Sabrina Iovino half German, half Italian travel blogger and photographer from Germany. Sabrina`s blog is somewhat different from other travel bloggers – and there are many out there. That is mostly because of her brutal honesty. Her blog is not just “shinny dream world come true”, but rather a realistic view on how she started everything and what to expect in certain destination. In her blog, she is focused on sharing experiences and photos from her travels. Her first blog post – “10 reasons to visit the Philippines” was so popular in Philippine media that it was shared thousands of times through social media which gave her a good kick start of her new carrier. After one year her blog reached half a million views, always showing in her articles, not just the fun part but rather to provide the reader with knowledge. Sabrina`s blog is often featured on BuzzFeed, BBC, Lonely Planet, Trip Advisor, The Huffington Post and various tourist boards of SE Asia.
Lola Akinmade Åkerström is a Nigerian photographer and travel writer based in Stockholm, Sweden. She is the editor in chief for Slow Travel Stockholm. Her works have been featured in the National Geographic Traveler, BBC, and CNN, among other publications. She studied Geography Information System (GIS) at the University of Maryland. Åkerström started her career as a field journalist at Eco-Challenge. She worked for 12 years as a GIS developer before becoming a professional photographer. Between 2006 and 2007, she joined Matador Network and worked as an editor. In October 2009 she resigned her appointment at the GIS world to pursue her passion. In June 2011, Åkerström contested in a pre-selection program organized by Quark Expeditions to pick a writer that will be traveling to the North Pole for the project of documenting its ecosystem. In 2012 she participated in the expedition race in Fiji, where she started the combination of her traveling, photography and writing skills. In 2016, she went to Italy to attend the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Sabbioneta and Mantua for exploration.
Canadians Dave and Deb have been travel bloggers for the past 8 years, during which they have visited all the continents and explored 107 countries. They were named one of the top 10 influencers in the world by Forbes magazine, won a gold medal for Best Travel Blog by Society of American Travel Writers and North American Travel Journalists and they had partnered with some of the greatest brands like National Geographic, Lonely Planet, Yahoo Travel, The Huffington Post, etc. Planet D isn`t only the place where one can escape their daily lives, but rather a place to find inspiration to take the next step in life as they say. Through their blog, they tend to show people that it is possible to discover something new when stepping out of their comfort zone. Their success is measured in over 2 million followers on social media and their web site, showcasing award-winning photography, writing, and video.
Mike`s road trip is a blog by Mike Shubic featuring an interesting yet somewhat tragic story of a man who lost his house, then decided to sell everything and sit in his car to embark on a nomadic lifetime adventure. After six months, back in 2010, GotSaga awarded his blog with Best travel Tips award. The aim behind the blog was to discover hiding gems of the road and share them with enthusiasts and adventurers. Mike has earned the nickname “Most roads tripped man in the world”. He also shares a lot of video content from his journeys and speaks at various travel conferences globally. Nomadic travel lifestyle has earned Mike quite a business with books, TV shows, and production all in motion.
Leave your daily hell, an interesting name for a blog but the title reviles the agenda behind the name. Robert Schrader, the men behind the blog is originally from American Midwest who never could have imagined he`d be living the life he is living now. Roberts’s success is a combination of hard work and a bit of luck. He has traveled to over 100 countries over the past decade, exploring the weird, thrilling and beautiful things the world has to offer. Asia is his No.1 continent and soon he plans an extensive trip to Africa. Leave Your Daily Hell is an award-winning blog that is often featured in top media like Business Insider, CNN Travel, The Huffington Post, etc. Robert is a digital nomad currently based in Bangkok from which he explores the world. In 2018 he started another blog “Japan Starts Here, entirely dedicated to the land of the rising sun.
The owner of the blog goes by the name of Jeremy Scot Foster and if wasn't for the recession in the United States he probably would have never started this journey. It was around 9 months into his first professional working experience that he decided to call it quits and head towards Australia on a one-way ticket.
After exploring Australia for 2 months he was refreshed, intoxicated by life and utterly broke. In the next five years, he got a job as a bartender and traveled all over doing bar gigs and enjoying life. It was only in 2015 when he completely went the digital nomad way and made his presence online felt.
His travel advice has been featured in publications like The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Forbes, and National Geographic just to mention a few. The blog is full of useful tips and tricks you can use on your journeys. The way he brings his adventures to life is worth checking out.
Burnout is something that we all experience in our lives, it can be scary or a catalyst into something you only dream about. This is the story of Kristin and her inspiring blog named 'Be my travel Buddy.' She has always been a dreamer playing games like 'Civilisation' and the newest amazon trial releases; searching google for destinations to explore once she had the financial encouragement. However, as faith would have it her dream of traveling dissipated and she got a stable job as an investment banker. She continued this job for four years until she was burnt out and a change in scenery was the only way she would find her true self.
She sold everything that she had, quit her job, and with one backpack booked a flight to Bangkok to see what she was longing for all those years. Seven years later and countless countries in her memories she dots down all of her experiences in this blog of overcoming the norms of the society and living YOUR best life.
Check out her blog to see how those seven years were spent.
Micky and her husband Charles have been traveling since 2003 and they co-founded The Barefoot Nomad. They are from Canada but since starting their nomad existence you can call any stop their home, they also have two lovely children who love to travel with them.
The blog revolves around their travels and the many tips and hacks they have learned over the years. You can see them in, The Lonely Planet, the News or The Medium just to mention a few. They have covered over 40+ countries in their travels with an emphasis on East Asia taking the bulk of the traveling destinations in their early years.
The blog will also introduce you to nifty gadgets and tech that will make your experiences more enjoyable. Check out the blog for an awesome vacation.
Kiersten aka Kiki created the blog The Blonde Abroad in 2012 as a platform for women to obtain the courage to explore and travel the world. The blog has everything you need to be equipped for solo travel or traveling with a companion or in a group. She also offers packing guides with some much-needed photography tips (most likely why they call her Kiki).
On her blog she explores every country she has been and she says her 70+ country experiences have made her one of the top authorities when it comes to solo female traveling in the world. The blog is filled with useful tips and giveaways that you can get when you join her newsletter.
Check out her blog to get the down-low on fashion, baggage and everything travel related.
Amanda started her career as a journalist and today she is now an award-winning travel blogger. She is on a mission to see as much of the world as possible in order to show the people that traveling need not only be an activity for the rich and those with means.
She visits country after country and covers all of the activities and sites you can see in her blog. The blog is well written because of her journalistic background. She also covers various tips and tricks which you can employ on your travels. The blog also features a section solely dedicated to packing and luggage. There is something for every kind of traveler so check it out.
One of the most visited blogs, with over 1 million views per month. Matt is definitely at the top of the game when it comes to blogging and travel writing. New York Times awarded him with the bestselling author award for his “How to travel the world on 50$ a day”. Matt started blogging back in 2008 and has since grown his website into a full-time business that provides travel tips, has its own forum and ells books and runs tours. His business has grown so much that he has a team of 10 people he employs. Besides that Matt also has a media school where he offers four different courses – photography, writing, video, and Travel blogging. Matt is definitely a good example of how to start your own business while traveling the world and maintaining it. His website Nomadic Matt has been featured on major media such as the New York Times, CNN, BBC, Yahoo, The Independent, The Huffington Post, Time, National Geographic and many more.
Kasey Bradley is a self-proclaimed drifter that is why she felt the need to create the website Thedriftercollective. The blog is a powerful and meaningful exploration into the psyche of one of the best travel bloggers in the world.
Traveling has given Kasey the opportunity to further her knowledge and interest in nature, the terrific feeling of setting out for an unknown destination and to embrace other cultures and religions she says. What makes these experiences fit well together is her love for writing and expressing all the wonders she encounters on her drifter escapades.
The blog is, however, not just about travel it takes you on a journey with her love for fashion, wedding inspiration, homemaking and a whole lot more.
Brendan Van Son is a travel photographer and journalist from Rocky Mountain House, Canada. He graduated Political Science and Geography at university in Calgary. After completing college in 2008, he headed to South America to take a job that paid him only $50 a week, but allowed him to travel. He knew upon arriving in South America that he’d never stop travelling, focused on find a way to meld travel into his career. Van Son has been travelling for over five years, and has visited more than 80 countries on six continents. His work has appeared in various publications including, the Guardian, the BBC and National Geographic Traveler. Brendan has a successful website and web page showcasing his work. His website also has a store selling his book and information regarding his upcoming travel photography workshops due to take place in Peru, Iceland, Morocco and Cuba. With experience international tour leading and tour guiding he started running photography workshops and tours on location allowing participants to gain some on the ground experience, build some images for their portfolio, get an insight into the business of travel photography, and also see some amazing places. He has travelled and photographed continents so far (Australia excluded) and has no intention on settling down. He posts daily videos on his youtube chanell (at least five a week)
LatinFlyer is a blog by Mark Chesnut, an American who is very passionate about Latin America. Weekly insight into Latin America travels and experiences from Mexico – US border to the very tip of South America. LatinFlyer is focused solely on Latin America, offering content for a diverse range of interests like luxury getaways, reliable business hotels or simply a backpacking adventure. LatinFlyer is not about extensive travel guides, but rather classic favorites as well as a what`s hot, what`s new and unknown. Wide range of topics was covered, from culture, to travel, to entertainment. Mark doesn`t only share his own experiences but cooperates with other experienced journalists and travel bloggers to always bring fresh inspiring stories of the region.
Matt Long is not a backpacker, nor has he sold left everything he owned and sold it in order to explore the world. He does own a house, lives in the suburbs and even has two dogs. Matt says he is just a normal person that has learned how to get the most out of travel experience making traveling his profession. His blog “Landloopers” reflects things he has seen and learned, and a place to find answers on your travel questions. The idea behind the blog is to make travel more fun and accessible for everyone by providing info on how to experience the best world has to offer, keeping in mind that most people don`t have a lot of vacation days at their disposal so they need to get the most out of their “time off”. Like many other others, Matt had a “soulless” job and desperately needed a “creative outlet”, so he turned his true love – traveling into a profession. In his own words, starting a travel blog site was easy, but keeping it going was a hard part, hoverer features in the world`s top media say he is doing a good job.
Wandering Earl is a travel blog made by Derek Earl Baron who has been traveling, living, working, and volunteering abroad since 1999. His blog is a retrospective of his travels and experiences he acquired wondering the world. Originally from Boston area – USA, he took a three month trip after graduation to SE Asia, a trip that changed his life and convinced him to pursue a life of indefinite travel. In addition to his travel blog he had also written two eBooks, “How to live a life of travel” and “How to work on a cruise ship”. Derek has never stopped traveling since 1999, he visited over 100 countries on 6 continents, in which he worked, lived, travelled and even had been kidnaped in Bangladesh for three days. Back in 2012, he started a small tour-group company – Wandering Earl Tours. The main point of his blog is to share his own experience to prove that long-term travel doesn`t just have to be some crazy fantasy but rather a realistic lifestyle option.
Stephen Gollan is a Canadian adventurer and traveler, who dedicated his life in discovering the remaining "magic" in the world. He tends to travel to more isolated places, not too "touristy" with unspoiled nature and more preserved, traditional way of life. His travels have taken him from steps of Central Asia to Sahara desert, to jungles of Kongo. When asked how he funds his trips, Stephan admits that this way of life is not easy, in fact, it’s quite hard and demands lots of “giving away”. While working as a lifeguard back home in Canada he saved all the money he earned for the trips. He was lucky enough to get a job at some of the destinations he visited, like being a diving instructor in Thailand, English teacher in Lybia and so on. He has been living this lifestyle for 8 years and has no intention of stopping as there are still many places to explore and experience. Intention of his blog is to encourage other people to travel and share some tips and advice for travelling on a tight budget.
Brendan van Son is a travel photographer and journalist from Rocky Mountain House, Canada. He graduated in Political Science and Geography at university in Calgary. After completing college in 2008, he headed to South America to take a job that paid him only $50 a week but allowed him to travel. He knew upon arriving in South America that he’d never stop travelling, focused on finding a way to meld travel into his career. Van Son has been travelling for over five years and has visited more than 80 countries on six continents. His work has appeared in various publications including, the Guardian, the BBC, and National Geographic Traveler. Brendan has a successful website and web page showcasing his work. His website also has a store selling his book and information regarding his upcoming travel photography workshops due to take place in Peru, Iceland, Morocco, and Cuba. With experience international tour leading and tour guiding he started running photography workshops and tours on location allowing participants to gain some on the ground experience, build some images for their portfolio, get an insight into the business of travel photography, and also see some amazing places. He has traveled and photographed continents so far (Australia excluded) and has no intention of settling down. He posts daily videos on his youtube channel (at least five a week)
The Adventure blog was created by Brendan van Son a Canadian who left the conventional way of living for something only a few people get to experience. He has been living this nomadic existence for well over 9 years now. On his journeys, he has visited over 100 countries and has lived in most of them.
He lives for photography and this is well known in the photography community as he has been featured in major publications like The Toronto Star, The Guardian, BBC, Nat Geo, and the Traveler just to mention a few.
He also works with industry giants like SanDisk, Canyon, Marriot, and Axe among others. You can also catch him on his YouTube channel where he vlogs about 5 times a week.
Take a look at his blog to experience the world through his lens and find out what equipment he uses to capture all his special moments.
Dan loves to explore and meet new people his travels have taken him all over the world. Between 2014-2018 he was on the road 1467 days. He was in the restaurant business before he decided to take on a nomad living style with his camera in hand. He says meeting people and goats are some of the best experiences he has on his travels.
His blog takes you to the places he has visited and offers a lot of insight into the different countries he has been. He is currently in Portugal living it up on the sunny beaches. Check out his latest blog to see where he goes next.
A true adventurer at heart, Becki Enright started the Borders of Adventure blog around six years ago. At the age of 24 years old she took her first solo trip to Vietnam and in so doing set her trajectory to a life-long passion of travel writing. She believes in discovering, uncovering places of great change, deeper culture, and wider meaning. This is particularly the reason why she got the accolade for Blogger of the year award from the British Travel Press.
Her blog has a unique voice that tells people the story of the destination or country that far outreaches anything you would superficially gain from just going the normal tourist route. Her goal is to change misperceptions and to shed light on misunderstood regions and countries.
If you crave a more in-depth blog that speaks to the soul of the destination you are going to than Borders of Adventure will have you intrigue as Becki Enright takes you on a journey worth exploring.
Richelle Gamlam is 27-year-old Seattle girl, who spent her junior year of college studying in China, Beijing, and Xi`an. With nothing, in particular, holding her back in Seattle she decided to embark on an adventure and move to China. Finding a job as an English teacher in rural China proved an easy task and Richelle very quickly accommodated. She knew she wasn’t going home to Seattle any time soon so she decided to start a blog and share her China adventures with the world. She went from a girl who was afraid to stay in Seoul`s hostel to solo female backpacker of Southeast Asia. Her blog originally started as way to stay in touch with her friends and family back home and share the experience with other people who were interested in learning more about China. Blog slowly turned into a career, and she tends to show how traveling and living in Asia today is more achievable than ever. Over 200 000 followers on social networks speak enough of her success.
Marcello Arrambide is a day trader that runs Wandering trader blog. It is a travel blog that deals with subjects of travel, destinations and location-independent life. As early as 2009 Marcello has lived in 12 countries across five continents and visited over 110 countries in total. Besides travel writing, he also runs Day Trading Academy where he trains others how to work in the stock market for several hours a day. Features in the world’s top media speak of his success. Wandering Trader and Day Trading Academy have been featured by CNN, USA Today, Business Insider, BBC, etc. Wandering trader is certainly one the most unique travel sites out there. It shows an interesting perspective of a digital nomad who combined living by day trading around the world and even teaching others how to do it. Wandering Trader get over 300 000 visits monthly.
Quirky travel is a travel blog by Scott Shetler. This Seattle enthusiast travels the world and describes his adventures, cultural experiences, seeks off the beaten path treasures and unique attractions. The aim of the blog is to bring photos and stories of the places he visits and show how traveling doesn`t have to be expensive. It is very easy to go anywhere in the world on an average size budget, Scott claims. With a journalism background, it wasn`t hard for him to create his own travel blog and deliver amazing stories and photos. The topic that dominates his blog includes a wide range of subjects besides mere traveling, for example, hiking, wildlife, LGBT, history are just a few to name. The core of his travels has been Canada, US, Mexico and a bit of Caribbean, with Africa next on the bucket list.
Man On The Lam is a peculiar blog by Raymond Walsh. It became a success with a large number of followers in a short period. Interesting storytelling and strange adventures made his blog one of the top 100 Travel Blogs in the world. Mere layout and design of his blog are truly unique, with late 19th century motives and a gentleman’s perspective. Raymond also got sick of corporate life and decided there is more to life than an office. Man On The Lam is a combination of escape and escapism, while the entire blog design resembles a 19th-century newspaper. He defiantly wanted to outstand from other travel blogs and stroked to make his blog as different as possible. Dropdown menus named “The Yard describe experiences, “Peculiarities” are strange things he found while traveling, “Canteen” section is for food and drink, etc. Through his blog, Raymond tends to provide an amusing look at traveling, which he combines with useful advice.
Mid. 40 adventurer and digital nomad from New York City. She quit her corporate IT job in 2006 with the intention to take a simple career break. She traveled to 23 countries and discover the world is outside office walls. She sold all her possession and settled in Vietnam for a year dedicated to keep on traveling. To make money she taught ESL, sold photography, and started really working at building blogging and writing presence, including launching her other career break travel website, Meet Plan Go! Since leaving Vietnam in 2009, she has stayed on the road and has built up the Ottsworld travel blog, built a freelance writing/photography career, did public speaking, consult/participate on social media marketing campaigns. She continues to wander the world solo without a home – no kids, husband or boyfriend as tit would slow her down she says. Cherry still has spent nearly a decade living out of a suitcase and experiencing the world through housesitting, volunteering writing assignments, and anything else that sounds exciting and comes with a bed. Because she is a writer and seen as a travel influencer, about 65% of her travel is sponsored/comped.
Liz Carlson is an award-winning photographer and writer who started a blog – The Young Adventurer back in 2010. Two hundred and fifty thousand followers on social networks and half a million clicks monthly on her blog, tell how successful she has become. For eight years now Liz has been traveling the world, visiting over 50 countries. Her travels have been featured on BBC Travel, The New York Times, Buzz feed, Forbes, etc. Liz is very passionate for traveling and she managed to turn in it into a carrier, so good that she earns easily six figures. Her motto for success is “you`re not going to get anywhere doing what everyone else is doing”, instead of doing the exact opposite. Lizz often tends conferences where she gives public speeches, always pointing out that in order to be successful you need to be different, original.
Alex in Wanderland is a travel blog by Alexandra Baackes. This New York native has a passion for photography, design, scuba diving, and squealing over small animals. Her blog is a somewhat different era of blogging. You won’t find posts like “top ten” lists on her blog but rather a journal-style post. Raw and real to make the reader truly connect with the content. On her journey, she`s been through a lot, fell in love, been heartbroken, tried a variety of jobs, faced fears, all of which she transferred to her blog. Through her adventures, she has rediscovered solo travel and uncovered some of the best scuba diving spots. Her passion for traveling and a prolific writing style have turned Alex in one of the top-rated travel writers.
The Professional Hobo blog was created by Nora Dunn who traveled full time for well over 12 years. She has traveled to over 55+ countries and she plans to expand the list in the near future. Her blog focusses on how to make traveling more budget-friendly.
She literally sold everything she owned in 2006 to embrace her life long dream of traveling and exploring the world. She is a former financial planner and this is why she has gotten the best of both worlds mixing the financial wisdom she obtained with her traveling missions.
She also says that there was a lot of learning curves and fun moments which she showcases on her blog. The blog is ideal if you are scared of taking that initial step to the professional hobo lifestyle.
Whatever your reason may be the blog is certain to entertain and leave you with much needed financial tips that will be invaluable in your travels.
The Culture Map blog is the brainchild of Shing that resides in the United Kingdom. The blog was created in 2012 as a fun hobby and later became something Shing would cherish and grow. She has an Irish mother and a Chinese father which makes for an interesting person as she would say.
She has traveled to over 50 countries exploring the best places and cuisines on offer. However, there is a twist, Shing stays away from major attractions and only focus on the lesser-known gems that people mostly overlook. Her favorite spots to travel are Scandanavia and the Arctic although it is cold the scenery and epic pristine beauty makes it all worth it.
Alex grew up in Albany, New York and in her later years studied and work in Brooklyn for 4 years. Her mindset changed in those years and she wanted something unconventional and she followed this yearning in her heart. She has been traveling for three years now and finds this experience the best in her whole life. Although she does not have an alternative plan for when she stops traveling she believes the adrenaline rush of traveling alone is all worth it.
She fulfills her dreams by traveling and blogging about it, she is also a photographer who dabbles in design and scuba diving. Check out her blog to see what the journey has been like for her.
The blog David's Been Here is the brainchild of David Hoffman and he has covered 74 countries and over 1109 cities a really impressive feat for any individual. David was born in Miami, Florida and has parents from both Hungarian and Italian descent. The diverse nature of his roots fueled his curiosity of other countries and instilled an exploratory sense within himself.
The blog is a goldmine full of insight and tips for travelers willing to take the plunge into the unknown. He has been named one of the top 10 best Travel Videographers by the USA and Top 10 video travel sites. The blog takes you around the world in a fantastic fashion. Visit the blog to grab your taste of where David has been.
VelvetEscape is a luxury travel blog by Keith Jenkins. After 10 years of working in the banking sector, Keith decided to change his life and make a turnover from corporate jobs, to become a travel blogger and social media advocate. He has been doing for 10 years, in which he has traveled over 80 countries on 6 continents. His travels are described in his blog and he also exhibits photos on The Happy Explorer, a photoblog. He often gives public speeches at various conferences and offers consultancy in social media and various marketing, and general tourism and travel blogging. Through his “iambassador” brand he provides consultancy services to various clients such as “Canadian Tourism Commission”, “Jordan Tourism Board”, “South African Tourism”, “German National Tourism Board” etc. When asked what makes his blog different from a million others just like it, he says that a compelling story helps to distinguish you from the rest.
Johnny Blair, a thirty-something Northern Irish, blogger, and a hardcore backpacker. With 80 countries visited on all 7 continents, Johnny has lots of stories to tell. He started his epic adventure a decade ago, with the aim to leave everything behind and explore the world. He started his blog Don`t Stop Living, a personal lifestyle blog and developed it into an online resource to help other travelers. Today blog can be seen as a guide to over 80 countries he has experienced firsthand. Johnny is always on the move, traveling to all corners of the earth always trying to find unusual destinations and remote places to explore. His travels have led him from luxury to backpacker lifestyle, from fancy spa resort in Andora to the frozen landscape on Antarctica in a tent. Johnny’s adventure has caught the eye of the media as well, his blog was featured on BBC, Wanderlust, Belfast telegraph, etc.
One step 4ward is a blog made by Johnny Ward. Johnny has an interesting success story. Growing up in Ireland he was quite poor his entire life. That is until he started his travel blog, now he works 10 – 20 hours a week, from anywhere on the planet and he is on a full-time journey to visit every single country in the world, all 193 of them. Johnny went from being a poor English teacher in Chiang Mai to earning over $1million from his blog. Johnny Ward truly is one of the biggest in the blogging business. In his blog, Johnny not only shares his travel experiences but also advice and his life story how he made it with blogging. Johnny`s story is a story of inspiration, success doesn`t come overnight and a great deal of determination is required, however it very much achievable, and Johnny`s story proves that.
The blog That Backpacker was started by Aubrey while she was still in university. However, while in university she would use every break, Christmas break, reading week and summer holiday to go on travels and experience the world. She then went to South Korea where she did a one year teach English in Korea program. This set her up to become a professional travel blogger and she hasn't looked back once.
The blog is aimed at giving the readers insight to travel blogging and what experiences you can have in the various destinations. She also tries to keep the blog centered on learning and providing info for fellow travelers who are still new to the traveling scene.
The Bucket List Journey was created by Annette a puppy, fuzzy socks and red wine lover. She embraces the concept of going through your bucket list while you still have the time. This attitude has led Annette all around the world doing one amazing thing after another in countries people only dream of visiting.
She is also an author with a book Bucket List Adventures and co-owns a restaurant named Sugo-Trattoria. Her blog focuses on her travels and her journey as she scratches things off her bucket list. She gives valuable tips, advice, and inspiration to take on their own bucket list.
Take the plunge and visit her blog to get started knocking off of items from that rusty list of yours.
Josh McNair is the founder behind “California Through My Lens” travel blog focused on California`s attractions, natural and manmade. He runs the blog together with his wife as they both share a love for the outdoors and photography. The aim was to create a site in order to document their adventures and encourage other people to do the same. Photography plays an important part in his life so the blog is a way of documenting it and presenting it to wide auditorium. They started documenting their surroundings (California) to get other people to explore California`s beauties and show all that is out there. His work has been featured in Los Angeles Times, Good Morning America, ABC News and many more.
California is full of personality, trendy spots and the climate is just right for any traveler to explore the city. This is why Josh decided to start his blog 'California Through My Lens' 5 years ago and it has been a major success. He shares the blog with his wife and they have been mentioned or talked about in places like the LA Times and Goodmorning America.
Josh is an avid photographer and likes adventure so you will also see him with his camera in hand capturing the magic moments in the city. The blog will give you an extensive guide to all there is to do in California and then some. Check out the blog for your next destination in California.
Global Gallivanting is travel lifestyle and adventure blog by Anna Phipps. Anna decided to quit her UK job back in 2012 and has been traveling ever since. She is currently located in Goa India, but her travels have taken her all across South East Asia, Australia, and Europe. She travels independently and on a budget for six years in a row, earning her income along the way as a travel writer, blogger, and digital marketing consultant. She started her blog, Global Gallivanting to help and inspire others to make full time travel their lifestyle and share her tips and advice on the countries she visited. Her blog became very popular in India so much that it became “go-to” site for inspiration and practical tips about traveling in India, from a “Western” perspective. Anna has created quite a business from her travel lifestyle, cooperating with some fancy names like the Lonely Planet, Viator, Holiday scout, various tourist boards of SE Asia and India, etc. With over 64 thousand followers on social media, this young enthusiast is set to explore the world.
Beth Leung is a professional travel blogger and “Asia expert”. Working as a photographer, writer, social influencer, graphic designer and consultant, however – location independent. Travels in Translation is a travel blog started in 2012 as a simple Tumblr site featuring Beth`s attending university in Japan. Since then it has grown into one of the more influential blogs on the internet showcasing Beth`s travel stories around Asia and her state of the art photography. Her blog certainly caught the public eye as she is often featured in media; National Geographic, Yahoo Travel, Travel channel, Trivago are just a few to mention, and social media reach is measured in several thousand followers.
Rocky Travel is an award-winning travel blog by Michaela Fantinel. Travel addict and enthusiast that above else likes to travel solo and explore. She started in her early 20s, as a student and has kept on traveling for the next 30 years. Her travels are mostly based in Europe and Australia, and the cores are cultural city breaks, road-tripping, and adventure travel. Rocky Travel is all about sharing guides and stories of the adventurous solo female traveler. There are many advice blogs on how to make trip planning more straightforward. Michaela has crossed every corner of Australia and published a book in 2014 called “Australia tip itinerary book”. Numerous mini-guides of Australia can be found on her blog and it is safe to say she might know the country`s every corner.
Rice Potato was created founded by Chris and Etty. Chris was born in the Netherland and Etty is from Taiwan, they both bring different personalities to the blog is that is why it works so perfectly. They started the blog as a result of only seeing boring and singular related blogs about Bangkok. They wanted to create something different that does not explore only usually spots but go deeper because the modern traveler demands a sophisticated experience.
The blog looks at Bangkok from their eyes taking you into a world filled with deserted parks, kooky restaurants in China Town and 80-year-old breakfast shops. They have curator an itinerary that is unconventional and will leave you with a great experience you will never forget.
Micky Weis arbejder som leder af Online Sales & Marketing Firtal Web ApS.
Micky er uddannet ved Aarhus Business College. Micky har erfaring inden for online marketing, sociale medier, SEO m.fl. og har i en lang årrække arbejdet som ansvarlig for markedsføringen i virksomheder, og har hjulpet med planlægningen af strategier for virksomhedernes online aktivitet.
På Mickys blog deler Micky sine råd til succes på de sociale medier og content marketing. Indlæggene er oftest lange og fyldte med gode råd i forhold til virksomheder og personers ageren online.
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Divein is a scuba blog written and driven by two brothers, Nicolai and Torben. All the info you’ll find there is written with the greatest passion and love for the ocean and the sport. Once you visit the site, you can feel their passion for diving and traveling. They stared back in 2012 while on a holiday in Bali where and since then they've traveled all over the world and written about their destination and experiences. On Divein you can read great guides about dive gear, dive destinations, trip reports and ocean environment which they focus a lot on
Divein is a scuba blog written and driven by two brothers, Nicolai and Torben. All the info you’ll find there is written with the greatest passion and love for the ocean and the sport. Once you visit the site, you can feel their passion for diving and traveling. They stared back in 2012 while on a holiday in Bali where and since then they've traveled all over the world and written about their destination and experiences. On Divein you can read great guides about dive gear, dive destinations, trip reports and ocean environment which they focus a lot on
The Gaijin Crew blog was created by Jamie Cambell as a way to bring all of the experience and knowledge he has gained in his countless travels together in one coherent spot. The blog delivers expert advice on budget-friendly travels, minimalist travel and creating a community of flamboyant travelers not just as a vacation option but as a lifestyle choice.
The blog takes out all the redundant and irrelevant information that you normally get out of travel sites and introduces you to a lifestyle/philosophy that is unique to the Gaijin Crew blog.
He eliminates three myths that many people take as truths when it comes to traveling.
You have to be rich to travel
The amount of luggage or bags as paramount in your journey
You can only travel occasionally
Check out his blog to find out why these myths were created to stop you from enjoying the best experiences of your life.
Sabrina started her journey in the Czech Republic, it was only when she was 13 that her traveling escapades begun. After that, she moved to Vienna in Austria where she gained her American accent that people have come accustomed to from her YouTube videos; she blames binge-watching 'Mean Girls & The Office.
Her blog 'Girl vs Globe' was created on the 7th of January, 2014 while she was working in Russia. The blog is centered around travel and empowering women to take action in their life and take some risk. Sabrina also has a love for food and you get her favorite recipes from her visits on her blog.
She has a huge following on her online community with over 6.500 like-minded women and she encourages everyone to join.
Backpacking Matt is an adventure blog featuring Matt Kyhnn an American that found his happiness in New Zealand. With his blog, Matt aims to offer specific travel advice, stories of adventure, exploration, travel reviews of a specific destination. The core of his blog is New Zealand with practical advice on backpacking and mountain climbing. It all started with a trip to Europe after graduation and realizing he is more of an outdoor adventure type, rather than office guy. Through his blog, Matt gives tips on how to travel the world and shows an alternative, unconventional lifestyle. In addition to his blog, Matt also runs travel planning and booking website - Planit NZ.
Hugo and Christina are a young couple on a quest to travel and explore the best cultural and natural destinations in the world. Although they are not a full-time digital nomads (they have a home in London, UK) they do travel a lot and share their experiences on their travel blog. Over the past few years, they have been to over 20 countries, collecting plenty of memories and new ideas for the future. In their own words traveling and exploring new places is a natural thing for them and what they most enjoy doing. Their travels are focused on the outdoors and nature always searching for a unique heritage and cultural experiences. Their articles showcase their personal view of the destinations they visited with the goal to share the knowledge they acquired from traveling. Their blog has been featured many times in the press like The New York Times, Lonely Planet, Geeky Explorer, Tripper and they have received multiple awards for their work like Top 100 blogs 2015, List of top 2300 travel blogs on the internet, Top 1000+ travel blogs, etc.
Jiyeon Kim from Seoul, South Korea and expat and travel blogger who has been on the move since 2011. She left her job as a mechanical engineer and embarked on a journey of adventure and discovery. From Northern lights to skiing in Namibia`s desert, June has set to explore all corners of the Earth. And share her travel stories. She became quite an entrepreneur earning her income from several different channels. RunawayJuno is her blog and starting point, she does various Social media consulting and training, she is an Outreach specialist, brand ambassador, and influencer and does affiliate sales. In recent years she has founded a tour company Unquote travel with two more partners. Together all three of them had visited over 95 countries in 15 years, which gave them a good insight into the tourism industry. The aim behind the company was to help other travelers to experience the world through well-designed itineraries, insightful tour leaders and meaningful encounters with the locals.
Ambot – ah, an award winning blog by Marcos Caratao. A pragmatic Philippino, who turned back from established office career and decided to explore instead. His focus is mainly on Southeast Asia, and his chronicles of adventures are very detail. Ambot – ah is a personal blog showcasing adventures of Marcos, his lifestyle and photography. Besides the blog, Marcos has several other projects. Detourista.com is a travel site, with his personal travel journals, photo galleries, and guides to various destinations in Philippines and SE Asia. The aim was to create a platform for travel discovery and sharing experiences and travel advice for people searching new adventures and places to discover. MarcosDeourist.com is another site where Marcos features location-independent lifestyle as a traveler, photographer and blogger. Marcos received several awards for being one the most influential Asian travel bloggers, one of the most significant being the one from his home country – Philippine blog awards for being the best travel blog.
Amtekker is travel blog created by Brett Rounsaville. The guiding idea for the blog was to finally start doing things from the bucket list. He has set for himself a target of 50 things to do across his home country – USA, and share his adventures on his blog. Brett had quit his job as a designer for Disney California and decided to commit o filling up his bucket list goals and share them with the world in a funny nice way. This whole adventure started back in 2008, he even has an iTunes podcast and each of his videos gets between 3000 to 5000 views. Some of his adventures include tubing down the river, learning survival skills, enter a hot dog eating contest, touch a sloth, etc. His adventures are even featured on some of the large media houses like “ABC News” and “Good Morning America”.
Stuckincustoms is an adventure and photography blog by Trey Ratcliff. He tends to capture HD images from the most beautiful corners of the Earth as well as people and events. Photos of people from the Burning Man festival tend to tell a story of a frenzy captured at the moment. Trey is a Dallas Texan who moved to New Zealand and lives there today. He graduated in Computer Science and Math, a field in which he stayed until the mid-'30s until finally giving in to his "creative" side. He got a digital camera and started a blog publishing one photo per day- a job he`s been doing for 10 years now. He expanded the blog to social media where he has over 16 million followers. He also does lots of public speeches, TV interviews. One of his greatest achievements is an HDR photo at the Smithsonian. He does a lot of Photo Walks around the walk and that is his greatest passion. Over the past few years, Trey started to partner with some companies, his collaboration with Peak Design on Kickstarter in designing bags made over $13 million. His business today employs 10 people, some part-time and some full time.
Ironwulf En Route is one of the more influential Asian travel blogs. Ferdinand Decena is the man behind it and he established his blog back in 2003. Since then his blog grew into a premier resource and inspiration for traveling in the Philippines, Southeast Asia and much more. Ferdinand is a Philippino, who worked first as an art director and decided to become a full-time freelance photographer. Ironwulf features his travels across Cambodia, China, Laos, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. His work has been covered by lots of media such as Singapore airlines Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific`s Smile, Oceana Philippines, etc. His storytelling through photography is quite unique and his picture of a monk above the clouds in Emeishan, China won first place in TNT magazine Annual International Travel Writing and Photography Awards in 2009. This intrepid traveler doesn`t mean to stop any time soon, he is on a constant search to find new and off the beaten paths, destinations to share with the world.
Will Tang is a former electrical engineer, who turned business consultant, who turned full-time blogger. He is the man behind “Going to awesome places” blog. Through his blog, Will delivers honest and genuine stories from his travels in order to give the reader toll and guidance to have that same if not better experience. Will`s story began with a consultant job after graduating from high school. Even though the job was fine something was missing. It was the sense of an adventure that was boiling inside. Little by little he decided it was time for a change and in 2012 he quit his job, packed his things and left for Asia. He had little knowledge of what he was doing but he was just blogging about his experiences day by day as writing a diary. His lifestyle stories began to attract more and more attention and the number of clicks grew. From those humble begging’s to present day he slowly built up his site, social media, brand, readership, etc.
Former graphic designer from Boston, now a hipster travel blogger Adam Groffman. After quitting his job as a book designer in Boston he went on a trip to Iceland and it changed his life. He decided to continue the adventure life of traveling but from a perspective of a gay hipster travel blogger. He moved from Boston to Berlin – a city he chose as a home base and from where he discovered the world. Travels of Adam is a men`s lifestyle blog that is focused on stylish travel and LGBTQ places around the world. It features hipster city guides, travel tips, hotel reviews, gay travel stories and photo essays from various destinations. The success of his blog can be observed trough features in media like Vanity Fair, Metro, Traveller and various tourist boards of SE Asia.
A travel blog that doesn`t take itself too seriously. A rather brave way to describe your blog, but Anthony Bianco claims his blog is about funny traveling, nothing serious. You won’t find up to date travel information here, because for Anthony travel was always meant to be fun and not just shirtless and bikini pics. The Travel Tart is about offbeat tales of a travel addict that tends to attract the global readership across a wide demographic who are interested in travel destinations and experiences around the world, like budget tips, luxury, offbeat and adventure travel. Essentially Anthony writes about funny, offbeat and downright strange aspects of world travel today. He discovered a travel passion when he first visited a war zone in Kosovo, on a business trip. Since then he has traveled in over 50 countries across six continents. The success of his blog can be measured by some of the top-notch partners he works with like Visit Britain, Tourism South Africa, Trip Advisor, Qantas, and Emirates.
Chris Gullebeau writes books, travels and runs a blog called “The art of non-conformity (AONC)”. Over the past 10 years, he claims to have visited every country in the world. Through his blog, Chris aims to “share a story of how to change the world by achieving personal goals while helping others at the same time”. He focuses on three core areas – Life, Wok, and Travel. Life section refers to writing about personal development and life planning, showcasing that one does not have to live life in the way others expect. Work refers to entrepreneurship and other kinds of unconventional work, with key message that work should be both fun and meaningful. Finally, travel comes down to traveling and adventure with his tips and advice from countries he had visited. He has written several other pieces - Unconventional guides, The 100$ Startup, Do what you love, create a new future, The Happiness of Pursuit, Born for this. Chris also has a daily podcast “Side Hustle School” which is downloaded more than 2 million times a month.
Jimmy Nelson started working as a photographer in 1987. After 10 years at a Jesuit boarding school, he set off to explore Tibet on foot (1985). After a year his visual diary, featuring revealing images of a previously inaccessible Tibet, was published. Soon after (1987) he covered a variety of culturally themes from the Russian involvement in Afghanistan, strife between India and Pakistan in Kashmir to the beginning of the war in former Yugoslavia. In early 1994 he and his wife produced “Literary Portraits of China”. The book was the result of a forty-month project that took them to all the hidden corners of the newly opening People’s Republic. The images were exhibited in the People’s Palace on Tiananmen Square, Beijing, and then followed by a successful worldwide tour. In 2010 he began his iconic artistic document that became “Before They Pass Away”. After visiting 35 chosen Indigenous communities, part 1 was published to International acclaim at the beginning of 2014 and received many awards. Today Jimmy is still traveling and photographing to produce part 2 of the project. He is exhibiting at International Museums, shows his work at the world’s leading Photographic Art galleries, speaking at international conferences and launched the Jimmy Nelson Foundation in October 2016.
Sankara Subramanian, the founder of ‘Be On The Road’ travel blog, is your regular middle class Indian who has made ‘An Active Travel Lifestyle’ as his full-time career and life. Eight years back, this 34-year-old Tam-Brahm from Bangalore chose to live his dream of experiencing the world in his own slow way. And there has been no looking back since. Be On The Road is all about his experiences from all around the planet and a lot of tips, ideas, and recommendations for all those people who wish to live their travel dream and create their own story. This travel blog talks about pushing your limits either in the world of travel or in life per se, surviving as a global vegetarian traveler, seeing the world through the local’s eyes by immersing oneself wholeheartedly into the local culture, doing our bit to make the world a better place through community service, learning through the school of traveling, exploring the so-called tough destinations and getting to understand ourselves better through those multi-month life-changing journeys.
Nomad Revelations is an adventure travel blog by Joao Leitao. This 30 – something-year-old Portuguese with a degree in Visual Arts likes to call himself “curious”. Joao`s blog represents a retrospective of 20 years of travel experiences, exotic narratives and adventure chronicles to inspire people to travel and share experience. Absorbing new experiences, encounters, architecture, religion, languages, music and many more. Over the past 20 years, Joao had visited over 20 countries worldwide and shared his experiences and travel tips on his blog. Joaoleitao.com receives more 8 million page views per year and his success is measured also by the publicity in the relevant press like Daily Mail, Lonely Planet, RBATV, Publico, Amazonas, Momondo, eDreams, etc. His support runs even higher from social media followers numbered nearly a million.
Once Upon a Saga is a travel blog from Danish adventurer and traveler Torbjorn C. Pedersen. Thor (as he prefers to be called) is on a mission to visit every country in the world without flying. Why not fly? Simply, to make the journey more interesting and fun. Thor persists to visit all the countries in the world using only ground transportation like trains, buses, boats, and his own two legs. The main purpose of his blog is to promote and share stories from each country to counteract the negative images as presented in media for each country. To fund this enormous project Thor has prepared well in sponsorships, personal funding, crowdfunding and cooperation with the Danish Red Cross. When asked about the purpose of the project, Thor has more than one. Firstly it’s “to do what no one has done before”. Secondly, he will be presenting the Danish Red Cross as a goodwill ambassador, promoting them worldwide. Finally, it’s the sense of adventure and exploration that drives him. Torbjorn`s work is publicly covered by large media houses like BBC, National Geographic, Forbes, Al Jazeera, RTE, Lonely Planet, Vice, etc. and a number of social media followers are measured in several thousands of them.
Matthew Karsten is a full-time adventure travel blogger and photographer from New Hampshire, USA. He has been living as a digital nomad for the past 8 years and in that time he visited over 50 countries worldwide. Adventure travel for Matt is breaking out of comfort zone and immersing in different cultures. Matt’s blog shows a perspective of breaking your normal life routine and accepting new challenges even though the end result may not be seen, but the point is to go for it and follow your dreams. In his blog, Matt shares his experiences on how to travel the world on a budget, how to earn money while traveling and tends to show the world cultures and the way of life of the locals he had met. Matt is definitely one of the more influential travel bloggers and thousands of followers on social networks prove that.
The Migrationology website was created by Philip Weiss. After a few trips exploring South America, he just needed to tell the world about his experiences. He brings out the beauty of his travels through the food he encounters on his journeys. He and his wife are based in Bangkok and they frequently travel to places where he explores different cuisines. Along with the different food, you will also get the chance of viewing various e-books and apparel that Philip sells on the site to cover travel expenses. You can also check out his YouTube food videos that capture the atmosphere of every place he visits. He has also amassed almost 1million Instagram followers and is set to reach that mark very soon.