Before I started my own adventure travel blog 9 years ago, I was inspired to explore the world after reading other people’s travel blogs online. Travel blogs are a wonderful source for cool ideas & advice if you’re planning a trip!
Below you’ll find some of my favorite travel blogs, plus many more I’ve discovered over the years. I hope you enjoy the variety of travel stories, photography, and videos these travel bloggers publish from around the world, as I have!
Some Of My Favorite Travel Blogs
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Roads & Kingdoms
Their message is simple: the more you know, the better you travel. R&K use talented local journalists, deep storytelling, and the good things in life—food, music, booze—to inform and inspire about destinations around the globe. They have won a 2018 Primetime Emmy, a 2019 National Magazine Award and the 2017 James Beard Publication of the Year award.
Notes From The Road
By road, by kayak, by seaplane and most of all on foot, Erik Gauger tackles the themes of city and country in the modern world. Naming his site as a reference to his love for improvised music, and the way that travel, as well as travel writing, are often best improvised, Erik describes his style of writing as the “messy truth of travel, told by a regular guy.”
While Out Riding
Cass began his blog, charting a bike journey south from Prudoe Bay, Alaska, through the American backcountry. It was his way of recording this extended journey for friends and family, and a chance to process everything he was seeing and experiencing. The journey came to a close in 2014, but Cass still lives car-free and most recently, cycled in Mongolia and the Republic of Georgia.
Jodi used to be a lawyer. Now, she tells stories through food. After quitting her job as a corporate attorney, she started Legal Nomads to share stories from her travels. Instead of returning to North America and the law, her site turned into a new career. As a celiac, learning about food helped her to navigate her travels with less anxiety and chance of illness.
Originally from the United States, Daniel Noll and Audrey Scott are the husband-and-wife storytelling team behind Uncornered Market. Through their stories, advisory, and speaking they are creating a movement of travelers who live at the intersection of adventure, deep travel and life experiences. More than 90 countries later, they are still going…and still married.
Atlas & Boots
Atlas & Boots is an outdoor travel blog covering thrilling activities in far-flung places be it swimming with whales in Tonga or trekking volcanoes in Vanuatu. Although Peter Watson and Kia Abdullah started on opposite ends of the outdoor spectrum, over the years they drew each other towards the middle; to what they describe as outdoorsy-ish.
In 1999, Derek left the USA for a three-month, post-graduation trip to Asia. The idea was to backpack around Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam and then return home. To cut a very long story short, that adventure is still going on today. In the end, he never went home after those three months. It’s now been over 18 years of nonstop travel and Derek has visited 100+ countries!
Growing up in Boston, Matt didn’t take his first overseas trip until he was 23, but he is certainly making up for it now. As a New York Times best-selling author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day and founder of NomadicMatt.com, he has helped millions of people to travel more with tested and proven tips and advice.
The Planet D
Dave and Deb were caught in the rat race, feeling trapped and constantly searching for something more, until they finally found their passion in 2008. That passion turned out to be travel. And it paid off too! Not only have they been able to make a living out of their travels, they have also won several awards and even been named as Forbes Top 10 Influencers in the world!
Anywhere We Roam
Mark and Paul are always looking for answers. Whether discussing politics with locals in a city bar, understanding unusual rock formations in spectacular scenery or working out the meaning of life in an obscure gallery in the middle east. Their questions drive their passion for independent travel, and invoke their curiosity to see the world through the eyes of locals.
Y Travel Blog
After catching the travel bug 21 years ago, Caz and Craig have been following their bliss ever since. They have lived in 5 countries and had adventures through 53 or so. They prefer deep, enriching cultural experiences rather than counting countries and believe that life is about accumulating memories, not just possessions. Now they’re full time with their two daughters, Kalyra and Savannah.