By Isabel Clift
And so we say goodbye to July, a month that had travel bloggers getting real with talk about living under the threat of terrorism in Saudi Arabia, taking drugs in south east Asia and being dirty all over the world. Read on to discover our blogger of the month, the best blogosphere posts and what we’ve been getting up to this sunny July…
Blogger of the month
Amanda of A Dangerous Business
A girl from Ohio with huge wanderlust, and a key player in the #WeGoSolo movement, Amanda’s travelled to Europe and New Zealand and road-tripped the USA. Her Getting Started page is a fantastic resource for anyone considering RTW travel. Here’s five reasons we love Amanda:
- She’s got a different take: Why Guided Tours are Not the Devil
- Her gran’s pretty cool: 5 Things My 86-Year-Old Grandma Taught Me About Travel
- She’ll give you a good tip-off: Ways to Save Money in London
- She loves a really great bad souvenir: An Ode to Tacky Souvenirs
- And most of all, she’ll tell you Don’t Be a Scaredy Cat — Just Travel
The best travel blog posts in July
WORLD: This Battered Suitcase tells us Why You Shouldn’t Travel (And Why I Don’t Believe You)
FINNISH LAPLAND: Boots and a Backpack has an amazing experience Bashing Through the Ice in a 3500-Ton Ship
SE ASIA: Be My Travel Muse gets real with Stoned, Drunk and Drugged in Southeast Asia
SAUDI ARABIA: Flights and Frustration gets even realer with the hard-hitting My Life As An Expat In The Face Of Terrorism
MEXICO: Homeless and Confused makes a list on Mexico: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
WORLD: Wandering Earl wonders about Travel Hygiene: Are Travelers Dirty, Dirty People?
WORLD: Paper Planes reveals the darkest depths of her suitcase in 10 Random Things I Always Travel With
What about us?
We started a kickass Pinterest competition for you and a friend to win a trip to Paris. Enter now!
One last blog post of joy
15 Things I Learned About Wine After a Year in France by Ashley Abroad.
One of the best things about living abroad is finding out all sorts of things you never even considered looking in to before. Case in point: this post from American-expat-in-Paris Ashley. It’ll have you reeling off wine tips like a true Frenchie. Bonne. Consider us educated!