Some people write about what they see, some write about the places they stay. Andree Lau, author of Are You Gonna Eat That, shares all of the wonderful things that she eats on her journeys.
If you're a design addict, then you're probably already familiar with the popular blog, Design*Sponge. Grace Bonney turned her obsession into a full-time job, featuring some of the best independent artists and designers from around the globe. But that's not all they've been doing lately, Grace and her team of designhounds have been creating stellar city guides for the past few years. If you love Eames, all things handmade, or indie artists; look no further. The next time you're on the road, these guides will point you to the best shops, snacks and sites to get your design fix.
Taking you past the kimonos and sushi, Nihon Sun highlights the culture, food, and lifestyle that makes Japan a wonderful place to both visit and live.
Sandra Juto is an illustrator/artist and crocheter extraordinaire, but I think she needs to add photographer to her lists of accomplishments. On her site, Smosch, she gives us a peek into her world of Gothenburg, Sweden with her stunning photographs and shows us there's much more beauty to Sweden than Ikea might lead you to believe.
Have you ever tried to picture the ideal guide? I've always preferred someone friendly, down to earth, well-spoken, and knowledgeable. Dan McCoig of Dan Traveling, is all that, plus he tops it off by throwing in a soft, familiar (for me at least) southern accent. Every week, Dan shows you around Appalachia through his videos and photos of his trips around Virginia, North & South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.
It's not easy to get in three balanced meals when you're traveling. We've talked about some ideas for eating well when you're at the airport or in transit, but what about when you've reached your destination? Internet culinary goddess, Heidi Swanson of 101 Cookbooks, offers some for how to eat healthy while you're on the road.
When you're traveling around the world, you come to learn a few things about how to travel well. The folks over at Indie Travel Podcast are full-time world travelers; who better to look to for good advice than people who live, breathe, and exude travel?
One of their recent podcasts covered a topic near and dear to my heart, traveling lightly with electronics. If you're even thinking of traveling with more than an iPod, their discussion is well worth a listen.
I'm a big fan of design blogs and for travelers, they are often a great source for shopping advice. One of these stellar design bloggers is Holly Becker of Decor 8. She's lucky enough to have just set up a second home in Hannover, Germany and is documenting the experience of designing a home abroad at her new blog Haus Maus.
Not only does she offer loads of design inspiration and eye candy, but we found a great tidbit of travel advice.....how she beats jetlag.
Meeting locals isn't always an easy task when you're visiting a country. Brave New Traveller gives some great tips on what to pack to make meeting a local a bit more likely.