“Travel, travel, read all about it!”
Once upon a time in the early 1900’s you may have seen a young chap, dressed in a dapper plaid golf cap and overalls, screaming this at the top of his lungs and flailing a newspaper about.
This was how important information was passed around the decades before nifty doohickeys like e-readers and smartphones.
Well, I will be taking on the role of somewhat to that of a Town Cryer. Each week I will be posting up my favorite blog reads that caught my terribly low attention span. No, I will not be in overalls and a golf cap. I will be posting ere the very best travel reads, because when I’m not wandering around the world, I’m reading about it.
There will be no “Top 10” posts here, no “Best Beaches” bullshit, just straight up travel adventures and motivation.
Are Travelers Running Away From, or Towards Something?
(Be My Travel Muse)
Excerpt: Without much hesitation, I said “I’m definitely running away,” which I retracted only a moment later to say, “but, no, I just really like traveling, I’ve wanted to for as long as I can remember”.
Kristin takes a deep look at the stigma that most travelers are either running away from something, or trying to find themselves. The ultimate question is posed: Does it matter either way? You answer this yourself.
Hostel Horror Stories
(Brooke Vs. The World)
Excerpt: A bloke brought home a hooker to a 12 person mixed dorm room at 6:30 am. Stumbled into the bunk beds, turned on the rooms lights, laughed, talked, than climbed up to his upper bunk bed and started to have sex with hooker. Let’s just say the other 11 people sleeping in the room weren’t very happy!
A witches stew of ghastly travel experiences that numerous travelers survived to tell the tale – and decided to share. I too have had my fair share of Hostel Horror Stories and reading this brought back hilarious (and awkward…and gross) memories. Packed with things that go bump in the night. Ooh, this is going to get messy!
Rural Morocco: A Photo Essay
Excerpt: From high rugged mountains and endless red dunes to vibrant green oases and incredible weather-sculpted cliffs, Morocco is a photographer’s dream world.
Not much needed to be said here, the photographs and stunning and Morocco is calling. Go check them out.
Why Travel Blogs Fail: Insight into a Sordid, Demonic Community.
Excerpt: I’ll give you an insight. Fake twitter followers, bought Facebook friends, dubious website statistics – travel blogging is a strange and dirty world.
Tearing into the travel blogging world with a chainsaw of words, Nate picks apart the travel blog community that I have begun to notice has lost it’s soul. If you are starting or running a travel blog, this is a must read. Especially if you want to run an honest one at that.
Old Thoughts at a New Year: Edinburgh’s Blogmanay.
(Flora the Explorer)
Excerpt: At Hogmanay, it’s the old versus the new. It’s Scottish tradition combining with global modernity. The ancient grandeur of Edinburgh’s famous skyline peppered with ferris wheels and fairground rides, industrial speakers and strings of fairy lights.
And FIRE! Lots of it. I’ve been reading all about the Hogmanay Celebrations for the New Year, and the Scotts know how to throw a party! I am fascinated by the drastic difference it is in Scotland for New Year celebration than other places around the world (namely the boozefest of the USA).
Have you read any awesome Travel Articles this Week? Share your favorites in the comments!