Travel Round-up: BiBs travel category finalists

travelThe 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.


A Bavarian Sojourn


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.


Mums do travel


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…


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.


Oh, the places we will go!


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.


The Family Adventure Project


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.


The Mum Blog


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.

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About Trish Burgess

Trish Burgess started her blog ‘Mum’s Gone To…’ with a series of posts called ‘Mum’s Gone To Iceland’ where she was extremely ill on a whale-watching trip and thought she would die snow-mobiling on a glacier. Thankfully she survived and continued with less scary family trips: ‘Mum’s Gone To…Canada, Cyprus, Barcelona, Berlin etc. Originally from Newcastle upon Tyne she now lives in South Lincolnshire and travels with her husband and occasionally with her son, who is now at university. Trish can be found on Twitter at @mumsgoneto


  1. 03 June 2013 / 07:45

    Thanks Trish! So looking forward to having a good read later, and meeting everyone in a few weeks time! 🙂

  2. 03 June 2013 / 08:04

    I can’t believe that after all this time we are actually going to meet up!

  3. 07 June 2013 / 14:35

    Thanks for doing this Trish, it’s a great idea. Looking forward to seeing you at BritMums Live x

    • 07 June 2013 / 15:10

      It was good to gather all the posts together and see where we have all been and how we write. Yes, looking forward to seeing you there 🙂