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 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…
- Timeshare Sales Job: Training Day: I got a bit suckered in to this series on the greasy, creepy world of selling timeshares: more stories here and here.
- Gathering at the Vatican: the Big Show Hustling for tour sales in the Holiest Place on EarthTM.
- El Jimador Blanco – (the Gringo Tequila Harvester): Harvesting blue agave plants for making Tequila in Mexico. In open toed sandals, with a scythe.
- The Italian Pizza Maker Becoming a pizza chef in Rome: this means big fiery oven, fresh ingredients, a lotta lotta cheese.
- Working in Holland at Eurail.com Office life, the Eurail way in Amsterdam. They have foosball.
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.
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’:
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.
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.
PLUS we sorted out your party schedule with The 9 Best Places to go for New Year’s Eve
One last blog post of joy
If there was ever a time to say nom nom nom, this is surely it.