Whether you’re planning a holiday of your own or just want to enjoy a bit of vicarious exploration, the web’s many travelogues are the place to go. See the world from the comfort of your desktop with these informative and entertaining sites, recommended by PC Advisor readers and compiled by David Price.
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Recommended by: Tommy2Fags
Brisbane resident Nat spent a year in Europe, and recorded her impressions of the numerous countries she passed through in this infectiously cheerful site.
It's always intriguing to read about the UK as seen by overseas visitors, but Nat seems to have seen – and photographed – most of the continent, from Loch Ness to Sarajevo.
When travel blogs go wrong: Max Gogarty
Recommended by: nobody. At all.
Just for a change, this is what happens when travel blogs go wrong.
Afflicted with a youthful turn of phrase and suspected of nepotism, 19-year-old Max was torn to shreds by commenters following his one and only post to the Guardian’s travel blogs. The subject? A trip to India and Thailand.
As our own Matt Egan wrote at the time, the astonishing level of vitriol is hardly warranted, but we’d challenge anyone to read the page without marvelling at the wrath of the blogosphere in full flow.