As a newbie traveller and a round the world trip planner, I’m pretty into my travel blogs. They’re such a great source of inspiration and information – written from a personal perspective. Let’s face it, the travel supplements in glossy magazine’s are wonderful but unless a hitherto unknown multi-millionaire uncle dies and leaves me a large sum of money, they’re trips out of my league. I like a travel blogger who can tell me how to live it up in Laos for a few dollars, or where the best club is in Kabul.
With that in mind I want to share with you some blogs that will really whet your appetite for world travel.
Best For Inspirational Quotes
GREASE & GLAMOUR
Stylish travel blogger Jenna started travelling after the death of her beloved father, instead of mourning in the traditional way, she got a life size cut-out of her Dad and took him to all the places he never got to see. Her images are dreamy and she’s the master of the inspirational quote. Definitely one to read when you feel a bit lost and need reassurance as to why you’ve chosen the traveller’s life.
Best For Solo Travellers
WORLD OF WANDERLUST
Aussie Brooke Saward started documenting her travels in 2012 on her blog World of Wanderlust and now she has five contributors to the site. It’s a great resource for solo female travellers, Brooke has been there, done that, and has plenty of tips for girls that you’d never even think of. Plus her travel is varied so there’s a mix of luxury and budget meaning no matter how much cash you have you can enjoy the blog.
Best For No Nonsense Advice
VICKY FLIPFLOP TRAVELS
I feel as though I know UK travel writer and blogger Victoria Philpott just through avidly reading her blog – she’s hilarious and I can imagine her to speak exactly as she writes. Vicky reviews everything honestly, the good and the bad and you know her advice is some you can definitely follow. She’s also an authority on festivals and has a super-handy series of blogging tutorials too.
Best For Stunning Imagery
THE WAYFARER DIARIES
UK-based Clare of The Wayfarer Diaries is one of my favourite bloggers, full stop. Her site features some of the most stunning and atmospheric photographs and her style of writing is pure poetry. It’s definitely a blog to have a look at if you want to get to the essence of a place, her photos and words are so evocative that they give you a real sense of the place she’s describing. I particularly love her post on Jaisalmer
Best For High Fashion & Luxury
Aussie blogger Jessica’s blog is pretty envy-inducing, you won’t find any budget travel here. Rather, private jets laid on by Michael Kors, 6 star tropical resorts and a wardrobe that would be unattainable even for a non-travelling lady. Add to that her long, slender Victoria’s Secret model physique and it’s a blog of pure fantasy. Not great for tips or anything useful but it’s very, very nice to look at.
Best For Nepotism… and cheap, stylish travelling!
THE FASHIONABLE BACKPACKER
Well I wrote this list so I’m damn well going to be on it! Self promotion and all that. Seriously, read my blog, as a newbie traveller I hope to give some worthy advice to anybody reading and my previous as a fashion blogger means I know how to do things with style (I hope). Add to that my shoestring budget and this could get interesting!