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Travel in the time of Corona, Week 10


Week 10 into this pandemic and we’re nowhere close to seeing the end of it. While some countries have reopened, they have stringent requirements for entry. It won’t be easy to travel again. But we can still plan with the help of these travel blogs and websites. 

Here are some of the blogs I’ve perused to help me prepare for my trips.

Matador Network
Matador Network’s mission is to inspire you to travel and find your #travelstoke.

Solo travelers
Solo Sophie
A Francophile and a resident of Paris, Sophie Nadeau knows the ins and outs of Paris.

Solo Traveler World
This website has plenty of valuable travel tips from a community of solo travelers.

Budget travelers
The Poor Traveler
These “poor travelers” know how to travel well on a tight budget. I like their straightforward expense sheets for the places they visit.

Tokyo Cheapo/Japan Cheapo
Tokyo Cheapo has a comprehensive website dedicated to getting the most bang for your yen.

Women travelers
TravelswithCharie
TravelswithCharie combines her love for photography and her desire to share with her readers the best of the places she has visited.

Nomad Women
This website is especially for mature women who love to travel.

Travelers over 50
Hole in the Donut
Barbara Weibel has visited all seven continents, 100 countries and 10 non-sovereign territories and dependencies since 2007 when she decided to follow her passions for traveling, writing and photography.

Literary Traveler
Literary Traveler is dedicated to bringing “inspiring and informative articles to its readers about writers, creative artists and the places they lived and traveled”. They also offer Classical Pursuits which are “learning vacations with a difference”.

Against the Compass
Guide to off the beaten track destinations like Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, Uzbekistan and Pakistan, among others.

Planes, trains, buses, automobiles , ferries
Rome to Rio
All about connections by plane, bus, train, car or ferry. This is such a useful website for travelers who need to go from Point A to B around the world.

The Points Guy
Originally started by its founder, Brian Kelly, as a points and miles blog in 2010, The Points Guy has grown into a successful lifestyle website helping readers “to maximize their travel experiences”.

For more of the best travel blogs, here are the choices of Nomadic Matt, one of the most popular travel blogs today.

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