Travel Bloggers of the Month: August “End of Summer” Edition

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By Isabel Clift

August’s the last month of high heat ‘n’ sunshine for most of the northern hemisphere, and peak time for holidays. So we’re celebrating this month in travel blogging with posts on stuff that affects all travellers, whether you’re on a year-long backpacking trip or a weekend break. Things like avoiding pick-pockets, getting a grasp on the local language and missing home comforts. But first, let’s find out who’s…

Blogger of the month

Ashray and Zara of Backpack MeAZ

This travelling couple (one Indian nationality, one Spanish/Portuguese) quit their corporate jobs in Dubai two years ago and have been travelling ever since. Their blog is a well of information on a range of destinations and travel services, plus they’re not afraid to criticise accommodation and services that don’t pass muster.

Five reasons we love them…

Follow A & Z on Facebook or @piggybackrideAZ

The best travel blog posts in August

EUROPE: The Savvy Backpacker breaks down How to Avoid Pickpockets in Europe — Tips for Outsmarting the Thieves with photos of pick-pockets in the act.

Paris pickpockets

WORLD: Katie Aune explains The Value of Learning the Language after learning Russian while travelling former Soviet states.

SPAIN: So Many Places tells of how she’ll be walking 500 miles alone along the Camino de Santiago de Compostela route in A one-way ticket to Spain

WORLD: Y Travel Blog makes doing your homework seem fun with How to Plan a Trip That Works – tackling the travel research

BHUTAN: Runaway Juno posts an eye-popping photo essay on Paro Taktsang – The Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Bhutan (spoiler: no actual tigers. Still worth it.)

Tiger's Nest Monastery, Bhutan

HONDURAS: Getting Stamped busts some myths in I Survived Honduras!

WORLD: Bridges and Balloons get nostalgic (and make your stomach flip with food pics) in Things I Missed and Miss

What about us?

You’ve still got time to vote for your favourite adventure in our #OutdoorThrills competition. Tell us which outdoor activity you’d most like to do, and you could win £200 – options include watching the northern lights, hiking up the Inca Trail and sailing the Greek islands.

Kayaking Milford Sound - #OutdoorThrills

Expert backpacker Macca Sheriffi told us to Stop Tubing in Laos and Do This Instead… , we got tipped on 5 Problems that Spell Disaster for your Travels – and How to Solve Them and we laid down a booze-based challenge: Can you Track Down these 10 Super-Secret Bars in the UK?

One last blog post of joy

Don’t blame us if The Constant Rambler’s Indian Street Food – A Guide for the Hungry Traveler has you chewing your own arm in the resulting hunger-attack. Pictured: a burger with potato patty. Who knew?

Indian Burger

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