There are probably a zillion travel blogs out there and with all kinds of different focuses. I decided to round up my favorites and share them with you! Each have a different focus than this blog, but as I’ve gleaned so much information (and great stories) from them, they are all worth a look!
The following blogs will make you want to get your passport and hop on the first plane out of town! I know I have added many destinations to my list of “wanna-go-there” thanks to the bloggers below. Start your trip research here!
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I actually read Lauren Juliff’s book How Not to Travel the World (and it’s SO good) before I found her blog. Her take on travel, all the incidents, and her anxiety really spoke to me. The only difference is that I was much too terrified to embark on a solo trip outside the country way back when. I really felt that if she could do it, then I probably could, too. And while traveling solo isn’t on my radar right now, she does really cool things that I enjoy reading about, like climbing a mountain up to a lava lake in the DRC. Yes, the DRC. She’s a badass. She’s currently my #1 blog and I check her page regularly for new posts.
She has an extensive list of countries she’s visited and you can get a good feel about the safety of a place from her. In addition, she talks a lot about anxiety and how she’s managed to conquer it through travel (she also has a course available on this subject)!
Matt Kepnes’ site was one of the first I stumbled upon when I started searching for travel blogs. He’s been traveling for a decade and was nomadic for a large part of that time. This site is an amazing resource for travel hacking (using points from things like credit cards to book flights, for example). He has so much information on his site and about so many different travel topics (from safely traveling as LGBQT to city/country guides to how to save money for your own trips), it’s worth it to start your destination research there.
Amanda Williams is an Ohio native, just like me. Maybe that’s what led to me sticking around her site. While she writes about exotic destinations, she also writes about places that used to be local to me in Ohio. One of her favorite places in the world is New Zealand, which is near the top of my wishlist of places I want to visit. She has also never been nomadic, to which I can totally relate. She likes to return home to her kitty. Again, I can relate!
I recently discovered the British Berliner and she’s awesome. Since I’ve started reading, she’s taken a bus around Europe, met prince William and Kate Middleton, and some guy from Game of Thrones (I don’t watch, but it’s still pretty cool). She sounds like a powerhouse of spunk and smarts. I’d love to travel with her!
I don’t follow her as frequently as the others listed, but her writing is truly amazing. She doesn’t post as often, but when she does, it’s often a spellbinding story and makes you feel all the feels. If you love long form stories, this is the blog to visit! She also recently became nomadic, which is pretty cool.
Silvia was born in the US and now makes Norway her home. While I also don’t follow her as frequently as the others in this post, one post in particular intrigued me: she has visited Iran as a solo traveler! She traveled there under her Norwegian passport (dual citizen). It might have been the final thing that hit home to me about our world: that it isn’t so dangerous as the media would have you believe.
She also has a section on blogging that I love!
Beth is another non-nomadic writer and she has a particular passion for Paris. Her posts are in diary format, so more intimate than some blogs. She recently started a feature of “life lately” because her major focus in 2017 is her upcoming wedding! She is still blogging about travel, too, including the super secret location of her honeymoon.
Becky is a SightDOER instead of a sightseer. She has an extensive blog with a lot of information and stories about the places she’s visited. She’s been to a lot of places and you can check out her destinations page to find the posts that most appeal to you.
I hope you enjoy these bloggers as much as I do. Now, go forth and travel!
What travel blogs would you add to this list?