This week is all about our Top 10 Non-Bookish Websites.
The Travelettes are awesome! Love their tips and features, and for a trained travel journalist like me, this is one site to give me Fernweh – guaranteed.
It is no secret that I love London. Although I spent my 6 years in the United Kingdom in the North West of England, London is my spiritual home. “If you feel like a Londoner, than that’s what you are.” The Londonist lets me keep up with everything that’s going on in town during my absence.
A Backpacker’s Tale is one man’s impressive journey around the world. Very inspiring!
4.) Roads & Kingdoms
Roads & Kingdoms is an amazing travel site. I urge you to check it out!
Amanda Fucking Palmer is the singer of the Dresden Dolls. She’s also the wife of author Neil Gaiman and has written The Art of Asking. On her Patreon blog she writes about her life and music and gives a very personal account of what is going on in her life.
6.) The Culture Map
This is another brilliant travel blog. I’m actually using their suggestions right now to plan a roadtrip across Iceland.
While not a blog, I do love to keep up with productions at the National Theatre in London, and check regularly for NTLive and NTEncore screening dates so I get to see amazing productions even though I’m not in London.
8.) Sherlock’s Home
Yes, I’m an unapologetic Sherlockian. I grew up with the Sherlock Holmes canon, and now that my absolute favourite actor plays my favourite literary sidekick – Martin Freeman as Dr John Watson – I can’t stay away. I do check Sherlock’s Home for several reasons, though. Not just to read about theories, reviews and what’s going on with all current and past Sherlocks, no. I also write for them. Yes, I’ve made myself a home at 221b Baker Street.
9.) Creative Tourist
Creative Tourist is everything I love: the UK and the Arts. Especially my old home in North West England. It helps me keep up with what’s going on in the place I consider home.
Have you heard of Coffitivity? No? Hm. If you’re anything like me and need a certain level of background noise to function, then this is your site! There are three free and three paid-for soundtracks, continuous loops of coffee shop or university canteen murmurs. Loud enough to hear, but too indistinct to make out conversations. It’s really helped me concentrate on my grad school assignments and while reading as there is that little bit of chatter to break the silence. It’s scientifically proven to help!