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
100+ Countries
11 Iowans
1 Family


Sarah at Mediterranean


The breakfast at the Kibbutz near the shore of the Lake of Galilee was stupendous with 4 kinds of fish, fresh orange juice you could watch being squeezed by the machine when you pressed the button, yogurt of many types, olives, various forms of eggs, many greens and veggies and fruits. Since I was on a liquid fast for the trip I enjoyed the fresh juices and coffee. Speaking of my liquid fast, I woke up one morning feeling better than I ever remember feeling in my entire life! More


Snowmobling in Svalbard - The Top of the World!


Our experienced guide, stopped every now and then for "group-unity-reinenforcement" and to tell us interesting facts about the area. He also probably knew we needed a rest from not being used to this gloriously fun, yet high tension activity. More




Siq at Petra, Jordan


I had seated myself on an ancient broken pillar and was taking in the stunning scenery when a young Bedouin travel guide came and sat on a near by broken pillar to visit and hopefully talk me into paying he and his donkey to take me up to the rock carved monastery. Since the dinars in my pocket were at an all time low, I knew I didn't have enough for the trip plus tip, so I just chatted away with him. After a few minutes I was quickened to ask him about his faith. More




A Peek at the Backside of Buckingham Palace


I was impressed with the informality of the gardens. I'd expected a flashback of Versailles I guess. These gardens were more like a large, sprawling, homey back yard with a small lake. I imagined myself swimming in that lake. Grass was groomed, but the lovely place wasn't landscaped to death. No tea parties either...at least not today! More




Under the castle gate - Carlisle


Then suddenly, I heard, "Hey, lady, get out of the way!" Someone was yelling at me. " A car wants to get by. You're blocking the road." I was standing in the entryway and a car was wanting to pass. I scowled. Now they're yelling at me at the castle... Slowly I turned, glared at the driver and methodically moved out of the way. More


Favorite Budapest bridge


I couldn't stop taking photos of this amazing piece of functional art work. You can see for yourself...it's gorgeous. And I happened to capture the furul, a type of falcon bird, which is naturally a symbol for liberty...so aptly a part of the Liberty Bridge.More




Malawi Children Love to Sing


This happy mob of Malawi children greeted our van in pitch darkness out by the highway the night our team arrived. When I say pitch dark, that is precisely what I mean. The only light was from the headlights of the van. No electricity here or anywhere near. More




Window on Caspian Sea - Baku


I love this photo that I took, because it give a rare peek at the Caspian Sea from Maiden Tower. Usually the Caspian Sea is looming large when you're in this part of Baku, but here you only get a peek and can barely get a glimpse of its immenseness. More




All of Us Together Again


Only Missing Sam, Alexis and Abel & Simon


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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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.
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?
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.
Israel with Sarah and Friends
Highlights of a trip to Israel with Sarah, my youngest daughter and friends.
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.
Petra Jordan Travel
Photos and an encounter during Petra Jordan travel
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.
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.
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??
JohnErik in Lisbon
Johnerik in Lisbon, on assignment from Mossad to return the priceless Allah Pearl to its rightful owner.
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?
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