If, like us, the January doldrums make you want to get out of town right now, take a free ride on a trip already in progress, no planning necessary. Several top-notch travel writers are crafting blogs from far-flung places, each with unique adventures to share. Join Erik R. Trinidad’s Central American Eviction Tour, currently in Colombia, where colorful characters include a new friend named Victor Hugo. Find Tim Patterson Sleeping in the Mountains of Patagonia; his ruminations on the road are peppered with lighthearted fun (happy trout dance, anyone?) and notes on travel writing for a living. Then set about Learning Cantonese—the culture, the people, the language—in Hong Kong with Daisann McLane as her blog sails past the one-year mark. Chances are you’ll emerge from these sites with new sights to see—and a sunnier outlook.