The Best Travel Blogs and Posts in November

Laptop: The Best Travel Blogs and Posts in November

Compiled by Isabel Clift

November! Cold! So cold even laptops need cosy covers (see pic above)! Luckily, there are a whole load of travel blogs out there this month who’ve warmed the cockles of my heart. Let’s get to it.

Blogger of the month

Turner BarrTurner Barr from Around the World in 80 Jobs

Turner’s been travelling since 2007, trying out a different job with each location-change. So far, he’s been everything from a Christmas tree salesman to a Tequila farmer. Besides the getting-jobs angle, which I love, this blog makes me properly splutter-laugh – a high accolade indeed, I think you’ll agree.

Five favourite work stories from Turner…

  • The Italian Pizza Maker Becoming a pizza chef in Rome: this means big fiery oven, fresh ingredients, a lotta lotta cheese.

Subscribe to Turner’s email and Youtube; follow @80worldjobs on Twitter or on Facebook.

Around the web: November’s best travel posts

Loads of posts from around the world to choose from, as always. We’ve narrowed it down to eight…

South Africa: Adventurous Kate dishes on South Africa’s biggest, but maybe most maligned city Johannesburg: I Guarantee It’s Not What You Think.


c. Adventurous Kate

World: Oneika the Traveller talks passionately about Travel, Perception, and Safety: Are you letting the media stop you from seeing the world?

USA: Travels of Adam’s Closing thoughts on the ‘Great American Hipster Project’ rounds up the best stuff to do in the US and Canada if you’re into facial hair and whatever music genre your child-of-the-60s dad’s trying to enjoy to ‘keep up with the kids’:

World: Give me Back my Five Bucks introduces A beginner’s guide to haggling.

Argentina: Wild Junket’s photo essay shows off Ushuaia: The Gateway to Antarctica.


c. Wild Junket

Estonia: Global Grasshopper gives us the lowdown on how to do Tallinn in a day.

USA: Pommie Travels takes us Walking around The Garden District in New Orleans.

World: Kaleidoscopic Wandering shares 8 Tips for Travelling with Parents – lovely.

What about us?

Win a Kindle in our #HostelStories competition – tell us an OMG/LOL/WTF-worthy story about staying in a hostel to enter.

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We also interviewed Backpacker Steve, who’s just set off on a six-month epic adventure through South America. The main topics of conversation? Pisco sours and where to find penguins in Argentina.

Amazing new blogger Alexia Dellner joined the team – follow her on Twitter @Adellner and read her newest post on 5 Great American Christmas Markets – guaranteed to make you feel at least 20% more Christmassy.

Chicago Christmas Market

Ele Pranaityte gave us an insiders’ look at How to Visit Chernobyl and Dustin Main answered 9 Burning Questions about Myanmar Travel

PLUS we sorted out your party schedule with The 9 Best Places to go for New Year’s Eve

And finally: see who won our travel blogger awards on November 7th, and check the – frankly, gorgeous – photos from the party.

One last blog post of joy

C’est Christine eats my dreams in The best cliche eats in New York City

Pastrami in New York

c. C’est Christine

If there was ever a time to say nom nom nom, this is surely it.

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Thanks for the photo off Flickr Lisa Brewster and Sandra Pierce. Please note, the image was held under the Creative Commons licence at the time of publication.

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