Check Out These Great Blogs and Websites Before you Travel!

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  If you’re looking for some inspiring travel sites to browse through on the net before you head off for your volunteer project, why not check out some of our favourites here...  

If you’re looking for some inspiring travel sites to browse through on the net before you head off for your volunteer project, why not check out some of our favourites below and get lost in the cacophony of news sites, travel updates, blogs and much more!


Wanderlust’s online travel magazine represents everything that is great about the World Wide Web. Without having to scour your newsagents and book stores for a prized copy of this fantastic magazine, you can get lots of high value content and news online for free. With destinations reviews, articles, news, advice, photography, a blog and a number of competitions each month, Wanderlust is a fantastic learning tool for anyone enthusiastic about quality travel journalism.

Nomadic Matt

Nomadic Matt manages to be witty, truthful, to the point and informative all in the same breath and this great blog covers all of his travels (plus his guest writers’ travel stories) from Europe, to Latin America through to Africa and beyond. His blog has recently expanded to offer a travel store and travel guides giving you the reader even more! Nomadic Matt now has a huge following so visit his site to see what makes everyone read on and on and on...

National Geographic

If you want to see what great wildlife and travel photography should look like, National Geographic is an absolute must. With daily news updates about the world’s wildlife, photographic essays almost every week as well as sneak peak’s into some of the magazines published essays, this website has everything covered. Sleek, smooth and interactive this is one of the best looking travel sites around. Bookmark it now!

Photito’s Photo Blog

This fantastic Featured Lonely Planet Blogger captures the heart of a country through his camera lens and the stories told through his photos are not just beautiful, but incredibly inspiring too. Check out the recent pictures of Rajasthan in India – think colour and culture with these wonderful shots of life in India.

Just Wondering

Started by local Filipino Nina Fuentes this great blog gives you some hints and tips on travelling round Asia the local way and lets you really know what it is like to travel solo around the world. Her travels in the last 5 years have taken her to Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Mayanmar, Laos, the Philippines and Brunei to name but a few!

Pink Pangea

A website and travel for women, by women, this website specializes in female orientated travel with articles and stories from inspirational women around the world. The stories from the women online range from: a woman packing in a high powered job to jet set around the world alone to females who have felt compelled to change their life through volunteering abroad. With lots of interesting and compelling articles to read through this is definitely one for the single female traveller!

Boots N All

Boots N All is a one stop travel shop for all independent travellers around the world. With a blog to keep you updated with new apps, city visits and tips for savvy travellers and a main site choc-a-block with great travel articles, guides and forums, this is a website that puts its community first.

Visions of Vietnam

This lovely blog set up by past Kaya volunteers Bruce and Lori Burnett was written while they were volunteering and travelling in Vietnam. Having spent time at our Wildlife Centre near Ho Chi Minh, they proceed to travel to the great Halong Bay, Hanoi, Hue, Da Nang and Hoi An. This blog is an account of their wonderful time in the Vietnam, the ups and the downs, the food they ate and the animals they met, and with some great pictures courtesy of Lori this is a must for anyone travelling to Vietnam.

Matador Network

The Matador Network is a great resource for anyone looking to keep up to date with travel news and goings on around the world. Set up as an online travel magazine/forum their site regularly has fantastic photo essays and wonderful personal accounts of travellers living and working abroad. The site is a great place to start learning more about international travel, volunteering and exploring the world. They truly live up to their slogan – For the Love of Travel!

New York Times Travel

Glossy and stylist, this is travel news for those interested in having a little luxury in their life. With feed updates every day, style maps of the worlds smartest fashion cities and featured videos to learn a little more about the world, this is a great resource for everyone who wants to be in the know.

Editor's Note: Written by Placement Advisor Nicci Hawkins

Tags: volunteer , abroad , media , travel blog , travel websites , new media

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