Inspiring Travel Lifestyle Blogs 1-15 May
I’ve arrived in Rotterdam for the Travel Bloggers Unite (TBU) conference yesterday and am having a blast already.
Still on the tram over to the hostel, I got invited to do an interview on Dutch national radio, for starters. Wow! Even though they held the interview this morning at 6:45 (ugh), my mom told me I did alright :)
At the meetup last night, I’ve already met so many cool bloggers from all around the world, so I will definitely be featuring them here in the link round-up next time. And I’ll tell you more about this cool hostel I’m staying in and all the sights of Rotterdam we’ll be exploring a bit more today. Here are my favourite travel blogs from the last two weeks. I hope you enjoy reading them too!
A Different Travel Lifestyle
What is your favourite way to travel? Here are some special ways to see the world, written down by travel bloggers:
Cat from Sunshine and Siestas is walking the famous “El Camino de Santiago”, and she’s raising money for a good cause as well. Support her by reading her inspirational story and donating for the cause as well!
With my dad being a (now retired) archeologist, I couldn’t help but get attracted by this article on The Planet D. Thomas Dowson writes a great guest post about his love for this profession. And it’s a great passion to include in your travels as well.
Amy from GoGreenTravelGreen writes down some great tips of appreciating nature for those of you travelling with kids. I remember my parents always taking me out there too and have loved it ever since. And while you’re there, you might also want to read her
Sarah writes on BootnAll about her experience with travelling with her partner. Even with them both having different travel philosophies, they’ve found a way to make travel together work. Some great tips for you too!
Gigi from gigigriffis.com takes us through one of her days by the hour. She writes about her life as a travellers, but also about running the business she runs from the road. Way to go!
Luci of 1000 places to fight before you die gives an ode to the female traveller. And I couldn’t agree more!
Most of us like to travel, but it might be hard to understand the impact our travels on our daily lives. That’s why I love the following blogs, all taking about important events in their (travelling) lives and the lesson they got out of that experience:
Having traveled for three years now, Wes from Johnny Vagabond describes his most memorable moments. A pleasure to read and probably very recognizable for you other solo travellers out there.
Miro is 14 and travels the world with his mother (since the last 4 years). He is awesome. Read his thoughts about the best way to learn in life.
You can never read to many great insights about travel, I believe. Have a look at what Chris from The Art of Non-Conformity learned about his last 11 years of travel. Are you ready to pack your bags yet?
An in-depth story by Shannon from A Little Adrift about her motivations to travel. She has really started a personal journey and it’s beautiful to read that. Go and check it out now.
Meaningful and Responsible Travel Blogs
Have a look at some of the blogs I’ve came across that really resonated with me, made me think about the way I travel and live my life:
Did I feature a blogger taking photos from above in the last roundup, this time I’ve found one that is looking up instead. Adam from Travels of Adam talks beautifully about why looking up is a great way to clear your mind. A must read for anyone who’s in need of some peace of mind.
Julie has had a hearing problem her whole life, with loss of sight added to that more recently. Despite her challenges, she has a passion for learning languages. An amazing story of a woman who won’t let anything stop her from doing what she loves. We can all learn from that!
Cole from Four Jandals writes about his experience of visiting a slum in Uganda and his reasons for doing that, as he almost didn’t want to go. The tour opened his eyes a bit more and that’s why you should read it too.
A short poem by Nadine Stair shared by Jamie from Great Big Scary World. Takes a second to read and it will inspired you the rest of the day. Go read.
If you’re like Erica from Over Yonderlust, you might also not consider a resort as a responsible tourism option. But she and Shaun have found a place where you can splurge and be ethical at the same time. Score!
You probably know people that brag about the travels they’ve made. And not about the experiences they’ve had or the inspiring people they’ve met, but just about the number of countries they’ve ‘ticked off’ the list. It’s what annoys Dave and Deb from the Planet D too. Read their post about the reasons you should really travel.
Unique Travel Experiences
I don’t know how I stumbled upon the stories of Theodora and her son (Escape Artistes), but I know I’m loving their stories about starting a life in China. It’s such a culture shock and Theodora’s stories really pull you into her world. Keep following them!
Tom Warburton writes a guest post on Bald Hiker about the markets in Gambia. The post features stunning photos, mostly portraits. He brought a photo printer with him, so as soon as word got out, he gathered a big (BIG) crowd and had the best models you could wish for as a photographer.
Do you like to make music on your travels? Jenny and Lars from Tour in Tune do, but as they’re travelling on bike they are limited in what they can take. Read about their mission to find a small guitar in Mexico.
Caz from yTravelblog visited a local hill tribe on the top of a mountain in the Chiang Rai province of Thailand. It was the first time ‘outsiders’ were allowed into the village, but authenticity was kept through a counsel managing it as a community based tourism project, conserving the value of the individual culture and environment. A great concept!
Global Food Inspiration
The next posts are really quite self-explanatory, so without further redo, go check these delicious posts out:
Eating All the Food in Ecuador – by Flora | Flora The Explorer
Introduction to North Indian Food – by Mark | Go Backpacking
Down Under’s Melbourne: What’s Hitting Their Culinary Scene – by Jessica | We Blog The World
Kopi Joss – The charcoal coffee of Yogyakarta – by James | Nomdic Notes
Choco-Story: Once Upon a Time in Bruges – by Clare | Need Another Holiday
Wine Wednesday: Kayaking for Wine – by Jennifer | JDomb’s Travels And to end it off here’s a great food tip:
And that’s it folks. I need to get out and get some fresh Rotterdam air now. Talk to you soon!