LandLopers Picks of the Week

Top Travel Blogs

Top Travel Blogs


1. Go, See, Write

I’m once again featuring Michael’s site because, well, it’s good. I like this piece because wine production is not something one necessarily associates with the Middle East, although the history of oenology in the region goes back millennia. Great review of a unique travel experience.

More of the Wines of Lebanon

2. The Social Media Syndicate

This is a new one for me, but I want to highlight a Twitter hashtag, the Social Media Syndicate Mongol Rally Adventure. If you’re not aware, four travel superstars are currently driving from London to Mongolia in what is one of the most exciting adventures ever conceived. Every night I sit back and take a look at their tweets and blog posts from the day, excited to be living vicariously through them as they traverse Europe and Asia. Make sure you don’t miss their Tweets, it makes for a great read.

Hashtag – #mongolsms
Twitter Accounts – @ottsworld, @theplanetd, @RickGriffin
Web sites and Blogs – Otts World, Midlife Road Trip, The Planet D

3. yTravel Blog

This post caught my eye mostly because of our impending trip Down Under in a few weeks, but I’m really glad I read it. Honest and funny look at the best and worst of Australia, although I think the best category is looking a little inflated.

Best and Worst of Australia

4. 501 Places

Once again Andy has turned his keen writing skills into a great post highlighting one of my favorite travel past-times, people watching. I have probably spent days, weeks even months engaged in this harmless activity which Andy so masterfully details for us.

A beginner’s guide to people watching

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By: Matt Long

Matt has a true passion for travel. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer. Also follow Matt on Twitter, Facebook and

5 Responses

  1. Andy Jarosz

    Thanks for the mention Matt and glad you also included the Mongol rally guys – am really enjoying following their progress.

  2. Lash

    Hi Matt,

    Good picks, as usual! I also agree with ANdy about including the MOngol Rally. Epic adventure!
    Meanwhile, I ‘m curious how you select your weekly picks? Is it like Suzy Guese’s “Suzy Stumbles Travel”, where people submit their posts and she chooses her top 5 favs? Or do you just trawl over blogs you like to find good posts?

    cheers, Lash

    • Matt Long

      Hey there! There’s no science to how I do it, just what I’ve found that week and liked. That being said, please let me know when you have a post you’re particularly proud of.

  3. Michael Hodson

    You, sir, are too kind. Thanks for highlighting me. I shall celebrate tonight with… wine 😉


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