#travel #blog Crooked Flight

Things to seem to be settling down predictably on the #travel1k chart front; last week we were at #121, and for the week of July 11th buoyed up a bit to #115! Always good to keep that positive feedback from you Dear Readers coming, yep.

This week we saw the biggest climbs from Ajay Sood (up 781 places to 526th), Jenn Beard (up 642 places to 1053rd), and Rob Tellier (Gr8 Travel Tips) (up 595 places to 835th).

Just one new travel blogger this week. Please join me in giving a warm welcome to Catherine Jordan who went straight in at 19th.

Well done to this week’s top three Charles McCool (McCool Travel)Matt Matt, and Andrea Pizzato.

So, let’s find our new blog to check out this week … and here we are, at #17 up from #31: @Crooked_Flight’s Crooked Flight!

#travel #blog Crooked Flight


Crooked Flight is the best travel and lifestyle blog out there written by a global hot mess.

Eileen wanders the globe while losing her passport, packing the wrong things and being scared of flying. But none of this is a reason not to explore and have incredible adventures worldwide.

Does travel stress you out? It shouldn’t. I’m a complete hot mess when it comes to taking trips – losing passports, getting lost, being culturally awkward. But despite all of this I’ve managed to jet-set across the globe and I love every minute of it. I want to inspire, calm you down and get you pumped for you own adventures! Find a little bit about London expat life, travel throughout Europe, North American road trips and…wine.

Well, we’ve never lost our passport yet, and unless we’re flying into some crazy airport like Paro in Bhutan we’re not generally scared, but there is a certain resonance about that description, indeed.

And like us in Bangkok, she’s an expat living in … wait, what?

Repatriating: Tips to Make the Transition 

Deep down, I think I hoped the situation might change. I spent almost three years in crazy London. During that time, I evolved more as a person than I have my whole life, impacted by the chaotic environment, new cast of characters ad crazy work opportunities. I soared and succeeded, then crashed and burned. Through it all though, it was an indescribable adventure I loved having. Then the time came to move on, as all good things come to an end. My husband and I chose to move back to…

You know, since we moved to Bangkok almost two years ago, we just keep loving more and more the idea of settling here permanently; mildly surprised how many of these nomad/expat bloggers change their mind after a few years. Maybe we will too … but y’know, at the moment, we don’t see any reason why good things have to come to an end!

And speaking of good things, there’s a good range of survey posts here, for instance

5 Types of Unique Safari Tours in Tanzania

For one of the most unique safari experiences of them all, and also one of the most rewarding, the Tanzania Chimp Safari is a must-do experience for anyone with a love of primates. Walking in the footsteps of Jane Goodall, the famous primate advocate and researcher, the Tanzania Chimp Safari in Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park is an amazing and memorable way to get up close to these fascinating creatures that are humans’ closest living relatives…

We’ve stopped in Zanzibar, one of Tanzania’s World Heritage sites; but we haven’t made it to the Tanzania mainland yet, and Gombe is in fact a tentative site, so there you go we’ve got a plan for our visit there now.


p dir=”ltr”>Technically, BuiltWith tells us it’s a standard WordPress setup, and as always we recommend Dreampress as your best choice for that, free Jetpack Professional and all; and in what’s been a bit of a mystery to us so far, this is the very first blog in this review series that uses WooCommerce to sell stuff from its Travel Shop. Another monetization avenue to examine!

So there you go; overall this is more of a lifestyle blog than the exotica and esoterica that we look for in our reading material, but it definitely has its charm. Head over and check it out!

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