13 Prominent Travel Bloggers on What They Love Most about Travel Blogging

Travelling is exciting, could blogging about travel be even more exciting that travelling itself, who knows? In the first travel blogging roundup of its kind by Travel Friendz, Evgeniy Garkaviy had conversations with 13 leading travel bloggers to bring you what each of them love most about their job. Annette White Matt Stabile Johnny Ward Max Hartshorne Yeison and Samantha Zoe Dawes Jenna Davis Brendan van Son Nellie Huang Christy Woodrow Mike Sowden Brendan Lee Nora Dunn   Annette White _____________________________________________________________________bucketlistjourney.net There are so many aspects about being a travel blogger that I am smitten with: being able to relive my adventures through my writing, collecting passport stamps and racking up mileage reward points, just to name a few. But, the absolute best thing is when a reader contacts me because they too have a dream of traveling the world and I am able to inspire them to make that dream a reality in some little way. There is nothing that can quite compare to that special feeling. Matt Stabile   ______________________________________________________________________theexpeditioner.com The best part about travel blogging is the opportunity it has given me to meet and become friends with some incredible people from around the world. The blog has allowed me to be introduced to dozens of great people, many of whom I’m lucky to now call my friends, from all sorts of background around the world, including tuk-tuk drivers, artists, restaurateurs, tour guides, concierges, musicians and journalists. If it hadn’t been for the blog, it would be very unlikely I would’ve had the chance to have ever met these people. Johnny Ward   ________________________________________________________________________onestep4ward.com For me the best thing about travel blogging...

Cheap Flights to Europe

International city breaks are all the rage with many people in the UK taking advantage of long weekend breaks to cities like Prague, Paris, Milan, Venice, Amsterdam or Oslo. The advantages of these short trips are that they are inexpensive to get out of the country (often for £20-40 each way) and seeing a new country filled with different sights, cultures, cuisine and people can be exhilarating. It is also a lot of fun to explore different cities across Europe in a series of small romantic trips abroad as a couple. These initial jaunts can lead to a decision for where to take the next longer holiday in Europe the following year based on a smaller scale exploration of what each city and country has to offer while there for a briefer first visit. Thus, a city break intended for some much need rest and relaxation abroad can be combined into a research trip for where to go on holiday next beyond the predictable rote package holiday choices in the brochures. Prague for the Stag Do Prague, the expansive historic capital of the Czech Republic in recent years has become a little like the new Amsterdam but without quite the salubrious reputation that may give the other half of the happy couple pause for thought. The city has historic architecture in several styles from Gothic to Renaissance, and is divided up into different sections of the city because it is so extensive. There are also easy transport connections to get around the city to see as much as desired. There are many bars and also special clubs to go...

London – Some of the best attractions

London is simply huge. You cannot hope to see all the possible attractions that this densely populated city has to offer unless you stay for weeks at a time. With that said, there are some key attractions which bear mentioning as stand-outs and also some others which fall into the quirky and unusual category. Here are a few of the most well known attractions to consider: 1. British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B Even for visitors who generally find museums something of a bore, the British Museum holds interest for even the toughest to please. With Babylonian exhibits, mummies and other artefacts from Ancient Egypt, the Parthenon sculptures and other highlights, the biggest problem is fitting in everything to be seen in a single visit. The main entry is free, but special exhibitions are often ticket only which needs to be purchased to gain access. Arrive early because the British Museum becomes quite busy the later the day goes on, especially with school and tour groups arriving by coach every hour. 2. Covent Garden, WC2E Covent Garden is an open space around a central arcade with elegant boutiques, little stops and restaurants all vying for space with street performers who often fill the free spaces in the area entertaining the forming crowds. There is even a pub to grab a pint of beer and put the feet up or stand at the balcony looking down at the area below. In streets jutting outwards from Covent Garden are designer clothing stores including those of Paul Smith and other famous catwalk names. Many of the streets are cobbled and narrow, with...

10 Must Have Apps When Travelling

With the advent of the internet, travelling has become the goal of more people than ever. They look at all of the various websites online and the travel bug bites them hard. Arrangements are made to see these amazing places appear on websites that are created to seduce the adventure hunter. Transportation, accommodations, and any tours of interest are booked. Everything is all ready, right? Not exactly. There is one more thing that you need to take care of before you set off on your grand adventure. That final detail is to add some apps to your cellphone that all serious travelers need. Read on to see the top 10 apps that every traveler must have before setting off on his or her trip. 1. Google Maps: Satellite technology has enabled the ability to see geographical images online ranging from full regions to specific roads through the use of Google Maps. All you have to do is put in keywords and instantly you will be able to check out any area for things such as traffic, the appearance of a location on Street View, or be given directions for the quickest way to get somewhere. While you must have a mobile connection to use Google Maps, you will also get access to an offline cache of maps, which is ideal for travellers that can do what they need by using only a snapshot.   2. Instagram: This is an image sharing application that lets you take photos and immediately put them online to share with your social network friends. Instagram is perfect for beginners that aren’t skilled in photo...