Our network of expert travel writers and bloggers have only covered a small proportion of the 3rd rock from the sun. Luckily we’re friends with plenty of other passionate wanderers and city slickers, and we proudly present a small selection of our favourite travel websites, guides and blogs for many more worldwide adventures, on-the-ground info and tips, plus resources for booking the all-important flights, hotels, insurance etc…
Heather On Her Travels
One of the blogosphere’s most professional individual efforts, HOHT follows the peripatetic Heather around half the planet giving her readers plenty of tips and inspiration en route. Heather also publishes podcasts.
Pola is an urban adventurer just like us (in fact she penned our awesome insider’s guide to Chicago!), and a great new personality in the travel blogosphere. Follow her adventures as she jets around the United States and beyond. One of our favourite aspects of her blog are her regular interviews with famous writers/bloggers/artists… we’re just waiting for our invitation… Pola? You there? Pola…!?
The original backpacker’s guides have long since grown up and gone global, and these days their travel advice extends far beyond trekking around Asia on a shoestring budget, as Mum and Dad have also taken to purchasing these handy books. The website has also come along way since the BBC bought in, and their Thorntree forum is a valuable place to seek advice from fellow wanderers.
Their printed City Guides are still the benchmark for hip travel advice, and their websites are pretty handy once you’ve got the hang of them. The Editorial choice and search filters are particularly useful when researching bars and restaurants. Slightly confusingly they sell their franchise as both guidebooks and local magazines… but hey you’re smart enough to work it out!
Go with Oh Apartments
Established in 1998 in Barcelona, Go with Oh has blossomed over the last 15 years to become one of Europe’s leading accommodation providers, earning praise from the likes of Time Out and Lonely Planet on the way! They currently have over 2000 beautiful apartments available in 12 of the continent’s greatest cities – such as London, Paris, Rome, Berlin and Madrid – and their amazing customer service, affordable prices and user-friendly website mean that we’re proud to have these guys as an official partner of Urban Travel Blog. A percentage of each booking goes to help select charities around the world, such as Oxfam and Passports with Purpose. So you’re booking with the good guys!