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September 4, 2015
2:54 pm
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Roving Pineapple
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Waffles and Bacon for Life meowed
Are there many travel blogs that show the 'other side' of travel? e.g. not 100% sunshine and rainbows all the time. I think it would be more interesting than to pretend everything is perfect all the time.

It's funny you should mention that because this just popped into my feed this morning: http://www.dangerous-business.com/2015/09/bloggers-and-the-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-travel-day/

 

I think the quality travel bloggers are good at showing both sides of the coin. I'm always weary of the ones who only show pretty pictures and fancy hotel rooms.

September 4, 2015
5:27 pm
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Waffles and Bacon for Life
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Roving Pineapple meowed

Waffles and Bacon for Life meowed
Are there many travel blogs that show the 'other side' of travel? e.g. not 100% sunshine and rainbows all the time. I think it would be more interesting than to pretend everything is perfect all the time.

It's funny you should mention that because this just popped into my feed this morning: http://www.dangerous-business.com/2015/09/bloggers-and-the-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-travel-day/

 

I think the quality travel bloggers are good at showing both sides of the coin. I'm always weary of the ones who only show pretty pictures and fancy hotel rooms.

Ooh, thank you for the link! The stories are so much more interesting with a little bit of grit to them.

September 9, 2015
10:35 am
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castaway
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Meows: 1820
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September 2, 2013

Roving Pineapple meowed

Waffles and Bacon for Life meowed
Are there many travel blogs that show the 'other side' of travel? e.g. not 100% sunshine and rainbows all the time. I think it would be more interesting than to pretend everything is perfect all the time.

It's funny you should mention that because this just popped into my feed this morning: http://www.dangerous-business.com/2015/09/bloggers-and-the-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-travel-day/

 

I think the quality travel bloggers are good at showing both sides of the coin. I'm always weary of the ones who only show pretty pictures and fancy hotel rooms.

I think the malaria one and the final one were really the only ones that were more than just basic inconvenience or small accident that could easily have happened at home. Broken camera lenses, upset stomach, cut your foot on something or trouble with ATM cards are maybe more annoying when away from home but otherwise totally low level travel snafus.

But yeah – those two stories were what I'd consider the more real travel 'bad side of the coin' stories. The sheer vulnerability of being devoid of a support system and at the mercy of whatever happens – that's to me the heart of the other side of the travel coin.



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