Buzzfeed – 12 Travel Blog Posts You Must Read Before Hitting The Road

12 Travel Blog Posts You Must Read Before Hitting The Road

Here’s an article I wrote for Buzzfeed with some must read blogs posts for first time travellers.


12 Travel Blog Posts You Must Read Before Hitting The Road

Whether you’re flying business class or strapping on a backpack, it would be wise to listen to the advice of the travellers who’ve been there, done that and got the t-shirt. Here are perhaps the most useful travel blog posts of all time.

1. How To Cope With A Fear Of Flying

Intrepid travel blogger ‘I Am Aileen’ has one of the most unfortunate fears for a travel blogger – A fear of flying. For many it prevents them from exploring the world but Aileen shares her own tips and tricks to help ease the worry of flying.

I Am Aileen / Via iamaileen.com

Intrepid travel blogger ‘I Am Aileen’ has one of the most unfortunate fears for a travel blogger – A fear of flying. For many it prevents them from exploring the world but Aileen shares her own tips and tricks to help ease the worry of flying.

2. Saving Up To Travel Doesn’t Need To Be Hard

If saving the funds needed to travel is too much of a daunting task, head over to Resfeber Travel Blog for some smart alternative thinking on how to get the cash together without any of the pain. It's either this or rob a bank, guys.

Resfeber Travel Blog / Via resfebertravelblog.com

If saving the funds needed to travel is too much of a daunting task, head over to Resfeber Travel Blog for some smart alternative thinking on how to get the cash together without any of the pain. It’s either this or rob a bank, guys.

3. How To Find The Cheapest Flight

There isn’t a blog better at finding value for money in the skies than Johnny Jet. Here is the low down on how they go about finding the very best flights for next-to-nothing.

Johnny Jet / Via johnnyjet.com

There isn’t a blog better at finding value for money in the skies than Johnny Jet. Here is the low down on how they go about finding the very best flights for next-to-nothing.

4. The Ultimate Guide To Solo Female Travel

Feeling a little intimidated by the open road is completely natural. Here, The Blonde Abroad explains how she has tackled the road successfully with her ultimate guide to travelling solo.

The Blonde Abroad / Via theblondeabroad.com

Feeling a little intimidated by the open road is completely natural. Here, The Blonde Abroad explains how she has tackled the road successfully with her ultimate guide to travelling solo.

5. Finding The Right Travel Insurance Policy

It's boring but it has to be done. You'll be glad you read this guide from Nomadic Matt if you find yourself abroad and in need of making a claim. Must stay awake and read post.

Nomadic Matt / Via nomadicmatt.com

It’s boring but it has to be done. You’ll be glad you read this guide from Nomadic Matt if you find yourself abroad and in need of making a claim. Must stay awake and read post.

6. How To Get Hotel Room Upgrades

Is there any better feeling that getting something for nothing? You can experience that feeling a little more often with this guide from A View From The Wing.

A View From The Wing / Via viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com

Is there any better feeling that getting something for nothing? You can experience that feeling a little more often with this guide from A View From The Wing.

7. Dealing With Lost Luggage

Avoid smelling terrible from wearing the same clothes for three days in a row with this guide from Silver Spoon, who had to wear the same sweaty dress for three days.

Silver Spoon / Via silverspoonlondon.co.uk

Avoid smelling terrible from wearing the same clothes for three days in a row with this guide from Silver Spoon, who had to wear the same sweaty dress for three days.

8. How To Get A Flight Upgrade Without Paying For It

Champagne taste, prosecco budget? Have you even boarded a plane, only to feel sick as you walk past the luxury seats towards the economy section? The Luxury Travel Expert can help you find a luxury seat for less.

The Luxury Travel Expert / Via i.ytimg.com

Champagne taste, prosecco budget? Have you even boarded a plane, only to feel sick as you walk past the luxury seats towards the economy section? The Luxury Travel Expert can help you find a luxury seat for less.

9. Understand The Tools And Resources Available

There are so many guides, apps, websites and tools available to help you with your trip. This handy guide from Indie Traveller explains where they all are and what they all do.

Indie Traveller / Via indietraveller.co

There are so many guides, apps, websites and tools available to help you with your trip. This handy guide from Indie Traveller explains where they all are and what they all do.

10. Safely Travelling With Kids

Having kids doesn't need to mean the end of your life on the road, if you can stomach taking the screaming brats with you. Over at Y Travel they share their top tips for how to travel with kids and do it safely.

Y Travel / Via ytravelblog.com

Having kids doesn’t need to mean the end of your life on the road, if you can stomach taking the screaming brats with you. Over at Y Travel they share their top tips for how to travel with kids and do it safely.

11. How To Retire Early And Travel

According to Retire Early And Travel, you have to start thinking about this now and follow these few handy steps if you want to spend your later years on the road.

Retire Early And Travel / Via retireearlyandtravel.com

According to Retire Early And Travel, you have to start thinking about this now and follow these few handy steps if you want to spend your later years on the road.

12. How To Make Money From Travelling

And finally... Once you hit the road, you can stay on it indefinitely if you can find a way to earn a little cash on the go. Here's how Keep Calm And Travel turned travelling into a profession through their blog.

Keep Calm And Travel / Via keepcalmandtravel.com

And finally… Once you hit the road, you can stay on it indefinitely if you can find a way to earn a little cash on the go. Here’s how Keep Calm And Travel turned travelling into a profession through their blog.


Thanks, Ian

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