The Brilliance in Blogging awards will soon be upon us so what better way to showcase the finalists in the travel category than to feature them in this month’s round-up. I have asked each of the finalists to pick out two of their favourite posts from their own blog from the previous 12 months so readers can get a flavour of the writing style of each blogger.
The blogs are in alphabetical order and, I should say, I planned this round-up before I knew I was also a finalist in this category.
Sit back and enjoy some of the best travel blogging from our community.
Seasonal Shopping _ Munich’s Christmas Markets
Everything you wanted to know about festive eating, drinking and shopping: Emma has it all covered. More Glühwein anyone?
Of Love Notes and Lakes (three days at Lake Como)
The delights of the Italian Lake, accompanied by Emma’s fabulous photographs.
5 things I learned at Busch Gardens, Florida
Want to know what to do if you see an alligator? Do you know what giraffes like to eat? This post will give you a little taster of what can be found in the oldest of Sea World’s theme parks.
Capri with my teen
Follow Gretta, her daughter and Captain Jack as they nip across from the mainland by motorboat to visit one of Italy’s most beautiful islands.
Mum’s gone to Sweden: Alien adventures in Ängelholm
Fruitless searches for clay cuckoos and UFOs on the west coast of Sweden.
Mum’s gone to Suffolk: Aldeburgh and Thorpeness
Squabbling in the car, spotting football managers in hotels and discovering that I should give the camera to my teenage son more often.
The Making of Harry Potter
Selena’s superb photos bring the Studio Tour with her daughter to life.
It’s a Zoo out there!
A change in the itinerary from Westminster Abbey to London Zoo proved to be an excellent decision. Prepare to go ‘aah’ at the photographs.
Not your usual Golden Circle Iceland Tour
The post which first introduced me to Stuart and Kirstie’s blog, a funny and very engaging take on Iceland’s famous sights.
Looking for the Brothers Grimm in Berlin
Just when the family had given up on finding the link to the elusive brothers, the fairytale takes an unexpected turn and ends happily ever after.
My video travel guide to Rome
Liz tries her hand at vlogging for the first time with fabulous results.
Our day trip to Legoland: Star Wars, sharks and snow
Braving Legoland on a very cold day, Liz provides a comprehensive review of the park, the good and the not so good, and even manages another video, this time on the Dragon Rollercoaster!
Next month I will be looking to feature as many of your trips as possible so do let me know if you have a post you would like me to feature, or pop it on the linky below so we can read about your travels now.