While in search of inspiration for my next post, I’ve been thinking about the blogs that have inspired me while planning our NZ trip and are safely bookmarked for when we arrive.
There is a world of travel knowledge out there. In preparation for our trip to New Zealand I have become a regular visitor to TripAdvisor, Lonely Planet and Guardian Travel. In addition I have begun to discover amass of travel bloggers sharing their personal experiences and recommendations.
Here’s a few of my favourites:
- A couple of articles that helped when making the decision (for obvious reasons) were Lydia Horrex’s ‘A Year Living and Working in New Zealand’ and The Guardian’s ‘Work Your Way Around New Zealand’ One providing very practical tips and the other recounting a couple’s experience.
More general travel blogs with extensive NZ sections:
- On the Luce – I was first drawn by the name and stayed for the stunning photos and adventurous posts including Mount Cook by helicopter and Abel Tasman national Park by sea kayak.
- Another blog featuring beautiful photography is Roam and Home – I’m still not convinced about a bungy jump but defeintely want to visit Hokitika Gorge and would love to stay in a treehouse.
- The Planet D is a v.professional blog run by adventure couple Dave & Deb. They have a comprehensive NZ section and the camper-vanning post has been of particular interest, as we hope to do the same in the South Island.
As well as using this blog to update family & friends, this is also what I’m hoping to do with Year in NZ.
And I can’t write about travel blogs without a mention to fletchjaney who has just returned from South America – she saw some wonders and maintained her cynicism and self-deprecation throughout.
Do you have any favourite travel blogs that you use in a similar way to mainstream travel websites?
NB. This post has not involved link exchanging is a genuine selection of blogs that I have found useful. Except Jane’s, but she just makes me crease.