Snorkeling at Weda Bay. Halmahera, Indonesia. March 2013.

In the Top 10 Cosmopolitan Travel Blogs

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Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic translation of an article originally written in French. I apologise for any strange sentences and funny mistakes that may have resulted. If you read French, click on the French flag below to access the original, correct text: 

Pleasant surprise, this evening, when I came back from work: I discovered that my Petites Bulles d'Ailleurs is in the Top 10 travel blogs of !

I can't imagine traveling without blogging

"Between striking photos, good plans in the four corners of the planet and recounted memories, this globetrotter juggles easily between her passion and her professional life", written Cosmopolitan about my Bubbles Underwater & Beyond.

I'm flattered by this "stunning photos". It is my 7D, become my faithful traveling companion, who will be happy ...


CosmopolitanIn short, this little chronicle of put me in a euphoric mood this evening, as I was during this beautiful snorkeling sequence (fins-mask-tuba) last March, at Weda Bay, in Halmahera, Indonesia ...

Snorkeling at Weda Bay. Halmahera, Indonesia. March 2013.

Snorkeling at Weda Bay. Halmahera, Indonesia. March 2013.

(Good excuse to put the images online, hoping that their zenitude will be communicative ...)


As a reminder, Bubbles Underwater & Beyond is my personal blog, and has nothing to do with my job (as I explain in my About). I started it in 2006, just for fun, but it has grown to a size I never expected. And seven years later, I can't imagine traveling without blogging...

This blog is my own little piece of the web, and a precious logbook that allows me to keep track of my travels. It's also a great way to meet, virtually, people or in real lifeand other travel and diving enthusiasts around the world.

Today, I can't do without it! I've become addicted to blogging!

Blog before, during and after the trip

Whenever I have a free moment, after work or on my vacations, I try to publish a new article on Bubbles Underwater & Beyond. Not always obvious, since I already spend my days of work riveted to screens ...


When I travel, I absolutely have to find a wifi connection or an internet café, otherwise I am condemned to tell the story "after the fact", and the time lag is not always easy to catch up.

I still haven't finished telling my previous trips in French Polynesia (October 2012), to Raja Ampat Indonesian Papua (July 2012), to New York (May 2012) and some others ...

"Geekettes" with wifi on the beach. Perhentian Besar, Malaysia, July 2009.

Above, a photo taken in July 2009on the island of Perhentian Besar, in Malaysia, with Mandy, my diving buddy. Great luxury for the "geeky" adventurers that we are: there is wifi on the beach. We exchange underwater pictures while waiting for the dinner, while chatting and surfing on the internet... Happiness!


Blogs that travel around the world

My Bubbles Underwater & Beyond are well surrounded, in this little Top 10 of Cosmo. I regularly follow the publications of most of the quoted blogs. I can't recommend you too much to take the time to visit them: : The Top 10 travel blogs

I also invite you to discover the list of my favorite travel bloggers at the end of this link, on the other blog that I want for :
→ They travel and they blog

Finally, visit the blogs I regularly add to the list, in the column on the right, under the mention "Globetrotters", it's a mine of inspiration, of good plans, of escape:
Travel & Travelers

Update as of March 31, 2015 : Bubbles Underwater & Beyond also had the honors of Madame Figaro, with 15 other blogs of girls who travel. We are said to be "bold, brave, daring and intelligent"...
The most beautiful women's travel blogs


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  1. Christine and I make bubbles, some pictures too.

    We take great pleasure in reading you and we are inspired by your stories.

    I congratulate you and make us travel.


    1. @tetard: delighted that my Little Bubbles are a source of inspiration for other bubbles... Thanks for your note!

  2. Hi Corinne,

    Congratulations on your new ranking! It's richly deserved.

    Keep on making us travel with you, we love it 😛

    Julien 😉

    1. @Julien: thanks for your message, it encourages me to prepare new posts as soon as possible!!!!
      (PS. There's no ranking, it's not a contest, they just published a selection of blogs. In any case, I'm flattered to be among those they've chosen...)

  3. Normal…. Logic ... Obvious ... ❗
    We need to share, to discover, to see beyond the end of our noses, to escape and dream, to become aware of the world as it is, and you know so well how to take us with you.
    "Petites Bulles d'Ailleurs
    Thank you, long journey and lots of Bubbles 😉
    Céline 🙄

  4. Congratulations and congratulations
    I say it's deserved and, all in all, logical.
    always hanging on the releases, always in a state of "awakening" when I go through them....
    thank you

    1. @Marcopolol8356: "logical", I don't know, there are lots of other travel blogs that I love too, and that are really worth a visit. But here, we'd have to do a Top 50, a Top 100, even more...

      As for the publications, I can no longer keep up a very steady pace, but I'll try to do better in the days to come, all these compliments and encouragement, it's motivating!!!! Many thanks.


  5. @Corinne : Well yes, what more can I say? Oh yes, I have a personal ranking: my favorite blog is yours 🙂 But I think I'm repeating myself! Addicted, yes, that's for sure! 🙄

  6. And yes Corinne, "les petites bulles" are well worth it! Since November 2011, having been unable to dive or travel, a few blogs have allowed me to escape, including yours. I can't resist mentioning the incredible (but true) story of Françoise, a backpacker who walked to China from France. It's beautiful, moving and reads like a novel:
    and I recommend it to anyone in need of a change of scenery!
    My blog ( ) is waiting for us to go back under the water to receive new underwater images and make other divers and non-divers dream!

    1. @IsaM: thank you for your little note, I'm happy to know that I bring you a little escape, virtually...

      Thank you also for the link, I'll go see that !!!


  7. Hello Corinne,
    I've just signed up "so I don't miss a thing".
    What a pleasure to read you !!!
    Congratulations and thank you
    kisses Guy

    1. @Tonton Guy: perfect! That way you will receive an alert in your mailbox with each new post ... I will try to enjoy the weekend to publish new articles.

      Full of kisses, see you soon!

    1. @Ye Lili: thank you!!! 🙂 Yes, blogging has become indispensable, habitual, normal, necessary... Between the desire to keep a record of one's travels for oneself and the pleasure of sharing, exchanging with others.

    2. @Ye Lili: thank you!!! 🙂 Yes, blogging has become indispensable, habitual, normal, necessary... Between the desire to keep a record of one's travels for oneself and the pleasure of sharing, exchanging with others.

    1. @Bruno: thanks! 🙂 As for the equipment (photography, I suppose?), well, it's taken me a few years to build it up, and it's probably not finished yet. There are a few lenses I'm dreaming of, and I'd also love one more underwater flash, but I'll have to wait a bit before I can afford these new "toys"...

  8. Congratulations Corinne, that's very nice 🙂
    I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank you for including my blog in the list of globetrotters on the Ouest France blog - I didn't even know! And I found out by following the link you provided in this article.

    Lots of beautiful bubbles and lovely posts for the future, and congratulations again on your superb blog 😉

  9. Bravo Corinne! Your blog is brilliant, a model of its kind! Your photos are magnificent. I stumbled across it by chance (from memory, when I submitted the name of my blog where I wanted to talk about bubbles, it immediately came up with yours!) when I also wanted to create a blog about a very recent passion of mine. Diving and blogging are recent interests for me, and hobbies that are unfortunately too occasional. My professional life doesn't leave me enough time. I've only been on 4 diving trips! But the next one was inspired by you. My partner and I are going to Rajat Ampat. So thank you for your blog and your articles. Pure pleasure for novices!

    1. @Anne: oh, thank you very much for this enthusiastic comment! Very flattered ... ☺️
      Raja Ampat is a truly exceptional diving destination, even if current tourist development may compromise the preservation of the sites. You're in for a treat! If you haven't already browsed it, there's this post where I compile quite a lot of info to prepare a trip to Raja Ampat :

      Good preparations and good bubbles !!!

    2. Thank you for this article and your advice! I will not fail to share our feelings when we return. Congratulations again!