Every month or two I like to share the best of what I have read, watched and discovered on the internet.
Article Of The Month
The 11th of November is a very special day in the Calendar, it is where we come together for a day to remember the brave men & women who fought and died in two world wars and the conflicts since to keep the likes of me and you safe and free.
It is rare to come across a travel blogger who writes an article on WW2 history so I was delighted to read this honest account by Jeremy Branham on his visit to the most notorious WW2 concentration camp of them all, Auschwitz.
Places like this can be so painful and uncomfortable to visit because it is hard to believe human beings can be so evil. However, if sadness or anger prevents these events from happening again then places like Auschwitz are necessary.
I could not of said it any better myself.
Video Of The Month
Once again the BBC shows why it is the worlds finest documenatry maker with the spectacular new series Frozen Planet.
This video clip of a naughty Penguin has to be one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.
Website Of The Month
In 2012 I hope to become a lot more active from my normal travels and try something that will really challenge me, I am in search of a little adventure!
This brought me to the National Geographic Adventure site which is jam packed full of ideas, videos, photos and advice. It is crazy to think that whilst I am sitting at my desk in my underpants on a Monday morning drinking coffee, there are people out there climbing mountains, cycling across continents and seeing the world a little differently.
Blogger Of The Month
Matt Kepnes, aka Nomadic Matt needs no introduction. Here is a guy who has been travelling the world for over five years and is one of the most well known travel bloggers out there.
What I like about Matt is his attitude. You would forgive him after 5 years of continuous travelling, countless countries visited and thousands of online followers for being a little up himself and thinking he is some kind of X-Factor travel judge. (Well actually I wouldn’t)
But from the way he writes he is clearly not like that and one post in particular really caught my eye.
In I Do This For Me Matt writes about how somebody criticised his travels by stating that he only goes to safe places and he is not really a ‘traveller’. Matt’s reply and explanation of why he travels when and where is a good one, and would probably match how you and I think and feel on the subject.
It’s an excellent read so check it out.
If there is one thing In life that gets right on my boobs, it is a jumped up travel snob and I am delighted to say Matt is not one of them.