The Monthly Roundup: November

I’m one of those people who bookmark TONS of pages on their laptop. It’s an absolute chaos as I usually don’t categorize them immediately. I’m trying to get into the habit of doing that at least once every month though!

Amongst all the blogging tips & how to use Twitter and Pinterest pages (the joys of starting a blog!), I came across lots of great blog posts, only waiting to be read again! This gave me the idea of doing a little series where at the end of each month, I put together a little roundup of a few posts that I’ve bookmarked recently!

So without further ado, here’s the first edition of the “Monthly Roundup”!

 

Reading Blog Posts

 

9 Reasons Why The Travel Community Never Ceases To Amaze Me – Wanderluluu

A wonderful post about experiencing kindness from strangers while traveling. It is these type of moments that made me personally fall in love with traveling & the travel community and I loved reading Lulu’s little stories and experiences. Check out the post here.

 

Why Finding a Blogging Niche Sucks – Solo Sophie

I bookmarked this post because I could really relate to this so well. Bein a blogging Newbie, I’ve been reading lots of posts on how to start a blog etc lately. One of the tips that is always mentioned is to “find your own niche”. Well, easier said than done! Sophies’ conclusion? “Write about whatever you’re passionate about and if that changes over time, then so be it.” Read Sophie’s full blog post here.

 

Hiking & Camping – Leave no Trace – Cheers to Traveling

A post that touches upon the impact of travelers on nature – a subject that need to be addressed more often in my opinion. Kaylene talks about how frustrating it was to come across a trash mountain in Greenland’s otherwise beautiful backcountry. This strongly reminded me of my experience of climbing Mount Rinjani in Indonesia, where garbage is a huge problem!

“Take nothing but memories. Leave nothing but footprints.” -Chief Seattle

Read the full post here.

 

My Ultimate Guide to Backpacking India – Zo around the World

India is a countries I am hoping to visit next year or the year afterwards. The post by Zoe is filled with lots of tips for backpacking India, which I will definitely come back to once I get the chance to go to India. Zoe also has a ‘Get Off The Beaten Track” page on her blog which I absolutely love! See here for the full post on India.

 

What I didn’t expect Travel would make me Thankful for – Soul Travel Blog

Ellie writes wonderful posts on how to travel sustainably and mindfully. I just recently discovered her blog, but I really enjoy reading it as it has a slightly different focus from the solo and budget travel blogs that I usually read. The post that I am mentioning here beautifully describes some of the unexpected perks of traveling, namely making you thankful for certain things in life. This is not the best summary, so head over to Ellies’ blog and read her full post here!

 

Hiking: Trolltunga – The Travelling Sloth

Remember these cool pictures of Norway you see on Instagram all the time? The ones where people pose for dramatic photos standing close to the edge of a rock formation with a lake in the background? That’s Trolltunga (Troll’s Tongue), a popular hike in Norway, which I would love to go on one day. Caroline has completed the hike thrice and gives a great description of what to expect! Read the full post here.

 

Traveling Long-term is not just Coconuts and Jam Sessions – Birdwinks

I really enjoy reading blogs that don’t only describe the positive side of traveling, because let’s face it – it’s not all “coconut and jam sessions” as Christina puts it. She describes how traveling to her is a journey of development and a way to confront herself with fears and challenges. I could totally relate to what Christina is talking about, but you better read her full blog post here instead of me trying to paraphrase it.

 

 

So that’s it for my November roundup.I  hope you’ve come across some interesting reads and maybe discovered some great new blogs!

 

While you’re still here, let me quickly tell you what I’ve been writing about this month *shameless self-promotion*. As I have just started writing my blog, it’s not a ton of posts yet because I’m still busy trying to figure out plug-ins, keywords and all the other great things of the blogging world 😉

 

By far my two favorite posts I have written so far are Solo Travel: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Is Travel the Best Teacher? 6 Things I’ve Learned from Travel. I just love reflecting on things, I guess that stems from my psychology background…

If you’re looking for adventures in Southeast Asia, I’ve got you covered with 13 Things to Do in Luang Prabang, A Quick Guide to Chiang Mai Grand Canyon and A Quick Guide to Transportation in Bangkok. (Note to self: Your titles are repetitive!)

For information on Japan, you can check out my post about getting Off the beaten path in Japan. You’d be surprised about how beautiful the Japanese coast is! If you’re more of a city person, you might enjoy some tips on how to save money in Tokyo. See my post here – Backpacking Tokyo: A Free Alternative to Tokyo Skytree.

 

Well, that’s it for today – Happy Friday and keep traveling!

 

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14 Comment

  1. Lala says: Reply

    What a great idea! I love this. It’s always great to discover new blogs.

    1. dorohenrietta says: Reply

      Happy to hear that you like it 🙂

  2. Love roundups- I find great posts I might have missed otherwise. Enjoyed your posts on Japan and Luang Prabang which are two of my favorites from my travels.

    1. dorohenrietta says: Reply

      Thanks for the feedback, happy to hear that you enjoyed reading the posts! 🙂

  3. this is a cool idea and what a great way to remember to go back and check those links you saved. I hope you don’t mind if I copy your idea I will credit you of course. As for starting a blog Jeez I know the feelings I believe I have stuff sorted and then someone asks a question which sends me back to figure out my own site. Don’t get me started on plugins as well…lol…I am still crying for a simple map plugin that I can actually figure out how to use properly, freaking coding stuff…

    1. dorohenrietta says: Reply

      Not at all, go for it! 🙂 Haha I know what you mean about the coding stuff – I don’t really have an idea what I am doing, I just figure everything out by trial and error. Works most of the time, just takes super long!

  4. Anna says: Reply

    Great idea, Doro – this is an efficient way of keeping track what stands out to you! I too bookmark a million posts on a weekly basis, so I’m certainly going to consider doing this. Are you doing a yearly roundup as well?

    1. dorohenrietta says: Reply

      Thanks, it’s really nice to re-discover old posts that you’ve once bookmarked 🙂 I’m thinking about it – not only about blog posts though, but all the traveling I’ve done as well!

  5. Great idea. This will encourage you to read everything and summarise it for future reference. I’m forever saving blog pages, FB posts etc – I quite often save them now to Pocket. The trouble is finding the time to go back to them all.

    1. dorohenrietta says: Reply

      I just re-discovered Pocket as well! The only problem is that I on’t really go back to what I saved on there either 😀

  6. I’m also totally guilty of bookmarking WAY too many tabs too and forgetting exactly which are open… I enjoyed reading your post on ‘Is travel the best Teacher?’ as well 🙂 Thanks so much for including my article here!

    1. dorohenrietta says: Reply

      Nice to hear that I’m not the only one 🙂 Thanks a lot! You’re welcome Sophie 🙂

  7. Love the idea of this! Of course not just to share inspirational or interesting stories with your readers, but also to kind of summarize and save those for yourself for further reading, clicking through pages, own post inspiration… The more I’m honored to have become a part of your roundup! Thanks 🙂

    1. dorohenrietta says: Reply

      Happy to hear that you like the idea 🙂 You’re welcome! As much as I like reading informative posts (as in “guide to…), I love reading posts that are a bit more personal – those are the blogs that I tend to follow longer 🙂

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