28 of the best travel blogs to follow and the benefits

Ever since we started traveling the world in 1997 we have relied on independent travelers for the majority of our information and inspiration to go travel. Many travellers are now turning their advice into some of the best travel blogs online.

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Sure, we have used guide books along the way, but they can become outdated quickly and their authors have ridiculous deadlines to meet and may just skim the surface of a destination. And books are another thing to carry.

For us, nothing can replace the speed of getting current information off the internet and the first person account and logistics of traveling through the eyes of experienced travelers who have the time to really get to know a place.

People follow People

It’s no surprise to us that travelers are increasingly turning to travel blogs and their respective social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and travel podcasts for their information and inspiration.

We love witnessing personal experiences through photos, reading stories, watching videos, listening to podcasts, and getting tips and advice from other travelers who’ve been there and done that.

It gives us the knowledge and inspiration to go and do it.

Whether it’s advice we need on new destinations, travel planning, travel tips, things to see and do, where to stay, where to eat, or getting around, experienced travel blogger’s can be your best and most current source of information.

Social Media Experts

A blog is a form of social media, because social media can be defined as any place where a community can form.

So the other huge benefit of following a Travel Blog is you can engage directly with the publisher through comments on the blog, their Facebook page, via email etc.

Try having a relationship with the author of a guide book or the writer of a newspaper or magazine article.

People love to be a part of communities for advice, support, and encouragement, and as far as travel goes there is no better place to hang out than great travel blogs.

Below is a list of 36 independent travel blogs broken into categories that we personally follow and have a relationship with either in person or online.

We encourage you to check them out, subscribe to their blog, and go follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

 36 of the Best Travel Blogs to Follow

Round the World Travel Blogs

Wandering Earl – Derek Earl Baron has been traveling the world for over 12 years. We love the way he writes, he is very honest and has some of the best travel stories and adventures you will ever read.

He has traveled places such as the Middle East, and has worked on cruise ships, volunteered, and taught English.

Go Backpacking – Dave Lee left the comfort of home in the USA to travel around the world documenting his travels through writing, photos and video. Dave’s site offers great independent budget travel tips and advice, and he also blogs about his life as an expat living in Colombia.

Dave is also the brains behind the Travel Blog Success course on how to build a better travel blog.

Bacon is Magic – Ayngelina Brogan is a Canadian who has spent the past year traveling through Latin and South America. She documents her travels through articles on destinations, food experiences, and life experiences as a solo female traveler.

Her stories and photos are fantastic and take you along for the ride.

Go, See, Write – Michael Hodson is an Attorney from the USA who took off to travel the world in 2008 taking in 6 continents and 44 countries with two rules: no reservations and no airplanes.

Michael loves diving, beer, and he writes travel stories with lots of humor and great photography mixed in. He is the man behind the Ultimate Train Challenge.

Finding the Universe – Laurence Norah is from the UK but spent a lot of his childhood growing up in the Seychelles.

Throw in some time spent growing up in a VW van touring the UK, a 60,000km road trip around Australia, a summer living in Germany, and now living the expat life in New Zealand, and you get your full-time traveler slowly exploring the world.

The Globetrotter Girls – are Jessica the American freelance travel editor, and Dani the German freelance photographer. In 2010 they packed up their London flat and decided to kick the idea of having a ‘bucket list’ and instead started living their bucket life.

They live as digital nomads, are big believers in slow travel, and believe that ‘budget travel’ need not be a dirty word. We love their passion for travel and living out loud.

Traveling with Sweeney – Catherine Sweeney is a native of Chicago and grew up with a love of travel. Cathy shares her perspectives on places she’s been and other travel-related topics. She has a wide range of U.S. travel experiences, a modest range of international travel, and her writings may be nostalgic at times.

Her stories also tell you about friends, family, and people she’s met along the way.

Brendan’s Adventures – Brendan is a travel writer and photographer from Canada and has been on the road for nearly two years. He believes that travel is a better educator than the classroom, and shares his travel tips and stories through writing, photography, and videos.

Brendan is also currently living the expat life in Colombia.

Brooke vs the World- Brooke is from Illinois and is on an extended journey to see the world, which includes her current stay as an expat in Australia. Her blog is about a girl living abroad and all the successes and failures brought about in the process.

Brooke also runs the very informative WhyGo Australia.

C’est Christine – A Californian by birth, Christine Amarose has been addicted to travel since her parents stuck her on a plane by herself at 6. She has a background in Journalism and social media, but quit her corporate job to blog, soak up the sun and parler Français in Nice, France.

Christine is currently living the expat life in Melbourne, Australia and believes in setting up base for a period of time in a location and really getting to know it as the locals do.

Globo Treks – Norbert is originally from Puerto Rico but has spent a lot of time living in New York City. He loves to experience different cultures first hand and a trip to Thailand in 2008 changed his life.

Whilst his site contains many stories, adventures, travel tips, destination reviews, and photos, most of all his site is an inspiration and a way to let you know that trekking the world is possible and that you can do it too.

The Aussie Nomad – Chris Richardson decided that after 6 years in the cubicle answering the phone and spinning the sales pitch there was more to life. So after short trips to Hong Kong, Singapore and Phuket he figured that opening up the macbook and starting life as a nomad was calling.

Chris is known as the “tech guy” in the bloggers circle, and his blog serves as a guide to others that it is possible to uproot yourself and find a new way of living.

A Dangerous Business – Amanda Williams grew up on a Christmas tree farm in Ohio. She has a journalism degree, and is obsessed with travel, especially New Zealand where she lived for a while and traveled extensively.

Besides that, Amanda has been to 9 countries on 4 continents and is of the belief that there is no ‘right’ way to travel and that you should just get out there and do it.

Aaron’s Worldwide Adventures – Aaron is an independent travel junkie. His adventures started at the ripe old age of 4 when a midlife crisis took his family from Massachusetts to Ecuador where he became fluent in Spanish and gained a unique appreciation for foreign cultures.

Since then he’s been to 4 continents and experienced some of the great wonders in this world, including the Amazon Rainforest, the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu.

The Travel Chica – Stephanie from Ohio has taken a sabbatical to travel solo through Central and South America. She writes about independent travel and her attempt to live simpler, consume less, and experience more.

She hopes to introduce you to new places and experiences, inspire you to go out and explore the world, and perhaps provide a little entertainment.

Couples Travel

The Travelling Canucks – Cameron and Nicole Wears are from Vancouver. They began experiencing the world at a young age, with Cameron living in Nairobi-Kenya at age 12 and Nicole backpacking around Europe at age 19.

They have a passion for travel and outdoor adventures and consider themselves fortunate to have traveled to over 50 countries together in the past 7 years.

As We Travel - Nathan from New Zealand and Sofia from Sweden formed their budget travel site in 2010, and it’s aimed at travelers who are about to embark on their first round the world trip.

They share their simple travel tips and advice, and they also take very informative and personal travel videos.

Hecktic Travels –  Dalene and Peter Heck are a Canadian couple who have sold everything to travel the world.

They started by volunteering in Bolivia for two months and worked their way through South America, followed by a 6 month house sitting assignment in Honduras, and are currently taking care of a centuries-old manor in rural Ireland.

Inspiring Travellers – John and Andrea are a nomadic couple traveling the world full-time. They grew up on opposite sides of the world, but then one day, in a tiny little town at the bottom of Crete, they met.

Their blog features stories of their own travel adventures, interviews with other travelers, and articles on foodie finds from around the globe.

Jack and Jill Travel – This site is about the misadventures of Jack and Jill as they go around the world. They left for their around the world trip on April 18th, and their blog chronicles the preparations for the trip and stories from the road.

They hope to inspire and to share all sorts of things like musings, tips, and random articles.

Don’t Ever Look Back – Amy and Kieron are two travelers from Australia currently preparing for a long-term travel adventure beginning in the USA in July.  Their blog was created so other like-minded travelers can share in their adventures and photographs.

This site has great tips and information on planning an extended trip for the first time traveler.

Ordinary Traveler – Scott and Christy are a couple of American surfers currently residing in San Diego. They started their blog to inspire ordinary people, like themselves, to fulfill their dreams of travel no matter what situation they are in.

They aim to give their readers budget travel tips, entertaining stories, and advice on travel photography. They’re planning to teach and surf up and down the coast of South America as their next big adventure.

 Travel Video Bloggers

Travel YourselfCanadian Cailin O’Neils site is one for the lovers of visual content. You will find great travel videos and interviews with fellow travel video bloggers, as well as video hotel and hostel reviews and anything travel related.

Follow  Cailin as she travels the world giving tips and tricks on how to get around and make the most of your own adventure.

Travel Photography Blogs

Ken Kaminesky – Ken is a professional and takes amazing photos. He loves photography and believes each person and every place has it’s own story, and he’s on the road to discover the world around him and to take a whole lotta photos while he’s at it.

Canvas of Light – Daniel Nahabedian is another expert travel photographer with an incredible background. He was born in Lebanon, raised in the UAE, carries a French passport, speaks 5 languages, and currently lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Daniels mission is to share the knowledge he acquires during his travels through photography.

Adventure Travel Blog

The PlanetD – Dave and Deb are known as Canada’s Adventure couple, with good reason. They have climbed, paddled, hiked and biked their way through 5 continents. From cycling 12,000km in Africa, trekking to the Pinnacles of Borneo, and reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

They also take AMAZING photos and are about to embark on the Mongol Rally.

Travel Podcast

Indie Travel Podcast – Craig and Linda Martin are two Kiwis who have been traveling around the world since 2006. They are the founders of the award winning Indie Travel Podcast as the best Travel Podcast according to Lonely Planet.

Their podcast serves as an online home to expats, digital nomads, career breakers, and backpackers. Not only do they have a great podcast, but they also publish audio, video, photos and articles.

Budget Travel Blog

Budget Travel Adventures – Jeremy Branham love’s to travel, and do it on a budget. He’s also a father and a sports fan. His site is about budget travel, family travel and vacations, domestic and international travel.

Jeremy believes that budget travel is not about how much you spend.  It’s about getting the most out of your travel experience with the money you spend. His site offer travel tips, weekly travel deals, and stories to give you a better travel experience.


Do you follow any of these blogs?

Who would make your list of best travel blogs to follow?

Craig Makepeace is the founder of yTravel Blog and has been traveling the world since 2002, first with his wife Caz, and now with his two daughters. Get his free email series on the 4 best ways to reduce travel costs. Follow him on Google+

218 Comments on “28 of the best travel blogs to follow and the benefits”

  1. Hi guys, thanks for including Indie Travel Podcast on this list! Great to have you listening and enjoying the site.

    • Hey Craig,

      Podcasts are our new thing to listen to, and you guys have a GREAT one. Keep up the great work.

    • Roberto Gallegos Ricci

      There are so many BLOGS!!! ja ja I hope there is still space for ours!! jajaja Everytime I read another travel blog I have this incredible feeling that everything is going to be alright in our travels. Cheers to this new community on wheels!

  2. Aw, you guys :) Thanks so much for including me in this awesome list! It is my goal to get caught up again on other people’s blogs, but I think that’s going to take an overhaul of my RSS feed subscriptions. Maybe I should start out with a fresh new list like this one :)

    • G’day Brooke,

      We enjoy your daily blog updates, and of course your great work with WhyGo Australia. And totally know what you mean about overhauling our RSS subscriptions. On the do list.

  3. What a great list! Nice to see a bunch of old pals in here, plus some new names too.

  4. Love the new look by the way, which theme is this? Really easy on the eye. (I know, sounds like a classic spammer’s comment doesn’t it? As does tutting at spammers itself, but hey you know me by now!)

    • Thanks Jools,

      Our site is Genesis framework but a custom theme, and we are still tweaking as we go.

  5. Huge thanks for including us in this blog-tastic list!
    We’ve gotta get you guys up to Vancouver soon ;-)

    • Cam,

      We totally need to take our relationship from just online to offline, and check out some of your Canadian beers :)

  6. Aww shucks, guys, thanks for including me on the list! I came to take a look to see if I could discover a new blog or two, and was pleasantly surprised to see A Dangerous Business listed here! Thanks so much!

    • Hi Amanda,

      Love your blogging work on New Zealand, amongst other things. Hopefully we will be visiting NZ soon and will hit you up for even more tips.

  7. Thanks so much for including us! Means a lot!

    • Hi Guys,

      You are traveling how we started traveling, by living the expat life in Bangkok, which is awesome.

      Hope to visit the Kingdom real soon and will hit you up :)

  8. Awww thanks so much for the mention guys! Feel so honored to be amongst such wonderful company!

    • Hey Aaron,

      You have a great travel resume and we always enjoy your stories. Rock on…

  9. Yay! thanks for including me! I feel honored to be in a list with these other great blogs and there are a couple new ones in there for me to check out too!
    You guys have been traveling together for a long time tooo! I’ll leave out the part where I tell you how old I was in 1997…. ;)

    • Hi Cailin,

      I’m not going there with the age thing :)

      Always enjoy your travel videos and great work on putting together that facebook video group. Cheers.

  10. Hey y’all, don’t forget about us! We’re the only family travel website completely dedicated to Alaska. Come follow us in the far north…..

  11. Feel very honored to make it on this list! Thank you! Hope to catch up with you again in person soon :)

    • Christine,

      Yes we need to either catch up in Melbourne or Sydney. Preferably Melbourne for us for a change of scenery and so we can visit some of those cafes you have discovered :)

  12. Emma Lovelly

    Great post guys. some really good blogs here and some great info from them all.

    any chance of a Twitter name list? Or do you guys have a list that includes these bloggers?

  13. Karen avery

    I really like Mikes Road Trip. He primarily blogs about north America …..

    It is entertaining and visual as he creates videos too!


    • Hi Karen,

      Thanks for the heads up on that site. We love road trippin USA so will check it out. Cheers.

      • If y’all like road trip blogs, some buddies and I will be road tripping through South America to document social entrepreneurs. It’s going to be the drive of a lifetime. Cheers!

  14. WOW! Thanks for including us amongst some of the best Travel Blogs online. We are honoured to be associated with a great group of people and we are always chuffed when we are recognised for all the hard work we put into our website. Thanks Caz & Craig and we’ll be sure to add this post to our press page with link backs ;)

    • G’day Ant,

      Keep being yourselves with your videos and podcasts. You guys are smashing it. Will we be seeing you in Oz anytime this year?

  15. Well, you forgot our blog, but that’s OK. No hurt feelings. We still like ya. :)

    • Hey,

      Yeah, you guys and your stories are definitely worth following too :)

  16. Much appreciated! And I must ask, where is that photo taken from? Wherever it is, it looks like the kind of place I wouldn’t mind living in for a while. You guys just look way too comfortable :)

  17. Awesome list of some incredible blogs. So many of these adventuresome people have been great inspiration and a source of information for our own impending journey.

    • Hey Matt,

      You said it, they all provide great information and inspiration.

  18. Great list guys! A lot of my favorites on here, and a few I need to check out apparently :)

    • Hi Phil,

      Yep, was really hard to keep the list this short as we read many other great ones too. Definitely check out the ones you’re unfamiliar with.

  19. Thanks for including us guys… you rock! We’re honored to be in such great company and hopefully we can keep the momentum going when we get on the road in 2 weeks. :)

    • G’day Kieron,

      We’re really looking forward to following your stories over the coming months/years. Get excited.

  20. Great one about family travel:

  21. Great collection of very insightful, valuable blogs here guys! Love how you’ve split it up into different sub-genres.

    • Hey Justin,

      Some of the blogs we could have added to two or three categories. Hope you found some new reads?

  22. Charlie 'Diary of a Muzungu'

    I’m a big fan of Todd’s Wanderings. As a fellow Lonely Planet blogger, Todd’s been a great source of inspiration and managed the awesome (free!) e-book -‘Around the world with 40 bloggers’ 88 pages of fab photos and links to a diverse range of travel bloggers shttp://bit.ly/mT9rb1

    • Hi Charlie,

      Great to hear your thoughts onTodd. He’s a great member of the whole travel blogging community.

  23. Do check out my family travel blog http://arealholiday.wordpress.com/ All about european holidays and cool places to stay for families. No hotels, no airports. Hope you like it x

  24. Gee, ya missed me also. And I suppose poetry isn’t your style either. Wait til I get you over a beer and start spouting in rhyme. There was a young man from Aus, who missed me out because…. But hell, the list has so many really great bloggers.

    • Argh Jim,

      I was thinking the whole time before I posted this I know I’ve missed someone who really needs to be mentioned. And you’re that guy.

      How can we make it up to you? Beer? Wine? Luckily you have a great sense of humor to forgive us mate. Great poetry by the way :)

      • No worries. I guess because I’m not strictly speaking an info travelblog and enjoy expanding what I’m offering readers, I could get overlooked when you’re talking travelblogs.
        I really enjoy lists like this because you bring new bloggers to my attention.
        I’ll go for the wine anytime. You coming over for WCR?
        Beer at my place.

        • It’s a very good chance we’ll be there for the Rugby World Cup as part of a promotional tour. Will know shortly.

          Glad you enjoyed the list – coming from someone who doesn’t like lists if I’m correct???

  25. Great list guys – and you’re totally right about The Aussie Nomad being the tech guy – I think he’s everyones =)
    Sad I didn’t make the cut considering I’m off to Africa next month but I’ll forgive ya’ =p

    • Hey Toni,

      Let us know if you need anything in regards to Africa. We’ve spent quite a bit of time there. Send us a tweet or FB message.

  26. http://thelifethatbroke.com/ – excellent travel + personal blog…

    • G’day Brendan,

      Yes, totally. Lauren’s blog is a great read and another one we unintentionally forgot. Thanks for dropping by.

  27. Right well I guess now I have to stop by with a box next time I’m home to say thanks for the inclusion on what is really an amazing list of folk.

    It really should be a list of 37 blogs as we can’t be forgetting what a fabulous blog this article was posted to either.

    • G’day Chris,

      Yeah a box of beer should cover it. Wait a minute, I think it’s us that still owes you for saving our butts many times.

  28. What a great list. And yes, blogging and travel go side by side.

  29. Awe, thanks so much for including me and my little blog! Great to be in such great company even if it seems I have come to the party with a thank you a bit late. And I agree with Chris that you guys deserve to be on your own list. You have done a great job with this site in a short time. Love the new layout as well, and the tweaks really make a difference from the initial redesign.

    • Hey Todd,

      Your welcome. You’ve been a great member of the whole blogging community since we started. We respect your guidance and support. Cheers.

  30. Terrific list, and thanks for the mention!

    • Thank s Dave for your direction and leadership. You’ve helped us a lot.

  31. Hmmm… That travel photography blog category seems to be missing someone… hmmm… who could it be… ^_^ no worries. Thanks for the post, I hadn’t heard of most of the family bloggers.

    • Hi Andrew,

      Will check out your photo blog. I believe we follow you on twitter. Thanks for adding your site,

      • Thanks Craig! I’m somewhat of a new kid on the block so I wasn’t too surprised that you hadn’t seen me. Thanks for seeing past my shameless self-promotional comment and checking out my site.

  32. Great list of blogs, many of which I follow. One day perhaps my fledgling blog will be mentioned by someone as a “must follow”:) Thanks for sharing these!

  33. Thanks so much for the shout out you guys! What a great collection of sites you have here. There are even a few on here I wasn’t familiar with, so good stuff there!

    • Adam,

      You do a great job with your blog mate. And you know the other things we have in common :)

  34. you must add “married with Luggage”…Seattle couple who sold everything and have been traveling since late last summer (I believe) …they are prolific posters on FB and do blog also…

  35. Thank you so much for including me in your list guys, I’m honored :)

  36. Really honored to be included, especially with the shout out for our mutual love of travel beers ;)

    • Hey Michael,

      Really looking forward to that first beer somewhere around the world.

  37. Love this list ~
    Fabulous how many travel bloggers there are out there now –
    So much great reading –
    And this is only the tip of the iceberg ;)

    • Hi Linda,

      Yes, there really is a growing list of great travel bloggers. Was hard to keep the list this short actually.

  38. Great list! I also highly recommend checking out @KicktheGrind who is a travel video blogger as well. He’s currently travelling the World in 80 Days with Cathay Pacific and captures everything from shark diving to breakdancing. His site is http://www.kickthegrind.tv

    • Hi Alicia,

      Thanks for the tip. Will go check out that site now. Cheers

  39. Great List. Some I follow and others will need to discover. Been wanting to make my own list to shine light on others. After the 7 links project, and picking five for that, will produce my list. It is always good to give a shout out to others

  40. I am so happy to be included in your list.

    We share a lot of the same RSS feeds, but you have introduced me to a few more I need to check out.

    • Hey Stephanie,

      We really enjoy your writing style and interesting stories.

  41. Great list! Great content on all these sites! I only wish I had more time to catch up with everyone!

    • Hi Jillian,

      Yeah finding the time is the difficult part for all of us. But we are getting there :)

  42. Wow.. We are so honored to be included in this list! I hope we get to meet in person somewhere in the world. Maybe South America! :)

    • G’day Christy,

      When will you be in South America? Sounds good to me.

  43. For family travel, in The Vacation Gals I trust…those gals know their stuff. And they’re all just so amazingly personable, professional and proficient in delivering insightful perspectives on traveling with kids (ages 3 and up).


    Great list, by the way. Nice work!

    • Hi Dave,

      I am definitely aware of VacationGals. Will have to subscribe to their feed to check them out more thoroughly. Thanks.

  44. Thanks for all the links! I love adding new travel blogs to my Google Reader.

  45. Thanks for the mention. I love you guys nearly as much as I love rum. We’ll hang out en vivo at some point I’m sure of it!

  46. Thanks so much for including my blog! I’m thrilled to be in such great company!

  47. Thanks for the mention guys. I’m there with some great company!

    • G’day Amar,

      How are things in the UK? We really need to catch up in person sooner rather than later.

  48. Fantastic list! Thanks for including the twitter list – there were quite a few we weren’t following yet. Oh, and thanks for including us :) We’re flattered to be in such good company!

  49. Nice list! I’ve been following mostly Philippine Travel Blogs, but i am also a fan of Johnny, Andi and Nellie :) I also visit some of the blogs of those you mentioned in this post. Will check the rest as well :D

  50. Great list of travel bloggers! Some I have been following and others I need to look into!

    BTW, you both look way tooooo comfortable!

  51. This is a great list. I’ve recently discovered many of these blogs but three are complete newbies and I’m going to check them out right now.

  52. There are a couple I would suggest checking out- The Life That Broke (an expat blog), Of Revolt, FOGG Odyssey (a cool photography blog), Landlopers (Budget Travel Tips +).

    It is a good list- not like I need more great blogs in my RSS feeder (150 right now!).

    • Hey Erik,

      Yes Laurens blog (The Life That Broke) is great too. And so is Matt’s (LandLopers). Cheers

  53. I like Journey Jottings, The Travel Tart, Peter Moore and Red Nomad Oz:)

  54. Hey guys! Been reading you for a long time now, and am thrilled to make your list :) Keep up the excellent work, love you both!

    • Hey Laurence,

      And you are one of our first reads as well. Always great to see your photography too.

  55. Great list!

  56. There are so many great travel blogs out there. I’m sure it was hard to pick just these 36! But you did a great job! A couple of my favorites that I didn’t see on here are Inside the Travel Lab and No Vacation Required.

    • Hi Jenna,

      Thanks for sharing those other blogs. It is hard to narrow it down. May do a follow up post in the future with a different criteria?

      • That is a good idea, but at the same time, there’s nothing wrong with a fairly short list that reflects your own personal preferences! And it was nice that you encouraged people to add ones they like, too.

  57. Thanks so much for including us on this list, Craig — a great list, which must have taken you *ages* to put together. Hope all’s good with you guys…

    • Your welcome Theodora.

      Yep, it took me three days to put together. Not three whole days, but three days none the less.

  58. Wow thanks so much for including me. But wow what a daunting task! I’m always embarrassed when I realize I don’t have someone on a blogroll much less choosing to pare down for a post. Really honoured.

    • Hi Ayngelina,

      It was a difficult task. It took me days to put this together. And I could create another list with different criteria, but that can wait another 6 months or so :)

  59. Thanks so much for including me! Glad to see our sports rivalry hasn’t gotten in the way of our love for travel! :)

    • Jeremy,

      What can I say, UNC fans are good people and know talent :)

  60. stellar list guys!!! great to see so many pals here- it’s well-deserved! :)

  61. Love this list! These are the Best of the Best!

  62. Nice list of Travel Blogs, Is there any online travel agents blogs?lol

  63. Great picks! I follow many of these blogs and enjoy their posts– especially Jeremy B, Aaron’s Worldwide Adventures and the Traveling Canucks. Curious how you came up with the list. Are these the bloggers you interact with most on Twitter and Facebook?

    • Hi Leslie,

      This list is made up of blogs we follow and read and who provide great value. They are also people we either know offline or online. But we know there are many more great blogs, like yours, but we couldn’t list everyone and will probably do a follow up post with a different criteria in the future.

  64. Awesome!

    You need a few more family travel bloggers. We’re one :) http://www.discovershareinspire.com

    Driving from Alaska to Argentina in a veggie powered truck with 5 kids!

    • Hi Rachel,

      Of course, the veggie powered truck family :) Your adventure sounds awesome. Rock on…

  65. Rachel Denning (above) is a friend of mine and I second her site as a good addition to the Family Travel section…

    We’re full time family travelers too, in our 4th year on the road with four kids… http://www.edventureproject.com

    Great list!

    • Hi Jennifer,

      Thanks for dropping by and sharing your families site. Will check it out too. Sounds great.

  66. Hi guys – was just poking around your site and found this – thank you SO much for including our blog here – such an honour and we’re among great company to boot. Cheers =)

    • Hi Andrea,

      Your very welcome. You guys do a great job with your site and we enjoy following your journey.

  67. [...] puts together a great rundown of some of their favorite blogs separated into categories. If you are curious about the world [...]

  68. Hi Caz and Craig,

    Congratulations for landing in the first spot of Brendan’s Top 100 Travel Blogs.

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  70. Hey Caz and Craig, Thank you so much for featuring my blog here! It’s an honor as I love your blog, and there are so many great blogs listed here. I think I follow most, if not all of these blogs, so I can say it is definitely a great compilation for inspiration and wanderlust.

    PS. I’m actually working a “blogs to follow” list too, and a little birdie told me yTravelBlog is featured. ;)

  71. Hi myself and my husband are going on a European road tip next month, any good blogs that you could suggest that could give us some good ideas?

    Thanks and love the list btw

  72. Wow, that’s a great list that you guys have featured here!

    Waegook-tom.com (ok, shameless plug haha)
    Chicky Bus
    Breakaway Backpacker

    …some of my favourites out there! So many brilliant blogs, so little time!

  73. I just stumbled upon your site for the first time and found this list! Thanks for sharing it, I’ve found a few new blogs that I am about to start following! I just started my own blog about a month ago and this is very inspiring! Thanks again :)

    • Awesome Jeanette! Thanks for finding us and commenting. Glad you enjoyed discovering some new blogs

  74. Hi. Thanks for the tip.

  75. Fantastic list, even if it is missing us ;-) The twitter list is especially handy. Thanks

  76. Nice list! You guys forgot to include yourselves :P Twitter list is great.. and also you should include Sprinterlife.com, one of the best travel blogs I’ve read in a while, and LostWorldExpedition.com. Jack and Jill are amazing peeps, we shared an apartment with them in Banos for two weeks!

    If anyone wants to check out a different kind of travel blog, sort of part travel, part manifesto, part insides of our brains, do come by and visit us… we’re a South African/ Malaysian couple who have been travelling RTW for over two and a half years, currently doing our Americas leg (in Vilcabamba, Ecuador right now) in our van, Suzie Wong.

    Peace love and giggles

    • Thanks for sharing your blog and some other great ones as well! Glad you enjoyed the list.

  77. Great list, some I had not seen before. I also like Wes Nations Johnny Vagabond, http://johnnyvagabond.com/ He has great stories and photos.

  78. Call me one of those static travelers – South Korea has been home for 3 1/2 years, but that’s given me an AWESOME chance to travel around the country. Perhaps it’s worth checking out the next time you’re up for a trip to the Hermit Kingdom :)

  79. Thanks for the list, gives me some new things to try.

    I have a real soft spot for The Vagabond Adventures of Lucie, Lauchland and BowWow thevagabondadventures.com as that was one of the first travel blogs I ever found. And their photos!

  80. I just saw that I was lucky enough to be mentioned here. Thanks guys, I’m honoured! Hope our paths cross sometime soon :)

  81. Great list!

    I especially like the couples travel since my next trip is as a couple, not as a solo traveler :)

  82. Hi, another interesting blog to follow is Travel Volunteer Project: a 100+1 Days Journey through Japan’s 47 prefectures to promote Tourism back to Japan!

    Katy is a pro photographer & Jamie a Travel Writer. They get to places where very few foreigners reach in Japan and share their stories everyday! (except last night since they were camping in a volunteer site in Tohoku!!).

    Check it out at:

    website: http://travelvolunteer.net

    Blog: http://travelvolunteerblog.net

    Facebook: http://facebook.com/travelvolunteerproject

  83. Some really cool travel Blogs listed here!! Know and follow many already.
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful list.
    Have a fabulous sunday:)

  84. Thank you for compiling this fantatic list! I love to read travel blogs, and now I have plenty to add without searching them out. I know if they are recommended on this blog, they have to be incredible. Take care!

  85. I follow most of these guys, but there were a few that I missed. Good list – I love reading about other people’s exciting adventures!

  86. hi Craig and Caz, your blog is very informative. i have just started my own travel blog. hope to can drop an idea. Currently writing from Glasgow. http://senangtravel.blogspot.com

  87. Love this list. I follow quite a few, but there’s such a lack of budget travel blogs! I have one that gives tips on how to save in general to go anywhere you want, as well as gives overviews of destinations, reviews of products, services and websites and gives some awesome packing tips. http://www.ShereenTravelsCheap.com.

    • Thanks for sharing Shereen. Everyone is always looking for budget travel tips!

  88. This is such a great list! Good chance to know many other travel bloggers and their different ways to see and explore the world. I recommend you the viventura’s travel blog and website. They have a team of interns living and working all over south america and they are always sharing valuable resources and info about this continent. They are available in french, german, spanish and English. http://www.viventura.com/blog

  89. Very good selection. Some already knew but other peoples have pleasantly surprised me.

  90. Thanks for the great list! And a few I didn’t know yet and are now on RSS :)

  91. Fun read and found a few travel blogs I hadn’t known about. Thanks for all the great info.

  92. Giblogswallop

    The above is my blog/website about living on the rock of Gibraltar and in Andalucia-too tired to type too much as I have just got back from a sailing trip to Morocco and need an early night prior to a golf competition tomorrow before playing football on Thursday then a big night out to celebrate Burns on Friday ! Work is a hindrance!

  93. Great list, a few I knew about, but most are new to me. My travels have taken years, and are still ongoing, but my blog is new. I hope it makes a few of these lists one day. Thanks again for this article!

    • Pleasure Nate! Thanks for stopping by and leaving your blog details. Love the name!

  94. These are great blogs for anyone who loves to travel or has an interest in traveling!

  95. I hope someday my blog will be on one of those lists..

  96. Great list guys, thanks!

    I’m always on the lookout for new and interesting blogs so will check out your suggestions.

    Have you seen WheretheHellisMatt.com? Not quite but almost a blog — with a really fun twist. Alwasy makes me smile. :-)

    Been travelling and living around the world a few . . . ahem . . . decades myself now. Wish I could have started blogging back when I started travelling!

  97. Definitely will keep these blogs in mind! Travel Chica really is very good. If you’re interested in learning about more travel websites check out http://www.52perfectdays.com hopefully you’ll like it. Thank you for posting!

  98. Hi guys, this is a nice list to go through, and the mass of comments has added a few more. I’m new to this game but quickly found a niche that hasn’t been well-covered. I call it Grown-up Travel and it’s for adventurous types who are in the ‘post-backpacking’ segment (to use a horrible marketing term!) By this I mean those of us who have done all the budget travel in our earlier years but do not want to settle for 2 weeks at the beach a year. There is light at the end of the tunnel and whether solo, as a couple or a family you can have amazing experiences. It doesn’t hurt to have a little money either which most of us do at this stage so we don’t have to constantly scrimp our way through a trip. I believe that many of the original backpacking travel blog generation are starting to move into this phase of wanting a little more comfort and a little less hostel life; but still want to make their travels unique and special. Anyway, this is all a bit of a plug for http://www.grownuptravelguide.com which is in its infancy and needs feedback from you and your expert readers to help it develop!
    I would also give http://www.landlopers.com and 48houradventure.com a shout-out for providing information more aimed at this group of people too. Apart from them, I have struggled to find blogs and would also appreciate tips on any others.
    It would be great if you could update this list for 2012, and maybe consider one on good travel forums?
    All the best from snowy Norway,

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  100. Great list. And considering that we’re in the process of launching our site / blog – http://www.onetourone.com – there’s obviously a lot of reading for me to do from all of the above.

  101. Well since everyone else has slipped in a quick self promo.. I love our website and think we are funnier and more honest than sliced bread ;-)

  102. Great list Craig, Thank you.


  103. Thanks for the blog list

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    Thanks Craig and Caz for putting such a nice effort to gather all of these.
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  105. Hey, these are GREAT travel resources! Thank you SO much!

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  106. I’m following Jack and Jill Travel and love their blog so much, maybe partly because Jill is also Indonesian , same as me. Another blog that I like is nomadicmatt.com He’ll be giving away his miles for free to other traveller. Such a generous man. :) and thank you for sum up the list.
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  107. Started following some more Blogs from the ones you mentioned here and also following many on twitter now :)
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  108. Started following many more Blogs from the ones you mentioned here and following many on twitter also :)
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  109. Do you have a plan to make your holiday in Nepal, let us to know? we will make your holiday adventure, enjoyable and memorable.

  110. You have a good list of travel blogs here. I will go through them. I can’t do it in a day so will be bookmarking. I too also write about travels/travelling in India. But this list is quite good indeed.

  111. Craig, thanks for sharing those travel link to us
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  112. Ivy @ Pathway to Asia

    Hi Craig,

    Great list and I’m sure of that! I’ve read some of these travel blogs such as Todd’s Wanderings, Go, See, Write and Bacon is Magic and I really love them. I’m sure these blogs are very useful and informative to those aspiring travelers.

    Thanks for recommending these travel blogs and I would definitely recommend these blogs to my readers as well. :)

    Pathway To Asia

  113. Great list! Thanks for posting such help and useful travel information! How often do you update and add to this list?

    This website is a a great site for worldly travel information and tips:



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  115. Just throwin myself out there in case you ever do another list like this :)


    You guys rock!
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  116. Really nice lists. I was reading some of them before but I found new ones in this list which I’m going to check out.
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  117. Hi, thank you for sharing. I do use Dofollow. It’s useful then. Thank’s again…..

  118. I love travel and follow a lot of travel sites but how do I become a traveler myself so that I can share my experiences with others. I welcome any advise

  119. That’s a great share, but can you tell me in which category you would add my blog , in travel tips? or guides maybe. Would love to have a nice guest post on your blog here. Cheers and happy xmas
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  120. Thanks for the blog list.

  121. Great list! I don’t know how I have not come across this before. Look forward to checking out these travel blogs!

  122. An awesome list with some great peeps on there… hopefully I will be able to make it on to one of your go to sites in the future ;)

  123. Great list of blogs!

  124. Love reading blogs in between trying to write one about our own around the world trip.
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  125. Hi Craig! This is wonderful list of travel blogs… I love reading your blog… If you ever plan to come Nepal, then please take time to visit us… I would love to talk with you and buy you coffee.

  126. Really…your blog is awesome.I was searching for some good travel blogs to gather knowledge about travelers who have visited new places.I am really keen to learn about new places.

    Really Thanks for sharing

  127. Thanks,

    Hi Craig! This is wonderful list of travel blogs… I love reading your blog

  128. Great list.
    I’ve been blogging just for few months and trying to get new ideas to make my blog a better one. Wish I’ll learn something from these blogs. Thanks.
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  131. Those blogs that you have mentioned above are really cool to follow. It really going to help a lot to the person who loved to travel or wanna acquire knowledge of place he wanna visit someday.

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  137. Nice post. Every blogs are awesome in their own way as each author has presented the blog in their own style but I must say your blog is one of them and I have bookmarked it for my future reference. Excellent post

  138. Ooh great compilation! I’ve started following some :)

    I’ve been blogging on my own travel adventures over at http://www.shershegoes.com and would love if you guys checked it out! Unfortunately not a full time traveler yet (still gotta pay the bills) but I love photography and use each trip to try and improve my shots!

    So far on the blog I’ve posted about Eastern Europe (Croatia, Bosnia, Slovenia, etc), Italy, London, NYC and Paris. San Francisco and a Japan series forthcoming!!


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