Week 8: Five Favorite blogs
Since it’s Travel Tuesday, I’ll share some of my favorite travel blogs. Most of them I read for years and they are some of the reasons that contribute to my wander-lust.
Wild Junket – I believe I’ve read and followed Nellie of Wild Junket since I lived in San Diego. If you are an adventures junkie when you go travel, then this is for you. She’s gone to quite exciting places such as Iraq, Tibet, and Central Asia. It’s wonderful to see how much this blog as grown and she’s married and has a child and still travels. I hope when we have kids, we can still just as adventurous.
Boot n All Travel Blog – When I was first planning my trip to Southeast Asia in my early 20s, I loved going to this blog for inspiration. It was refreshing to see photos and read that you did not need to be rich to have a rich travel experience. At the time I was surrounded by people who told me that you could not have a great time if you did not spend a lot of money in a 5-star hotel. Reading and seeing photos on the blog of people wearing backpacks, riding bicycles, sitting in public transit were my type of travelers.
Manger – Not quite a travel blog but I am obsessed with Mimi Thorisson of Manger. Reading her blog and following her on Instagram transports me to the countryside of Medoc, France. Taking this a little bit further, I have her first cookbook, A Kitchen in France: A Year of Cooking in My Farmhouse it’s a staple in my kitchen and used quite a bit of her recipes on several occasions.
If I can’t travel, at least I can make something and bring the French countryside to my 1950s American Ranch-style home.
Her Packing List – This is a wonderful resource on all about packing light and travelling far. Female travelers review their backpacks and share what’s in their backpack for their travels People ask me “how was I able to fit two weeks of stuff in my backpack?” and I credit this site.
An American in Rome – Her photos are beautiful! Just like me, she’s originally from California but now she’s living in Rome. We stayed in Rome for a couple of day and reading through her blog made us wished we stayed longer — heck, stay and explore Italy and never come back! In the meantime, the closest thing I can do is go to the Neapolitan pizza place down the street.
Read more posts from the Travel Blogging Challenge:
Week 1: Your Favorite Travel Photo of You and Intro
Week 2: Little Known Travel Tips
Week 3: Funny Travel Story
Week 4: Travel Misadventures
Week 5: Top three cultural foods
Week 6: Unusual Travel Activities and Photos
Week 7: Inspiration for traveling
Who else is doing the challenge?
- Journey Through the Trees – Victoria
- Wandering Outside the Box – Winta
- Trouvaille, Mon Cher – Aly
- Simply Emily – Emily
- Benjamin Lessard – Benjamin
Interested in participating in the Weekly Travel Blogging Challenge? Feel free to make your own today!