The Travel Tester Favourite Blogs May 2013

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The Travel Tester discovers the best travel tips and stories from all around the internet. Here are our favourite reads from this month:

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I want to… Get Active

Preparing for the Camino: Why I’m Walking

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!

Roughing it in Oman
Sherry from Otts World hiked, drove and camped her way through Oman and her story is simply amazing. If you love roughing it during your travels, Oman seems to be the place for you!
The seemingly endless Nullarbor Plain of Australia
Dean from The Road To Anywhere takes a road he’ll never forget. Make sure to check out the amazing ‘camping under the stars’ picture at the end of the post. Love!
Abseiling from the Euromast: The Highest Abseil in Europe
At TBU I was asked to do this activity, but as I’m a chicken where as Lauren from Monkeys and Mountains is, well awesome, I have to go and read her posts about how amazing the experience was. Brave Girl!
The Ultimate South Africa Road Trip Itinerary
Kate from Adventurous Kate can’t stop raving about her road trip along the Garden Route and Eastern Cape and after reading her extensive guide, you can see why. Makes you want to pack your bags and leave tonight!


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Road Trip South Africa


I want to… Eat Well

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

How to Keep Food Hot While Traveling: Travel Tips Tuesday

A month of Japanese food dishes by Michael from Time Travel Turtle

Experience a Feast With Locals in Amman Jordan by Jessica from We Blog The World

Wine Wednesday: Dutch Wine by Jennifer from J’Domb’s Travels

Yummy Street Food in Kuala Lumpur by Victoria from Pommie Travels

Notes from a Small Tuscan Wine Cellar by Bethany from Beers & Beans

Dal Bhat: What You’ll Be Eating in Nepal by Mark from Go Backpacking


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Wine in Tuscany, Italy


I want to… Learn Something

The Top 29 Things I Learned From My Travels

Val from This Way To Paradise has been on the road for a while now, and she’s written down some great insights she had so far.
10 Life Lessons Travel Has Taught Me
Some great life lessons that Liz from Young Adventurous has picked up along the road. Both from a traveller as a blogger point of view. And most of them are quite hilarious, too.
An extensive article by Vanessa on Vagabondish, about the secrets she’s learned on her nomadic life, and four corresponding challenges in the hopes that you can do the same. An inspiring read!

Visiting an Akha Hill Tribe Villiage in Chiang Rai, Thailand

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!

Why I dig Archaeology Travel

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.

How I’m Teaching Kids to Appreciate Nature While Traveling

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

Complete Guide to Family Volunteer Vacations.How Two Totally Different Travel Styles Come Together

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!

First Day of Chinese School

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!


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Archaeology Travel


I want to… See Art and Design

Gambia – A Visit To Brikama Market

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.

Finding A Travel Guitar In Paracho

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.


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