Below are our favourite travel blogs, that have inspired us, and that we admire. The asterisks (*) indicate that we have met the people behind the blog on our travels.
The Sally, not quite a full-time expat or traveler, she walks the line between both. She appreciates good books, good coffee and awkward chats with strangers. Also, she wants to make you jealous.
Amanda is just a small-town Ohio girl trying to balance a “normal” life with a desire to discover the world beyond my Midwest bubble. She tries to prove to people that traveling (and especially traveling as a woman) doesn't have to be scary, lonely, or out of anybody's reach. Follow along on the journey!
Dale and Franca are an angloitalian vegan couple who left the UK in June of 2012 searching for architecture, art, design and music and haven't looked back since.
Steve was born and raised in New York City under the watchful eyes of his parents and two older sisters, so you could say I grew up in a sheltered home. It wasn’t until a trip to Argentina in 2008, when he discovered the concept of backpacking, that his passion for travel was really lit up. Since 2010 he has visited South Korea, Tibet, Nepal, India, much of South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South and Central America and Europe.
Arianwen lives for adventure and will try anything once (except warthog anus). She has paraglided, zip lined, been snatched from a raft in high-grade rapids, scuba dived, quad biked, ridden a horse down steep ravines, swum with crocodiles (unintentionally!) and battled her way through dense jungle. As a zoology graduate, she has an avid interest in the natural world, as well as a fascination with other cultures and an obsession with capturing it all on camera.
Victoria and Steve are a writer/yoga teacher and filmmaker from London, who decided to start living the life they want to rather than the life they thought we should. They’ve been working and travelling around the world since March 2012 having visited South America, Mexico, Europe and South East Asia.
Alexandra, lover of dogs and raw food, and former flight attendant from Slovakia spent 25 years looking for the reason for her life, and in 2009 finally found it: travel. Now she's lived in six different countries and plans to try many more.
Antonio & Amanda are an ordinary couple who decided to follow their hearts and turn someday into today. Since January 2013 they have been riding their bicycles around the world on an epic adventure to fulfil their dreams and global understanding.
Steph and Andres, an Irish/Colombian couple in their twenties, both gave up their jobs to travel the world and become location independent through online entrepreneurship.
Jonny Blair is in his early thirties and has an absolute passion for people, places, travel, beer and football. Sometimes all at the same time. He lives a lifestyle of travel and wants to encourage you to do it too!
DJ is a serial eurotripper who's been travelling the world for almost five years. He prefers semi-nomadic socially integrated travels to one-week holidays and has a thousand interests, including but not limited to open water diving, music festivals and good food.
A travel blog devoted to discovering and sharing the passion for outdoor adventure in all its form. It’s a place for those who seek adrenaline and have curiosity for new destinations, who are eager to experience the world with all of their senses and aren’t afraid to make every day their unique escapade!
In the fall of 2010, Matthew quit his job, left his girlfriend, sold everything he owned, and bought a plane ticket to Guatemala. Since then, his goal has been to inspire you with entertaining stories, beautiful photography from around the world, to share useful budget travel tips and advice that he's learned after 3 years of constant travel.
Amanda travels, eats, and writes about it. Her farsickness has led her to study abroad and work as an au pair in the land of pizza and pasta, teach English in a country where spicy fermented cabbage reigns supreme, and constantly plan trips in search of her next great meal.
Heather moved with her husband to Shanghai in September 2011 and spent the next two years exploring China and the rest of East Asia where she discovered a particular fondness for the climate, cuisines, and friendly peoples of Southeast Asia and hopes to spend a lot more time in that fascinating region.
Tommo and Megsy are long term travellers looking for culture on a budget: the local perspective of the places they visit, outside of the tourist bubble. The food, drink, history, the people and finding the cheapest way to have amazing travel experiences: Maximum Adventure, Minimum Budget.
Gay travel bloggers, John and Craig, quit their jobs to travel around the world in 2011. The flashpacker couple have been travelling, on a flashpacking budget, to new destinations ever since.
Bethany, mother, wife, traveller and blogger chronicles her family's travels around the globe and shares everything she's learnt about travelling with small children.
Whilst growing up The Guy's only trips abroad were to the Republic of Ireland. Then at University he went inter-railing during the summer of 1993. He only took my first flight in the late 90′s but has made up for it since with well over 1,000 take-offs in an aeroplane! The Guy is just any old guy. He is the guy sat next to you when you travel by the plane, train, boat or even just in the car next to you waiting at the red traffic light.
The GlobetrotterGirls are Jessica, an American freelance travel editor and writer, and Dani, a German freelance photographer. Their passion for travel is a thirst that can not be quenched by just a few holidays a year. That's why in 2010, they decided to kick the idea of having a ‘bucket list’ and instead started living their bucket life.
Bethany spends about six months of every year out in the world exploring, living and working and she blogs about making wise choices when it comes to your travel spending. Whether you’re a budget backpacker looking to stretch your dollar further, a luxury traveller looking to trim costs so you can travel more or you just want to plan a great holiday on a budget, her site can help you out.
Nick & Dariece, a 29-year-old couple from Canada are proud to say that they live the lifestyle of their dreams. They travel continuously, stopping only to teach English in our favorite destinations. They are constantly planning their next trip and live life by the moment. No nine-to-fives, no boss, no planning for retirement, no white picket fence, no mortgage and no debt.
Yara is a vagabond at heart. She was born and grew up on the Portuguese coast between a farm, the city and the beach. Now she travels light, with the least possible impact on the planet and writes about her unconventional vegan travels on a low budget.
Rob and Kellie are a couple who have decided to pack up and sell everything in order to satisfy their hunger to see the world. Currently they live in Scotland, but are flying out to Mexico in December 2013 to start their dream escapade. All they know is they want to travel for as long as possible, discovering new places, adventures, food and people.
Justin and Lauren are a couple living in Ontario, Canada who love to visit new places and hope to someday travel all over the world! They seek everything from outdoor explorations to sampling yummy vegan cuisine.
Simon Fairbairn and Erin McNeaney are a digital nomad couple who sold everything to travel the world indefinitely. They left the UK in March 2010 with just a carry-on sized backpack each and a one way ticket to Rio.
Samuel's story starts off a little different than what you'll most likely read on your typical travel blog. He doesn't really in particular have an “escape from the cubicle” tale in the sense that he's never been in one before. He's a bit of a jack of all trades and a man who wears many hats – the kind of individual that doesn't like to stay in any one place for any serious length of time.
Oneika is a gal in her early thirties who has an intense passion for travel, culture, and language. She has been to 60 countries and she's always the verge on planning her next trip. Originally from Canada, she's lived and worked in France, Mexico, the UK, and Hong Kong. High school teacher by trade, but traveller at heart, Oneika is proof that you can balance a career with long-term travel.
Daniel and Jade, along with their son Jacob, are a travel blogging family who believe that the biggest obstacles to travel are fear and the “I'll do it later” attitude. They hope to inspire you to live the life you have dreamed of, and will show you how to do it on a budget.
Mariana and Liam are a Danish girl and Australian guy who decided to take that big jump and travel the world indefinitely. Living out of their rucksacks and sharing their love of travelling the world as cheaply as possible and for as long as possible.
Before Rob left, he wanted to know what someone might do on a trip, not a rehashed things to do list. He searched tirelessly for a blog from someone he could relate to who took the plunge for an idea of what he might have in store, but he found nothing. As a result he created this blog to document an endless trip around the world in real-time to give you an idea of what it’s like.
Audrey is the girl who wants more stamps on her passport. She's slowly but surely working her way around the world, usually in search of markets, street food, jungles and beaches.
David is a full time homosexual type who's a bit keen on travel. On December 31st 2012, he flew to Bangkok to kick off a massive Asian adventure. Expect posts about hot locals, dodgy gay bars, and how the humidity is messin' with his hair.
Charles and Micki and their children Cole and Jordan have travelled together as a family through Central and North America, East Asia and Europe with hundreds of possible destinations still left to go.
The Further Adventures of Bennett
Sarah Bennett, an English Linguistics and German graduate turned EFL teacher moved to China with the intention of staying for just six months, which turned in to much more.
In 2006, Nora decided to take the plunge. She sold her financial planning practice in Toronto Canada, and got rid of all of her belongings in order to free herself up for the adventure of a lifetime. Now she travels full-time in a financially sustainable way.
Jenna wanted to share reliable information on ways to travel responsibly so started this site which reflects her passion for culture, art, and sustainability while bringing these values into my family travels.
Bram Reusen is a Dutch speaking Belgian boy and Caroline Graff is an English speaking American girl who met in a small place called Bunbury, Western Australia. Their website is a record of their travels, together as a couple or separately, and of our times at home. There you may find travel stories, lots of photographs, thoughts on hardships and frustrations, joyful anecdotes, stupid things they’ve done, tales of adventures and everything in between.
Jen and Ben are a kiwi and a pom with a passion for budget travel. They spend every spare minute of their time exploring new places and sharing their adventures, travel tips and inspiration on their travel blog.
Samantha (Sam), has been travelling since she was a little girl. She still has a full time job and writes about how to travel for the part time or casual traveler and how to travel in luxury without breaking the bank (or taking out a loan!)
In 2010, Adam quit his job as a graphic designer in Boston and went on a 15+ month trip around the world. The journey took him to places like North Africa, the Middle East, India and Southeast Asia. Since 2011 he's been living in Berlin—Europe's most hipster city.
Jeremy wants you to quit your job, seek out adventure, meet strange people and learn about new cultures. After one year of college, he gave up cubicle life in search of something slightly more extraordinary. He quit his job, booked a flight to the other side of the world, and never looked back.
Giulia spent four months recovering at home in Italy after a broken vertebra as a result of a snowboarding accident. During this long, hard convalescence she had enough time to think about her life and realized she wasn’t doing what really made her feel good: travelling! She promised herself she wouldn’t put herself in this situation anymore, and that she would never stop travelling again… well at least as long as possible!
Julio's site is focused on traveling for the purpose of seeing the magnificent World Heritage Sites, and he also posts on things to do near certain sites to fill your itinerary with great ideas of things to do! In addition, he occasionally recommends food to eat, or gives general travel tips and advice.
Auston and David decided after living in Chicago for a few years that it was time for a move. They both knew exactly what they’d do next: travel. Anywhere and everywhere. So that’s what they’ve been doing and will continue to do as long as they can.
Maddie and Paul are a 30-something couple who hail from North Yorkshire in the UK. They quit their jobs, rented the house and are currently adventuring their way around the world for 18 months. Maddie does the writing with Paul chipping in now and again, mostly with his ever popular foodie posts.
Daniel Noll and Audrey Scott are the husband-and-wife storytelling and photography team behind Uncornered Market. They travel deep and off-beat, aiming to connect the world through people, food and adventure. Six years and 75 countries later, they are still going…and still married.
Rika and Doni are a couple, photographers, global travelers and vegan foodies based in Oregon, but living elsewhere as often as possible. In late 2011 they started their blog to share their experiences as vegan travellers but quickly found that their experiences abroad motivated them to craft dishes inspired by our travels.
Tom has been working in South Korea as an English teacher since June 2009, and finally embarked on his round-the-world trip in March 2013 after abolishing the last of his evil credit card debt.
On December 25th, 1999, Earl left the USA for a three-month, post-graduation trip to Southeast Asia. It’s now been over twelve years and that trip has yet to finish.
Cheryl and Lisa used to have normal jobs, but in 2007, decided to sell everything and get an around-the-world plane ticket. This travel bug was only supposed to last 6 months, max. But somewhere along the way they got hooked.
I’ve search the world for the best destinations, hotels and activities for honeymooning couples because your honeymoon should be stress free and enjoyable
Brenden shares the best budget travel tips for people of all ages. He tries to inspire you to achieve your travel goals — if he can do it, you can too!
Long term traveller, international solo travel playboy and lover of slow travel, Rob writes about worldwide travel insights, tips and advice.
Liz got her first taste for traveling and Spain when she was 16 years old. On her own, 9 years and 30 something countries later, her wanderlust has only grown and the list of countries she wants to visit longer. She's been living in Spain for the past few years but now she's about to embark on a new journey across the globe. Follow her adventures as I wander, eat, and photograph my way around the world!