– Written by Victoria Philpott
Yay summer holidays are nearly here! Not that our favourite travel bloggers of the month need an excuse to get their passport out and sunglasses on…
Blogger of the month
It’s hard to believe Norbert from Globotreks.com has only been blogging for two years. He originally trained as an architect, but now his blog is a brilliant resource for anyone planning on partaking in a spot of travel.
His lively writing, fun photos and knowledge of the world is fun to read and he’s got hundreds of tips to help you on the road that’s why he’s our HostelBookers Blogger of the Month.
5 reasons why we love Norbert
- He loves elephants… Visiting an Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi
- He’s done cool stuff I’ve never even heard of… 7 Things to See While Hill Hopping Kampala, Uganda
- He offers some top tips on affording travel… 20 Tips To Save $1,000 Per Month
- He shares his knowledge… 12 Things I’ve Learned From a Year of Blogging
- He literally makes me want to stop writing this and get on a plane… 19 Reasons to Ignore Everybody and Follow Your Dreams
May’s best articles
AFRICA: I’m going to Tanzania and Nairobi in two weeks so have been paying close attention to any blog posts on the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater, Arianwen from BeyondBlighty.com has both. The Serengeti: Chase of the Cheetah has made me very excited. Any story involving elephants, zebras and lions is going to be a good one!
KUALA LUMPUR: Wow, KY Teoh loves his food. The amazing kyspeaks.com blog covers restaurants and cheap eats in Asia, and it’s a truly comprehensive guide. One of this month’s offerings, KY eats – Meng Brother Char Siu, Taman Shamelin has got my mouth watering.
WORLD: Excuses Not to Travel by Becki from BackpackerBecki.com is dangerously inspiring. Featuring such nuggets of travel wisdom as “The word can’t doesn’t exist. Finding the courage to break from conformity does” and “Travel is as affordable as you make it”. She’s a wise woman is our Becki.
WORLD: Some cool suggestions on keeping yourself busy on the trains by Anila Babla at 11 Ways to Use You Time on the Train Productively on artofbackpacking.com. Every moment of travelling should be made the most of and with all the environmental benefits of rail travel it’s the obvious option.
JERUSALEM: I know it’s naive (and definitely stupid), but I always think of Jerusalem as a time warp where Jesus lives – Adam from travelsofadam.com knows full well it’s not. Hipster Jerusalem: Things to do Near Zion Square is a great post on the intensity of modern Jerusalem and some of the cool stuff you can do while you’re there. Think I’m just going to have to add this to the list of places to visit in 2013.
What about us?
Comics, superheroes and Star Wars – between us we love them all at HostelBookers so we decided to have a bit of a geek celebration. Tell us you geekiest place to visit in the world and you could win a personalised superhero action figure. Four runners up will win a geek travel map too – if you’re a bit of a geek make sure you check out the best travel apps and the biggest geek festivals around the world too.
Football fever has hit and if you’re heading to Poland or the Ukraine this summer we’ve got some top suggestions for things to do while you’re there. Jubilee and Olympics celebrations are also on their way so make sure you’re clued up on all the London neighbourhoods – Hackney, Shoreditch and Notting Hill for starters.
One last blog post before you go…
AUSTRALIA: Ryan Brown from JustChuckinIt.com chronicles his first taste of Vegemite in Trying Vegemite: 3 Faces of Foul. I’m not surprised these faces happened – he should’ve gone for Marmite, much tastier.
Thanks to Giorgio Montersino for the excellent images from Flickr! Please note, all images were used under the Creative Commons License at the time of posting.