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Travel Blog Love: The Best of July, 2013

Travel Blog Love: The Best of July, 2013

There are so many bloggers out there, and so many good reads that often get overlooked. So rather than just retweeting another blogger’s article, I’d like to give a bit more attention to the articles that really stuck out to me!

Each month on the last day I’d like to bring you a special post featuring my top 10 travel blog posts from throughout the month! So let’s get started.

The Best of July, 2013

  • Oneika writes an interesting post titled Amsterdam: Uneasy in the Red Light District over at her blog Oneika the Traveller. This article really makes you think about the morals and ethics of “legalized” prostitution. 
  • Stephanie of 20-Something Travel is the first blogger I’ve seen who’s written about Milwaukee, a destination not high on most people’s bucket lists. Growing up nearby, I was quite intrigued to see her opinions on Why to Visit Milwaukee, and have to say I agree with many of her reasons!
  • Geraldine writes a hilarious post about her disappointment Walking Down Les Champs Elysées, Paris. It’s the perfect example how some places just don’t live up to the hype and expectation– even if there’s a song written about it!
  • As a child I had guinea pigs as pets so you can believe my surprise when I saw Ayngelina’s post about How to Eat Cuy: Guinea Pig in Ecuador at her blog Bacon is Magic, although they don’t quite resemble the guinea pigs I had growing up!
  • At heart I’m a total nerd, so I got really excited and geeked out over Nicole’s post on Bitten by the Travel Bug about Finding the Force in Ottowa. After reading this, I can only hope this Star Wars exhibit makes it to the US while I’m home!
  • Landing Standing’s Meg writes an entertaining post about the reality of having Sex While Traveling that’ll leave you wanting to eat some cookies.
  • A question I often get asked is How Can You Afford to Travel Around the World, which Audrey sums up quite nicely on her blog That Backpacker.
  • A Dangerous Business blogger Amanda provides us some awesome infographics about Going at it Alone – Exploring How Women Travel. The results of the survey were actually really surprising, and we, as women, really rock!
  • Speaking of how women rock, Iain of Mallory on Travel writes an inspirational post about an inspirational girl, Malala Yousafzai in Malala Day – The Girl Who Grew up to Become an Icon.
  • Although I never really thought much about the Equator, after reading Bethany of Beers and Beans post Going to Ecuador? Don’t Miss the Equator, it definitely has my attention now. Shrunken heads and fun science experiments? Yes please!

10 comments

  1. Great list! Thanks for sharing! I really loved that museum on the equator in Ecuador. Turns out balancing an egg is a hidden talent of mine!!

  2. Thanks for sharing my piece. :)
    Audrey – That Backpacker recently posted…Summer in Helsinki: First Impressions from the Capital CityMy Profile

  3. great list! Loved the “baked cookies” on the road.
    nicole recently posted…Wednesday’s Wonder: All the Colors of TaiwanMy Profile

  4. Thanks for featuring our story on your blog – Glad we could connect!

    • Anytime guys! Although I really want to bake some cookies for reals now, too bad we don’t have an oven here in Hong Kong…

  5. Thank you Beth I’m honoured to have my post recognised and to be included alongside these talented, creative people. I’m really pleased to read that the Malala post is resonating with people, she is such a special young woman with a powerful message to tell.
    Iain Mallory recently posted…Freedom in Pictures – Evocative Images SeriesMy Profile

    • When I read your post, she had yet to make news in Hong Kong. Really glad you are helping to share her story!

  6. So many great stories here! Thank you so much for including our post about visiting the Equator into the mix. If you make down to Quito, Ecuador, then you definitely have to check out the Equator museum. It’s a fun way to spend the afternoon.
    Randy Kalp recently posted…A Kick Cancer’s Butt Staycation in BostonMy Profile