Which travelbloggers are you reading at the moment?
My absolute favorite is the Bond family-never mind my "vested" interest (smile Janet). I love kimbj's heart wrenching entries and descriptions too. I'm more a psyche voyeur so I tend to the blogs that are expressions and impressions of the writer more than the locale.
I find myself migrating to some of the past favorites of others as well: Aspiring Nomad, Bedreddin, Simon Says, Sasha - but once a month is not enough of a fix, so I then move on to Lewsy, Doulsey, Cumberland Sausage, and once in a great while, Baggins (not Froddo)-though a bit scary from a mother's perspective.
I've tried to read most but for some reason those stand out most poignantly. On a side note (butt kissing perhaps?), Ali, you have so many entries, and for a "semi" obsessive/compulsive reader like myself, it's a daunting task as I have a need to start beginning to end and finish in one sitting. But I love the photos and inspiration. A presumptive prediction: Soon this travelblog site will be like google (compliment)! Thanks
I really enjoy the Bond family and kimbj's TravelBlogs. I try to read most of what is up on the home page.
> I try to read most of what is up on the home page.
Ahh - I think the secret reason for starting this topic should be revealed... I have to choose the blogs that get featured on the home page - so was looking for some clues as to which blogs I've missed 😊 I only spotted Kimbj
a few days ago. So if you have some suggestions! The criteria I use are ; writes well, has interesting photos and looks likely to keep using the site. Also variety - it's good to have all types and styles of travel featured.
> Ali, you have so many entries
Not the most though 😉 Bon Bon on the Go Go
has about 150 entries... Bill and Nancy
is catching up fast as well.
(If you're wondering how to link - the forum code deleted_1234
on each bloggers homepage does this)
So a few more that I check - deleted_3265
- in the Middle East, BJ
- in South America
I've also been reading the Bond Family Travels, as well as Cumberland Sausage and Sken like a Ribble Fluke. I haven't had much time to read Ali's all the way through yet, mainly because I've been too busy writing my own!
You should read mine. I dont have that many posts yet, but I will...youll see.
By the way, does anyone know how to make the apostrophe work on Mexican keyboards?
I spent a day reading Ali's when I first found the site. It was probably even more interesting for me since I knew\know him\you. heheh Sken is always a favorite, as is... umm... what's that guy, Dan? The one with Dreds from down under. Haven't had much reading time lately though. Spencer Kansi and Christina were both frequent reads when I had more time.
I have been following bedreddin; his journal about his experience with the Sudanese was incredible. I have also followed Jennijen, especially during her adventures in Central America because that area is particularly interesting to me. Lastly I followed Tomwesley, but his trip has ended. I have been trying to wean myself off daily reading because it just makes my lack of travel more frustrating - so I may not be as helpful for current Bloggers.
Got to say this site was highly inspirationally in my decsion to quit work and sell up.....Ali's blog was great can't say I have read it all but this site does make you realise that the world is bigger than your office and the weekends
> highly inspirationally in my decsion to quit work and sell up
Cool - I hope it works out well - if it doesn't... we accept no responsibilty for loss of earnings, teeth or hair 😉
I'll be in Thailand soonish (Sept) - so will follow your blog to see where the diving is good 😊
Good luck with the move.
Climbing Brandon by Chet Raymo.
we accept no responsibilty for loss of earnings, teeth or hair 😉
yeah... take it from the guy that's lost all 3! ;-)
So Thailand eh Ali? Hrmmm... I've wanted to go there for a long time!
As travelling by Africa and forced to work on the way (writing for magazines) to pay for his trip, don't really have had time to dive in so many blogs. But I've been following Bedreddin's writings, which I really enjoy --for a moment I thought we could meet suddenly at some point, but I'd forgot he's heading Yemen and that's not my route. It's good that he just left to Ethiopia before Garang's death and the riots.
I'll check the Bond's Family's, as I see many people reads it.
Unfortunately, my blog is in Spanish (I'm Mexican) and therefore out of the competition for the most read blog, but from time to time someone drops by.
I just started reading The Ultimate Road Trip, and am enjoying it so far. Jenni Jen is always a good read. I miss blogs by Cristina and Bill and Nancy now that they are back in the USA.
i wish his entries were longer and more informative, but his photos are great!
Well my daily update on surf , travel and photography can be found at
It's been quiet here in the caribbean latetly.
I'm was following Sken Like A Ribbon Fluke until he died after he hit Oz. Was bummbed he is off air. Cumberland Sausage is interesting too. Jenni Jen has been to some great places too.
I try to read other people posting in Australia, I always think it'd be funny if we ever posted on the same place on the same day. It seems there is one other person who tends to be in my eastern area. But she seems single, whereas my posts follow the joys of traveling/living with a one year old down under. But it's always interesting and nutty. Thanks for hosting Ali, this site is my sanity!
>Check out the map feature
I want dots too!
Yep - it's already here - see the route maps feature along with any blog entry. Or have a play here
As to where the money comes from... it's partly a matter of priorities, most long term travellers own nothing, partly being prepared to work on at anything and partly luck.