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I like to book hotels and guesthouses on Booking.com* since there is the opportunity to cancel free of charge until a few days before arrival or sometimes even until the day of arrival.
Hotel room in Beijing
I started travelling at the very early age of only ten months, back then, of course, together with my parents. We used to travel individually and that is what I still do since I started travelling alone at the age of 17. But a few years ago I also started to travel off the beaten path. This is not always easily doable as an individual traveller, sometimes a lot more expensive and every now and then not possible at all. When looking for a company which doesn’t only offer tours in the classic travel destinations like Thailand, Bali or in the USA but also in more remote areas, I stumbled upon G Adventures,* a Canadian Adventure Travel company. They offer sustainable adventure tours with international small groups. You usually travel with not more than 15 other travellers from all around the world and you have a local tour leader (CEO). You usually sleep in locally managed middle class hotels or guesthouses but sometimes also in unusal accommodations like yurts, at local host families in the context of a homestay, in tents or mountain huts, depending on the destination. You share a room with a fellow traveller of the same sex like but for most trips you can also book your own room at an additional charge, if you prefer. I travelled with G Adventures through Tibet*, along the Silk Road of China, through Bhutan*, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan* and Uzbekistan*. In many countries they offer more than one tour. Unfortunately, they don’t run the tour along the Silk Road of China anymore. You can read more about my Bhutan tour in this blog article.
My group in front of the Registan in Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Travel Blogging Courses
In November 2015 I bought the course “The Fundamentals of Travel Blogging” as well as three other courses from Travel Blog Success. With the purchase of the main course, I automatically became a member of Travel Blog Success. In early 2018, Travel Blog Success was sold to Matthew N Kepnes, also known as Nomadic Matt, who also sells travel blogger courses on Superstarblogging.* As part of the acquisition, as a member of Travel Blog Success I received the main course “The Business of Travel Blogging” as a gift. I haven’t completed all the courses of Travel Blog Success and also the main course of Superstarblogging, but would recommend this to anyone who is not already very experienced as a travel blogger and for whom the travel blog is more than a travel diary for friends or relatives. In addition to the course, you could and should join the private Facebook group of Superstarblogging, where many experienced travel bloggers are also members. There you get tips and you can ask questions. In addition to or instead of the main course, you can also buy a photography, a video or a course where you can learn the art of writing.
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