We use blogs and websites to plan our travels, find out about destinations before and after we have arrived and sometimes we just enjoy the writing. Below is a list of sites we enjoy or find helpful.

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Adventures in Middle Aged Travel 

Experienced travellers who like to relive their 17 years of travels through blogs, they  also offer personalised trip planning with a focus on the middle aged traveller.

the Man in Seat 61

We always consult Mark at the Man in Seat 61 for advice, tips and links to train travel around the world.

The Goats on the Road

An entertaining and informative couple who write travel blogs,  have a Youtube channel and provide advice for travel bloggers.


Travel blog written by a Persian about Persia. Matin is also the co founder of Persian Food Tours. We used this site extensively in planning our trip to Iran and were lucky enough to meet her during our stay in Tehran.


We use Skyscanner as a reference for finding out which flights are available, we don’t always book flights here, sometimes we go direct to the airline.

The Man in Alora

We found this blog whilst staying in Alora for 2 weeks and whilst it is at times irreverent we found it funny and informative. It’s worth a read if you are thinking about a trip to Andalucia.


The Xpats are a married couple taking their first steps into expat life, travelling in and around the UAE. They have stories and tips about their experiences, worth a read if you a planning a trip or the biggest move of your life


Rose writes a blog from her heart about her travels, with a focus on a different USA city every week in 2017. If  you are planning travel to the USA check it out.

Travel Stories and Images

Jim is a reader, travel lover and photographer who writes stories and tales of his travels and if you are looking for a good travel book recommendation, this is the website for you.


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You can also find links to sites that we find helpful in our Travel Guides and Traveller’s Tales.

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We are always interested in finding new and interesting resources, if you know of a blog we might enjoy and would like to share it with us please let us know.