Like many people in this class, I never took a special interest in blogging or reading blogs before this semester. I would sometimes click on links to specific blog posts that were shared on Facebook, but I never read a blog religiously. However, I ran into one blog a few months ago that I spent a few hours lost in because it was so fascinating. I love to travel, guaranteed I haven’t been too many places. I think it would be better for me to say that I love the idea of traveling. Looking at pictures and watching movies that take place in various parts of the world makes me excited for the day where I’m not crippled by paying tuition and can afford to travel all over. Until then, I’ll take going to a different country every few years that my dad offers. Anyway, my family and I are going on vacation to Greece this summer and I was looking up different fun things to do while in Greece, which is when I ran into the blog I mentioned Earlier.
Polka Dot Passport is a travel blog ran by an Australian photographer named Nicole Easterby (Nicola). She writes about places she has travelled firsthand and what the best things to do there are. The only issue is that she hasn’t been to every country and therefore her blog posts of travel tips specific to certain destinations (Greece, Croatia, Australia, the USA, Africa, Spain, Italy, and a few more) wouldn’t necessarily be useful. However, she doesn’t only write about certain locations. She also blogs about general travel tips and products that she uses for traveling tat could be applicable for any traveler going to any destination.
Perhaps my favorite thing to look at on this blog are the photos. She takes such great pictures and I actually do follow her Instagram account where she posts all of them. That is what drew me in, it’s amazing that she takes such great pictures just with her iPhone. She even has a great corresponding article that gives tips on how to take pictures in the same way she does and she reveals the apps that she uses to edit her pictures.
This blog’s best feature in my opinion is how attainable she makes traveling and photography seem. She has many articles that give tips on how to travel places for a small amount of money and how to make it possible. It’s really inspiring and motivational for people who feel like they can’t travel because it’s too expensive or too complicated. She simplifies things.