Every day, more and more people are starting travel blogs. It’s hard to keep up with them all. I wish I could, because I love reading people’s travel stories. They keep me excited about life on the road. But there are too many blogs to read.
Yet I do have some favorites and I wanted to bring your attention to some great travel sites that are worth reading:
(Note: I picked blogs that weren’t already popular and well known, as I wanted to give some of the smaller blogs credit. Don’t be offended if you aren’t on the list. I read a lot more than just these, but I can’t list 1,000 blogs. However, feel free to add yours in the comment section.)
Adventurous Kate – Kate is a fellow Bostonian with a sharp wit and great sense of humor. Her blog is quite funny. She’s currently exploring all that Southeast Asia has to offer and offers good insight on what it’s like being a solo female traveling the area.
Uncornered Market – Honestly, I think this is the best travel blog out there. I only wish I could write and take photos like Dan and Audrey do. If you only read one site on the net (besides mine!), read theirs.
Candice Does the World – Candice has a great blog about life in Canada. She is gearing up to escape the cold weather and go teach English in Asia. Or, so she keeps saying!
Travel Yourself – Cailin O’Neil’s site contains inspiring travel videos I only wish I had the video skills to produce.
Two Backpackers – Jason and Aracely are back in the States after a yearlong trip through Central and South America. They recently got married, and now their site has great reflections on travel, blogging, and doing both at the same time.
Backpacking Matt – Matt gives good backpacking tips and writes some great offbeat stories of his journeys around the world. He’s as nomadic as I am.
Twenty-something Travel – Stephanie is a twentysomething traveler who embarked on her round-the-world trip a few months ago. She’s currently in Australia.
Foxnomad – Anil is a fellow Massachusettsite, and his site has good tips for those who want to “travel hack” and for those who will go to any length to get good travel deals.
The Brooklyn Nomad – Andrew is a local New Yorker and his blog focuses on travel tips for New York. He also includes information on other travel destinations.
Art of Backpacking (now Art of Adventuring) – This website is about…you guessed it…backpacking, and it is an excellent resource for things to do and how to live cheaply.
The Jungle Princess – Recently back from Costa Rica, Abby is the Queen of Las Vegas. She got me into Kim Kardashian’s birthday party. She’s as awesome in real life as she is on her blog.
Johnny Vagabond – Wes’s writing is funny, witty, and clever. One thing I love about his blog is that he lists his expenses. Knowing how much places cost is an important part of travel and Wes lays it all out.
The Road Forks – This blog combines two of my favorite things: food and travel. The site offers a great look at the cuisine of places around the world. This site is vegetarian heavy and offers great food tips if you are a non–meat eater.
Fluent in 3 Months – Benny, “the Irish Polyglot,” is a master at learning languages. He knows seven languages fluently and travels every three months. He is proof that anyone can learn a language. He’s currently back in Europe before preparing to go to the Philippines.
Bacon is Magic – First, I love bacon, so any other person who loves it enough to have it in her domain name is cool in my book. But the blog is also a great resource for getting by on shoestring budget in South America and learning how to make great local food.
A Wandering Sole – Laura is my resident female travel expert. She spent time going by herself to the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia.
As We Travel – Sofia and Nathan offer great travel tips, good advice, and funny stories for the road for young travelers. They are currently traveling Southeast Asia again.
The Cranky Flier – Brett is the guru on airlines. He knows everything about them and is an industry expert. If you ever want to keep with the airline industry, read this blog.
My Several Worlds – Carrie Kellenberger writes primarily about Asian travel destinations. We met when I moved to Taiwan. She’s a former English teacher who is an expert on travel in Taiwan and has some great images on her site. (She is also the woman editing most of my articles now, which is why since the summer you’ve seen fewer grammar mistakes!)
Legal Nomads – Jodi’s site may not be that small, but I love that she is proving that even lawyers can have fun, as well as the political/cultural aspect of her site. She skips the normal topics and instead focuses more on the culture of a place.
Canvas of Light – Dan’s website is a photo site disguised as a travel blog. I met Dan when we were both in Thailand during the riots in April. His photography is stunning, and looking at his site is a good way to spend a few hours.
On Our Own Path – Kyle and Bessie are a traveling couple who are currently in Thailand. I like couple blogs because I’m always intrigued by the dynamic of being together 24/7/365. They say if you can travel together, you can be together — and after two years of traveling together, these two have proved that saying to be true.