Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Travel Blogs: Best of the Week (August 15-21, 2010)


Image: churl

Once again, I’ve added more RSS feeds to my Travel Blogs Bundle on Google Reader.  Won’t you subscribe?  😉

Here are some of my favorite travel blog posts from the past week:

British Release Hilarious Etiquette Guide for the 2012 Summer Olympics: The hilarious post of the week comes from Bret at The Jetpacker.  I laughed quite a bit at the unintentionally pamphlet distributed by VisitBritain — you will, too.

Hackpacking: Vodka’s Many Uses: Like I really wouldn’t feature this post?!  Daniel from Two Go RTW features alternate uses for vodka, including step-by-step instructions for using vodka to remove odors from your clothing.  Vodka can also remove foot odor and disinfect blisters, among other uses.

Your One Stop Post For Accommodation On A Shoe String: This cute post was written by Anna Cleal on Twenty-Something Travel.  The tips for shoestring accommodation were great, but what makes this piece great is the shoe metaphor carried well throughout the post.  Carrie Bradshaw would be proud.

What I Wish I Knew BEFORE My RTW Trip: Posts like these are extremely valuable to travelers, and The Mobile Lawyer doesn’t disappoint!  Perhaps his most valuable trip?  GET YOUR REST.  Sleeping well can make the difference in how often you get sick on your RTW trip.

From Solo to Social: The Unbrave Girl’s Guide to Making Friends on the Road: Unbrave Girl is a blog I just discovered, and I knew that Sally and I were kindred spirits as soon as I read that she chose her Cameron Highlands hostel solely based on the fact that they served bacon.  That said, this is a very honest post about what it’s like to be a solo female traveler with no friends in sight.  Nobody talks about that, but it happens.

Top 5 Architectural Wonders of I.M. Pei: I love architecture and I loved this post by Dave and Deb on The Planet D that highlighted I.M. Pei’s work.  Everyone has seen the pyramid at the Louvre in Paris, but did you know about the Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar?

That’s it for the week.  Happy Travel Tuesday, everyone!


4 Responses to “Travel Blogs: Best of the Week (August 15-21, 2010)”
  1. We love making lists! And for once, it’s a best of! Thanks for the mention, Kate!

  2. Sally says:

    Thanks so much for including me in the list! So glad to be able to help shed light on some of the difficult parts of being a solo female traveler… and let everyone know where they can get BACON!

  3. Andi says:

    Checking these out now! 🙂

  4. Gina says:

    A great roundup as always, Kate 🙂
    perhaps consider this one for your next week’s “best of”
    It’s about our “Concious” dolphin swim in Oahu

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