Here we share with you all the fabulous opportunities we have had to be involved with other blogs be that through full guest posts, interviews or collaborations, it’s always wonderful to be asked to contribute to such fantastic blogs!
Ultimate List of Travel Bloggers 2018:
“Travelling together is intense; every emotion you go through is magnified by a million. Spending 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in each others pockets isn’t always perfect. Travelling brings out the best and the worst in us, the bumps in the road we come across, the long night buses and stresses that come with backpacking make us resourceful and great problem solvers, but they also make us grumpy as hell at times!”www.community.berghaus.com/knowledge-advice/expert-bloggers/backpacking-tips-for-couples-who-love-adventure/
“Traveling together can be a baptism of fire and can go either way! Spending so much time together in cramped conditions, sweltering heat and stressful situations will test the best of us! Knowing what your partner is like in certain situations is a good thing to discover before you go…not when you get stuck at customs and they turn into a wailing banshee! Get to know them properly before setting off together, you don’t want the trip of a lifetime ruined by having to put up with a prima donna you met 2 weeks ago in a bar! Equally traveling together is all about trust and being able to rely on each other, make sure the person you choose isn’t going to drop you in the middle of nowhere for a better offer!”www.thoughtcatalog.com/nicola-hilditch-short/2016/02/11-ways-to-have-a-happy-vacation-with-your-significant-other/
“When we actually entered Ukraine, a huge man in army fatigues with a rather large automatic rifle and obligatory fur hat came on to collect our passports. I got the feeling this route didn’t see many British passports and he made sure to thoroughly inspect ours… and the various visas and stamps they contained. With a bundle of passports, our standing out against all the Ukrainian and Polish ones, he took our passports off at gunpoint.”
European Football Away Games: Moscow
“When I look back now at all the things we have been through, the sights we have seen, the adventures, the highs, the lows, the sobering reality of everyday life after the craziness of university I can’t help but feel that makes us see life and the world differently. At 21 years old when I left university I had only just begun my adventures around the world, I had so much to learn. I feel that now after 5/6 years of short term travelling we are more able to take a more reflective approach to travelling.”www.buzzfeed.com/RoamingRenegades/why-we-are-glad-we-waited-to-travel-long-term-26xv8
“If you are on the lookout for the trip of a lifetime then look no further than Interlaken. This stunning town which sits nuzzled in the Bernese Alps will allow you to tick off more bucket list items in a week than most people do in a lifetime! Around every corner of this quaint alpine town is an opportunity for adventure! Waking up in the shadow of the impressive triple peaks of The Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau might just be the inspiration you need to soar off the side of a mountain, leap off a waterfall or hang off a cliff or two!!”
“Tokyo is often seen as the crazy capital of Tokyo, the metropolis which has an overwhelming array of lights, sounds, rushing crowds and a complete sensory overload. Whilst this is true for large areas of the city and one of the main reasons to visit this mega metropolis, many people think they have to travel out of the city or to other areas of the country to experience Japan’s ancient and serine side. But what Tokyo does brilliantly is provide an antidote to itself, from tiny shrines down side streets to huge complexes that feel a million miles away from the busy streets, these tranquil oases are worth searching out.”
“If you ever get the chance to visit lake Como then grab it, even after our adventures in the Swiss Alps this is one of the most picturesque places we have ever been. It is almost too much for words; traditional houses, narrow cobbled streets, steep back alleyways with the deep blue waters lapping at the bottom. Around every corner of these towns is another picture postcard view!”
“After the bright lights and hope of the Olympics came the dark cloud of the Balkan war. Famously Sarajevo suffered the longest siege in modern history and these tracks created for the benefit of the Bosnian people became embroiled in the fight. The twists and turns that once hosted the world’s best Olympians in 1991 became an artillery position for the Serbian forces. Holes drilled into the side of the concrete became sniper positions, the whole area was covered in landmines and the track was used as a defensive position to bomb the city below. From being a place of fun it became one of horror and a mechanism for hated.”
“Little electric cars buzzed around us at the beat of a monks drum and the smell of incense filled the air. Amidst the glowing signs and the melody of sounds we found the wonderful hidden world of a tiny, ancient Shinto shrine. We watched as locals came and went, wafting themselves with the sweet smelling smoke, washing their hands and clapping before bowing before the ornate temple.”
“We visited Krakow late last year and were blown away by its beauty, history and culture. We had heard great things about this city but the depth of our admiration for it took us by surprise. By the time we had roamed its cobbled streets and weaved our way through its maze of bohemian districts we had fallen head over heels in love with it! It offers up so much for so less, it is full of exquisite architecture and rich culture but yet financially, it is one of the cheapest places we have ever visited!”
Rochdale Observer (Part of Manchester Evening News)
Another local paper…that’s what happens when you are from one town but live in another!!
We were also in the printed version of the paper too:
We love doing interviews because it usually challenges us to think about what we do or where we have been from a different perspective!
Nomadic Matt:One of our all time favourite blogs it was an honour for Matt to feature us on his site. www.nomadicmatt.com/topic/3422-the-inspiring-blogger-series-the-roaming-renegades
Travel Tramp:An interview by one of our favourite blogs, The Travel Tramp is much like us in so many ways as he likes to explore the darker and more mysterious side of travel on his adventures! www.travel-tramp.com/the-roaming-renegades
There she goes again:One of the most fun interviews we have had and such an awesome write up from a talented blogger! www.thereshegoesagain.org/renegades-roaming-the-world/
Universal Traveller: My City- Manchester
You might already know this, but we love our hometown of Manchester and love singing its praises even more! So when we were asked to take part in this interview all about our city, we jumped at the chance!
Samantha En Route: Featured Blogger-
This month we are the featured bloggers on the awesome blog “Samantha En Route”, check out our interview!
Globetrotters: Travel Interview-
An interesting set of questions from a great blog!
Next Stop Who Knows: Travel Tales –
Next Stop Who Knows are one of our favourite blogs and their travel and stories have been a major influence on both setting up our blog and giving us the confidence and belief that we can travel too. We were recently interviewed and it is an absolute privilege to be featured on their page. See the interview here and be sure to check them out.
This interview is our most indepth yet and we talk about where we have been, our motivations to travel long term, our favourite places and experiences as well as our hopes and plans for the future!
The Journey Journal: Bratislava is a city of contrasts –We were approached to feature in an article about the misconceptions of Eastern Europe and in particular Slovakia after our recent travels to the area but ended up writing so much (as we loved it) that we ended up with our own interview on this awesome blog! www.thejourneyjournal.com/interview-with-the-roaming-renegades-bratislava-is-a-city-of-contrasts
PUBLISHED GUEST POSTS & ARTICLES:Here we got the chance to write for some of our favourite blogs and publications with full articles and posts which is massive honour and opportunity for us.
Blue Eyed View: Why Adventure is the Key to Travel-One of our favourite bloggers and one of the travellers who inspires us most, Kelly from Blue Eyed View recently got in touch to invite us to guest on her awesome blog! Of course, we jumped at the chance to write something for her adventure travel blog. So what better topic that why we think that adventure…of any sort, is the key to real travel! http://blueyedview.com/adventure-key-travel/
A Girl and her Passport: 5 Awesome things to do in Manchester-Y’all know how much we love our home city of Manchester and when we were asked to do a guest post about 5 awesome things to do in Manchester we found it hard to narrow them down! But here we are proud to represent! www.agirlandherpassport.com/5thingstodoinmanchester/
TravellingBuzz: Visiting Ukraine and reflections upon the lessons of travel –
Our first official guest post and on one of the blogs we most love! It is a privilege to write this post in which we speak both about our experience visiting Ukraine but also how much that taught us about the importance of being open to new people, places and opportunities as you travel.
Also be sure to check out the rest of Maria’s awesome blog!
Little Things Travel: Tour your Hometown: Manchester –
Here we are honoured to be able to share with Little Things Travel all we love about our hometown of Manchester! We have been meaning to write about our awesome city for a while but when we were approached to take part in this series we couldn’t say no! Find out the best places to visit, eat and some other alternative sight seeing in Manchester!
NomadHead: Issue 12 –
We are pleased to say that we have been featured in a great travel e-publication called “Nomad Head”. It is run my the well travelled William and is a collaborative publication which aims to provide would be gap year adventurers and travellers alike with all the information and inspiration they could ever need! It is also FREE and available to download on Ipad/ Iphones, so check it out! We contributed to Issue 12 by talking about our adventure out east: Tokyo! The piece that we wrote was inspired not only my the life changing trip but also by the presentation Nic did for her MA shortly after arriving back home and how it changed our outlook and made us consider the idea of “Getting Lost on Purpose!”
Nomad Head download FREE for Ipad/ IPhone
Interviews, collaborations, lists and mini articles/ posts we have been involved or included in!
Slow Travel Guide: Is Turkey safe to visitWe love Turkey and it’s still one of our favourite countries in the world years after first visiting. So when we were asked to contribute to this post it was an honour to endorse such a great but misunderstood country. www.slowtravelguide.com/is-turkey-safe
Travel stories untold: 26 best places to visit in EnglandWe were asked to contribute to a guide of the best places to visit in England. Of course, we picked our hometown, the incredible city of Manchester! www.travelstoriesuntold.com/best-places-to-visit-in-england/#Manchester
Thrifty travels: Best things to do in Berlin with kidsWe were asked by this wonderful blog after our recent trip to Berlin to offer our tips for places to see in this great city. We offered up something a little different but something we think is very important, especially when educating children to the history of Germany, Europe and specifically Berlin. www.thriftyfamilytravels.com/best-things-to-do-in-berlin-with-kids
The Globetrotting GP: Travel photography accessoriesWe were asked to contribute to this travel photography accessories post by this wonderfully talented photographer and blogger. See what we picked here: www.theglobetrottergp.com/2018/05/14/travel-photography-essentials-accessories-camera-bag
Map Trotting:10 Exciting Travel Blogger Couples to follow in 2017
Another awesome list to be featured in alongside some of our favourite couple bloggers out there! We can’t thank you guys enough for thinking of us and we are once again honours to be listed alongside these other amazing bloggers! www.maptrotting.com/10-exciting-travel-blogger-couples-follow-2017
Travelling Weasels: Around the world in 80 Instagram photosThe Travelling Weasels are one of our all time favourite blogs out there, so to be featured on their stunning post along with so many other amazing bloggers is an honour! So check out the most inspiring instagram accounts out there!! www.travellingweasels.com/2016/10/around-world-in-80-instagram-photos
Contented Traveller: 40 of the best street art captures on InstagramWe love street art so when we were asked to contribute to this fun, colourful and artistic post we were delighted! Here is a tour around the world via its amazing street art. But which street art did we include? www.contentedtraveller.com/40-of-the-best-street-art-captures-on-instagram
Wander with Jo: 200+ amazing sunset pictures of 2016We were included in this stunning collaboration post where we shared one of our best sunset photos of this year alongside 200 other bloggers! But where was it taken?! wanderwithjo.com/amazing-sunset-pictures-of-2016
Teacake Travel: Bloggers unmissable best vacation spots in the world for 2016!
For The Love Of Wanderlust: 46 bloggers share their favourite man made site of Europe!
Happiness and Things: Travellers share their most dangerous destinations and what they were really like!Something a little different here but fun to write about our visit to Ukraine and how different the country is to how it is perceived in the media. www.happinessandthings.com/2016/03/18/travellers-share-their-most-dangerous-travel-destinations-and-what-they-were-really-like
A Brit and A Southerner: 15 Sporting Events You Need To See At Least Once!We love going to watch live sporting events so this is such a cool post to be involved in. There were many we could have chosen from, a premier league football game, Baseball game in New York or Tokyo? But we chose Le Tour De France. What an amazing experience! http://abritandasoutherner.com/sporting-events/
Travel Candy: 10 city breaks LOVED by the world’s top travel bloggers!We love weekend city breaks and living in Europe makes them super easy! Find out what our top pick was as well as some awesome inspiration for your short breaks! www.travelcandy.co.uk/10-city-breaks-loved-worlds-top-travel-bloggers/
That Adventurer: Where are all the female adventurersWhat an awesome post!! I was invited to be interviewed to be included on this list of female adventurers which makes me super proud to be alongside such awesome girls!! Some amazing inspiration to get out there and have some epic adventurers! www.thatadventurer.co. uk/where-are-all-the-female-adventurers/
Casual Traveler: Most romantic places in the USA
Well, we were asked to pick our favourite city in the world…and after getting married there is it any wonder we chose New York City!! So we have been included on this fun post celebrating the most romantic spots in the US!