Travel writing etc.
Balkanist debunked the Belgrade hype: “Belgrade Bacchanalia: Sex, Drugs and Despair in the World’s Best New Berlin”
The Big Roundtable transported us to three American towns: “Letters from Flyover Country”
The Economist launched a counter-strike to support street-food vendors in SE Asia: “South-East Asian cities are waging war on street food“
As we work to turn our side hustles into income-generating projects, we’ve been studying other people’s experiences.
- How Helen in Wonderlust made her dream come true: “When One Door Closes… On Becoming a Full-Time Travel Blogger”
- Vicki Flip Flop Travels (re)introduced us to travel blogging burnout: “My Mental Health as a Travel Blogger” (and we went down the rabbit hole, with The Road Forks account of “When Travel Loses Its Charm”, The New York Times stories of “When Blogging Becomes a Slog”, and Adventurous Kate‘s big question, “Full-Time Travel, Full-Time Work—Is It Even Possible?”)
- Hole in the Donut, in an interview at Ali’s Adventures, inspired us to keep pursuing our dream no matter how old we are: “Non-Traditional Interviews: Full Time Travel at Any Age”
Product buying guides
Peter is always on the lookout for men’s travel underwear. As always, Snarky Nomad came through: “The best men’s underwear for every guy out there”.
David Mitchell took us on a journey across the world and time in Cloud Atlas.
We visited Lagos, the East Coast, and London in Americanah, an immigrant story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Featured image by Elena.