The dreaded E-word artfully inserted itself into conversation the other day. No, not the buzzy E of email or e-commerce, but the finger-wag of an E that can trigger scowls from anyone who knows better and wide-eyed gasps from everyone who doesn’t. The flatus of an E that can chase people from a room and sometimes set them at loggerheads. I’m talking about the wary E of… Ethics. Ethics in writing. Ethics in travel writing. Ethics in travel blogging.
Up your travel blogging game in 30 minutes stat flat.
Everyone is on the lookout to make their blog better – but where do you start? Some say that SEO is the most important thing for your site, others say social engagement, others still say that the content should come first. For those who haven’t been doing this for years, it can be a bit of a mine-field – and for those who have – it can be easy to Continue Reading
Your blog has the potential to pay your salary, so why doesn’t it?
Making money from travel blogging is the industry’s conversation topic that never goes away. The travel sector is still new to blogging as a medium, and the market is still relatively uninformed about the value it brings. Even the biggest travel bloggers can struggle to turn their passion into a steady income. A few weeks ago Stefanie Michaels (@Adventuregirl – 1.4million followers) wrote on my wall in Continue Reading
The travel-like-a-local philosophy has reached a new level with Plus One Berlin, a website offering accommodation and the chance to spend your weekend in Berlin with a local, hip guide.
The last time I was in Berlin, I decided not to stay in a hotel and give Airbnb a go. I stayed at Claudia’s apartment in Kreuzberg. I had my own room, a free bike and the chance to get to know Claudia and her flatmate Linn, Continue Reading
The UK is currently celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of HRH Queen Elizabeth II’s reign (60 years) with a four day weekend holiday.
Perhaps because of its name, the British holiday airline, Monarch, felt the need to mark the occasion and has produced a fun “Jubilee Infographic” covering the key moments and aspects of the aviation industry and its own, in the last 60 years.
There have been some obvious changes over the six decades, like the introduction of Continue Reading
The term itself, “extreme couchsurfing” sounds fun, perhaps even exciting, like something a backpacker could fit into their world itinerary along with a bungee jumping, sky diving, white rafting or zip lining.
“Extreme Couchsurfing” is a reference to couchsurfers who travel to war-torn countries and potentially dangerous locations. Motivations may vary. Many are looking travel to places where few would venture, maybe for the buzz, danger or perhaps to really get a glimpse of how locals live in Continue Reading