Introducing 2020’s Mid-Year Most Popular Travel Articles

Introducing 2020’s Mid-Year Most Popular Travel Articles

We are halfway through 2020! A couple of years ago, we started publishing a mid-year review to see which articles were read the most. This has been an interesting year so far and thanks to you, our Dreams Abroad community, we are proud to release our mid-year review. Here are your favorite articles of the first half of 2020 to remind you which topics were at the top six months ago. 

So far, 2020 has been a year filled with backpacking, travel tales, teaching in Cambodia, and the impact of COVID-19 on our team in different countries. We are pleased to share our most popular travel articles with you.

How I Traveled to Cambodia and Stayed to Teach

In this illuminating interview, Ed Gagnon caught up with Michael Carter, a fellow Canadian he met while Michael was working in the restaurant industry. Ed explains Michael’s affliction for wanderlust coupled with his move to southeast Asia in 2000. Michael has been living, teaching, and traveling abroad for 20 years. 

Traveled to Phnom Penh, Cambodi Travel Articles

If you would like to know more about how to stay and teach in Cambodia, this is undoubtedly a great travel article to read. Since this interview, Michael Carter has joined our team. Be sure to check out Michael’s second interview as well as his own articles. 

Why Everyone Should Try Backpacking Southeast Asia

Why Everyone Should Try Backpacking Southeast Asia

Emma Higgins taught in Phuket, Thailand for a year before deciding to backpack around southeast Asia for three months before heading home to the United States. In this article, she gives 10 reasons why you should backpack around southeast Asia. Emma discusses some of the cultural complexities that transform you into an especially strong traveler. In addition, she points out how you’ll learn new languages, the many different foods you’ll encounter, and how to get out of your comfort zone and discover a new one. 

The Multifaceted Effects of Coronavirus in Our Education System

children being creative

Bebe Bakhtiar is a teacher who has been working during the COVID-19 pandemic. She takes a moment to shed some light and share her concerns about the impact of the virus in addition to what its impact will have on our international education system. This article covers the positive and negative effects of the Coronavirus on students and teachers. In this powerful piece, Bebe urges all community leaders to fight harder for our education system and its teachers. 

Arriving in Mexico City

Arriving in Mexico City

Tyler Black read about Leesa Truesdell’s trip to Mexico City and decided he wanted to also visit, too. Upon arrival, he talks about the view from the plane and how large the city is. He arrives in Mexico City and discusses the first day of his itinerary. Tyler certainly enjoys tasting the local food, touring the downtown city center, and seeing the nightlife. He provides recommendations for a taco and churrería in the city — be sure not to miss this article. Anthony Bourdain ate at the same street taco vendor! 

My Tour of Paris by Night

Moulin Rouge in paris

Leesa Truesdell shares her tour of Paris by night. She talks about the rippling effects of her canceled flight through a series of articles. In this last piece of the series, she spends a very special birthday touring Paris, living a dream she had had for years. This article talks about the different places she explored with her tour guide and the different ways to approach Paris at night (if you are a beginner). If you enjoy reading about Leesa’s solo travel adventures, then this one is a must-read. It has been one of her most popular travel articles. 

Mid-Year 2020 Best Travel Articles

Be on the lookout for our annual review coming in December 2020. You (our readers) decide who makes the top five by reading our content. Each time you read or click on a post, we appreciate it. Thank you so much for reading and being part of our community. If there are other things you would like to know from any of our writers, please send us an e-mail or leave a comment. We will share your feedback with them.

by Leesa Truesdell

20 thoughts on “Introducing 2020’s Mid-Year Most Popular Travel Articles

  1. I can’t believe the year’s half over already. Congrats fellow writers, on a great selection of articles.

  2. I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by already! Half way there! Looks like you’ve been busy posting some great blog posts 🙂

    1. Thank you for your comment. The year is half over and we have just begun. Be on the lookout for more.

      Thank you for reading!


  3. These are some interesting articles. I will definitely read them. Can’t wait to start traveling again. Thanks for sharing this.

    1. Hi Natalie,

      Thank you for stopping by. We hope you enjoy our most popular articles of 2020 so far. Be sure to stop by in December for the full list. Enjoy your summer.


  4. I love reading your posts. You always go to the most amazing places. Reading your entries always lights a new fire in me to travel more.

    1. Hi Brianne,

      Thank you for reading and being a part of our community! It means so much to all of us!

      Best regards,

  5. These all look like great posts. I’m particularly interested in read about the impact of Coronavirus on education.

  6. Oh, wow! Teaching in Cambodia must have been such an amazing experience. I can’t wait to finish reading the rest of these. You have such awesome experiences.

  7. I managed to make just one trip before Coronavirus changed everybody’s year. It looks like you got a lot of travel in. I hope you get to hit the road soon again! I bet you are ready!

  8. is this year already 1/2 way over?! where did the time go?! glad you got some travels in before Covid-19 lockdowns. Stay safe.

  9. Wow nice list of travel articles, will surely go through them. I am specifically interested on Cambodia and Mexico as I have never been to these two places. Will check out for tips.

    1. Ed Gagnon and Michael Carter have written a few so far. Michael lives in Cambodia so you will be seeing more from him so far.

      Thanks for reading!

  10. Woow these are all good articles and interesting. 🙂 It has made me want to travel through Asia even more.

    1. Thank you for your comment! We are glad you enjoyed our articles! Please come back and read more.


  11. Backpacking in Asia yes please…now that would be fun and a great experience for sure. Just wish we could travel right now

  12. Your blog is definitely a very nice travel blog. Those are all nice articles. I will definitely keep checking your blog daily.

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