1. Mark Kalch
    April 27, 2011 @ 10:44 am

    Thanks for this Tom. Very helpful. Going to have a crack blogging from a tablet on my Missouri-Mississippi paddle and this sure sets things out in a very concise manner. Cheers!


    • Tom
      April 28, 2011 @ 3:43 am

      Not a water-soluble tablet, I guess?


  2. Lee hughes
    April 27, 2011 @ 3:44 pm

    Thanks Tom.

    I was about half way there with everything but I thought that having mobile internet would be too expensive. I guess i’ll have to do a bit more research into that and get some pay as you go 3G services.

    Thanks again


    • Tom
      April 28, 2011 @ 3:31 am

      Hey Lee… Are you sure you want to remain connected to the interwebs on your first big adventure?



    • bicyclejunkies
      January 18, 2016 @ 12:26 pm

      Hi Lee, nowadays free WiFi is readily available. You can blog the times you have free access to the internet, so did we. We never bought ourselves connections. 😉


  3. Lee hughes
    April 28, 2011 @ 2:36 pm

    Pretty sure yeah. I have my own reasons why i’m doing it which i’m pretty comfortable with and don’t really want to be on TV or anything like that. I just want to see what happens and experience it but I would like the internet to keep in touch with friends etc.

    I’m planning time off the net for a prolonged period so I guess i’ll get a taste of both worlds.

    With that said I came across http://www.maxroam.com/ which saves you buying sims in each country you are in. Not sure how it compares in price or anything but it’s an interesting thing to look at.

    Loving the new site 🙂


    • Tom
      April 30, 2011 @ 4:19 am

      In that case, I look forward to hearing how it goes!


      • Lee Hughes
        May 7, 2011 @ 7:53 pm

        Cheers Tom.

        Should be leaving 22nd May now.


  4. Kat
    April 30, 2014 @ 10:11 am

    You hit on a lot of good points here on blogging – amen to all that.
    and thanks again for such excellent content and for keeping it real!


  5. Ian
    January 18, 2016 @ 7:20 pm

    I was thinking of using Wix before I read this blog, cos’ it seems easy to set up.Do you know much about Wix.com?
    What are the advantages of WordPress over Wix ?
    So far I haven’t seen any travel blogs that are using Wix, Why not?
    Great Blog!


    • Tom Allen
      January 18, 2016 @ 9:19 pm

      WordPress has always been specifically for blogging and therefore excels at it, whereas Wix is a generic website builder.


  6. chrisjoram
    January 19, 2016 @ 5:06 am

    Methinks “perfect for placating worried parents!” should be made more generic. (No. 2) How about “perfect for placating worried family!”? Some of us who are on the road ARE “the parents.”



  7. Nate Edwards
    January 19, 2016 @ 6:11 pm

    Good post mate. Enoyed reading @ yolo nathan


  8. Wayne Norman
    January 23, 2016 @ 12:11 am

    Alastair Humphreys posted a link to this on his Facebook page. I already had a website that was ‘parked’ so I just spent part of an evening following your instructions and playing around with themes in WP and now I’m a travel/adventure blogger. 🙂 THANKS!


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  10. ian
    October 6, 2016 @ 10:36 am

    So why do you suggest wordpress?..There’s also Weebly, Blogger etc…is there something special with wordpress?


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