This is a list of creative travel blogs that I read and follow. Independent travel writers write them; the list includes those that I consider as heavy-weights in travel blogging. These bloggers are associated with large travel sites/blogs, but their focus is on living a unique life (getting to see the world around them) and be insightful writers. All of them are fun and inspirational to read.
Gary has been on the road since 2007 as a professional traveler. On the blog, you’ll find interviews with leading figures in the industry like Laura Bly from BlyOnTheFly.com. The posts are factual yet personal as they include Gary’s insights and reasons for visiting each of the destinations. Everything-Everywhere is the top travel blogger on Twitter according to its Klout score.
Matt offers practical and tactical advice about how to travel better, cheaper, and longer. The blog gives down-to-earth details about the best ways to explore the world. The blog is more of a collection of useful tips than a chronicle of Matt’s adventures, although there is a travel guide section with info gathered from Matt’s travels since 2004. The site includes videos and a list of resources.
Traveling since 2008, he circumnavigated the globe without getting on a plane. The blog includes Michael’s adventures and experiences as he goes through each of the travel destinations. Dubai travel is included in the long list of destinations you can read about, and there is a section of travel destination tips. The blog is a personal journey of a solo adventurer exploring the world.
Chosen by the Huffington Post as one of the top travel writers to watch, Anil is a full-time traveler but a gadget geek as well, so the focus of the blog is often on the technical aspect of travel. He often visits off-the-beaten-track countries and gives practical advice about how to cope in places like Yemen and Iraq. You’ll find destination tips, tech posts, resources, and insights into green travel and culture on the blog.
She has been traveling and eating her way around the world since 2008, and the blog focuses on food, culture, and adventures. One of the plus points about this travel writer’s blog is that it is ad-free (except for Amazon links), which makes it a very clean-cut blog to look at. This is a good blog to watch if you’re into food-related travel; the blog is on the MSN list of top travel blogs.
One of the top-ranking travel & leisure blogs written by a mother traveling with her family since 2008, this blog has beautiful photography and a blend of family, self, and travel. The blog sections’ family travel focus can be seen – life, kitchen, photos, and kids. You’ll find some useful destination tips but more general life insights.
One of the top travel writer blogs according to Elliott.org and other “top” lists due to the well-written text. The writer is a professional journalist, has interviewed the stars, and also is a travel addict. She covers a long list of travel destinations, recording her adventures with the occasional travel destination tip thrown in. The blog boasts many.
Another of the Huffington Post picks for best travel writer blogs, the charm of this blog is in the well-written descriptions of the writer’s adventures. Wes is traveling around the world on a tight budget and taking brilliant pictures as he goes. The writing is engaging, intelligent, and entertaining and gives you plenty of info about the travel destinations.
A handy and efficient blog where each post is dedicated to a 48-hour plan of what to see and do in various travel destinations. What makes this travel & leisure blog stand out is its no-nonsense usable quality. You’ll find a “48 hours in Dubai” post if you’re interested in Dubai travel, listing sites, how to get around, orientation, and plenty of large photos.
Unlike many of the blogs on this list, it is not a chronicle of anyone’s travels but rather a collection of inspirational travel stories and travel destination tips written by travel writers. For example, you’ll find “top 10” lists, cool hotels, and beautiful places, as well as the section for travel snobs!
Since 1994 Tourism Tim Warren works to inspire, guide & connect tourism pros’ to realize their dreams. From Michigan to Mongolia, Baja to Bolivia, “Tourism Tim” Warren has helped 1000’s small start-up tour operators to international business development agencies increase sales, arrivals, and profits via his book, online courses, and webinars. An entrepreneur at heart, he enjoys helping current & future travel entrepreneurs succeed financially following their passion of a profession in tourism.