Travelling in Taxis…Beijing

The latest in our series of taxi stories from our travels. When we hailed a taxi in Beijing, China, we were not in a good mood. It was 2am, we had no money left at all (save the exact amount of the taxi ride to the airport), and we had just had an argument with…

That Bit In Between Travelling

There’s no point in pretending that anyone is able to travel at whim, all the time. That just doesn’t happen, unless you have a trust fund or something similar that allows you to do this. Even then, Rolt Potts makes a good point about this in his book ‘Vagabonding’: ‘To see the psychic importance of…

Personal vs Business Instagram

Running an Instagram account that is a mix of personal and business leads you to a choice, and it’s one that we have been discussing for a few months now. Which style of account should we have on Instagram, personal or business? For a long time we were business. Both are free, and business offer…

Our Guide to Haggling

Haggling is one of those things that you are expected to do on some occasions, and is massively offensive on others. So how do you get it right? Here are some of our tips for haggling that price from ‘Tourist’ to ‘Local’. Confidence is Key First of all, yes, you need to be confident enough…

Our Top Five Gift Ideas for Travel Bloggers

I have searched this many times recently, trying to gather ideas for Christmas presents, birthday gifts and one off treats for myself and Daniel alike. But, it’s hard to find a travel blogger gift guide, so I thought I would make my own and give anyone searching for the same some helpful hints! 1: A…

The Travelling Writers Travel Log

We wanted to celebrate our blogs first birthday properly, so we made a Travel Log! You can buy it from today, here. It is full of space to write your plans and adventures, including special areas dedicated to wine tasting notes, paper games to pass time on long journeys and sense promopts to help you remember…

Our First Year of Travel Blogging

The Year in Review We started our travel blog on 29th May 2017, after a visit to the incredible Lake Garda and Verona, Italy. We have been travelling together for almost six years, and have been ‘meaning to’ start our travel blog for as long. So what suddenly gave us the push to set it…

A Snapshot of Sofia

We’ve been to Sofia a couple of times now and we love it. At a glance, the city may appear to be in a state of disrepair. Many buildings require re-plastering and repainting and the pavements are peppered with potholes. The architecture displays the tell-tale brutalism of a former soviet state but this isn’t to…

Travelling in Taxis: Milan

Travelling in taxis is great. Simply hand over an address, sit back and relax, you’ll be there soon. It might be the more costly offering than buses and trains but often it comes with spectacular moments. Milan Our trip to Milan was entirely unplanned. We had been on the train for close to 18 hours…

Travel Blogging Content: Coming Up With Ideas

Travel blogging is fun, hard work, and addictive. But how do you continuously come up with ideas? We are budget travellers, and our travelling styles is Travel, Work, Save, Repeat (see here for more info!). When you are travelling continuously, the hardest thing is finding the time to write. But what happens when you are in…

Why Travel Blogging Goals are Important

We have found that travel blogging is not always easy. Even running a travel Instagram account can be difficult, finding the right hashtags aside. This is because of time. Our blog is a year old this month, and that means that there were five years of travelling before that where we got into the habit…