Inspiring Travel Blogs 21-30 April
I’m a little bit behind because of the royal celebrations, rooftop BBQ’s and guerrilla gardening I’ve been doing here in Amsterdam, but here are my favourite blogs from 21-30 April. I hope you enjoy them too! Let’s get right into it:
A Different Travel Lifestyle
How do you prefer to travel the world? Alone? With a camera? Indefinite? Here are some inspirational ways people are travelling at the moment:
On Top Of The World
Aggy from Dream, explore and wander takes us on top of the world quite literally this week. She shows us amazing photographs she took in different cities from a high view point. From Paris to Warshaw!
Six Experts Answer Your House Sitting Questions (Part 1)
House sitting is getting more and more popular for travellers and Michael and Nicole from Suitcase Stories share their tips (together with 6 other experts), so you can share houses too! They’re some great tips and this is only part 1, so keep an eye out for more.
Being in a Relationship Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Travel Solo
If you’ve been following the last two blog roundup, you’ve probably come across some travellers talking about finding love while on the road – and how that love evolves when (one of) you keep travelling. Christy from Ordinary Traveler tells us how she travels solo, even while being in a relationship! Go Christy!
7 Questions: Are You Cut Out for Long Term Travel?
Caroline from Her Packing List answers some burning questions about long term travel. Is it something you love to do? Read the answers and see if it is something that really suits you… or not.
Finding Design Style Around the World Photo Series
If you really start paying attention, you can see that design is all around us. Matt from Landlopers features some amazing photo’s from design he’s found around the world. No words needed.
What do you take away from a trip? Is there something you’ve learned? Something you’d do differently next time? These travellers have some great insights about their way of travelling:
Travel Insights from 25 Travelers
Jeff and Janis from Traveling with the Jones are a great kick starter for this part of the round-up: they feature insights from 25 other travellers, all with different travel styles. And if you click on the quotes, you can read interviews with these people too! Get into it, I’d say.
Folk art and Paprika – my souvenirs of Budapest
Heather from Heather on her Travels takes the question ‘what do you get out of travelling’ quite literally this week. She talks about her favourite travel souvenirs from Hungary.
Travel on Hold: When Life Gets in the Way of Wandering Priorities
Suzy Guese talks about those time periods when travel is not a priority in your life. How do you keep the passion for travel burning when you’re not on the road as much as you used to?
Am I Making This Look Too Easy?
Alyson from World Travel Family talks about those feelings every traveller on the start of a big adventure has. How it is to save money all the time and getting rid of you belongings, concerns for the children, stress that comes from planning and friends that don’t understand. But we all know she’ll be right – and will have a fantastic time! Good luck Alyson!
Rethinking long-term travel
Talon from 1Dad1Kid has been on the road with his son for 2 years now. Time to look back at his nomadic life and coming to terms with his self-called attitude adjustment when it comes to long-term travel.
Meaningful and Responsible Travel Blogs
The ones that cut right through the core of travel… and life.
I want to know your Secret
One of the most spoken about blogs from this week has to be this one by Craig from yTravelBlog. In the most open way, he talks about that one question people ask him all the time: ‘what is you secret to that dream life you’re living?’. His answer is honest, raw, painful, hearth warming and an absolute must-read.
The first time I was robbed
Ayngelina from Bacon is Magic talks about her experience with getting robbed while travelling… and why that was the best thing that ever happened to her…
First World Problems vs Third World Ones – The Travel Version
A great post by Anthony of The Travel Tart about some of the things that affects travellers – and how they are problems in the first world and the third world. Funny, but it also makes you think!
Why Tourists Ruin the Places They Visit (and What to Do About It)
Matt from Nomadic Matt ask himself the question if he ruins an “undiscovered” place by driving people to it. And he answers that question by looking at what tourists can and should do to take responsibility for a destination.
Urban Aboriginal tours in Sydney, Perth and Melbourne
Did you know you can experience Aboriginal culture in an urban setting? David from Grumpy Traveller talks about some great indigenous tour operators in Australia.
The Time I Tipped My Rickshaw Driver
A great story by Samuel from Nomadic Samuel about turning a negative experience in a positive one and finding honest and good people on the road.
Unique Travel Experiences
I know a great experience when I read one:
Dozing Off Under the Northern Lights…What Could Be Better?
I think this experience has made itself to pretty much everyone’s bucket lists, right? Kristin from a Pair of Boots and a Backpack tells you all about seeing the Northern Lights
From lemur to Baoab Trees: Madagaskar Unveiled
Nellie from WildJunket writes on the G Adventures blog about her experiences in Madagascar. With her amazing photographs, she reminds me why this trip is so high on my wish-list!
A Wimp’s Guide To Taking A Cold Shower
This post by Adam on Happiness Plunge made me think of the cold bucket shower I had in the Himalayas in Nepal. He has some fun and practical tips for surviving a cold shower yourself.
Where to Party in Jerusalem
Not the first place I think of when talking about parties, but Victoria from Pommie Travels begs to differ. And she seems to have found some great spots!
Iceland Stop Motion Video
Made up up 1,676 photos taken over the course of one week around Iceland’s Ring Road, here is a great Iceland stop motion video of the epic adventure made by Seattle from Seattle’s Travels
Global Food Inspiration
And we finish this post off with the most tasty reads for this week. Cheers!
Rum Reimagined – The National Cocktails of Bermuda (Including Recipes)
Matt from Landlopers discovers the national drink of Bermuda. And you can bring it home by making it yourself now! Bring in the Rum and pineapples !
Pleading for Bun Rieu Soup in Cai Rang
Have you ever begged for soup? Jodi from Legal Nomads has! You can read all about it in this tasty post.
Learning to Cook in the Tropical Spice Garden, Penang
Follow Nicole from Bitten by the Travel Bug on her cooking class in Malaysia. You can almost smell the spices through your computer screen!
Discovering Venice through food with Walks of Italy.
Chris and Tawny from Captain and Clark bring us yet another tasty video, now being in Venice, Italy. They get to sample some of the local delights and visit a farmers market to get the most fresh and healthy ingredients. Yum!
Traditional Polynesian Food in Tahiti, Where They Get Everything From 5 Trees
Jessica writes on We Blog The World about her experience with getting to know the food of Tahiti. There’s lots of natural fruits, and although they might have a high caloric content, they’re delicious!