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Weekend Reads #8

Weekend Reads #8

It’s quick one this week as I’m writing this just before I head out to Blogstock!

Blockstock is the world’s first blogging festival. It’s been put together by the guys behind Traverse, an informal and fun travel blogging conference. I spoke at the last conference about social media and I’ve been asked to speak again!

This weekend I’ll be speaking about how to work with travel brands and I’ll be sharing my experiences with the fashion, travel, lifestyle and foodie bloggers.

I’m putting the final touches to my talk and I’ll be sharing everything I learned at the conference next week.

Here’s what I’ve been reading from the blogosphere this week…

Screen Shot 2014-08-08 at 11.43.48Hillside Beach Club, Turkey {Park & Cube}

I want to be here, right now! I’m using this as a great example in my Blogstock talk. This is a fashion blog doing travel really, really well, proving you can combine fashion, style and travel and have amazing results.

The photos are gorgeous and I love following the personal story of someone’s trip. Gorgeous beaches + month watering food + a beautiful and exotic location = my dream holiday!

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Where squatting meets art at Ljubljana’s Metelkova {d travels around}

I loved visiting Metelkova in Ljubljana. It’s an art district within the city with a really interesting history. Read this to find out how it became this gorgeous, vibrant. artistic hub.


Screenshot 1Hipster Holiday Hotspots plus what to wear while you’re there {SimplyBe}

This is the cutest interactive map ever from SimplyBe. Plotted on the map are 20 of the coolest areas in the coolest cities in the world. Click on the area you’re interested in and you’re taken to a mini guide with travel tips, where to eat and drink and, most importantly, what to wear while you’re there. I wish this was available for every single place in the whole world, it would make packing so much easier! Check it out to fuel your wanderlust and for holiday packing inspiration.

I’m really glad India is on the graphic as that’s a really difficult place to pack for and I’m hoping they’ll add Paris as that’s next on my list!


Screen Shot 2014-08-08 at 11.39.215 lessons I’ve learned while living in New York {Travel Write Draw}

Big life lessons here from the Big Apple.




Blogging Advice

Screen Shot 2014-08-08 at 11.39.12Building a blogging community: Blogging advice for my sister {Found Love Now What}

5 brilliant tips here to build a blogging community.



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Dear Bloggers, Love from a PR x  {Thoroughly English}

I’ve taken a lot of inspiration from this post for my Blogstock talk. We bloggers often think about ourselves when we’re working with brands and PRs but put yourself in their shoes and think about what they want from you as much as you want from them.



Jim Archaeotravel

Sunday 9th of November 2014

PR X is absolutely right. It's fun when someone put it right :) Haha, and the hipsters' map is great! Thanx.

Christine | The Traveloguer

Monday 11th of August 2014

These all sound like great reads, thanks for putting them together.Blogstock sounds amazing, can't wait to hear all about it! :)

Diana Edelman

Saturday 9th of August 2014

Thank you so much for including Metelkova in your round-up! It is such a cool place!!

Meagan Morrison

Friday 8th of August 2014

Thank you so much for including my Top 5 lessons I've learned while living in New York post. So happy you found it to be an interesting read.

Meag xx