In this month's ‘Best Blog Posts', we found inspiration in epic journeys, new discoveries and reciting old travel mantras.
These were our favourite reads of the month.
1. How to Have Fun Almost Anywhere by Ferreting out the Fun
I'll be the first to tell you that travel isn't always easy, but neither is anything in life. Even when the universe seems to be playing against you, there is always a choice. To get down in the dumps or to keep moving on and up. In this post, Heather of Ferreting out the Fun gives her six tips for having fun almost anywhere. I found myself nodding at practically every sentence. Words to live and travel by here!
2. We're All Strangers Here, a Southwest Roadtrip Story by Jack and Jill Travel
As we're planning our own great American road trip when we reach the States, I was quickly drawn to Jill's account of her recent Southwest adventure. What made her story even more interesting was the fact that she found her travel buddies on Lonely Planet's Thorn Tree forum. Yep, she travelled 3000+ miles and 7 states with two complete strangers! How did things work out with the Greek waiter and French office worker? You'll just have to read to find out! Oh, and Jill, I think you'd better explain what “Left turn yield on green” means to me too! ;)
3. Embracing Iceland by Captain and Clark
In this wonderfully written post, Chris and Tawny immediately transported me to the wilds of Iceland. So vivid their description of their epic road trip (It seems I'm liking this theme this month), I could feel the flurry of snow and wind tousling my hair, and those whispers of something otherworldly myself. “Is there a word that describes something so beautiful that it makes you want to puke? Because that word would be used to describe Iceland.” Better stock up on some anti-nausea pills then! ;)
4. What is Glamping? An Introduction to Luxury Camping by Green Global Travel
Do you like the concept of the outdoors but loathe the idea of sleeping in a leaky tent and stumbling around in the dark trying to find a decent place to go to the bathroom? While luxury and camp life have been mixing for years, it seems its increasing popularity has earned it its own blended buzzword: glamping. What's glamping, you ask? Why, glamourous camping! In this post, Bret and Mary of Green Global Travel take a closer look at this travel trend, the types of glamping on offer and give some examples of where you can experience camping with frills for yourself.
5. Maltby Market – London's new foodie heaven by Global Grasshopper
You may remember Hai's The Month in Photos post for March in which he shared some of the delectable produce on offer at London's Borough Market? We love that place and went more than a few times during our recent stint in England's capital to take photos and have a satisfying meal. What I will say though, is that it can get bloody busy during peak times. Like I can hardly move an inch through this crowd and please don't make me spill this delicious green curry that I can hardly wait to get stuck into kind of busy. So I was delighted to discover this post by Becky of Global Grasshopper who gives us the inside scoop on an as-yet undiscovered gem that boasts the wonderful eats without the insane crowds. It's only on the weekends and it's called Maltby Market, just a 15-minute walk from the London Bridge Tube station. But keep it on the DL, nomads. I don't wanna have to fight for those brownies!
What were your favourite reads this month?