Our 3 favorite travel blogs
By Aimee Heckel
There is a fine line between so much information and too much information when surfing the web. Just the words “travel tips” bring 612 million Google hits. Looking to buy airline tickets? You could spend the rest of your life searching through Google’s 8.4 million websites on the topic “buy airline tickets.”
We know you’re busy. So why not rely on someone else to wade through the junk for you and provide expert advice?
Here are our three favorite travel blogs to kick off 2013.
1. View From the Wing, boardingarea.com/blogs/viewfromthewing.
What: Advice for using frequent-flyer miles and points.
Why: Learn how to save money using the frequent-flyer system wisely and keep on top of the latest news that can save you cash. For example, Leff recently wrote that Southwest Airlines is offering double points through May 15.
Tip: You can find other great travel blogs at boardingarea.com, which claims to be home of the best frequent-travel and business blogs. Another popular blog through boardingarea.com is Delta Points, which specifically targets Delta Airlines. Another way to save money flying Delta is to check the deals and coupons through ShopAtHome.com, and sign up for coupons to receive deals.
2. Fox Nomad, foxnomad.com.
What: A knowledgable look at technology and travel.
Who: Anil Polat, who has been traveling the world for four years with the aim to visit every country on the planet; former “professional computer hacker.”
Why: Where you need advice on what tech gear to pack, would like a daily newsletter of travel advise or you want to participate in a live chat about traveling to India, this website is brimming with useful information.
3. Canvas of Light, canvas-of-light.com.
What: Breathtaking travel photos that will inspire you and make you dream.
Who: Daniel Nahabedian, freelance travel photographer.
Why: Beyond some of the most beautiful photos possible? His blog also offers tutorials, links to ebooks and can connect you with photography workshops. As he writes, “Photography is an art that can be learned and practiced by everyone. You are not born with it.” A humble perspective from someone with this kind of portfolio.