Here is a list of travel blogs that we follow regularly. These travellers are inspiring offer great advice and information and have excellent content.
There are a many sites that have put together lists of the top travel blogs recently but just because somebody has high numbers, a high Alexa ranking, or any other metric, doesn't mean they are the best at giving travel advice and inspiration. People are looking for inspiration, not just those that are great at SEO and marketing. This list that has been going since 2009 and we have recently updated with the new blogs that have come along and kept those that have endured since.
The Complete Guide to Travel Blogs
These travel blogs have not only been around for a long time, they have authority, expertise and experience. Many travel blogs have burst on to the scene by learning how to game the system or how to work SEO, but they quickly disappear. Many people go into the business of blogging for an easy job or quick way to make money, but they have never really learned how to travel. Travel blogging should be about travel first. The travel bloggers on this list are travellers that have been doing their jobs for years They have been exploring the world for a very long time and have thousands of articles filled with expertise.
Cream of the Crop:
- Everything Everywhere – Traveling and blogging around the world since 2007 and is one of the biggest sites on the internet
- ExpertVagabond– Follow Matt's adventures as he does everything from hitchhiking across the US to trekking through Afghanistan
- LegalNomads – A Former Layer eating her way around the world since 2008!
- Nomadic Matt – a vagabond and travel hacks expert who has been on the road regularly since 2005
- JohnnyJet –
- The Blonde Abroad –
- YTravelBlog –
- OurAwesemePlanet –
- Wanderlust and Lipstick –
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Travel Blogs we Follow
- A Dangerous Business – One ordinary girl in search of life's extraordinary stories and adventures.
- AdventurousKate –
- A Little Adrift – Shannon started an around the world trip in 2008 and hasn't stopped
- Anna Everywhere –
- ApproachGuides -A travel marathon culminated into a series of theme-based travel guides to cultural sites throughout the world.
- BackPackMe – “An Indian boy and a Portuguese girl traveling the world. Piggy-back ride with A&Z!
- Backpacking Worldwide – An ex law school graduate and musician exploring the world seeing everything that he can possibly see.
- BeMyTravelMuse –
- BeersnBeans – A site about artistic trip planning, culture shocking and good drinking travel while helping others
- TravelsinTranslation – The girl who loved Asia so much she's back again. Working abroad and finding time to fill up her passport.
- BlueOrbTravel – A Guide for the value minded traveler
- BreatheDreamGo – Sharing the beauty of India's rich culture and ancient wisdom with the world
- Camels and Chocolate –
- CheeseWeb – Alison is a Canadian lifestyle and garden photographer based in Brussels, an excellent resource for expats in Belgium.
- Chickybus – Lisa, a travel addict whose favorite way to get into the moment is…to travel off the beaten path.
- China Travel Go – Brendon is a China Travel Addict. You want to know something about China? He can tell you.
- OneWeirdGlobe – making it a point to visit one new place, event, or festival every week, telling you about what’s going on in the land of the morning calm.
Looking to start your own? You may want to peruse our How to Start a Travel Blog.
- Dave's Travel Corner – Running since 1996, this travel blog site is huge! Its a great travel content and research provider.
- Don't Fly Go — Dedicated to overland travel and alternative ways of travel in a bid to help preserve the environment and our world for future generations.
- Don't Worry Just Travel – Delivers precise travel information to you, straight to the point and a good summary on a certain subject.
- EasyHiker – Hiking and adventures for beginners
- Finding the Universe- Travel information about Austrailia and Germany
- Flip Nomad – compilation of my travel experiences around the Philippines and as well as other countries since 2009.
- FoxNomad – Excellent recourse for budget, green, safety, culture and technology while traveling.
- FreeCandy – a fun chronical of unfortunate coincidences, bizarre experiences and shady characters. Can't wait for her RTW trip.
- GapYearEscape – Amar's personal blog for backpackers everywhere
- Global Grasshopper – a resource for independently minded travelers combining all of their favorite things.
- GoatsOnTheRoad –
- Gourmantic – a magazine style website of a gourmande from rustic regional food to haute cuisine of Michelin star chefs
- HippieInHeels –
- HikeBikeTravel – Travel guides from Leigh offering itineraries from over 3 decades of travel to 50+ countries
- HopScotch The Globe –
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- IBackPackCanada – Everything you need to know about travel and backpacking in Canada
- InsideTheTravelLab – Abi writes about Art, Science and Unusual Journeys
- JourneyWoman – The Premier travel resource for women. Period
- Just One Way Ticket –
- Luxury Backpacking – Meet Emma & Yannick, a young couple in their early 20's helping you travel around the world in luxury for less!
- Mallory on Travel – Making Every Day an Adventure!
- Migrationology – Migration Mark lives a sponatneous lifestyle of unplanned migrations throughout the earth
- Never Ending Voyage –
- NomadicChick – Meet Jeannie a single lady on the cusp of forty, ready to leave everything she’s known. This site grew from a desire to motivate herself, as well as others
- Ordinary Traveler – Ordinary people can lead extraordinary lives. Travel is more than just a vacation It's about learning new languages, exploring new cultures, and opening our minds to all that is out there
- Ottsworld -Sherry quit her corporate job 2 years ago to travel to 23 countries and has relocated to Vietnam to write and photograph.
- Runaway Juno – A blog about sharing, learning and keeping up the dream of traveling the world.
- Roar Loud – Come with Cathy and Frank as they explore the world, from mountain hikes in the wilderness to street art adventures in cities.
- See You Soon Travel –
- Solo Traveler – After traveling extensively with her family for two decades, Janice is now traveling solo and sharing how traveling solo offers a unique opportunity to discover the world as well as oneself.
- SophiesWorld –
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- The Broke Backpacker – Travelling the world on the cheap with Will Hatton.
- The Shooting Star- Travel blog of an Indian girl, seeking offbeat travel experiences.
- The Travel Belles– The travel magazine for women who know getting out of town is a beautiful thing.
- The Travel Experta – Helping people create their dream vacation to Central America
- Tourist2Townie – Follow Gareth as he finds out exactly what it takes to become part of a foreign community.
- Travel Addicts – The explorations of Laura and Lance, 2 busy professionals who work to support their travel habit
- Travel Savage – recounting the triumphs, trials, and tribulations of life on the road and in the new.
- Travel Writers Exchange – A community of travel writers, bloggers, and journalists exchanging tools, tips, and resources. It provides a forum to help the travel writing community expand their online reach and find new opportunities.
- Traveling Canucks – “Canadian newlywed couple Exploring the World”
- Traveling Greener – is a blog inspired by green travel news, trends and information.
- Travelling with Me – a travel blog written by lone traveller Scott Evans sharing his travelling experiences with all those wanting to read
- Travel Reportage – Meet Giulia, whose on a “slow, slow RTW trip” – I spend a few months in a place, working to pay for my living, then move on to the next place.
- Travel Yourself – Canadian Cailin O'Neill travels the world filming her series about traveling by yourself
- Traveldudes – Tips, information, news and advice for travelers, by travelers
- Travel Squire – An online magazine and travel itinerary planning service.
- Escape Artists – This single parent family from London tells the tale of their round the world trip.
- Uncornered Market – adventurers and full time travelers Dan and Audrey have been traveling since 2006 humanizing the places they visit, drawing their readers in through photographs and stories.
- WanderingTrader – Showing everyone how living and moving overseas can be on your own terms.
- WanderLass Travels – A Lass that wanders the world on a quest to live an extraordinary life.
- Velvet Escape – Keiths travels are his Velevet Escape which acts as a platform for his travel ideas, tips and photos.
- PlanetGo – After 10 years of desire, a swift kick in the ass and more planning than he's ever done, Rory's traveling the world.
- Wild Junket – Join Nellie in her rollercoast ride around the world, as she explores every nook and cranny of the Earth… just for the fun of it!
- Year Around the World– Follow Matt's adventures as he does everything from hitchhiking across the US to trekking through
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