Travel Blogs: Best of the Week (August 22-28, 2010)
As always, 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:
Hipster Haifa: Masada Street: You know how much I love graffiti posts! Adam of Travels of Adam is currently living and interning in Tel Aviv and took a trip to see Haifa. Masada Street is quite the hipstery place with some great graffiti.
Ancient Art of Lentil Torture in Mexico’s Riviera Maya: I have to tell you, Matt of Land Lopers is gutsy for mocking a sponsored activity on a blog trip — yet he does it in a hilarious and classy way. This piece made me laugh.
Why I Don’t Want to Be a Freelance Writer: I love this piece. Caz at y Travel Blog points out that being a freelance writer is not for her personally, and it’s not the only way to be a travel writer. While I love freelance writing occasionally on the side, the thought of having it be my sole source of income makes me so nervous. A great piece for travel writers and bloggers to read.
Travels From the Past: Cailin from Travel Yourself recently found photos from her grandparents’ trip to Barbados in the early 1970s. I can relate because tonight I found my mom’s album of her solo jaunt through Europe when she was 20! It’s really interesting to view travel from a different point in history.
Faces of Rajasthan, India: Nellie from Wild Junket has a selection of absolutely gorgeous photos from her trip to India. Rajasthan is so vibrant and colorful, and the people are beautiful. This post definitely inspires some wanderlust for India.
Caramoan, Philippines: The Secret Paradise? I love pieces that profile a destination of which I’ve never heard. Sofia at As We Travel profiles Caramoan, which is isolated, unspoiled and almost mythical. Keep in mind that The Beach was based on the islands of the Philippines!
Yamanyá Backpackers Is Finally Open: Congratulations to Camden from The Brink of Something Else. He just opened a hostel, Yamanyá Backpackers, in Cusco, Peru. It looks like it’s going to be a really fun place. I love the decor! Perhaps I need to get myself down to Peru sometime soon…
And that’s the week! These are all great blogs; they’re definitely worth a subscription!