Urban Travel Blog

Editor Duncan Rhodes leads the Urban Travel Blog’s diverse writer base, writing on every aspect of life and travel in the world’s great cities.  While some travel sites can get a little one-dimensional due to the natural limitations of one person’s perspective, this one feels especially fresh, doubtless in no small part down to the fact that there are city guides here from natives, adoptive locals and outsiders alike. One of the things this site tries hard to avoid is focusing on the mundane, a trap that it is all too easy for travel blogs to fall into.  One of the key ways the writers avoid this is by not just focusing on sightseeing guides, but by reporting on up to the minute trends in their respective cities. One example of this style of writing is the site’s One Blurry Night… series, in which the nightlife of a particular city … Continue reading

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Migrationology

Love food? Of course you do! One of the best things about travelling is having the opportunity to sample new cuisine, or authentic versions of your favourite imports from back home, and this is one of the key motivations behind Mark Wiens’ Migrationology blog. With a well-travelled childhood taking him from Arizona to France and the Congo, Mark’s post-university travels began in 2008 with a trip to South America and Southeast Asia, and he has not looked back. Permanently on the road, he keeps his blog constantly supplied with a steady stream of pieces on the food he encounters (and of course eats!) on the course of his adventures. If you see something on this site that particularly gets you salivating, you’re almost certain to find plenty more like it not far away, as articles tend to be written about the place that Mark and his wife are at that … Continue reading

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Travel reportage

Accidents can put back someone’s travel plans years, or sometimes completely, especially when they lead to months spent recovering in a hospital bed, which is exactly what happened to Travel Reportage’s Giulia Cimarosti, who suffered fractured vertebrae after a snowboarding mishap.  After her recovery, rather than putting her dreams on hold she committed to wasting no time in pursuing her own travel ambitions, and sharing them with the world via her blog. Describing herself as a digital nomad, photographer and solo traveller, Giulia is on a ‘slow RTW’, exploring the world with eyes wide open and at a leisurely pace, making sure to take in everything without rushing past it.  She has been travelling for a few years now and, though at the time of writing she is back in Italy, shows no sign of stopping her adventures any time soon. Her passion for photography is clearly visible when gazing … Continue reading

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Travel Supermarket

Price comparison sites are everywhere these days, helping value-seeking consumers get good deals on virtually anything, and travel is no exception.  Travel Supermarket is one of the largest such sites on the web, and as such you would be forgiven for thinking that they might phone it in somewhat with their blog.  Far from it, however, as the site’s blog itself provides a valuable collection of articles from knowledgeable writers on a broad range of topics. The eclectic mix of articles here makes it worth a visit by anyone looking for some inspiration for their next trip.  In addition to city profiles and general interest pieces, there are always plenty of timely articles filled with recommendations for seasonal events or destinations not to be missed. Unlike many travel sites, including most of those on our list of the web’s best travel blogs, the Travel Supermarket blog is in a position … Continue reading

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Alex in Wanderland

Anyone who likes to indulge in a bit of underwater exploration while on their travels should definitely check out this enthusiastic account of the travels of New Yorker Alex.  Having left her home state in pursuit of new adventures, she has ventured to Central America, Europe and Southeast Asia, recording her experiences on each stage of her journey.  An avid scuba diver, there is a side focus on this particular pastime here, with reports on each dive location expertly written and illustrated with plenty of photographs from beneath the surf. Pay As You Go While there are some lucky souls who have enough saved up before they travel to not have to worry about earning anything while they’re abroad, some factor paid work into their budgets.  Alex and her contributors have covered this aspect of long-term travel from several perspectives, including farm work in Australia and ski guiding in Colorado. … Continue reading

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The Travel Chica

Latin Adventures Stephanie, The Travel Chica is on a sabbatical during which she travels through Latin America, writing from the heart on her experiences of no-frills, independent travel. From Mexico to Chile, there are recollections and recommendations from the vast majority of the Latin American countries here, whether they be about things to see or what to eat. Photography In addition to her travel writing, Stephanie offers some excellent tips on photography, from how to pick the perfect location to more practical pointers on shooting great shots in difficult conditions.  Any aspiring travel snapper owes it to themselves to take a look at these tips to give them an even better chance of capturing unforgettable pictures. Budgeting Unlike some travel blogs, this one actually fills in some of the details on budgeting and the price of travelling, giving anyone hoping to visit the same destinations as its author a broad … Continue reading

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Tracy’s New York Life

The team at CityTrip Planner recently took a look at travel blogs all over the web, looking at all of the great content that the online travel community has to offer.  After considering the content, design and originality of over 500 websites, we drew up a shortlist and whittled it down until we had 17 of the very best travel blogs anywhere on the Internet.  You can find our full list here, or read more detailed summaries of each of the winners on the CityTrip Planner blog. More and more travellers are seeking to avoid becoming too much of a tourist when they visit a new city, and blogs authored by passionate locals are a great way to get inspiration on how to do just that.  Tracy Kaler’s writings on New York City life started in 2011, and her blog has gotten better and better since. She covers all aspects … Continue reading

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Best Travel Blogs – FoxNomad

The team at CityTrip Planner recently took a look at travel blogs all over the web, looking at all of the great content that the online travel community has to offer.  After considering the content, design and originality of over 500 websites, we drew up a shortlist and whittled it down until we had 17 of the very best travel blogs anywhere on the Internet.  You can find our full list here, or read more detailed summaries of each of the winners on the CityTrip Planner blog. One of the reasons that Anil Polat’s FoxNomad made it onto our list of the web’s best travel blogs is the fact that rather than just focusing on destinations, it dedicates its efforts primarily towards improving the travel experience itself.  The mission of this blog’s author might be to visit every country in the world, but the aim of the blog itself is … Continue reading

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The Y Travel Blog

The team at CityTrip Planner recently took a look at travel blogs all over the web, looking at all of the great content that the online travel community has to offer.  After considering the content, design and originality of over 500 websites, we drew up a shortlist and whittled it down until we had 17 of the very best travel blogs anywhere on the Internet.  You can find our full list here, while this is the first of our short summaries of each of the blogs on our list. The Y Travel Blog was set up by veteran travellers Craig and Caz Makepeace, who have been exploring the globe for more than 15 years.  While their love of travelling together is a long-running thing, the blog itself was only set up as recently as 2010, with the objective of encouraging other travel lovers to continue to get out and see … Continue reading

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12hrs Blog

The team at CityTrip Planner recently took a look at travel blogs all over the web, looking at all of the great content that the online travel community has to offer.  After considering the content, design and originality of over 500 websites, we drew up a shortlist and whittled it down until we had 17 of the very best travel blogs anywhere on the Internet.  You can find our full list here, or read more detailed summaries of each of the winners on the CityTrip Planner blog. The clue to this beautifully-designed blog is in the name, 12 hours being the period of time that each of the guides here covers.  The site itself is a joint project, run by German writer Anna Peuckert and a Danish photographer, Søren Jepsen, and occupies a niche in the travel community by focusing on the length of time one has for a trip … Continue reading

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