If you’re planning your own travels and you enjoy reading travel blogs, chances are you’ve thought about starting your own blog. The first decision you’ll need to make is what to call your blog. It’s one of the most important decisions you’ll make and yet new bloggers are typically making this choice with zero experience.
I’ve been looking into buying a car in the US/Canada for our upcoming trip. What’s struck me is how confusing it is to do something like this that seems so basic to do at home. So, I thought I’d write up some info for people coming to New Zealand for travel or working holidays who
This is the third post in our series about sponsored travel/press trips/media stays. This time Erin from Travel with Bender answers our questions. 1. Do you do organized press trips, independently organized stays, or both? So far we have only indulged in independently organised stays, but am totally open to an organised press trip. 2.
Kathryn and I are trying to figure out our division of labor now that we’re embarking on life as digital nomads. Asking around, it seems like other traveling couples either (1) have one person that does all the trip research/planning/organization, or (2) each partner has responsibilities they take care of, and these stay the same
If you missed yesterday’s intro, I am doing a series where I ask more experienced bloggers about sponsored travel. This is the second post in the series and features answers from the lovely Barbara Weibel of Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel. 1. Do you do organized press trips, independently organized stays, or both? I
Spot the souvenirs from a trip to Africa for sale at our recent garage sale 1. Packing too much. Everyone is going to tell you about this one so let’s just get it out of the way. 2. Thinking you need to take a giant backpack. Especially if you’re small and female, you might want
When I started 30Traveler my first/original travel blog 3 years ago, it never occurred to me that a travel blog could become a business. Since November 2012, I’ve been moving in that direction. As regular readers will know, I am leaving on open-ended travel from May, so I’m starting to think about asking for sponsored
I’m often a fan of booking directly with the airline (mainly in case a booking provider charges extra to make changes). However, there are some cases when it makes sense to use a booking engine. – Piecing together multiple fares (on different airlines) to get the cheapest overall fare. – Looking for potential stopover options
1. Find a reason to go to non-touristy neighborhoods. The things that take me to non-touristy ‘hoods are hunting down vegan restaurants and visiting locations from TV shows, which are both activities I like to do while traveling. Find a reason that suits your interests. 2. Stay longer. If you stay more than a month
A couple of weeks ago, I needed to head up to Auckland at the last minute (from Christchurch). The flights were pricey so I bought a ticket up and decided to try AirNZ’s newish standby option for the return Auckland-Christchurch flight. I flew up on a Thursday morning and then attempted to fly home on