I love reading other travel blogs almost as much as I like writing for my own. Not only are they inspirational from a travel point of view, but also from a blogging point of view, by showing others exactly what can be achieved through creating a blog. Although I like each blog listed below for different reasons; they are all unique, creative, engaging and inspirational, which is why I think each of them should make it onto your own subscribe list this year.
Important Note – This is my own personal list of travel bloggers you should follow. This isn’t a list that people can ask to be on (or even pay) their way on to!
Best Bits: Paris
I first came across Sophie’s blog when someone shared her article: You Can’t Visit Paris and Miss These Cute Parisian Cafes on Twitter. I had a quick read of it, and from that moment, I was hooked! It was the way she talked about Paris that I loved (Paris is a large part of her blog, although she does write about other places around the world too including London and Romania). She really knows how to show the true beauty of places through her writing and photography. I also love the fact that she brings quite a lot of history into her blog too. So even if she’s just writing about a cute cafe somewhere, there’s always a line or two about its history, which means you’re learning a lot through Sophie’s blog.
Best Bits: Combines desserts with travel (ah-ma-zing!)
I’ve actually only recently discovered The Sweet Wanderlust. She shared a photo of a delicious freak shake on Instagram, and being something of a sweet treats lover myself, I was intrigued. I then had a look at her blog and I got totally caught up in her article: Where to find the Best Dessert in Bucharest – this was heaven for a dessert fiend! I love how she combines sweet treats with travel, and her photos are just to die for!
Best Bits: Unique content combined with hilarious writing
It was via Facebook that Happy to Wander wandered into my life, through the Female Travel Bloggers group to be exact. Someone had shared her article: Instagram Mistakes You’re Probably Making (And How To Fix Them) as the go-to resource for Instagrammers. So… I had a read. And wow! Not only was it super useful, but her writing is downright hilarious! So of course, I read through a load of her travel articles too, and they were just as awesome and you’ll find all kinds on her blog from quick quizzes to mammoth travel guides. Her Munich Oktoberfest guide is still hands down one of the best articles I’ve read this year. And when you combine hilarious writing with useful travel advice, dreamy photos and an engaging online presence, well… that’s why she’s on this list! I also recommend checking out her other blog: Slaying Social, which is where you’ll find the best advice for growing your social platforms.
Best Bits: Captivating couples travel (including relationship advice)
I’ve followed Two Drifters for a quite a while now… so long in fact that I can’t remember exactly when I heard about them, but I do know it was via Instagram. Since following their blog, there are a few articles that have stood out in my mind from them such as: Fairytale Chateaux – The Best Castles In France and 4 Ways To Turn Your Home Into A Cozy Fall Cabin. Having met whilst travelling, Amy and Nathan are now married and travel everywhere together, making their blog a great resource for both travel and relationship advice. This is probably why I was so excited to write a guest post for them on Romantic Iceland: Things To Do & Where To Stay!
Best Bits: Ultra-engaging on social media, writes about lesser known destinations
I first heard about Megan when she kicked off my Through The Eyes Of A Local interview series earlier this year, telling us all about Frankfurt in Germany. As can be expected, I had a nosey at her blog and found some fantastic articles including: 4 Places To Enjoy Tasty Coffee In Greenpoint, Brooklyn and 6 Colorful And Instagram-Worthy Cafes In Zagreb, Croatia. I like that she writes about lesser known destinations and she’s seriously engaging on social media (properly drawing you into her wanderlust-y life).
Best Bits: The PHOTOS!!!
Founded by a photographer, you can probably expect that the photos on the Travel and Destinations blog are pretty damn awesome… you’re right, they are. Just take a look at this article: The Best Places In Europe For Travel Photography And Instagram to see what I mean. But that’s not all! Mike’s writing is pretty great too, combining inspiration with useful and practical travel tips.
Best Bits: Useful city guides and awesome travel blogger interviews
During my New York planning, I found Sierra’s blog as she has a great article on NYC: A New Yorker’s Inside Guide to New York City, which has proved super useful in getting us ready for our upcoming trip. Beyond that, I’ve had her blog bookmarked for a while and have loved loads of her articles including: 37 Incredible Photos of Cinque Terre To Inspire Your Wanderlust(seriously great photos!) and Interview with Christina Guan of Happy To Wander(linking two of my favourite blogs together).
Best Bits: Totally unique blog ideas
I stumbled across Alyse’s blog when her article: Why I’ll Never Leave Love Locks in Paris (Or, Anywhere) was shared a lot across Pinterest. Simply because of the title, I was intrigued. What I found was a fantastic article about something that is a really popular touristy thing to do but that isn’t great for the environment. I then went on to read a load more of her articles and I’m really interested in what she’s got to say about ‘Invisible Tourism’. She goes into the idea behind her blog in detail here, which is super interesting, so I recommend giving that a read!
Best Bits: Animal tourism done right
Sustainable travel is something that is really coming to the fore as the years go on, and the Travel For Wildlife blog is a great example of sustainable travel done right, combined with animal care and REPUTABLE animal tourism. The first blog I read by this animal loving couple was How To Identify And Avoid Sea Turtle Shell Souvenirs and they’ve been my go-to resource for sustainable and animal friendly travel info ever since!
Best Bits: Written for bloggers, by bloggers
What once started as a Facebook group, Female Travel Bloggers has grown… and grown… and grown. The team now have their own website, which features in-depth travel guides and blogging advice written by members of their own community. There’s loads on their website, so do take a look! And I also highly recommend joining their Facebook group for some sound advice and community spirit (but y’know, only if you’re a female travel blogger, obvs!)
So you’ve now heard what I have to say about some of my favourite travel bloggers that you should totally follow this year. But who’s missing from this list? Who are some of your favourite bloggers?
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