By Isabel Clift
May – also known as ‘countdown to proper summer’ month. Luckily the blogging world has been feeding our appetite for strapping on our backpacks, getting outdoors and seeing the world. Here are the best of the bunch in the last four weeks, including not one but two super-inspirational posts on lessons you learn from travel…
Blogger of the month
Tom Stockwell from Waegook Tom
Waegook (it means ‘foreign’ in Korean) Tom’s lived and worked in South Korea as an English teacher since June 2009. He recently set off on a round-the-world trip with the aim of travelling to every inhabited continent by the time he’s 30. Things we love about Tom:
- He’s funny and observational: Things that Confused me about the USA
- His quirky tips are bang-on: Korean Slang: 10 Essential Words
- He blogs about LGBT travel: Travelling As A Gay Couple
- He brings the TEFL lols with: Shit My Korean Students Say
- His Friday Foodporn posts are a-ok by me: Turkish Food Is Sexy
The best travel blog posts in May
Runaway Jane makes us immediately want to pack a bag with her 10 Cheapest Countries in the World (for Hostel Prices)
Man Versus World gives us a lesson in How to Haggle
A Little Adrift gets personal in Why I Decided to travel the World
The Planet D call out Arrogant Travel Snobs
The Globetrotter Girls question everything with What I Wonder When I Wonder: Does Nationality Really Matter?
What about us?
Blogger Neil reported back from his trip on How to See the Best of Laos & Cambodia in 3 Weeks (read it for some top office escape tips) and Ed gave us a (firm but fair) lesson with Five Terrible Tourist Photos and How You Can do Better.
One last blog post(s) of joy
You gotta make rules to break ‘em. This month’s “One last…” is actually two posts from different bloggers on the same theme. Young Adventuress and Vagabondish’s Vanessa Runs both spill on the weird, surprising and powerful life lessons you learn from travel. Love it!