A loving, 6-foot tall Boston English Teacher, learning through global travel - www.aroundtheworldl.com
A teacher on a mission of travel and learning. I’m liking it already! Can Lillie’s around the world adventure takes us somewhere great? Let’s find out!
With menu titles like learning, locations, logistics and Lusciousness I just got the immediate feeling I was onto something with good content here. Lillie is a teacher by profession so the learning section shouldn’t come as that much of a surprise. Yet after reviewing several travel blogs it’s refreshingly good to see someone put an emphasis on learning and travel.
Adding to this is that reading Lillie’s posts you get the feeling this lady knows what she’s talking about. Everything is thought out and articulated very well. There’s thought in her content, and it shows.
There’s no fear of tackling the heavy issues either as Lillie takes on a whole category on Race and Travel. While on the flip side of thing the she’s also well able to add in some fun with fashion and good.
Around the world L is a blog that’s got good strong content that’s a pleasure to read.
Content is king, but first impressions count. My first glimpse of Around the World L gave me the impression of generic template. Digging deeper I can’t help but continue with these thoughts.
I really would like to see Lillie display here content on a premium looking blog design. There are plenty of free ones out there that would double the attractiveness of this site. There are also a few links that open new windows, and others that don’t. I would stick with one format and not both which can be annoying.
That said everything works well on Around the World L. The categories are well thought out and easy to follow through. The sidebar, although long, is well spaced out.
People. Lillie really focus on including people on her blog. And it pulls you into the blog on a personal level that few others capture. Whether it’s photo’s of Lillie doing little poses in front of things, or the people she’s met, they work well for this type of blog.
I do have one slight issue ant that’s with snapshot of Lillie and a Tiger that stays on the upper right hand corner. Some people would have an issue with that for wildlife conservation reasons and many of the stories surrounding the Tiger Temple. I asked another reviewer here, and they thought similarly.
One thing I did like about Lillie’s photographs is the time she takes in laying them out in her blog posts.
Style of writing
Lillie’s an English teacher, one would expect something a little above the average and you get it. Each blog post is constructed with thought and purpose. There are few random elements here. When Lillie tackles a subject matter she writes her case out well. When she highlights a person or situation she starts with a beginning middle and an end. You’d be surprise how many travel bloggers do not adhere to this!
Sometimes I do get the feeling in some of Lillie’s posts that she is writing to a class. Maybe during her days in Ghana she was. But even recently there is still an essay quality about them. I would like to read Lillie let rip about something emotionally as see what comes about. There is just a hint of too much happy on this blog. I’d like to see read about Lillie struggling hard with a personal issue.
One thing is for sure, many other travel bloggers could do with some English lessons from Lillie.
Continuity flows well on Around the world L. There are some hic-ups such as launching from Spain to Brazil but as Lillie approaches things from a personal level this can be forgiven easily.
Lillie does include some great mini series on her blog too. And she sticks with them all the way through which is really nice to see.
Well thought out and intelligent writing from a teacher who is traveling around the world. That’s my impression of Around the world L. A better template would really help this travel blog a lot I think. A tweak to the essay style of writing and more emotion would really set it apart.
As it stands Around the world L is a stellar travel blog that I would encourage you to read.