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.....


  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!

  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!

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

  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

  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.

  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! :)

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

    A x

  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!

  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

  11. I am exactly the same as you. I haven't purchased a magazine in months. I was horrified when I worked out that I was spending over $400 a year on them. Blogs have saved me so much money.

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


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