird would be proud to see her wildflower efforts paying off so nicely. Oh, but watch out for rattlesnakes!
Pages for Family and Friends
Posts by family and friends. Let us know if you'd like a section for your adventures on Globe-Hoppers.com.
Travel to Turkey and Visit Cappadocia
Travel to Turkey and be sure to see Cappadocia where ancient history breatheay living.s through everyday life.
Malawi Tropical Storm - How Much Damage Can One Do?
A single Malawi tropical storm can greatly damage a village.
Links 2
More great international and USA links 2.
Malawi Safe Drinking Water?
Is there such a thing as Malawi safe drinking water?
Ilons Wonderland in Haapsalu, Estonia
On a small insignificant street in Haapsalu, Estonia, lies a wonderland, Ilons Wonderland, a place for children to appreciate the art of Ilon Wikland.
Art of Ilon Wikland - Estonian Illustrator
Aspiring to be an illustrator? Let the art work of Ilon Wikland, Haapsalu, Estonia inspire you.
Anderwood - Where we live
A fun, magical farm, Anderwood, where we live, like no place on earth. Aerial view taken by Sarah.