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.

Man Meets World

Recommended by: MAT

Scott Woz has been travelling for more than three years and shows no sign of stopping either the journey or the blog.

"The sheer volume of this blog is amazing, and he never loses his enthusiasm," writes MAT. "If you're interested in life in New Zealand and Australia you'll love the mixture of everyday detail and stunning photography."

Man Meets World

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ThailandSteve

Recommended by: David A

As you might suspect, this is a blog about Thailand by a man named Steve.

"This isn't the usual superficial tourist stuff," writes David A. "A lot of the posts are about meditation and spiritual discovery, but it's written with humour and self-deprecation.

"And the photos are great.”

Thailand Steve

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Globespotters

Recommended by: redandwhite

"The International Herald Tribune's Globespotter blog is highly respected within the travel industry, and its coverage is comprehensive," writes redandwhite.

"It's updated regularly, and gives a fascinating view of a wide range of destinations."

There's a keen interest in food, but more practical concerns are dealt with too – such as UK travel problems on bank holidays.

Globespotters

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Lonely Planet

Recommended by: Seth Haniel

Seth Haniel had no doubt about the leading contender in this category.

"First blog to check for your holiday destination, every time – Lonely Planet. It provides up-to-the-minute news of your travel locations, complete with down-to-earth appraisals," he writes.

As well as detailed information and travel advice, the site encourages healthy debate among readers, canvassing their opinion on everything from graffiti to sustainable tourism.

Lonely Planet

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TripAdvisor Blog

Recommended by: Newuser38

TripAdvisor.com is a superb resource for prospective holidaymakers: an extensive database of user-generated reviews of restaurants, hotels and tourist attractions around the globe.

But it's the site's unofficial affiliated blog – a sprawling collection of jokes, spam, unpublishable horror stories and typos spotted on foreign menus – that has drawn our attention this month.

To give an idea of the tone, one post is called 'Bathroom ceiling was leaking massive urine'.

Trip Advisor

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Memoirs Of A Linguist

Recommended by: Mike

Linguist-in-Waiting is an academic as well as a traveller, so it should come as no surprise that his blog is both educational – we recommend the Independent Travel 101 advice series – and beautifully written. The photography is also superb.

Memoirs Of A Linguist

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Toubab

Recommended by: David Nevill

We'll excuse a little trumpet-blowing just this once, since David’s site – a fascinating pictorial account of his journeys through Mali, Mauritania, Timbuktu and elsewhere – is such a delight. We're not sure about the dodgy jokes page, mind.

Toubab

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Telegraph Travel Blogs

Recommended by: Thomas

Should fat flyers be taxed? Has airport security gone mad? Why do the Scottish hate the England rugby team? Find out here.

"I like the Telegraph's blogs," writes Thomas. "There's a good range of quirky and thought-provoking posts by knowledgeable writers."

Telegraph

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Nat's Tour

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.

Nat's Tour

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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.

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