When we began planning our travels, we searched extensively for website and blogs of fellow travellers and bloggers who have gone before us.  Fortunately there are many out there who have shared their experiences and built up lists of resources on their blogs or websites which has been inspiring to us, and made it a whole lot easier to plan our travels.

One of the first things we did was join this cool volunteering website at a cost of around US$40/year for a couple:

This is our profile on the site to give you an idea of what is expected:

There are simply thousands of travel bloggers out there, but the blogs below are the one’s we have gleaned very valuable tips from thus far:

If that is not enough for you, then check out this gigantic list of travel blogs put together by Joao Leitao. There is a lifetime of research and reading tied up in this single resource, so hats off to him for gathering it all in one place: