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Travel Blog of the Day: Life in the Layover

Features & Advice | Tom Bastek | June 17, 2015

Travel Blog of the Day: Life in the Layover

The internet is laden with blogs about travel. You don’t have time to read them all, you have to figure out your kid’s summer reading program.  This column will allow you to sift through the schlock and get back to the library! Check us out on twitter at #travelblogoftheday.

We have been doing this column for a while now and one of the recurring themes that pops up is the notion that, “We blog because we want to inspire others,” which of course very noble cause. But I do appreciate the folks who just blog for the sake of blogging. If people read, great; if they don’t, that’s fine, too. That is exactly where today’s blog is coming from.

Life in the Layover

Zach Rossignol is a just a normal guy who has the blessing (or sometimes curse?) of getting to travel for his job. One of the things he chooses to do in his spare time is blog about his experiences overseas. He doesn’t write every day or even every week – just when he travels. 

He isn’t trying to change anybody’s perception of themselves or inspire anyone to quit their job and go continent hopping for the rest of their lives. He just writes a blog to talk about his experiences and I love it.

Sometimes the writing is a little PG-13, but Zach keeps you interested in where he is going, getting lost getting to, and finally arrived at. There is no rhyme or reason to where he has been or where he is going, as he only writes about the places that works sends him to. 

This is one of those blogs that you just put on your RSS feeder and when the updates come, you can just give it a read over your morning coffee and have a great story to tell around the table at lunch.

So if you are looking for something that is more irreverent, fun and just plain different than the run-of-the-mill travel blogs, Life in the Layover is for you. Cheers.


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