Travel Blogs You Should Be Reading

There are countless lists out there featuring the best travel blogs. Here’s my contribution. These travel blogs are the ones I think every world-hungry, money-weary twenty something should be reading.

Some of the travel bloggers featured on this list are relatively new, or not getting the attention they deserve, in my humble opinion. Others are well established and if you haven’t already heard of them, you’ve clearly been hiding in a rock or (the horror!), been on some kind of weird digital detox for the past year. Some of them blog about luxury experiences we can only dream of, others share their honest travel hacks and itineraries to help their readers attain the same lifestyle. They all share guides, advice and anecdotes that make their loyal readers smile.

I love travel blogs. They entertain, they inspire and they fuel my everlasting wanderlust. I love travel bloggers even more. They’re the ones with the biggest smiles, biggest hearts and biggest cameras. I’ve been lucky enough to meet some of the people on this list, and one thing I’m always struck by is the openness and kindness that exists in the travel community. Whether it’s in a hostel or on the road, people who travel are definitely the best kind of people!

Best travel blogs

My favourite travel blogs

  1. Lucy’SmilesAway

Lucy really does smile away – and she usually is miles away. I was lucky enough to meet her at a blogging event in Leeds, and she’s one of those people you want to be best mates with straight away. I went home and read her blog, and quickly realised that this girl is everywhere at the minute. She wrote a post about some creep w*nking at her in India and it went viral, showing how a female’s wrath will always bring us out on top. I’m not sure I’ll ever visit India, so I enjoy travelling vicariously through her stories. Give her website a read and see what else she’s up to!

 

Lucy Smiles Away

 

2. Hippie In Heels

I didn’t know glamorous travel in India was possible until I discovered Rachel’s blog. For her, it’s all about balance. She describes herself as ‘one part dirty hippie, one part girlie girl’, which I reckon any gal with a backpack can identify with. She’s a big believer in working six months to travel the other six, which is just the dream really, isn’t it?

 

Best travel bloggers - Rachell

 

3. The Travel Hack

Monica Scott is the awe-inspiring woman behind The Travel Hack, one of the UK’s top 10 travel blogs. Proving that slumming it in a hostel isn’t the only way to have an adventure, she built a bit of an empire with her luxury travel website and now has a crew of jet-setting writers. She breaks the mold by travelling with her two babies, showing us that travel and ‘settling’ aren’t completely at odds with each other.

 

Monica Scott Travel Hack

 

4. GirlvsGlobe

Sabina uses GirlvsGlobe as a progress report in her quest to make the world her home, and I use it as a source of inspiration. She’s doing well in her aims so far, and aside from bubbly posts like ’99 things to do instead of growing up’, she’s also using the platform she’s built to promote social change. Sabina took part in a #EYD2015 project series where she teamed up with the European Commission to embark on a whirlwind trip around the world, to expose what life is like in different countries. This girl is unstoppable!

 

Girl vs globe

 

5. Just One Way Ticket

Sabrina is from Berlin and has been embracing travel as a lifestyle since 2008. Quite an achievement! The Philippines is her specialty but she’s also blogged her way around Europe, Maldives, Bali… the list is endless. Oh, and she isn’t shy about sharing how she manages it, with posts with titles like ‘8 Steps to Freedom: How I quit my job and traveled around the world’. #Goals.

 

Just One Way Ticket

 

6. Nomadic Boys

Stefan and Sebastian are two self-confessed ‘greedy gayboys’ travelling the world. Literally every social media update seems to be a picture of one of them tucking into a big plate of noodles or some other cultural delicacy! They left London in June 2014 and are basically living the dream, eating their way around Asia indefinitely. The lads use food and big smiles to transcend language barriers. They blog about the gay scenes they encounter wherever they go.

 

Nomadic Boys

 

7. The Hungry Partier

Drew is from Arizona and was bitten by the travel bug during his year studying in Prague. He used the year to travel to over 20 European countries… and then just kept going. He taught English in Seoul and travelled much of Asia. Now, he’s visited over 250 cities and partied in every single one of them. A guy after my own heart! What’s great about Drew’s website is that he inspires you to get out of your comfort zone and live your best life – wherever that journey may take you.

 

Drew from Hungry Partier

 

8. along dusty roads

This website will definitely make you want to travel in Latin America. The couple, Andrew and Emily, write guides and share photojournals of their ‘slow travel’ around Central and South America. Their philosophy involves actually taking the time to really experience the culture they find themselves in, which means their blog isn’t all tourist hot spots and rammed itineraries. They aim to live on around £15 each to show that budget travel is completely doable and every bit as incredible. Love on the road, embodied.

 

along dusty roads travel bloggers

 

9. Girl Tweets World

Jayne Gorman has moved from London to Sydney and writes about books, blogging, street art & sweet treats – all of my favourite things! She’s an accidental travel blogger, having studied law then started a social media business, which is the money maker for many a digital nomad. Yes, Jayne turned her hobby into a career. She’s already achieved her goal of blogging about 40 countries before she turned 30, and she celebrated in Thailand. Oh, and she once won Cosmo’s Best Travel Blog, so I think we should all listen to her! She’s been doing this for over five years and shows no signs of slowing down.

 

Travel blogger Jayne Gorman

 

10. The Aussie Flashpacker

Simone and Dan are the ultimate travelling couple. She’s Australian, he’s English and they met while travelling in South America – can you think of a better love story? They’re a bit fancy and write about luxury travel experiences, which makes for some drool-worthy posts. That’s not to say these two aren’t up for roughing it now and then though. Whether they’re horseback riding in Bolivia or reviewing the ‘most seductive lodge on the planet’ in South Africa; the flashpackers will be sharing their adventures.

 

Aussie Flashpackers

 

Who is your absolute favourite travel blogger? I bet I’ve missed out someone incredible, so leave suggestions in the comments. I love discovering new blogs to fuel my wanderlust.

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34 Comments

  1. November 5, 2015 / 3:37 pm

    Love the Komodo Dragon image. That dinosaur looked menacing.

  2. November 5, 2015 / 4:24 pm

    Thanks so much for including me among such an awesome list of bloggers. There’s some new ones for me here so I have a busy night of reading! 😉

  3. November 5, 2015 / 5:53 pm

    Yay I love discovering new blogs! I only know two of these, thank you! Will check all of them out tonight. Have a nice day 🙂

  4. November 5, 2015 / 6:20 pm

    Wow what a great roundup! I love so many of these! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  5. November 6, 2015 / 10:02 am

    Thanks so much for including me lovely – amongst some of my faves & also some that I haven’t come across which I’m excited to check out! 🙂 x

  6. November 6, 2015 / 1:03 pm

    Always like discovering new blogs to drool over, though most of these are already on my radar. Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

  7. November 6, 2015 / 2:25 pm

    These are trully amazing blogs! Some I knew and love already, some i hadn’t found out about yet…thanks! New sources of wanderlust here I come ^^

  8. November 6, 2015 / 6:24 pm

    I always love when people post lists of travel blogs to follow, because I will undoubtedly be introduced to new and great content. Thanks for this list! While I follow many of these blogs, some are new to me. I will definitely check them out!

  9. November 6, 2015 / 10:39 pm

    The millennial travel blog list! Love it.

  10. Ynah.CA
    November 7, 2015 / 5:23 am

    Nice list, I know some on the list! I must say that they are really good travel bloggers. And it always wonderful to read blogs and be inspired! 🙂

  11. November 7, 2015 / 5:48 am

    Its always fun to read travel blogs, they give me get inspiration to visit places that sometimes I have never even heard about before . I tend to head towards the luxury end of the market so gravitate towards Mrs O Travels the World, Luxury TravelMom, and LuxeTiffany.

  12. November 7, 2015 / 11:02 am

    Ooooh can’t wait to check them all out!!

  13. November 7, 2015 / 11:29 am

    There a few of these blogs I already knew about but also some new ones. Time to get inspired! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  14. November 7, 2015 / 3:20 pm

    great list! i’m always on the lookout for new bloggers too. would love if you checked out my blog as well!

  15. November 7, 2015 / 5:45 pm

    I was following almost all of these people already. Thanks for sharing, I’ve added a few more to my list! =]

  16. November 7, 2015 / 7:36 pm

    I keep up with a few of these bloggers but now I have more to check out. Great list!

  17. November 7, 2015 / 8:03 pm

    How fun! New sources of inspiration! Thanks!

  18. November 7, 2015 / 8:41 pm

    Ah love it! Some awesome recommendations that I didn’t know! Thanks so much for sharing, i love discovering new content 🙂

  19. November 7, 2015 / 9:49 pm

    What a great list!! Some of these I had followed, and some I hadn’t heard of (yet!). I read a lot of family travel blogs, but I love seeing people traveling during all stages of their lives:)

  20. November 7, 2015 / 11:59 pm

    Most on the list I’ve known already. .. great list for those who doesn’t follow them yet

  21. November 8, 2015 / 1:03 am

    I’ve been checking each of these pages out since you posted this. It’s a great list!

  22. November 8, 2015 / 8:17 am

    Cool! Know a lot of them and they’re doing a great job for sure 🙂

  23. November 8, 2015 / 7:59 pm

    Awesome list!! Some of these are people we follow often so it’s great to see them up there, some are new to us so it’s nice to discovered some new blogs! Hope to be on this list ourselves in the future!! :-p

  24. November 9, 2015 / 2:53 am

    I know only one on this list and it’s the Nomadic Boys. I love them, they are a fun read. Thanks for coming up with this list because I sure want to discover other travel bloggers.

  25. November 9, 2015 / 3:17 am

    Some awesome bloggers on this list. I do follow some of them. Great post.

  26. November 9, 2015 / 1:14 pm

    Great blogs. I already read some of them.. good choices!

  27. November 9, 2015 / 7:32 pm

    People who will me in my reading list soon! Wooot, thanks for sharing!

  28. November 9, 2015 / 11:54 pm

    I already read some of them! Awesome list! I’ll definitely read those that I haven’t followed yet.

  29. November 10, 2015 / 9:05 am

    So many great recommendations, I’m looking forward to checking out the ones that I haven’t read before!

  30. November 15, 2015 / 1:03 pm

    A number of blogs here that I was not aware of so glad I read this. Found plenty more stuff to read 🙂

  31. November 26, 2015 / 11:56 pm

    I’m always on the lookout for a few new blogs to stalk – just added Back to Buckley to the list. Thanks.

  32. December 4, 2015 / 7:00 pm

    I actually follow most of them. I particularly enjoy Along Dusty Roads at the moment 🙂

  33. December 5, 2015 / 3:44 pm

    I know only three of them – I’ll definitely check out the other ones!