Best Reads: December 2013

Best Reads: December 2013

Once a month, we pick our favourite posts from other travel blogs from the last month, and tell you why they’re worth reading or why we connected with them in particular; our best reads of the month!

Enjoy!

The Universal Strategy of Silliness from Hecktic Travels

In learning to teach English as a foreign language, Pete realises that being a confident public speaker isn’t enough: you have to be willing to make fun of yourself too!

Goodbye – The hardest thing in the world from Hungry Escapades

Rob and Kel took a roadtrip around the UK to visit friends and family before leaving to travel indefinitely (starting in Mexico) and quickly realised that saying goodbye is never easy, even if you think you’re prepared for it.

Sunday’s Inspiration: F#ck the Status Quo Lifestyle: Do Your Own Thing from Don’t Stop Living

It’s been seven years since Jonny had a ‘regular’ job, and on his blog he’s all about inspiring people to be creative in making money and travel the world. For me, this post is his manifesto: you don’t have to follow the crowd.

Time to say f*ck it from Bridges and Balloons

In an attempt to eat healthier, learn about her body and address some health issues, Victoria has been trying out different diets and approaches to eating. Now, she’s discovered, it’s time to forget it all and just do what feels right.

Chaneling Your Inner Hobbit in New Zealand from Young Adventuress

This post by Liz about visiting Hobbiton made me cry. In a good way. That’s how much of a Tolkien nerd I am.

Tourist Pricing: Is It Right or Wrong? from Goats On The Road

The title pretty much says it all. Nick and Dariece raise this tricky question and put forward good arguments on both sides. I’m still undecided, how about you?

I’m In An Abusive Realtionship with Ryan Air from Our Oyster

In this hilarious-because-it’s-true post, Jade dissects her love-hate relationship with this notorious budget airline.