Here we are, my second “Great Reads” post. I’ve been busy on the road (still trying to figure out this “posting on the move” thing), but I’ve been doing plenty of blog-reading! Here are a few of my favorite posts from the last couple of weeks:
Seasonal jobs are a great way to earn money on the road. Who wouldn’t love to be paid to be in a fantastic destination? Writer Susan Shain provides a ton of helpful info in this post.
//Why I Skipped the Full Moon Party — Caroline in the City
In this fantastic post, Caroline addresses an important point about the common traveler worry of missing out on “must-do’s” when you’re going to a popular destination. It’s important to do what you like, and make your own trip of things that you enjoy or think are important. If something (especially an expensive tourist trap) sounds like something you don’t want to, skip it! You’re bound to find something else you’ll enjoy, anyway.
//20 Things Only Travelers Will Understand — Postcards from Rachel
This fun list includes some things a lot of travelers have in common. Number 10 rings very true for me! (sorry friends, I’ll probably never shut up about it).
//Rome Through Gelato — Curiosity Travels
I love the idea of exploring a place through a distinctive local food. Food is an essential centerpiece of any culture, and nothing gives you a better sense of a place than to eat a lot of local cuisine. This fun post highlights some great Roman gelato spots.
//16 Profound Ways Solo Travel Will Change You — Women on the Road
This great infographic really highlights how important solo travel is, especially for women. While I absolutely love traveling with my friends, solo travel is by far my favorite way to go. You learn a lot about yourself, and are open to entirely different experiences on the road.
In a travel lull? Amanda of Vagabondish outlines ways to live vicariously though other people’s travels..and maybe use them to help plan your own.
//Warning: 20 Common Tourist Scams in India — Hippie in Heels
Rachel of Hippie in Heels has been on a roll with her incredibly helpful guides for those interested in traveling in India. In this guide, she outlines some common tricks people try to use to scam tourists in india, and more importantly, how to avoid them.
//Investing in Moments — True Colours
In this great post, Casey of True Colours addresses the importance of slowing down and savoring the moment, whether you’re at home or abroad.
//So You Want to Be a Travel Blogger, Do You? — Young Adventuress
Great tips for new travel bloggers. I know I’ll be employing some of these!
//Plus-Size Swimwear: Resources for Your Summer Vacation Gear — Her Packing List
Ok, I gotta admit, this is something I wrote, but I’m pretty dang proud of it, you guys! I’ll be writing about more plus-size travel gear for Her Packing List in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!