Travel blogging is 20 this year (apparently this was the first-ever travel post), so here’s a small selection of a few good travel writing resources (not blogs though, all good old-fashioned print):
  • National Geographic Traveller magazine: I’ve had a subscription for a couple of years now, and it’s still my favourite travel magazine. There are lots of resources, and they always seem to go to places that I want to visit. Plus last year they printed one of my photos!

My photo which was printed on National Geographic Traveller

  • Maps, by Aleksandra Mizielińska and Daniel Mizieliński: I got this as a present recently, and it’s amazing! The illustrations are so beautiful, perfect!

  • Around the World in 80 Days, Jules Verne (available for free, here): A classic. The travel channel is showing a rerun of Michael Palin’s recreation of Phileas Fogg journey, and it is just fantastic. Cheap air travel has changed our perception of distances, but overland travel always offers a different view of places and time.


Jordan is one of the top places in my list at the moment, but I want to get it right (which basically means ensuring I have time to see everything I want there).

The main reason I wanted to visit at first was Petra:

Photo from Wikipedia

The place looks absolutely amazing! And you can even see it live through this great Earthcam.

But now that I’ve started doing some research I’ve realised there’s much more to see: a day trip to the Dead Sea is a must, and visiting Wadi Rum must be a surreal experience:

Photo from Wikipedia


  • Go: there are plenty of flights from the UK, but tickets are not cheap at around £400 return.
  • Weather: avoid the summer as temperatures get way too hot.
  • Travel around: buses and taxis are the easiest way to travel around in Jordan, are not too expensive, and can be booked when you’re there.
  • Stay: Petra Guesthouse is the best accommodation in Petra in terms of location, but don’t forget to spend a night in a Bedouin tent for a unique experience.