Round-Up Archive

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Speaking Out! – Favorite Sites

A while back, I asked people for their answers to three questions, including a ‘short’ explanation for each one. I received what I asked for and more. So, without further ado, enjoy the read (and links)!

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Fifteen People Have Spoken: 2010′s Best Stuff – Part Two

Here begins part two of the 2010’s Best Stuff Round-Up Discussion. Unlike Part One, most of these later entries deal with family. I hope you enjoy the responses as much as you have of those in Part One. Here’s a small reminder of the topic:

Everyone is currently coming up with the “Best Of This Thing or That Thing. Personally, I would rather let you decide the Best of Whatever. Be it movies, music, books, websites, destinations, festivals, beaches, snow banks, pajamas or pets – the choices are yours. Please tell me what you have found to be the best thing(s) for YOU in 2010.

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Fifteen People Have Spoken: 2010′s Best Stuff – Part One

I have stirred the proverbial pot a bit…

We can all check the web to find the Top 100 Travel Websites and the Best Music of 2010 and even the Best Breeds at the Westminster Dog Show. Granted, all fascinating stuff but why rehash it? It’s out there – over and over. (Yes, I really do understand the rankings thing.) But, do you want to be “just a number” or would you prefer to be remembered as a real person who had a real opinion too? Our contributors to this Round-Up Discussion voted for the latter. Due to the length and number of replies, this is Part One.

The Movies and Music that Inspired Us to Travel in 2009

What inspired you to travel in 2009? Earlier this week, bloggers shared which books inspired them. Today, we have a dozen bloggers sharing which movies and music inspired them to travel this year. Again, it’s fascinating to see just how varied their sources of inspiration can be — people find travel inspiration in everything from the Bourne soundtracks to Indiana Jones and Lawrence of Arabia.

The Books that Inspired Us to Travel in 2009

If you’re an organized sort of person, you probably have your Christmas shopping out of the way by now. If you’re anything like me, you’re just biding your time, waiting for that last-minute rush as you try to cover all your bases.

For those of you who fall into the latter group, check this out. Here are eleven books that have inspired these intrepid travellers to hit — or stay on — the road in 2009. From short stories by a Maori writer to a book about the ethical implications of eating fish, the variety is vast.

Stay tuned. In a couple of days we’ll cover the movies and music that inspired the internet’s finest travel bloggers.

99 of the Best Travel Blogs

Travel blogs are a dime a dozen these days. But finding the good ones, that’s the challenge. You know, the ones that inspire you with a burning desire to dust off your old suitcase, stuff it with some clothes and gadgets, and buy an open-ended ticket to somewhere far far away.

Those are the kinds of blogs we feature on TravelBlogs. And we’ve uncovered plenty of gems over the past few years. As TravelBlogs is about to feature its 100th blog, I thought it would be an appropriate time to stop and heap praise upon the 99 excellent travel blogs already featured.

The Books, Movies and Documentaries That Inspired Us to Travel in 2008

Inspiration to travel can come from anywhere. You taste Gang Panang at your local Thai restaurant and begin to dream of enjoying the real thing in Thailand; you sip Guinness on a hot day and wish you were at a pub in Dublin; a friend’s “Sweet As, Bro” t-shirt recalls your time in New Zealand, and you hope you can get back soon.

Books, movies and documentaries are another great source of inspiration. For this post, I asked travel bloggers to share a book, movie or documentary that inspired them to travel in 2008. They wrote back to me with all sorts of different titles, listing everything from a chick flick set in Ireland to the Bible. If you’re in need of some fresh reading or viewing material this holiday season, I’m sure you’ll find something to suit your tastes here.

13 Epic and Slightly Crazy Travel Adventures

Many people dream of going on big adventures; only a few ever do it. For this article, I found 13 individuals, couples and families who had the guts to embark on epic adventures. You may envy them, or you may think they’re crazy. But I guarantee that their stories will inspire you.

A Collection of the Internet’s Best Travel Podcasts

Most of the time, TravelBlogs focuses on written material. You know, blogs and all that jazz. Today, I decided to take a look at another medium that more and more travel bloggers are getting into: podcasting.

Some of these are by your everyday bloggers, while others are produced by major travel publications. But if you’re planning a trip, or just looking for some inspiration, these podcasts offer a refreshing and insightful look at destinations around the world.

  • The Guy: I think Dave and Jodi raise some very valid points and they are consistent with my perceptions based on over...
  • Jay Daviot: Epic list! There are some great blogs there. Would love to see a few more blogs from photographers though...
  • John: I’ve always wanted to hitch hike across the USA.
  • Sara Wikoff: I found your post very interesting. I am just a Freshman in college and I have not decided my major yet....
  • John: Great advice, I always buy charcoal tabs in case I get an upset tummy.
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