Seeing as how Two Yuppies and a Passport is a brand-new blog, Lyndsi and I are still discovering our surroundings. One thing I’ve noticed is how most travel blogs out there are predominantly non-U.S.-focused. Is this a bad thing necessarily? Of course not. We have aspirations of traveling the world and sharing our experiences here.
But from reading and talking with a number of popular travel blogs, I’ve noticed almost a biased against more “local” travel bloggers. Is it so bad that as a young couple we’d rather start out exploring our surroundings on a smaller scale at first? My argument is that there’s so many cool places to explore just in your backyard that can be done over a weekend. I’ve been living in the Carolinas for six years and there are still many places I want to visit (the Outer Banks tops that list, by the way).
So why do I get the impression from bigger blogs that we’re somehow looked down upon because we’re not backpacking through Nicaragua? For example, we were invited to guest post on another blog. They asked us to pick of the selected locations on their map where they’re looking for content and submit a post. Much to my chagrin, North America was the only continent in the world that was excluded. That is what compelled me to share this rant.
Nothing against backpackers, it’s just that we have day jobs, family, and things preventing us from just setting off indefinitely. I guess what I’m trying to say is Two Yuppies and a Passport is going to embrace weekend getaways, and taking advantage of cool places in your own backyard before more exotic locales.
I haven’t found any travel blogs for the Carolinas yet, so maybe that can be our niche … to start. As a young, fun (we hope) couple, we want to discover and share unique, exciting, and realistic places that people can visit. Is that so bad?