Last week, People Magazine, announced it’s list for Sexiest Man Alive 2014, a title which went to the incredibly hunky Australian movie star Chris Hemsworth. And while People Magazine had a fantastic range of contenders for their list, sadly, none of them were travelers or explorers. A travesty in my humble opinion, as there are some pretty hunky men out there with an incredible passion for travel and worldwide exploration, and we all know you should date a boy who travels.
This past weekend, female travelers have nominated (in secret) their picks for Sexiest Male Traveler Alive 2014, and in no particular order, here are the 21 who are awarded the title.
*None of these men knew of this nomination. It was a very “stalk, steal (their photos), and yell SURPRISE across social media” kind of operation.
#1 Mike Jerrard
While I say there is no particular order to this list, Mike Jerrard definitely comes in at #1 for Sexiest Male Traveler Alive. Then again, the diamond sitting on my finger probably makes me a little biased!
The face behind the camera of the photos you find here on Mapping Megan, Mike prefers the outdoors above anything else, and you’ll find him buried in National Geographic magazines before you’ll find him behind a computer screen. In fact, he’s not on social media at all. In his spare time he enjoys poking venomous snakes for a better camera angle, and spending time in the great outdoors.
But back off ladies…he’s mine!
More photos of Mike at http://facebook.com/mappingmegan
Matt Gibson: an adventure travel writer and photographer who grew up at the edge of a small mountain town and spent most of his youth outdoors, when he’s not traveling Matt likes to hike, run, bike, surf, and snowboard.
Follow Matt at http://xpatmatt.com/
Ben Jones: a nomadic traveler who sold everything to pursue a life of travel back in 2010, he is an adventurer who has driven over 35,000km across the Australian continent, hiked across the crater of an active volcano amid the South Pacific Ocean waves and is a qualified PADI Divemasters. Plus, which woman can resist a British accent?!
But sorry girls, he’s taken. SPOILER ALERT, his beautiful partner Charli will be in our upcoming female edition of the sexiest travelers alive!
Follow Ben at http://www.wanderlusters.com
Mike Corey: 27 with a degree in biology, instead of figuring out what to do after graduating and answering “what now?” he decided to take off and get a taste for our planet.
He’s been to 33 countries since, and is an incredible photographer and videographer, bringing us amazing video from around the world proving that our planet truly is incredible.
Follow Mike at http://www.kickthegrind.tv/
Gunnar Garfors: One of the very few who can claim he’s been to every country in the world, Gunnar Garfors is also a world record holder, a recent fete for having visited the most amount of countries (19) in a single day.
Justin Jones: Girls, if Justin was here you would know it. Incredibly good looking but also a blogger, writer, editor, podcaster, Burning Man camp organizer, and travel expert, he has been on the road and in the travel biz for most of his adult life, traveling off and on for the better part of the last 10 years.
He studied in London, lived for a year and a half in Australia and New Zealand, traveled multiple times across Eastern and Western Europe, spent time in Malaysia and Israel and Turkey, and for the better part of the last 2 years, has been living in Central America, bouncing between Nicaragua and Guatemala.
Justin Carmack: They say there’s nothing sexier than a man who’s been to prison, and well, Justin’s been locked up in an Egyptian one (falsely accused!).
A digital nomad who has been living the dream since he never returned home from a university trip to South Africa 4 years ago, Justin is a backpacker with a hell of a long list of bedtime stories!
Follow Justin at http://artofscubadiving.com/
Robert Schrader: Rob runs a popular travel blog which encourages his readers to travel and leave their daily hell.
Leave Your Daily Hell is a one-stop shop for anyone who wants to break free of monotony, see the world and start living, though also for more amazing photos of Rob around the world.
Follow Rob at http://leaveyourdailyhell.com/
Steve Moore: Steve enjoys budget style backpacking and has been traveling for twenty years alongside his beautiful partner Leslie.
Watch for an inspiring traveler interview with Steve later in the week with photos from his experience cage diving with Australian crocodiles!
Follow Steve at http://www.twentyfirstcenturynomad.com/
Danny Flood: At 28, Danny has traveled to over 30 countries on four continents and done and seen many of the things that he wanted to. He has crossed half of Southeast Asia on a motorcycle. He’s rafted down the Amazon and climbed the tallest mountains of South America. He’s rappelled off waterfalls in the jungle and sailed across the South China Sea.
Through his many adventures around the world, he has been robbed, fallen from bridges and motorbikes, hugged exotic animals, and nearly died several times in pursuit of his dreams.
Follow Danny at http://www.openworldmag.com/
Johnny Ward: Johnny is an Irishman on a mission to visit every country in the world (125/193 & counting) and become a millionaire without working 9-5. Ever!
But sorry ladies…looks like this incredibly sexy Irishman is already taken…
Follow Johnny at http://onestep4ward.com/
Josh Cahill: A native German, Josh is a regular guy doing irregular things. he has hitchhiked to Iran, become part of the national choir in Georgia after a few pints of beer, walked through a mine field in Bosnia, joined the Arab Spring in Egypt and claims the only university he has ever attended is the University of life.
He has never spent a dollar on accommodation and to date has travelled to 60 countries on five continents. He has lived in Dubai, Australia and Germany, and everything he owns fits into his backpack. He lives a life of travelling and is going to die poor one day, but full of stories and knowing that he spent his life doing the things that made him happy.
Follow Josh at http://www.gotravelyourway.com/
Nathan Allen: I think many girls have dreamed of this! As a young child, Nathan dreamed of a life full of adventure, wonder, and most importantly, freedom. As such, he now runs an incredibly popular travel blog about beauty, food, culture, and adventure.
Seeking the “good life”, one that minimizes stress and maximizes smile, he booked travel with no return ticket, and now jumps between some of the world’s most fascinating cultures and stunning locations.
Follow Nathan at http://www.idreamedofthis.com/
Ryan Gargiulo: Ryan is a location independent blogger and world traveler with a passion for adventure. In 2010, he kicked his 9 to 5 to the curb to take a six month trip around the world. Four years later, he’s still on the road.
When he’s not out wandering the world, you can likely find him instagrammin’ his current paradisiacal location or hunched over his laptop, working away, somewhere in the tropics.
Follow Ryan at http://www.pausethemoment.com/
Joel Key: A hottie with an even hotter bike, Joel explores the world from the seat of his motorcycle.
Together with his stunning partner Phoebe (sorry girls), he has explored many foreign lands (91 to be exact), and embarks on epic journeys of magical proportions. He recently completed a round the world motorcycle trip and is already planning for the next.
Follow Joel at http://www.shortroadtohappy.com/
The Boys from High on Life – Sundayfundayz
The Boys from High on Life – Sundayfundayz: They produce probably the most entertaining travel video online, and 87,000+ other Youtubers think so too. Their antics around the world are hilarious to watch, and they have over a million stories to tell.
They have been traveling continuously since January 2012, run one of the most popular travel channels on Youtube, and now even have their own clothing line to boot.
Follow Sundayfundayz at http://www.sundayfundayz.com/
James Kelley: James is an avid traveler, jungle explorer, beach bum, scuba diver, wildlife seeker and digital nomad. He left the American
dream nightmare behind to explore more of the world we all live on but rarely see much of!
Follow James at http://www.escapingabroad.com/
Rob Robbins: Traveling non stop around the world since 2011, Ron may be the most adventurous of them all. A travel television host and bizarre food enthusiast, he has a deep passion for exploring the world around him and experiencing everything the outdoors has to offer.
You’ll find Ron way off the beaten path, or out to sea filming his television series from his sailboat.
Follow Ron at http://activeplanettravels.com/
Drew Binsky: is a 20 something from Arizona, obsessed with traveling, meeting new people, and having maximum amounts of fun everywhere around the world.
He currently resides in Seoul, South Korea, and is hitting up all of Asia in a very major way.
Follow Drew at http://thehungrypartier.com/
Matthew Karsten: He pulls off the Viking look incredibly well, Matthew Karsten is passionate about both adventure travel & photography.
Traveling our planet for the past 4 years, he shares entertaining stories, useful tips, & captivating images from all around the world. He takes risks and meets interesting people – why? because “it’s pretty damn fun!”.
Follow Matthew at http://expertvagabond.com/
Craig Makepeace: Craig is a down to earth Aussie bloke from the Central Coast of Australia, who likes to call the world his home.
He has lived in over 5 countries and traveled through 52. He believes life is about accumulating memories, not just possessions, and now creates those precious memories with his stunning wife Caz and two daughters.
Follow Craig and family at http://www.ytravelblog.com/