Ouch – we’ve been tagged! The lovely Vicky at HostelBookers has tagged us to take part in Tripbase’s My 7 Links project, where travel bloggers dig up seven significant and/or special posts from their archives, then tag friends to share their own ’7 links’.
We think it’s a great way to discover ace travel writing from favourite bloggers that you might have missed the first time around, and we’re really excited to take part! So, without further ado…
1. Our most beautiful post
There’s something really special about looking out of the window when you’re in a new place and discovering a beautiful view – it’s like seeing all those opportunities for exploring laid out and framed like a picture before you. We hope this post captured the feeling of excitement you get when you look out of the window on your travels…
2. Our most popular post
A post we intitially saw as a bit of fun has grown… and grown… and grown into our highest-ever viewed post! Something about the combination of food and local oddities ticked peoples’ fancy, and we’re happy to have instructed many a thrill-seeking foodie on where exactly they can eat out of a plastic toilet…
3. Our most controversial post
Not really controversial per se, but this post on odd springtime festivals did display some popular events’ dark flipsides. Cheese-rolling in Gloucestershire was banned this year as its previously swollen visitor numbers has resulted in more and more personal injuries, while a commenter hilighted how Las Fallas turns Valencia into a “battlefield and a pile of trash to walk through”.
4. Our most helpful post
If you want great advice, ask the experts! Travelling with kids is wonderful, but has plenty of obstacles, many of which are completely unseen for new parents. We asked 56 real mum and dad travel bloggers for their tips, and their answers provided a goldmine of advice for those travelling with kids.
5. A post whose success surprised us
Maybe this shouldn’t have been so surprising, but this post hung around the top of our most-viewed list for weeks after the Oscars had been announced. It made us realise you had a taste for discovering real-life movie locations, inspiring us to create film sights guides for Harry Potter in London and Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris.
6. A post we feel didn’t get the attention it deserved
Don’t get us wrong, this gorgeous guest post by Mike from for91days.com did well – but such is the deliciousness of the descriptions and photography, we think it deserves another boost. So if you haven’t seen it already, click now and feast your eyes on those close-ups of pizza, steak and flan with dulce de leche.
7. The post we are most proud of
An insiders’ guide to finding the best ‘hidden’ coffeehouses and bars in Melbourne’s backstreets, from intrepid guest poster Alice. This consistently popular post is great because it signposts a side to the city that visitors would miss if they weren’t looking for it… which is the kind of advice this blog was made for!
Tag! You’re it…
Words: Isabel Clift