Best Reads: October 2013

Best Reads: October 2013

Once a month, we’ll 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!

24 hours in Puerto Vallarta from That Gay Backpacker

David gives an honest account of a typical day during his brief time in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico recently, as a freelance writer. His self-deprecating wit and no-bullshit style is what really make it worth reading.

The Southeast Asia Conundrum from Adventurous Kate

Kate worries whether she will have anything original to say now that she is back in South East Asia after two and a half years, since “as far as travel blogging goes, South East Asia has been done to death.”

How We Do it (And Why You Shouldn’t Listen to Us) from Hecktic Travels

Dalene explains why she and her husband, Pete, may not be the best people to ask about the how-to of long term travel. From how to make money, what to pack and how to deal with travel insurance, she gives her best advice, which she forwards with the caveat that “we ain’t good at this”. Some may beg to differ.

The Pros and Cons of Running An Online Business from Next Stop Who Knows

Carlo breaks down the pros and cons of running an online business (i.e. working as a digital nomad) from a (relative) newbie’s point of view. After just 80 days at it, it seems to me like he’s got it pretty sorted.

How Do Straight People Travel? from Leave Your Daily Hell

Robert ponders how different it is to travel as a gay person compared to a straight person who is open to the possibility of finding sex and/or romance on the road, and how, despite the best intentions of gay-friendly people everywhere, it may always be like this.

Why We Changed our Diet and You Should Too! from Our Favourite Adventure

Brock and Kathleen explain why they have changed their diet to exclude GMO crops, dairy, sugar and processed foods. They are surprisingly scientific and honest about their decision and after reading, you may question your own choices too. I did.

Our digital nomads life in Ubud from Bridges and Balloons

Victoria, along with her partner Steve, gives us a sneaky peek into their life as digital nomads in Ubud, Bali. Looks like heaven to me.