Two years ago I would purchase 2-3 magazines a month, sometimes more. Ever since I started reading blogs though I very rarely ever buy magazine. More and more I rely on blogs to provide content that I use to rely on from traditional media.
I have found especially with travel that I prefer the personalised, unbiased accounts from bloggers than I do from travel books or magazines. Even just reading peoples personalised blogs, not traditionally travel related, give lovely little unintentional insights into places.
I have relied heavily on blogs to plan by trip to the States and wanted to share some of the posts that I have found super helpful. I would love if you leave links in the comments to your favourite travel blog/ posts especially if their your own.
Photo via Made in San Francisco
A work colleague put me onto The Everywhereist blog it literally makes me laugh out loud, she is such a talented writer – I especially enjoyed her San Francisco ice cream tour, salted caramel yes please.
Another post I found extremely useful was on Joanne Goddard's, A Cup of Jo, where she asks her readers for advice on San Francisco, 515 comments later there is a complete treasure trove now on San Francisco. Click here for the post.
Photo via Gala Darling
Gala Darling’s International Playgirl's guide to Las Vegas is absolutely fabulous and a great source for Vegas virgins like me. Her snippets into life in New York are also helpful.
I have found Fashion Intel a great source for all things Los Angeles even though I am still unsure of what I want to do while I am there. The only thing I know for sure is that I am going to a baseball game, not that I know anything about baseball.
Photo via Phillip KlingerSimilar to the post on A Cup of Jo, SF Girl by Bay, had a give away on her blog, to enter people had to leave their NYC travel tips, once again 99 comments later, a wonderful reference guide for all things New York.
The lovely Lady Smaggle recently ventured to New York and I literally waited with bated breath for her updates, her writing is so incredible I felt like I was there with her.
Only three sleeps to go.....