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Top blogs you should read today

From thrill seeking adventurers to culinary experts, there is a buzzing community online where interesting people are sharing their latest exploits on their very own digital journals - known as 'blogs'.

These blogs open up a world of possibilities for readers, with a wealth of information inspiring you to start your own adventure, explore an exciting hobby or even create your own blog. With a blog for almost any topic, don't wait to get inspired. Grab your laptop, computer, tablet or smartphone and take a look at some of our favourite blogs from the fingertips of the experts.

Go on an adventure with the 'Bald hiker'

Sharing their passion for travelling and photography, Paul Steele along with some guest contributors document their journeys across the world in this visually stunning and entertaining blog.

From tales from the tops of mountains to historic buildings and seascapes, 'The Bald Hiker' covers all corners of the globe, including idyllic spots closer to Paul's home in northern England. For breath-taking images or inspiration for your own adventure, this blog gives you a taste of the world from the comfort of your armchair.

Bald Hiker blog post, Ecuador, a capital city at altitude.

Must-read blog post?

'Ecuador: Quito, A Capital City At Altitude', September 30th 2014.

Guest blogger Tom Warburton takes you with him through his travels around Quito, Ecuador. Beautiful photography and humorous accounts of the effects of high altitude, bring to life this South American capital city.

Read blog: www.baldhiker.com

Taste the flavours of Europe with 'Lavender and Lovage'

If you are looking to expand your culinary repertoire, look no further than recipe blog Lavender and Lovage.

Blogger Karen takes influences from her time spent in England and the south of France to create delicious and easy-to-follow recipes from cakes, breads and desserts to fish, meat and vegetarian dishes.

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Must-read blog post?

'Belfast and Northern Ireland: Artisan Food and Drink Tour', December 16th 2015.

Along with recipes, Karen also takes you along on her food and drink tours to various locations. Here she visits Belfast and Northern Ireland and samples some of the local cuisine, including a deliciously retro 'Baked Alaska'.

Read blog: www.lavenderandlovage.com

Travel the world with 'Monkeys and Mountains'

From Mexico and Munich to Namibia and Nepal, blogger Laurel Robbins lets you follow her along as she racks up the air miles traveling across the globe.

Challenging herself, and encouraging her readers, to really experience the culture and beauty of each destination, Laurel shows you the places few tourists get to see. With cycling excursions, traveling tips, and stunning photography, this blog is a must-read if you're looking for a taste of adventure.

Monkey and Mountains travel blog latest post.

Must-read blog post?

'Meeting Mountain Gorillas: My Most EPIC Experience Ever!', May 31st 2013.

If you love wildlife you will love this opportunity to get up close to the beautiful and impressive mountain Gorillas of Rwanda. Laurel takes you along on her expedition to meet them and accompanies the post with gorgeous images of this majestic animal - a truly thrilling read.

Read blog: monkeysandmountains.com/travel-blog/

Get the perfect shot with the 'Photography Blog'

Whether you are a novice with a camera or professional snapper, spend a few minutes on this blog and you're sure to learn something new that will help improve your photography.

With buying guides for cameras, lenses, tripods and more, as well as how-to-guides on snapping the perfect shot, contributors Mark, Zoltan, Gavin and Jon share a wealth of photography knowledge with their readers, helping you to perfectly capture the moment.

Photography blog review of the Epson SureColour SC-P800

Must-read blog post?

'Inspire Me: David Noton', September 3rd 2013.

In a series of interesting posts, blogger Mark Goldstein interviews professional photographers, asking them to recall the story behind the first photograph they took as well as their latest inspirations.

Read blog: www.photographyblog.com

Get your wellies muddy with 'The Enduring Gardener'

If you're keen to learn more about your garden, look no further than Stephanie Donaldson's green-fingered blog, 'The Enduring Gardener'.

Filled with seasonal tips for looking after your garden as well as accounts of trips to gardening events and flower shows, this blog combines gorgeous photography with an easy-going style to make for a truly enjoyable read.

Enduring gardener blog post 'starting as I mean to go on'.

Must-read blog post?

'Plants That Pleased At Chelsea', May 30th 2015.

One of a trio of posts from visiting the 2015 Chelsea Flower Show, Stephanie picks out some of her highlights from the show, with plenty of photos and inspiration for your own garden.

Read blog: blog.theenduringgardener.com

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