The Best New Travel Blogs Of April 2014

Orient Excess

The best new travel blogs awards are a monthly feature here at the HoliDaze, an opportunity to shine the spotlight on some of the best new bloggers out there who deserve more attention then they are currently getting. After all getting noticed is the hardest part of blogging, especially due to the influx of new travel bloggers over the last year or two. Travelling Apples   A Slow Travelling Nomadic Family On The Adventure Of A Lifetime…On A Budget!   This is another blog I’ve recently fallen in love with. It follows an Australian family who has decided to spend the next few years living life on the road. Gone are their days of being tourists, now they are travelers! And are bringing their 2-year-old son Jack along for the ride. So far they’ve [...]

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FriFotos: Street Meat: As Fresh As It Gets

Bangkok Butcher

I love everything about street food. The unparalleled taste. The plastic chairs intended for children. The surrounding ambiance of wherever in the world you might be. And yes, even the questionable level of hygiene. When I think of fresh — this week’s FriFotos theme — I cannot help but think of street food. Although to be perfectly honest it may not all be that fresh, those are the type of thoughts that we Westerners have to ignore. After all, life begins at the edge of your comfort zone. Regardless of the country, street food is almost always better than in a fancy restaurant. It is more authentic, more true to form and a better representation of the local cuisine than what you will find in posh restaurants, which all too often have had to [...]

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The Best New Travel Blogs You Haven’t Heard Of Yet

Bemused Backpacker

The sheer number of travel blogs on the web has exploded over the last couple of years and it has gotten increasingly to keep up with all the newest ones, let alone stay up-to-date with all their posts. For quite some time now I have wanted to start a monthly series highlighting my top picks for new and interesting blogs that are worthy of following, as well as provide a medium for others to suggest their own new favorites. After being reminded of this fact a couple days ago on Twitter I’ve decided that now is the time to make this idea a reality. This first edition would have been posted on January 31st had I not been so busy in Nam Dinh, Vietnam celebrating Tet (Vietnamese New Year) with family — not my [...]

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4 Weeks to Prepare for a 4-Year RTW Adventure. Oh crap.

RTW2KXV

That’s right, in just one month I will bid adieu to my house in Austin and embark on my longest and greatest adventure yet. No more ‘six weeks in this country’ or ‘six months on the road,’ this time it’s the infamous “sell all my possessions and buy a one-way ticket” scenario. The wild part is that I only decided all of this only 96 hours ago. But how? Why? Well as some of you many know, after returning from Central America back in 2011 I purchased my first house. Ever since the mortgage and other responsibilities have kept me either returning to the states every other country or limited me to doing sporadic USA road trips. It’s been fun, sure, but not as exciting as an open-ended adventure halfway around the world. Now [...]

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Spotlight: Alexandra Of Fluent In Frolicking

Alexandra, Beach Gidget

Greetings fellow travel enthusiasts, I’ve got another interesting interview for you. This week’s world wanderer is Alexandra Pucherelli, originally from Hawaii. Now she is proudly living life out of a suitcase and inspiring / encouraging you to do the same. Many of you may recognize her from her blog, Fluent In Frolicking. She also is a contributing author to the HoliDaze. She also takes awesome photos, which you will see scattered throughout the interview. Now, let’s see how she handles our tough questions! So tell us more about you and your blog, Fluent In Frolicking. I am a 30+ solo female traveler, showing mastery in behaving playfully around the world. I share my musings, photography, budgets, and frolicking tips with you. Bad with learning new languages but very fluent in frolicking. Your journeys seem [...]

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