Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Travel inspiration: blogs

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.



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 Klinger
Similar 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.....

70 comments:

  1. I totally agree. I started my journalism studies a few years ago due to my obsession with magazines. 4+ years later, I rarely even buy them!!! Online is where it's at. You're going to have such an amazing time! Take lots of photos!

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  2. I'm the same and when I do look at magazines now I always think they are behind the blogging community :)

    Great links, I'll be keeping those in mind for whenever we decide to explore the US!

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  3. I really wish I can go there.. Now I have to check all that great blogs :))

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  4. The only magazines I buy now are my photography ones, blogs are my way of keeping up with fashion and real life! Plus it's helped a lot with seeing the real side of America with moving and the like x

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  5. I am trying not to be jealous but I so am! I've been so homesick lately! Le sigh.

    Kyle Hepp has AMAZING travel photos of europe and her trips there.

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  6. oh wow!! thanks for all the links! im lucky to have been to the us a few times (for work) - but now I want to go back on a holiday. :( if you want an AWESOME travel blog - visit Mr & Mrs GLobetrott - an amazing travel blog of newlywed photographers and their travels around the world! :) http://mrmrsglobetrot.blogspot.com/

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  7. Adore Gala's guide to Vegas, and her New York guide is a cracker too....
    Have an amazing time...

    A x

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  8. I am exactly the same over house magazines and now I buy only one after finding blogs. I have never visited the US, so I will live through your visit and can't wait to hear all about it!
    xx

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  9. Thanks for the links and the 3rd picture is beautiful!:D

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  10. I think blogs are a great way to learn about a city! You are my Canberra guide! :D

    x Jasmine

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  12. Ahhh so jealous! I just got back from NY and it was amazing! You are going to have a great time.

    xx

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