The publication Observatory of Heritage in the Middle East – ‘Eternal Heritage’ was produced with the support of UNESCO under the framework of the UNESCO/UNOCT project on the Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) through Youth Empowerment in Jordan, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia, co-funded by Canada. An awareness-raising campaign promoting heritage preservation among young people on social media […]
The year 2020 will be remembered as the year of COVID-19 that resulted in national lockdowns, closed borders, travel restrictions and what was to become, the new normal. Our lives changed instantly. Fear at the start of the pandemic, panic buying, isolation, stay at home rules, masks and face coverings, social distancing, wash your hands, […]
One of the criteria used by search engines to rank a website is the age of a domain name. Domain Name joejourneys.com Date Registered 2006-03-21 Domain Age 12 years, 190 days (as of 2018) According to this free Domain age checker – JOEJOURNEYS is more than 12 years in the making (as of 2018). Something that started as […]
JOEJOURNEYS started as a project to learn about website design, creation, technology etc, to advance my skills beyond print media. My being a dromomaniac, I used my addiction and love of travel as the subject as a way to learn these skills and develop them more. In 2005 it was nothing more than a hobby […]
Wow, almost 2,000 Youtube subcribers. After approximately 10 years on Youtube I am so humbled by the growth of JOEJOURNEYS Youtube, in what has been a personal achievement, far more than I ever imagined. Having started it simply to record my travel and adventures and an easy way to share it, looking back at the […]
JoeJourneys is a natural source of travel inspiration – shaping ideas about where to go, where to stay, and how to get there. This is the biggest update ever! Giving up something you love is very hard to do, and though I was near ending this blog, I somehow have been inspired to pour all my […]
JoeJourneys has been a project and love since I first started back in 2005 when I first learned about HTML and creating for the world wide web. YouTube was new and social media was yet to launch into a global phenomena, the days of blogs have evolved and our attention span has reduced as we […]
Sounds of Marrakech was recorded in July 2016 using only my iPhone 6 while visiting Marrakech and preparing for my Road to Desert trip. Clips are unedited and will contain sudden noiseless gaps between recordings in longer recordings. This is purposely done to group a particular day and capture the energy and vibe of the […]
Science proves happiness is traveling and not buying material goods. Research published in the Journal of Positive Psychology ‘says instant gratification generated acquiring objects such as clothing, shoes or expensive jewelry is only temporary. A study of the (United States) San Francisco State University has found that the key to happiness is to generate memories […]
Adventure is about finding the unusual and exciting or daring experiences. Have you ever been at a train station or stood near a passing train and heard and felt the rushing roar like thunder? Its that power and rush feeling, a glimpse and trembling vibration from the ground up through your entire being. This is the […]
travel more, venture far escape from the everyday explore discover sojourn more push limits go far discover doing Simple words from my book of life I use everyday. My belief. My being.
I have always wanted to define my passion for escaping and wandering, an urge to travel and explore this world of ours. Finally, after investigating and much research I came across this this thing called dromomania, for those with an insatiable urge to travel. At last my condition has a name and something I can […]
Francesca & Rudy Wedding 2012, a short trailer. A short fast video of the event as I tried out iMovie Trailers and got this result, which is rather impressive for the functionality that it has. It is sweet to see something so lovely and honoured to have been there for their big day.
Francesca and Rudy big day I am so honoured to have been invited to attend the wedding of Francesca and Rudy in Florence Italy on September 8, 2012. For those that couldn’t make it, this is a short video that records that day. Watch the short trailer video of the wedding.
You’ve booked a short break and the flight is only two hours to your destination, but calculating the travel time always results in more time than you originally expected from end to end. Calculating travel time for a short flight always involves more than just the flight time, you have to factor travel time as […]
Traveling through life Ageing, experience changes , lessons, accomplishments, failures, sorrow, respect Those we meet and those we keep Family trees, friendship chains and links The outside is showing wear, inside requires maintaining The only certainty in life is that we will eventually walk to that door of no return. WiseWords by Joe Mendonca […]