The Best of TravelBlogs in 2008
2008 was a year of tremendous growth for TravelBlogs.com. If you’ve been following along for a while, you may have noticed a shift in focus around the middle of the year, as we started inviting the bloggers we feature to share their stories and advice in guest posts or panel discussions. As editor, I have enjoyed working behind the scenes, coming up with ideas and putting together some great – in my humble opinion – content.
With 2009 just around the corner, I thought I would share the 10 most popular articles on TravelBlogs in 2008.
Besides being TravelBlogs’ most popular article in 2008, this article about Andy the HoboTraveler had people debating whether it’s actually possible to live and travel for $5 a day. Many people were impressed, while others were cynical – to say the least. What did you think?
Curtis (Flashpacking Life) convincingly argued the case for flashpacking earlier this month. His article quickly rose to the top of our ranks, which perhaps suggests that TravelBlogs readers lean towards the high-tech end of travel. No?
Craig Heimburger (TravelVice) has been travelling perpetually since 2005. These days, he travels with his girlfriend Tatiana and their son, Aidric. In this interview, published in January, Craig talked all about his passion for travel, the challenges of travelling with a pregnant woman in Southeast Asia, and cross-cultural experiences in Peru.
Every long-term traveller knows that there are things that can suck about long-term travel. Nomadic Matt identified 5 key challenges of long-term travel.
Before he wrote about what sucks about long-term travel, Matt shared his three favourite things about travel.
Ben and Brittany (Euros Ate My Dollars) worked their way through Europe and Southeast Asia on an 8-month, dollar-eating trek around the world.
In the follow-up to the article about travelling on $5 a day, I asked Andy to share a little about how he is able to get by on so little.
This was the first in a three-part series in which travellers shared how they deal with loneliness while travelling. If you’ve ever travelled alone before, you’ll know that the ping of loneliness is all but inevitable. These articles share tips on how to avoid it, deal with it and accept it.
If you’re considering travelling for a really long time, read this. Wade (Vagabond Journey) has been wandering the globe for 9 years, so he knows what he’s talking about.
Gary (Everything Everywhere) is one of several bloggers featured on TravelBlogs who has delved into the world of podcasting. This is his How-to guide for starting a podcast on the road.