One of the most frequently asked questions this year has been whether I read other blogs. The answer is YES! I love reading other travel blogs and use them as inspiration and resources for my own adventures, as well as for entertainment during my bedtime reading!
Here is a list of the blogs I have loved this past year; if you’re not already following them I highly recommend checking them out! These may not all appear in the Top 100 Travel Blogs, but they’ve all inspired me in one way or another.
Gary Arndt runs one of the most popular travel blogs in the world. His phenomenal daily photos inspire wanderlust like you wouldn’t believe, and he has a certified addiction to UNESCO World Heritage Sites. He sold his house in March 2007 and has been travelling the world ever since, inspiring passion for travel in others all around the world.
I listed Gary as one of the coolest people I have met while traveling; he is really relatable, very modest and a genuinely down to earth guy.
The Planet D
Dave and Deb also run one of the most popular travel blogs in the world, and one of the most inspiring. They are the world’s favorite adventure travel couple and are inspiration for people all around the world to live their dreams.
Their adventures are epic; from cage diving with sharks in Australia, taking the polar plunge above the Arctic Circle, and kayaking with crocodiles in South Africa, they’ve inspired a new generation of adventure travelers, and their website is the first place I go for new adventurous ideas! Their blog is full of high quality content and travel tips, as well as professional photography which ruins all productivity for the day and leaves you daydreaming of far off lands instead!
As you can imagine, I was incredibly honored to have a guest post published on their site this year!
Justin Carmack is one of the world’s most inspiring travelers. He has been on the road for the last three years and has never looked back once. After traveling to South Africa three years ago on a University trip, he fell in love with travel and literally didn’t return home!
He now roams the earth freely with not much more than the pack on his back. He travels with very little money, finding work in hostels when he has to. He has hitchhiked throughout the majority of Europe, randomly wound up in the beautiful Halong Bay, Vietnam, and scuba dived in more destinations than I have personally travelled to! I interviewed Justin recently about his amazing lifestyle; his website is full of the tales you dream of living yourself.
Explore With Erin
Any parents who travel full time with a 2 & 4 year old in tow deserve respect. Enough said! Explore With Erin is a family travel blog dedicated to tips, tricks and advice for traveling with kids.
Their adventures are phenomenal, and their lifestyle inspiring. Read all about this inspiring family in my recent interview with them.
The Legendary Adventures of Anna
Anna and I became instant friends on meeting in a Starbucks in Florida. Her main mission in life is to enjoy it, and her passion for both life and travel are infectious; hence her huge following on social media!
Her crazy adventures around the world are legendary, and achieved on an incredibly small budget. Her website shows travelers how to travel on any budget, her travel photography is National Geographic quality, and her straight forward and honest approach to travel blogging make her incredibly approachable and relatable.
AfterGlobe is a travel website dedicated to the story of an inspiring American couple who quit on the American dream and went after their own…of travel!
Kimmy and Drew decided they were done with the American dream of too much debt, not enough time and being exhausted, and now specialize in travel to Hawaii. They have been working hard towards becoming debt free to travel the world, and start their first international adventure in 2014. These guys provide amazingly helpful, honest and down to earth advice on how to become debt free to travel, and even offer valuable insights on how to travel while still in debt!
***Kimmy recently passed away in a tragic car accident. Please read this tribute to the amazing woman she was.***
Mike and Anne Howard are my favorite travel couple!
Extreme honeymooners who have been on their honeymoon for over 600 days now, there is no end in sight for the Howard’s. Having quit their jobs and rented their house in January 2012 they have honeymooned through 29 countries and 275 cities around the world. Apparently a 10 day honeymoon wasn’t nearly enough to celebrate a new life together!
They have a wicked sense of adventure which constantly inspires, a passion for life which is contagious through their writing, and their website provides tips on both luxury and budget travel for those who love a bit of both!
Just a One Way Ticket
Sabrina is just another random girl from Berlin, who has been almost non-stop traveling since 2008. Her blog is a summary of her experiences, disasters and escapades, coupled with tips for cheap traveling around the globe.
Sab’s writing is brutally honest, and I love her posts for exactly that! So do 50,000 other readers every month. She calls things as they are, and doesn’t sugar coat experiences or destinations as so many other travel writers do. She writes about not only her ups, but also her downs, offering a very real and well rounded insight into a life of full time travel. She is very real.
Her writing is entertaining and stories fantastic, and she allows her readers to experience the world with her, providing tools, tips and resources with every article for how we too can achieve a lifestyle of nonstop travel!
Suitcases and Sippy Cups
Jessica Bowers is another one of those mothers who deserves serious credit. Traveling with 4 boys, Jessica’s blog details what happens when a totally average family sets out to see the world. She is a typical suburban mum, except for that bit about leaving everything behind to follow her family’s dreams of travel!
An authority on family travel, Jessica’s blogs are entertaining, inspiring and refreshingly honest.
Every time I visit Ben and Charli’s website I’m almost convinced I’ve been accidentally re-routed to National Geographic. Their professional photography, captivating stories, savvy tips, and colorful, sophisticated web design continually see me green with blogger envy! In fact, they’ve actually been featured on National Geographic!
In 2010 Ben & Charli made the decision to live a life less ordinary and six months later embarked on an undefined period of travel. Enforcing no restrictions on their itinerary they have chosen to travel at a slow pace and incorporate house sitting assignments in each country they visit. True digital nomads, with no time limit restricting their experience, from backpacking through Central America to road tripping around Australia, they embrace each and every opportunity for adventure.
The Travel Camel
Shane Dallas is the Travel Camel, and goes where others will not tread. He heads to destinations with some of the worst safety reputations in the world, and offers absolutely phenomenal photography and rare insights from destinations like North Korea, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Iraq and Yemen.
He has the most amazing collection of travel tales and experiences from the world’s less appreciated countries and truly takes the ‘road less traveled’. Exploring his site is an addiction in itself!
Green Global Travel
Bret and Mary are saving the world one story at a time! The world’s most popular ecotourism website, their words, photos and videos from around the world both entertain and draw attention to the importance of environmental conservation at the same time.
They are constantly featuring unique content from phenomenal eco-friendly destinations around the world, and have inspired a new generation of ethical travelers.
Caz & Craig’s Y Travel Blog is one of the fastest growing travel sites in the world. They are incredibly down to earth and consistently provide great travel resources, tips, destination guides and inspiration.
They have a wealth of useful and practical information about traveling the world on their website, and their family adventures are a huge inspiration and motivation to get out there and see the world!
Treepot Travels is a new website to the travel scene, but Rachel and Mike’s phenomenal travel photography is quickly turning it into a huge success. This is my favorite photo travel blog, exploring the world one picture at a time!
Know of any other great travel blogs I should read in 2014?
Excellent list! Which reminds me, I haven’t visited Shane’s blog in a while. Must rectify that.
Seriously love his blog – I’ve spent hours going through it; his adventures are amazing!
Megan, sincere thanks for placing me on this esteemed list, and thank you for your comment Katherine! I still have a rather small site, but I’m currently in Somaliland, so will be adding information and photos from there in the coming days. I’ve been debating whether I should put a few other countries on the site (Ethiopia being one) but it is already well visited by tourists.
Of course – seriously love following your travels! Can’t wait to hear about Somalia – I would still class Ethiopia as well off the beaten path, even if tourism is starting to pick up :). Happy New Year…and safe travels!!
I already follow a few of these Blogs. Great suggestions.
My Friend Fil Resendes, has a website at: http://www.LifeLoveAndTravel.com . She is just starting out, but, I think this website is going to be something big in 2014.
Thanks Megan! Will head over there now :) Happy New Year!
Wow,thank you for the kind words. Great to see some amazing blogs we follow and thank you for introducing us to new ones! All the best for 2014 and keep the great work. We follow you too and think that you are one to follow for 2014 also! Cheers. Deb and Dave
Thanks Deb! Wishing you both a wonderful 2014; hopefully it brings safe travels and even more adventure!
Nice list. Some great folks/blogs here!
Thanks Mike! Will be following your road trip updates during 2014 as well! We’re heading on another US road trip in June so will be heading over to your site for some inspiration!
As time nears, and ya need any suggestions, don’t hesitate to drop me a line. Happy New Year!
Thanks, will do!
Should have listed your own blog as one to read in 2014 Meg. I never met such a hard working travel blogger. You’re my hero, keep it up…. Oh, and thanks for mentioning me!
Thanks Justin; I try lol! Happy New Year!!
Thanks so much for including us Megan! FAntastic list. I have just discovered a lot of new blogs now. Very dangerous considering I have a lot of work to do. I think I’m going to be easily distracted!!! Happy New Year
I have the same problem – writing this list took so long just because I kept getting sidetracked by everyone’s blogs!!
Happy New Year!
Awesome list Meg! It makes my heart the happiest that you included me! I am going to go through and check out all of the blogs I don’t already follow! I can’t wait to read about your 2014 adventures!!
It wouldn’t be a list without you Anna!! Happy New Year :)
Wow thanks for the kudos Meg! We’re loving your advice, there’s some amazing bloggers here and I’m already getting blogger envy!!! Hope your adventures are happy & healthy in 2014!
To you as well Charli! Hoping 2014 brings safe travels and more amazing adventures!
Nice post. So many awesome people on one page! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Emily! Have a wonderful 2014!! Safe travels!
Cool list! There’s a couple of sites I hadn’t heard about before, and will check them out – always up for great travel stories. Gracias and good luck in 2014!
Glad I could provide some you hadn’t heard of before! The possibilities for procrastination are now endless lol :D
Great list! Some are also on my list of faves but many are new to me, so thanks for pointing them out! I’m a big fan of Jeff Titelius’ Eurotravelogue.com – tons of daydream inspiring photos – check him out! :)
Thanks Rob – will definitely check out Jeff’s website! Daydream inspiring photos are the way I pass my days lol so I have a feeling I’ll love it! Happy New Year!
I would recommend “Serena & Johnny at FivePointFive tv”. I enjoy their adventures & how they highlight all the inspirational people they meet along the way. Have a great year!!!
Thanks Andrew! Will definitely check them out! Have a wonderful new year; safe travels!
There are some of these I have to check out. Thanks for the great list!
No problem – thanks Ruth! Glad you enjoyed the round up :)
Love your round-up. Some, of course, we read regularly, and some have been early inspirations to us in our own blogging efforts. You also reminded me of several sites we haven’t checked in on for quite a while. Thanks for that! Happy New Year, and Safe Travels for 2014!
Thanks Tamara – glad you enjoyed the round-up! Happy New Year to you both as well. Looking forward to following your 2014 adventures!!
Thanks so much for including us, Meg! It’s an honor to be listed among so many other blogs we respect. And I agree with the comments above; You’re DEFINITELY one to watch in 2014! It’s been so great to have you as part of the GGT team.
It wouldn’t be a list without Green Global Travel! Thanks so much guys – 2013 was a blast. I loved being apart of the GGT team :)
Happy New Year!
I read most of these too, great list! But yess, try checking out mine. :)
Thanks Laura – will do! Love your section on tech/gear – that’s one section I’m currently lacking on at the moment. Need to head out on a shopping spree :D
Happy New Year!
Thanks Megan – some great tips for reading, will enjoy!! New on this blogging journey and love reading about what everyone is up to!
For sure Anna! Welcome to the blogging journey – I hope 2014 brings you a lot of success!
Wow what an inspiring roundup! And i agree with what many others have said- you are definitely one to watch in 2014! Congrats on the blog- just goes to show that hard work really does pay off!
Thanks so much Jess :) Will be looking forward to your adventures in 2014 as well! Happy New Year!!
Great list of inspiring reads, some of which I hadn’t come across yet so looking forward to reading!
Happy Reading! Have a wonderful 2014 :)
Megan, WOW we are so flattered we are your favorite travel couple! You and your husband Mike totally have that same intrepid spirit…couples like you show it’s possible to have an awesome marriage on the move!
Thanks guys! We seriously appreciate that – lol we have our moments … everyone was telling me that I was nuts for getting married so quickly to someone I hadn’t spent a lot of time physically with, but I figure if you can spend 2 weeks every few months traveling together without killing each other it’s a match :D!
Happy New Year!
I read travel blogs more than anything else so I’m excited to have more to read in 2014! Great list :)
Glad to provide some new reading material for you! Enjoy!!
Totally agreed. Another great one: http://www.blackbluegreen.com/
Thanks Shannon! Will check it out!
Awesome list! We’ve got tons more blogs full of inspiration to follow along with now. Cheers!
Thanks Jeff! Safe travels in the new year!!
Thanks for including me in your list, but you really should have included yourself. You are on your way up, darling!
Aww thanks Jessica!! Fingers crossed :) I love following your adventures!
A great list. I follow some of these, but not all. Thanks for the reading suggestions.
Great to see so many of my favourite bloggers up there on the list, great to find some that I never knew about be for that I can follow and continue to be inspired by.
Top work on the list :)
Thanks Dale! Have a wonderful new year! I love you guys as well so can’t wait for your 2014 adventures!
Great list. A couple I’ve not heard of before so I will definitely check them out.
Happy Reading! And of course I’m continually inspired by your adventures as well Bex! Have a wonderful 2014!
Thanks, so much for including us! A great list to be a part of among a lot of great travel bloggers.
Of course! It wouldn’t be a list without you guys! Happy New Year!
http://readyforadventures.com/ I follow Ready for Adventures. You might enjoy it. Happy New Year 2014!
Thanks! Will check it out this weekend :) Happy New Year!
An inspired list.
Happy travels in 2014, everyone!
Thanks Ben! Safe and happy travels to you as well!
Nice collection, many thnaks!
Thanks Rainer! Happy New Year :)
Some of those blogs are truly inspirational!
I hope we’ll all travel more and more enjoyably in 2014!
Fresh new year, new opportunities ahead!
I love your attitude! Wishing you a wonderful 2014 with safe and happy travels!
Excellent list, many I know of, some I did not. A few I am friends with… Great job. Have you been to The Fairytale Traveler? The place where growing up is optional…
I am happy to tweet this awesome list, I love it <3
I havent been to the Fairytale Traveler yet – sounds amazing though, will check it out this weekend, thanks!
Thanks for sharing the list! Have a wonderful new year :)
Thanks for sharing this great list of bloggers with the world!
Most of them I knew about (and also love) but there were a few in there that were new to me…I’ll check them out.
All the best to you in 2014!
Thanks Dariece! Absolutely love following your adventures as well, and looking forward to following your travels in 2014!
Have a wonderful new year – hope it’s full of safe and amazing travels!
Great list here. I have been reading some of these blogs regularly since last few years. Gary Arndt’s Everything Everywhere, PlanetD to name two and of course my favourite Travel Camel! :) Shane is a dear friend whom I met 2 years back in Malaysia & I love his narrations, photos & yes the formal dressings. :)
Thanks for introducing some more travel blogs to me, will check them up.
Happy New Year, and may we all travel more in 2014!
Nisha, it was wonderful sharing the stage with you at a conference in Kuala Lumpur in May of 2012. Hope life is great for you, and hope we meet again somewhere in the world – perhaps in India or even another conference!
Have a look at my blog. http://www.lemonicks.com/ I am an Indian woman living in India. You might find things from a different perspective.
Travel blogging in India isn’t that old or great compared to other countries but it’s catching up fast. :)
P.S.- Why isn’t my latest post showing in commentluv?
Thanks Nisha – I will do! I love reading other perspectives, so I will definitely check out your blog :)
I’m not sure why your latest post isn’t showing up in commentluv, I’ll check the settings on my plugin :)
Have a wonderful new year!!
Oh Megan, you are just so awesome. Thanks for including us and some new ones in there too. Proud to say I follow most of these awesome people too. Good to be in inspirational company!
Thanks Erin – I try! lol. We definitely need to all get together somewhere in the world and throw a party!
Ciao Megan, love many of these blogs already, if you’d like some Aussie adventures in the mountains of northern Italy come visit us xx
Thanks Lisa! Will definitely check out your adventures – absolutely love Italy, and I’m an Aussie myself so I’m sure I will love the blog!
Happy New Year!
Nooo now I have even more reading material to distract me, like THANKS. But really, this list looks great and I’m excited to explore some new blogs. And of course keep following your adventures, Megan! You must be one of the busiest bloggers I follow.
Lol it’s a bit like that!! I get bored easily so have to stay busy to stay sane :D!
Have a wonderful week Silvia – thanks for reading!
Just mine: http://www.pointsandtravel.com
Thanks Cacinda! Looking forward to continuing following your adventures in 2014!! Need to get my points on more this year :D
Good list. Usually I hate these lists since they all seem to recycle the same names over and over again. It’s good to see a few I haven’t seen before so it gives me some new blogs to check in 2014!
Fantastic! Glad to be able to provide something new for you! Have a fantastic year Anwar!
Some shameless self promotion here on my part, just my own blog: http://nomadicalsabbatical.com/ haha BTW love your blog Megan, i’m also a big fan (who isin’t) of Everything-Everywhere… Gary takes some simply amazing photos.
I am all for shameless self promotion every now and then – will check out your blog!! Thanks Peter – Happy New Year!!
Aaaw Meg, you are amazing! From all the bloggers in the world, you are the most kind, friendly and helpful blogger out there and I really enjoy being part of the WTWB community on Facebook. Keep up the great work, your blog should be listed on top of that list! <3
Thankyou so much Sab! I really appreciate your kind words! Have a wonderful new year! Hope it brings many safe and adventurous travels!
Great list, Megan! There were a few that I am familiar with and others that I didn’t know exist. Looking forward to checking them out! Thanks :)
Thanks Kollin! Glad we could provide some new reading material to add to your list!! Have a wonderful new year :)
Thanks! It’s always interesting to find new blogs to follow, some of these were familiar to me already others not. Looks like I’ll be spending even more time online than I should!! ;)
I already spend more time online than I should lol so I feel your pain!! Have a wonderful New Year – happy reading!
Very nice photography and felt refreshed by reading this blog.Happy New to Every One from Travel Store
Happy New Year to you as well Amol
I love these types of posts, because I always find a few new websites to follow. Great list!
Glad we could provide some more reading material for you! Have a great weekend Corinne!
If you like to listen in addition to read the Amateur Traveler has 401 podcast episodes on different destinations.
Thanks Chris! Will definitely look into this, really want to get into podcasting this year so love listening to what other people are doing :) Thanks!
wow great blogging..keep it up
you can also check cheaptravelair.com for travel related information
Thanks Pasha :)
What a great round up of bloggers, many of them new to me. Cheers!
Glad we could provide some new reading material for your year! Have a great one!
Thanks for sharing some of the “new blogs on the scene” as well! As a new blogger gives me hope people out there are thirsty for new content (as well as stories from the amazing established bloggers of the world!)
Thanks Sarah – there is definitely a thirst for new content and amazing new adventures! There is amazing opportunity for new bloggers out there; I wish you all the best!
Have just started following your blog and looking forward to more of your beach adventures!
Thanks for sharing Megan – Caz & Craig’s yTravelblog was the very first ‘travel blog’ I ever came across, which six months ago started a snowball I wish to turn into an avalanche!!! Love your work :)
Thanks Anna! Trust me, once you dive into this amazing world of blogging there’s no turning back, and I’m sure it’ll avalanche before you know it!
Wishing you all the best! Meg x
Really nice post. Some of the blogs listed here are really amazing! Wish i could take a year off:)
Thanks guys! Anything is possible! Make 2014 your year!
amazing variety of travel blogs. Some inspirational stuff.
If anyone is after one more then please have a read of…
Thanks Cahrlotte! Glad you enjoyed our list – will head on over and check out yours!
The list is very impressive and I do follow some of them on regular basis.
Thanks Tara – glad we could provide some more reading material for you over those you already follow :) Thanks for stopping by!
It’s always nice to know I’m reading the same kind of blogs as someone else.. A lot of inspiration for travel and also what to blog about! :D
Forgot to mention, we’re a new travel blog. If you have a spare 5 mins, We would love to know what you think Megan!
Adam & Kate
Thanks guys! Can’t wait to check out your blog – heading over now :)
Nice Collections!! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for visiting – glad you enjoyed the list!
Excellent work on this blog! Thanks for sharing a useful information about the traveling and destinations. Keep sharing!!
Thanks Elina! Travel Safe :)
Fabulous list Megan, I can certainly vouch for the quality of many of these blogs. The only danger is that we get drawn into reading the other fantastic blogs out there and lose time developing our own :-)
Travel blogs have come to be my ultimate tool for procrastination! A little bit of a weakness!!
Awesome list Megan. Have been reading blogs for a few years and now building my own. This is a great help to get some ideas on what works and who is using what on their Blog!
Thanks Phil – congrats on building your own! Best of luck – always feel free to contact us if you have any questions about starting up :)
Great list with some of my fave blogs and some new ones too!
Thanks Michela! Enjoy the new reading material! Safe travels :)
Great list! I am familiar with some of these travel blogs already but looking forward to checking the rest out. Could read travel blogs all day if had the time!
Happy reading! So could I! The best form of procrastination!!
I love reading travel blogs as much as I like traveling. After reading experiences of other travelers I feel inspired to explore the world.
Reading/dreaming about trips you should take in the future and the preparation stage in the lead up to a trip is generally half of the fun! Happy reading!
Very impressive list, and I don’t just mean the selection but also the research and care that has gone into this post!
Fellow travel bloggers from http://www.gochasethesun.com/ (shameless self promotion…)
Thanks Bojan! Heading over to check out your blog now – nothing wrong with a little bit of shameless self promotion!
Megan, this is a brilliant list of all my fav travel bloggers! I use these sites regularly for inspiration and bed time reading. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Jacqui! Glad to hear you already enjoy all of these awesome bloggers! There are so many amazing blogs out there I need to start putting together more lists!
What a great list! Thanks a lot!
Thanks Celeste! So glad you enjoyed the post!
Great list! Some names I’d heard about before but others I’ve now signed up to follow. Keep the great advice coming!
Thanks Katie! So glad you enjoyed the list! In the midst of compiling another for 2015 so watch this space!
I will definitely check out this list !! Maybe you can check out his blog for 2015: http://backofthehouse.tumblr.com/
BACK OF THE HOUSE
Seeing the World Through the Eyes of an Artist : 1.Photography Blog about Travel, Art and Food by Artist Georges Le Chevallier 2.Term in the food service industry to refer to the kitchen area of a restaurant 3.Le Chevallier’s art studio and garden are located in the back of his house.
Thanks Georges! Will definitely head over and check it out!
Wooowwww nice collection
Glad you enjoyed the selection! Hopefully some more reading material to inspire your wanderlust!
Hello! I see one of the important blog about Hungarian destinations named Hajduszoboszlo, but is write in romanian.
Thanks for letting us know Nicu :)
Nice blog on travel blogs and use them as inspiration and resources for adventures, as well as for entertainment I like you travelling place for nice weekend.
Glad you enjoyed the post. Thanks for stopping by :)
Nice Blog Post, Thanks for sharing you adventure traveler experience and I feel inspired to explore the world.
Glad you enjoyed the post! & Glad that we could set you up with some reading material to inspire :) Happy travels!
I am surely gonna read these blogs.
Just took a glance and found them quite interesting.
Thanks for sharing.
Glad we could introduce you to some new blogs Ubaid :) Happy reading!
I also follow some of the blogs, these are great people always inspire others to make the best out of their self!
Awesome Jared! Hopefully we could introduce you to a couple of new names too :) Happy travels!
Great list of blogs. Thank you
You’re welcome, glad you enjoyed the post :)
I have read your blog its really good and awesome.
Thanks Nora :) Happy travels!
Beautiful Write. Wonderful article, I appreciate your thoughts.
Now I will definitely go on an adventures trip. It’s the most blissful feeling. I like it. I have Always ready to make new friends. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Glad you enjoyed the post and found our recommendations inspiring :)
Thank you for the wonderful links and resources.
You’re welcome Rifat, glad we could introduce you to some new websites :)
Great collection! I’m a travel blogger myself and most of these travel websites mentioned above, I’ve been following to get some inspiration of what my next travel would be.
Fabulous to hear! So glad the post was helpful – where’s next then? :)
Outstanding article. Thank you so much for sharing these awesome travel blogs.
__ Stephon Hendricks
Glad the article was helpful Stephon, I hope you found some great new material to read through :)
i have been following your blog for last few month, this blog is very esssential and helpful for travel lovers. i amblso a blogger. please visit my blog some time: https://zakiulhasanarefin.blogspot.com/
Thanks for sharing your website Zaki, congrats on launching your new blog :)
Reading Travel Blogs fills me with Travelling ENERGY.. Thanks for sharing..
So glad to hear it! Happy reading :)
Travelling is something everyone should taste it. Love this blog
Totally agree, so glad we could introduce you to some new blogs to follow! :)