Pushing boundaries: This week’s best travel blogs

Abandoned Israeli tank. Photo: Angela Corrias

Donkey riding, Italy. Photo: Cheryl Howard

By Holly Cave

In Chasing the Unexpected, Angela Corrias was pushing boundaries with her post In Mleeta, a meeting with Hezbollah. And while it doesn’t sound like my idea of the perfect holiday, there’s something to be said for visiting a destination brimming with so much history in the making. The post is an intelligent reflection on the recent events in Lebanon and proof that the complexities of war can often only be understood at first-hand. Follow Angela on Twitter.

The way man upsets the natural balance of things isn’t always so destructive. Laurel over at Monkeys and Mountains was writing this week about her visit to a man-made waterfall in Italy’s Umbria region. I’d never heard of it, but Marmore’s Falls: The world’s tallest man made waterfall was created by the Romans over 2,200 years ago. Now it’s used to generate electricity. Read Laurel’s tips for the best time to visit. Follow Laurel on Twitter.

Also recounting adventures from Umbria this week was Cheryl Howard, who decided to do something a little different with some other travel blogging pals (who’d met up for the Travel Bloggers Unite conference) and go donkey riding around the Castelluccio Plateau. And why not? Monti Sibillini National Park isn’t your typical image of Italy but Cheryl’s photos are starkly intriguing. Follow Cheryl on Twitter.

Closer to home, Danish-born Malene published a photo-based description of the coastal journey between Belfast and Londonderry in her blog Views En Route. Eager to show us that a trip Along the Causeway Coast has a lot more to offer than just a sighting of Giant’s Causeway, it certainly looks beautiful in her photographs. Follow Malene on Twitter.

Skipping back to Italy again, I was drawn to Yvonne’s Instagram diary of Rome on her blog Just Travelous. I’m massively into Instagram at the moment and this city, dripping with beauty and culture, seems (and looks!) to be the perfect place to play around with some snaps. You have to look through this post whilst listening to the included snippet of Dean Martin’s That’s Amore – a multimedia treat! Follow Yvonne on Twitter.

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4 Responses to “Pushing boundaries: This week’s best travel blogs”

  1. Angela says:

    Thanks so much for the mention and for the kind words, I’m honoured :)

  2. Malene says:

    Cheers for including me! I’m glad you liked my post! :D

  3. cheryl says:

    Thanks so much for the inclusion. Love being able to show a different side to Italy!

  4. Laurel says:

    Thank you so much for including my article and for highlighting the Romans who really were pretty amazing!

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