Travel Links And Resources

Here at Travelindicator we tend to be quite open about the fact that we do not actually intend or manage to go in-depth for every single travel destination that we cover. Our purpose in life is to give our readers the basics for lots of destinations in order to help inspire your travels, but we subsequently gladly leave it up to some of the other fantastic travel websites to give you more detailed information on them. Below you will find some of the travel resources we tend to use and have come across in the past, as well as some travel websites that we are partial to.

If you have a travel blog or website and would like to be included in the below list, just drop us a note at info@travelindicator.com and we will see if we can fit your link in anywhere. That is on the condition of course, that we think your website is useful ;)

Travel Blogs

  • Nomadic Matt: We admire his style. To the point, but giving you almost all that you need to know to get started.
  • Adventurous Kate: She gets to travel far more than we do, you can label us jealous. But really though, a great resource to get inspired.
  • Irene's Travel Blog: Irene's picture heavy travel blog is great, she looks like a person who knows how to have a good time!
  • A Luxury Travel Blog: Their slogan is "for those who enjoy the finer things in life" and well, we do enjoy the finer things in life...
  • The Shooting Star: We have a soft spot for those giving up their normal lives to go traveling around the globe
  • Backpacking Matt: Aims to offer budget conscious travelers and backpackers destinations specific advice, stories of adventure and exploration, travel reviews
  • Adventures with family: A family of five from Singapore who like to travel around the world and blog about it
  • Flipnomad: A compilation of travel experiences and random but informative travel articles
  • Aussie on the Road: We like his massive beard. Ahem, we mean we really like his blog. Picture and content rich, just the way we like it.
  • Runaway Jane: Full-time travel blogger and writer, currently living in Barcelona.
  • Laura the Explorer: Budget travel and backpacking stories.
  • Travel Link Sites: Dedicated to profiling and highlighting travel bloggers.
  • The Longest Way Home travel blog directory: We haven't found a more extensive list than this, yet!
  • Everything Everywhere travel blog directory: What did we just say? This one is pretty huge as well...
  • Expert Vagabond travel blog directory: And one more :-)
  • Pommie Travels: A British girl who decided to be her own boss
  • Secret Traveller: Sina writes mostly about travelling in Europe and mixes it up with useful guides and travel tips 

Travel Guides

  • Wikitravel: Often our first go-to resource when getting up close with a new travel destination. Quality per location varies, but for the more popular ones you get solid information about how to get in, how to get around, what to see, where to eat, sleep and drink, etc. Highly recommended.
  • Lonely Planet: Let's face it, these guys are hard to beat. If you find us traveling anywhere, there is a good chance we will be carrying their guide books in our bag. Their online information is not always very thorough, but always inspired.

Travel guides (country specific)

  • Travel China Guide: It took us a bit of time to realise, as they are essentially a travel agency, but their information on major Chinese cities and attractions is hard to beat.

General travel websites and coverage

Travel reading

Review sites

 

Travel Destinations To Relax And... Do Nothing

Koh Lipe, Thailand

Some like their holidays active, others like things slow. There is no shame in going on holiday, kicking back and doing absolutely nothing, yet so often in reality it doesn't quite work out like that. Arrive in a new destination, and most of us will instantly want to head out and explore every nook and cranny. We just can't help ourselves.

We have come up with a few locations that will help you a hand in resolving this conondrum. These destinations feature some of the most spectacular scenery seen anywhere in the world, but there is not much to do other than gawk at it in awe, and kick back...

1. Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Aitutaki

Too good to be true, yep, that is definitely the tag we would attach to Aitutaki, an island of the Cook Islands in the South Pacific that circles around a shallow lagoon. Besides diving into the crystal clear water, laying on the beach under a palm tree and having a bite or a drink in the bars and restaurants on Aitutaki, there is NOT much to do here at all. Just the way we like it.

2. Maldives

Maldives

The Maldives warrant an obvious inclusion in this list. 1,192 coral islands that offer absolutely NOTHING to do except for the most gorgeous shallow waters full of marine life, beaches and fantastic resorts. Go here and laze your days away.

3. Saba

Saba

Good old Saba. This tiny Caribbean volcanic island officially forms part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and pops out of sea like a mountain out of nowhere. It has 2,000 inhabitants and has a single road connecting everything. So tiny, yet such great scenery and no way to easily get off the island. Yep, you'll definitely have to relax here.

4. Koh Rong, Cambodia

Koh Rong, Cambodia

This is not the kind of Cambodia you had in mind, trust us. No temples, no Khmer era relics. Koh Rong is more like a Thai island without all the development. Fantastically beautiful, yet no resorts and nothing to see or do other than beaches and jungle. Sounds good, right?/p>

5. Koh Lipe, Thailand

Koh Lipe, Thailand

Almost everybody can name you a few "Koh" of Thailand nowadays. But not many have heard of Koh Lipe, and looking at its size that is no surprise. Put it back to a Phuket or Langkawi on the map and you can barely spot it. This car-free island has absolutely nothing to do but long stretches of beach with shallow waters in front of it, and a bit of jungle in the interior. Once you get here, you will not be able to do much else than laying back, having a swim, grabbing a drink or bite to eat. And the next day? Rinse and repeat. Love it.