The 8 Travel Blogs That Will Make Your Travel Bug Itch (Part 2)
If part one of the “8 blogs sure to make your travel bug itch” didn’t satiate your virtual wanderlust, hopefully this week’s part two will! The amazing bloggers that have made today’s list are experts in the art of backpacking, traveling on a budget, and scouting out the best hidden restaurants and pubs in any country. These addictive websites are the perfect place to spend a few hours learning how to pack a neat and tidy backpack, which pub has the best and cheapest beer in London, and which luxurious hotel in Paris is the perfect choice for you.
“If you’re going to try, go all the way.” – Charles Bukowski
From the most durable backpacks to pick pocket free pants, Michael Tieso of the website Art Of Adventuring reviews and writes about all the latest travel gear and gadgets available. His easy to read reviews are packed with honest information about the items under scrutiny. A few times a month, Tieso asks fellow travel bloggers to write guest posts for his blog, which are just as helpful as his own. A major bonus for Tieso’s blog is the fact that it doesn’t stop at gear reviews. He truly is a travel writer at his core, and many of his blog posts prove it. His most recent post covered a Long Board Competition in Sayulita. The well written post and sunny pictures of sand, water, and smiling faces will have you green with envy before you get down to his last photo.
6. The Best Luxury Travel Blog
Luxury, elegance, and extravagance make up the foundation of the Luxury Travel Bible. Top experts in the world of luxury travel, branding, and lifestyle bring their audience lists like the Top 10 Haute Couture Hotel and Top 10 Luxury Ski Destinations. Readers enter a world of decadence and wealth as they read the column dedicated to sharing gourmet travel excursions with grand chefs. A popular column on the website embarks on vacations alongside celebrities who give glimpses into their vacation homes around the world. When you’ve had your fill of adventurous daydreams on other travel blogs, head on over to The Luxury Travel Bible and treat your imagination to a few hours of cost-free luxury.
7. The Best Humorous Travel Blog
Geraldine of the Everywhereist is one of those bloggers whose style and personality truly shine through their writing. Trust me when I say, you’ll want want to befriend her within minutes of reading her blog. Geraldine’s posts are wonderfully sprinkled with sassy humor, curse words, and silly pictures of her and her husband, Rand, while they trot the globe together. Her writing style is so lax and natural that it gives you the feeling that you’re sitting at a table in a local pizza joint with her enjoying a pepperoni slice while she tells you about her latest trip. She seems comfortable with her audience and writes as if we’re all just good friends and she’s filling us in on her life of travel. (Seriously, Geradline. If you’re reading this, please be my friend. I’m not creepy, I swear.) Ok, ok, back to the non-creepy praises. Before reading a single post, go and read her “About Me” section where she explains the origins of her blog and the meaning behind it. I don’t want to share any spoilers, so I’ll just tell you that her honesty flows through it making it evident she’s a truly genuine writer, wife, and traveler.
8. The Best Informational Travel Blog
Nomadic Matt is one of the most informational blogs I’ve come across yet. Matt’s website has a great “Start Here” tab at the top that takes readers to a page with an organized list with links to his most helpful blog posts. The page covers everything a beginner traveler needs to know. Getting inspired, cheap air flights, saving money, and finding work overseas are just a few of the categories you’ll find in his well-laid and easy to navigate starting page. Definitely give his top 5 posts a read. My personal favorite is his blog post titled Everyone Says I’m Running Away . It deals with those particularly negative people who feel that travelers must have serious problems back home that they’re trying to escape. Again, I don’t want to spoil the read for you, but when I read it I found myself nodding at his response. l actually feel Nomadic Matt should fall under the Best Informational and the Best Inspirational categories (and if I’m being honest, The Best Looking, he’s a total cutie.). After I read his helpful and inspiring posts, I found myself plotting out different travel destinations around the world. You’ll quickly find yourself doing the same after wandering through Matt’s blog.
BONUS BLOGS! The Best Asian Travel Blogs
A writer and photographer at heart, Carrie Kellenberger documents her travels throughout Asia at My Several Worlds. This travel guide not only shows you the coolest and most exotic foods, destinations, and attractions in Asia, but she also lends the best travel advice for first-time travelers that I’ve ever come across. As a former English As A Second Language Teacher, Carrie shares heaps of teaching information and resources on her blog as well. MySeveralWorlds.com is the perfect combination of fun and information. Every traveler should have this web address saved to their favorites.
10. Chasing Glitter
Oh, you didn’t really think I’d write a best travel blogs article and not throw in a shameless share, did you? Check out my personal travel blog at ChasingGlitter.com and explore the world with me. I may be an amateur traveler, but I’m having the time of my life and documenting every moment in my personal corner of the web.
I hope you were able to find something on this list that suited you and your travel taste buds perfectly. If you have a personal favorite travel blog or own a blog of your own, share it in a comment below! I’m always on the lookout for new and exciting travel blogs to explore.Please share!