My friends Tim both have fascinating blogs that have lately centered around travel, and which you had best read.
Tim Hagen is living the life of a globe-trotting bum, calling Norway home base. His most recent post on meeting Arab and African refugees in Songdal is fantastic.
Tim Marston knows stuff about sound, which apparently gets people to send you to places like Paris for conferences. His photographs from his travels are beautiful, and he keeps a mean journal too.