Best travel blog posts in May

By Ben Green Guernsey, so close to our shores although not often mentioned when it comes to travel, but once you’ve read the post a Lady in Guernsey from the blog A Lady In London, you may well be tempted to visit. The post begins, “Flying into Guernsey, it’s hard to believe I’m on an […]

Best Travel Blog Posts in April

By Ben Green The Blue Lagoon is a popular destination in Iceland and after reading Emma Gray’s post Relaxing In The Blue Lagoon you may be even more curious to visit, although I’m not sure I’d go during a blizzard. Emma writes, “As I got outside the blizzard was at the peak of its power […]

Best travel blog posts in March 2014


By Ben Green Have you ever wanted to wash an elephant? You may do once you’ve read Audrey Bergner’s post A day spent feeding, bathing, and marvelling at Elephants from her blog That Backpacker. “With buckets in hand, we stepped into the shallow water, where we splashed around while the elephants gingerly munched on watermelons,” […]

Best Travel Blog Posts in February 2014

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By Ben Green February means Valentine’s Day, which to many means showing affection to that special person in your life.  So I was amused to read the post Valentine’s Day: My Favorite Holiday… Except in Japan from Beth Williams’ blog Besudesu Abroad. As the title suggests, Beth is a romantic, but as her post goes […]

Best travel blogs in January 2014


By Ben Green Last month travel blogger James Ballardie started a 15-month trek. The difference? James is a backpacker in a wheelchair and the writing on his blog – Look At All the Poor People – is brutally honest and funny. His post Big Arses And Other Things To See In Rio De Janeiro gives […]

Best travel blog posts of December 2013

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By Ben Green You may have seen the news earlier this month that Prince Harry made it to the South Pole. A mighty achievement, but what you probably wouldn’t have read about was how being a Royal can help put you at the front of the queue. The well-travelled Lee Abbamonte happened to be on […]

Best travel blog posts of November


By Ben Green Have you ever thought about where salt comes from? I hadn’t. The White Gold of Turda, Romania by Barbara Weibel from Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel is a fascinating read with facts, photographs (see above) and interesting observations including this: “As the temperature plummeted, the walls began to sweat, transforming them […]

Best Travel Blog Posts in October 2013


By Ben Green Twitter is a great place to stumble across travel blogs. I’ll read a Tweet from someone I follow, which is about someone else they follow who has had (or is on) an amazing journey. If you don’t use Twitter, or you’re simply too busy to read lots of travel blogs, here are […]

7 best Japan travel blogs


By James Mundy Japan is one of the world’s most exciting destinations, and one of the most baffling for European visitors. So what you need if you plan to visit – or if you just want to learn more about this endlessly fascinating country – is to get the inside track from a local or […]

Best Travel Blog Posts in May


 By Kathryn Burrington May has seen a wonderfully mixed bag of travel blog posts from the descriptive to the poignant, from the cute to the stunningly beautiful. Iain Mallory shared an interesting post about his visit to Tanji fishing village bringing the sights and sounds of the Gambian coast to life. “Women wearing rainbows of vibrant […]

Best travel blog posts in April

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By Kathryn Burrington Some wonderful travel photography has caught my eye this last month from an energetic, multi-coloured Holi festival to a stunning sunrise over snow-covered mountains. I’ve also enjoyed reading about lovely but fairly familiar locations, in particular, Kyoto and Tuscany as well as places that have been completely off my radar as a […]

10 best London blogs

Laura Porter

  By Laura Porter London has so much going on you really need to get a recommendation from a local and that’s what makes these London blogs so great. Whether you’re looking for a spontaneous idea for today, want the insider news of the latest pop-ups or an honest restaurant review these blogs are full […]

Best travel blog posts in March


By Kathryn Burrington It has been another great month in the travel blogging world that’s enabled me, virtually at least, to walk beneath Austria’s Hintertux Glacier, float above the wreck of the Titanic, enjoy the beauty of Washington’s State Parks and to visit a hospital in Malawi. Here are just a few of my favourite […]

Best travel blog posts in February


 By Kathryn Burrington From a women’s co-operative in Jordan to a couple making a tandem bungy jump on Valentine’s Day, it has been an interesting and exciting month for the travel blogging community. Here are a few of the stories that caught my eye over the past four weeks. In The Giving Lens Gives Back in Jordan […]

Best travel blog posts in January


 By Kathryn Burrington From close encounters with wildlife on freezing Arctic ice floes or the heat and dust of Africa to some of the most unusual traditions and places we ever heard of, there has been a wonderful variety of interesting and quirky travel posts this month. In her post An Arctic Encounter with a Polar […]

Best travel blog posts in December

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By Kathryn Burrington From picturesque walks in the Turkish countryside to death-defying white-water rafting (without a raft) in Finland, we’ve discovered a wonderful collection of travel posts published in December. On Travel Unpacked, Gordon Lethbridge tells how he joined a bunch of adventurous locals in what I can only describe as utter madness. “On previous […]

15 Best Travel Blogs to Follow in 2013

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By Kathryn Burrington Thousands of new travel blogs are launched every year, as adventurers set off to explore the world and – perhaps – to build a group of online followers. While we love travel blogs, the sheer volume of words and images uploaded every day makes it almost impossible to keep up. So, in […]

Best travel blog posts in November


By Kathryn Burrington From jet packs in Mexico to Hobbit tours of New Zealand, my travel blog reading in November took me on new and exciting journeys. A story I found both fascinating and moving was Alice Jackman’s post about teaching children in Cambodia. Alice leads us on an emotional journey starting from her first, […]

10 Best Bangkok Blogs

Esme Fox

By Esme Fox Famed for its food and its hedonistic lifestyle, Bangkok is a city of contradictions, where you can hide out with Buddhist monks in a secluded temple or shop for the latest designer products in some of the world’s most luxurious malls. Our pick of the 10 best Bangkok blogs showcases every aspect […]

10 Best Barcelona Blogs


By Rooksana Hossenally It’s easy to fall in love with Barcelona. The Catalan capital is so rich in culture, cuisine, shopping, nightlife and natural beauty that visitors can soon find themselves seduced by the tapas bars, the nightclubs, the beachfront xiringitos and the maze of streets in the Ciudad Vella. However, to find the authentic beating […]

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