Best Blog Posts – January 2013

I read a lot of travel blogs. Lots of good ones. So I wanted to try something new here. Once a month, I’m going to share with you some of the blog posts I’ve read that really stood out, whether they made me laugh, made me cry, showed amazing photography, told a great story, or were really helpful or inspiring in some way. In no particular order, here are some of the best blog posts (in my opinion) from January 2013!

700 days into my “BREAKAWAY” & I share my worst travel habit: Jaime from Breakaway Backpacker has been traveling for just over 700 days now, and I really enjoy his 100 day posts because he reflects back on his trip. Usually they’re a little more serious, but this time he posted a funny one about his worst travel habit. Go check it out for a laugh!

Five Things No One Ever Tells You About the Northern Lights: Jennifer and her husband Tim from JDomb’s Travels were in Iceland around New Year’s, one of the best places to see the Northern Lights. But catching a glimpse of this natural wonder isn’t as easy as everyone would like it to be. This post has great information and advice for anyone thinking of going.

The year of less: Ayngelina from Bacon is Magic has been one of my favorite blogs for a long time. In this post she talks about her goals for 2013, and even though they aren’t all goals I would set for myself (eat vegan one day a week – no way I could do that!), the post really resonated with me. Overall, she’s trying to have less of certain things in order to improve her life. Less noise is something I can get on board with.

Why I Turned Down My Dream Job: Katie from recently took an amazing 13 month trip through Russia and all of the former Soviet countries. She returned to the US in the fall and began a job search, but when she got offered her dream job, she realized it wasn’t what she wanted. This is a great look at figuring out what you really want, and how it can change without you realizing it.

My 9 Biggest Tips for Blogging Success: I often get emails asking me about blogging from people who want to start a blog or have recently started but aren’t sure how to do it. After doing this for three years in some capacity, I can certainly offer some advice, but I am not trying to make this blog into a full time career. Stephanie from Twenty-Something Travel has a much more professional approach to her blog, and she shares some great advice in this post.

Beauty in the Breakdowns: A Place to Rest Our Heads: Kim from So Many Places just drove 3500 kilometers through India in a rickshaw with two other bloggers. Crazy right? This post tells about one of many mishaps they had along the way, plus some really beautiful writing about where they ended up sleeping one night.

And in case you missed it over on my other site Travel Made Simple: Is “What If” Stopping You From Traveling?

Enjoy the extra travel goodness!

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