Our summer intern, Maddie, did some deep digging to find 10 of the best up-and-coming travel bloggers that you should follow, pronto.
What sets Anna apart from most travel bloggers? She still works a full-time job while doing the majority of her traveling on weekends. Her blog is full of helpful “48-hour guides” to a plethora of cities across 4 continents. Follow “The Weekend Jetsetter” to get the best tips for quick trips.
Kristin is an experienced solo female traveler: in 2012, she quit her job, sold everything, and has been traveling ever since (to over 40 countries I might add). Check out her blog “Be My Travel Muse” for expert tips on packing and planning and country-specific suggestions.
Upon reading Kristen and Siya's blog, I found that it could offer some innovative and interesting perspectives to “hopscotching” the globe. While this blog has the typical travel two cents, it also offers articles on different types of travel, including: solo, couples, adventure, off the beaten path, and more. This to me (along with the name) makes “Hopscotch the Globe” stand out as a blog, as it offers information on more than one type of travel.
4. Nomadic Matt
Matthew Kepnes is a New York Times best-selling author for his book “How to Travel the World on $50 a Day.” From Budget City Guides to travel guides to all 65 countries he has visited, this blog has information for any traveler. If you are seeking advice from a traveler deemed “experienced,” Matt is your go-to guy.
Like Anna from “The Weekend Jetsetter,” Karisa maintains a full time job. She is different; however, in the fact that she travels the world on the few weeks of vacation time that she is allotted each year. Karisa’s blog shows the reader two main things: 1) traveling is FUN and everyone should do it, and 2) It can be done over short periods of time- as long as you make the most of it. Karisa’s blog is a must-read if you still want to work full time, but also have a desire to see the world.
The Curren family, a family of 4, lives out of a 188 sq. ft. Airstream travel trailer and road trips to different destinations within the United States. This blog is full of pointers on traveling with kids, homeschooling kids while traveling, and posts about all the states they have visited. If you are a family looking to start a life of full-time traveling, or even a solo traveler wishing to experience the United States, this blog can offer everyone some useful information.
Audrey is a full-time traveler who wanders the globe “with a notebook in one hand and a camera in the other.” Her blog, “That Backpacker,” is full of stories from her adventures, and the goal of these stories is to inspire the traveler in all of her readers. Read through Audrey’s blog to experience first-hand accounts of her excursions along with recommendations and pictures that are sure to leave you in awe.
Flora’s blog takes a different approach to blogging than most. She does not write about tips to traveling or what to pack, she writes stories- about things that she actually experienced. Her stories are humorous, and honestly, some are pretty out of the blue. Take “What is Life Like on a European Tour with a Chilean Psychedelic Band?” for example. Flora’s blog is a must-read for anyone looking for a laugh or stories about what truly can happen when you travel the world.
With a flight attendant sister, Spencer has been exposed to travel almost his entire life- and by the looks of his blog- his interest in the world has yet to peak. While exploring “Whiskey Tango Globetrot,” you can find food, drink, and Spencer’s “life list.” Warning: this blog will definitely make you want to experience the world and spark the inner traveler in you.
For the past two years, couple Jon + Gia have been traveling the world. For such a short amount of time, this duo sure has traveled a lot of places. They have been all over Europe and Asia, and had their fair share of treks throughout The Americas, Africa, and Oceania as well. Read this blog to hear their stories, inspirations and even some “recipes from the road!”
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