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Travel Writing

Lush vegetation and mountain scenery on Mount Batur. Photo by Jazz Dobbins.

Climbing Mount Batur in Bali

“Make yourself comfortable, it long ride,” said the driver, in his best English, as we squeezed in the van filled with four other passengers who were already crammed up together. After some switching around, and perhaps some magic, we made six people fit into the backseat and trunk together with luggage.
There it was, the start of what I hoped to be an incredible experience. A friend and I decided to climb one of Bali’s active volcanoes, Gunung Batur, which in English translates as Mount Batur.

by × January 7, 2018 × 0 comments

Travel Writing

Stars trail in the night sky above Los Roques de Garcia and Mount Teide in Teide National Park on Tenerife, Spain.

18 travel blogs to view in your next coffee break

Enjoy travel stories and inspirational blogs?  Here are 18 travel blogs that you may enjoy reading in your next coffee break. Eco Escape Travel was launched by Jonny Bierman in March 2017. “Eco Escape Travel is an ecotourism, sustainable travel, and eco-travel gear website that inspires the travel community to […]

by × December 10, 2017 × 2 comments

Travel Writing

Sunset at Penshaw Monument in Sunderland, England.

15 travel blogs to follow for inspiration

Keen on travel? Enjoy reading travel blogs? Here are 15 blogs that may provide you with inspiration for your next trip: Cycloscope, by Daniele Giannotta and Elena Stefanin, was restyled in 2017 “Cycloscope is a blog about bicycle touring and adventure travel on a budget. A journey in search of images, sounds, and […]

by × November 26, 2017 × 0 comments

Travel Writing

A ritual celebrant at Varanasi in India. Photo by Tim Bird.

Inside Travel Writing: An interview with Tim Bird

Tim Bird is a travel photographer and writer based in Helsinki, Finland. In this interview Tim answers questions about his life and work. Disclosure: Some of the links below — marked with (£) — are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and […]

by × November 22, 2017 × 0 comments

Travel Writing

Blue sky over a highway through the Badlands of Alberta, Canada

10 top travel blogs you should start following today

Looking for travel inspiration? Take a look at the following top travel blogs for ideas about where to travel and what to do next: Adventures Around Scotland, by Susanne Arbuckle, has been online since 2014. “Adventures Around Scotland is a Scottish travel blog which explores Scotland’s lesser known gems and […]

by × November 20, 2017 × 0 comments

Travel Writing

Statue of the hand-throwing hero Silvius Brabo at the Brabo Fountain on Antwerp's Grote Markt.

Travel writing cliché bingo from Antwerp, Belgium

Mercado is one of the hippest places to eat in Antwerp. It’s a must-do insider tip for delicious cuisine. Don’t leave the city without giving it a go. There’s something for everyone here.

by × November 6, 2017 × 4 comments

Travel

A maple leaf on a stage hosting Canada 150 celebrations. Photo © 2017 Stuart Forster.

UK travel bloggers participate in Canada’s City Bloggers Plus project

Fifteen of the United Kingdom’s leading travel bloggers visited Canada during June to take part in the City Bloggers Plus project. They were based in separate Canadian cities a month before the country’s celebrations to mark 150 years since Confederation, ensuring a spread of coverage about things to do and […]

by × October 8, 2017 × 0 comments

Worth trying

A box of Camper Vin white wine.

Camper Vin white wine

A camper van packed with white wine? Sort of. Camper Vin is a 2.25-litre box of South African white wine in packaging that resembles a classic VW camper van. Disclosure: MannedUp was send a box of Camper Vin for review purposes. This post was not reviewed or approved by Camper […]

by × August 21, 2017 × 3 comments

Travel Writing

Indian women in colourful saris prepare food outside the walls of the ruined Tughluqabad Fortress in Delhi, India

Inside Travel Writing: An interview with Olivia Greenway

Olivia Greenway is a London-based travel writer. Her work has been published in national newspapers and magazines such as The Daily Telegraph, Woman’s Weekly and Time Out.  Olivia also writes for online outlets.  Disclosure: Some of the links below — marked with (£) — are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to […]

by × August 20, 2017 × 0 comments

Experiences

Jacqui and Julie from London doing the warrior pose during a yoga session in Majorca. Photo by Yvette-Marie Solem.

A fresh start with yoga in Majorca

Have you ever woken up in the morning and felt older than you actually are? Then you know you have to take some action. Treat yourself to some ‘me time’! Why not make a fresh start and spend time with the Sardinia Yoga team in Majorca? Writes Yvette-Marie Solem for […]

by × June 9, 2017 × 0 comments
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