Travel bloggers are not the easiest people to find. Mainly because we never say in the same place for too long. Some might even refer to us as mythical creatures! But when you do find us, here's a few great reasons why you should definitely hang onto us!
1) We are a walking-talking travel encyclopaedia.
I kid you not! Got a travel question? Don't ask Google, ask us! If we don't know the answer someone in one of our multiple, travel-specific, FaceBook groups WILL. We know ALL the tricks to getting the best deals. Travel will never be better than when you're dating a travel blogger. I mean, it's in the name really!
2) You'll never get bored.
A travel blogger's life is a beautifully chaotic thing. It's impossible to get bored when things are always changing. We are forever trying new things, going new places and meeting new people. We are kind of obsessed with learning and seeing new things. Just when you think you know us inside out we'll surprise you with something like "Oh Hey, I'm off to spend a month in China learning martial arts, wanna come?" and you'll fall in love all over again. Well, at least, I hope so!
3) FREE STUFF.
This could be called shallow, but hey! Free stuff is a definite perk! Sometime we get to bring our significant others on trips with us for no or minimal cost. However, you KIND of end up paying in the amount of photos you'll inevitably have to take of us. All in the name of the blog, of course. You understand.
4) We're easy to buy for.
Anything involving maps, travel quotes, passport stamps or really just travel in general will go down VERY well. Seriously, I have about 4 different travel-themed notebooks but I still get SO excited when I get a new one. Plus we tend to not own much, so you're pretty much guaranteed we haven't already bought it for ourselves.
5) We will NEVER hold you up in an airport.
We're like George Clooney in Up in the Air; our suitcase/ backpack will never be over weight. We would rather die than not have our liquids prepared in a clear bag! We have it down to a fine art.
6) We're not really high maintenance in any way, shape or form.
You haven't cleaned your house/flat in a month? NOT A PROBLEM. I have literally shared a bunk bed with a cockroach ( for real, I named him) . Anything seems clean now.
7) We have the BEST stories.
Hey, did I ever tell you about that time I sat on a wasp in the Amazon? or that time I thought I was going to die on a flight to Canada? no? WELL, you are in for a treat!
8) You can introduce us to anyone, or leave us with a group of people we don't know and we'll be just fine.
No need to worry about us at that party where we don't know anyone! After years of travelling and constantly meeting new people, we are experts at talking to people we've never met before as if we've known them for years. Most likely, we'll end up being best friends with the entire room in no time.
9) Not to be cocky but we're usually a fairly good looking bunch (even though it's personality that really counts I KNOW).
Months of sun gives most of us a decent healthy glow (myself excluded, I'm basically transparent) and we are nearly always smiling. Mainly because we are so delighted with what we are doing with our lives. And hey, if you're not already sold on the idea, we tend to smell like coconuts, sun cream and freedom. Yep. That's a fact.
10) Last but not least it will be one of the most easy going relationships you've ever had.
I cannot stress how chilled out we are. You probably won't have to meet the family, since we're usually several countries away from them for quite some time! If you want to go off and do something or go somewhere, we don't mind, it's your life. We value our freedom SO much that we would never ever dream of trying to control yours.
If you'd like to read more, this article was originally posted here on Where Is Tara?