Have you ever seen a photograph on a travel blog that took your breath away, read a post that changed your opinion of a destination and left you desperate to go there or found a travel tip that made you wonder how you managed to get by without it? I certainly have.

Next month I’ll be starting a new series on the award-winning website 101 Holidays where I’ll be sharing my favourite travel posts, photography and tips from the previous month. So if you come across a fascinating article, a stunning photography essay, a post that shows a destination in a new light or an unusual adventure, in fact anything from an independent travel blogger that you think is worth shouting about, shout at me! I’m particularly keen to discover some lesser known sites that deserve greater recognition.

I’m looking forward to writing this monthly column and I’d really appreciate your input! Please let me know what inspires you in the world of travel blogging by leaving a comment here, emailing me at travelwithkat@rocketmail.com or tweeting me @TravelWithKat.

 

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Travel Planning Resources


Travel clothes for women

Check out my guide to all my favourite travel clothes for women.

Book your hotel

Agoda is my preferred hotel search engine. I also use Airbnb ($31 discount) for booking rooms/apartments.

Rent a car

Discover Car Hire is a great site for comparing car prices to find the best deal. They search both local and international rental companies.

Book an experience

When I’m travelling solo, especially to a new city, I use Viator and Get Your Guide to book tours and excursions, in particular, food walking tours or to visit somewhere tricky to get to by public transport.

Protect yourself and your trip

Don’t forget travel insurance! Protect yourself from possible injury, theft, and many other unexpected mishaps while abroad. World Nomads provides travel insurance to travellers from over 140 countries. For UK residence, Alianz Assistance offers insurance for backpackers, as well as annual multi-trip cover and single-trip cover starting from £3.36.  
 

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