My favorite blog thus far would have to be The Blonde Abroad. Not only because we share the same hair color, but because she gives the same kind of laid back feel when it comes to giving travel advice. After looking at all of the destinations we’ve both been to, (check out her Destinations homepage by the way — it’s awesome!) I was nodding my head in agreement the whole time. With that said, we do differ in price range. Based on her many beautiful photos, she seems to be able to spend a bit more than the average young adult who’s traveling the world. Her blog is still very useful not matter how much you’re spending, but she doesn’t necessarily have the focus on frugality like I do.
Another resource, not blog, that I find myself using a lot is Pinterest. Crazy, right? It isn’t just used to save photos of ways you hope to decorate your apartment, but probably never will. If you type in a location or even simply ‘travel tips’ a number of photos will pop up and even link to other sites that are helpful when it comes to traveling. My favorite ones are the pages that give you a quick breakdown on things you should know when traveling to a country (see left). It is always so important to keep in mind that the other countries you’re traveling to are not necessarily like where you’re from. Keeping that in mind, these illustrations are easy to follow and quickly inform you on important do’s and don’ts, whether you need a visa, vaccines etc.
Along with general quick tips, there are plenty of resources through Pinterest that are helpful if you search, ‘traveling on a budget in _______’. Better yet, if you’re not set on specific places to travel it will even give you suggestions on places to see if you’re trying to spread your dollar but want to get out of the country for a while.
What kind of resources do you use for travel advice? Let me know in the comments below!