If you are looking for inspiration for your next trip, either in the United States or abroad, finding the top travel blogs can often give you great ideas no matter what your budget is. The only problem is there are so many travel blogs on the Internet it’s hard to know where to begin. Luckily, there is a little something for everyone, whether you are a budget backpacker, a woman traveling solo, an adventurer, traveling with a family, or an older traveler. Here are some of the best blogs to inspire your next trip and give you tips to travel better no matter your style.
The blog Nomadic Matt is for the budget traveler. The focus is on how to save money on your travel all over the world, and it’s been online since 2006. In addition to how to find cheaper flights and affordable places to eat and sleep, you can also find tips on how to pack efficiently, plan a trip, or even avoid a travel scam.
This adventure travel blog is from Anna Karsten who writes on Anna Everywhere not only about her trips, but also about expat life, having lived in 8 countries in recent years. She gives tips about specific destinations, writes about the ethical aspects of travel, and gives aspiring travel bloggers insight into how to get started. And like other travel bloggers, she maintains a strong presence on Instagram and gives tips about how to up your travel photography game.
Notes from the Road
Do you like gorgeous photography and unconventional travel writing? Notes from the Road covers destinations all over the world using long-form writing and photos. Ride along with blogger and photographer Erik Gauger and you will be rewarded with his experimental travel writing that goes deeper than many other blogs in this category.
Follow a family of four as they travel and get tips on your next trip. Y Travel is a sort of hybrid blog with useful information as well as moneysaving tips and travel destinations by style. There is also a blog where you can follow the Makepeace family’s travels. They have been road tripping across the US since 2017, so if you are looking for inspiration on where to go on an American road trip, there is plenty of inspiration to be found. In the video below from their YouTube page, you can get tips for road tripping with kids.
Expert Vagabond is another photography-focused blog where you can follow the adventures of Matthew Karsten. He gives tips not only on how to save money and find interesting travel destinations, but also how to take better photos. The destinations are a mix of hiking and camping on glaciers and city visits and the blog even has a section on nomadic living. His Instagram is worth following both for the photography and because it shows where he is currently traveling.
The Blonde Abroad
Branded as a “solo female travel blog”, on The Blonde Abroad you get the experience of worldwide travel from a woman’s perspective. You can search on the blog by destination, see bucket list experiences, find information on all-female tours, and get tips on packing and photography. Just by looking at the website you can see the influence of blogger Kiersten “Kiki” Rich’s home state of California.
The Bucket List Family
Take in the adventures of this photogenic family of five through their blog and very active social media accounts. The call themselves “family travel journalists” and each of the three children has their own presence on the blog and on social media. They now call Hawaii home, but continue to travel and document every moment online. You can search through their far-flung destinations on The Bucket List Family blog and even join the Friends Club for travel deals and webcast videos. If you like eye-catching photos and a constant stream of social media content, this is the travel blog for you. Below is a video of one of the kids free diving in Belize.
My Itchy Travel Feet
While many travel blogs are written by younger people, this one comes from a pair of Baby Boomers. Donna L. Hull writes the posts and her husband Alan Hull takes the pictures of their travel adventures both in the US and abroad. Some of their posts on My Itchy Travel Feet are focused on travel tips for older travelers, while others offer general information that anyone can use. They offer a guide on “Boomer Travel Gear”, a newsletter, and travel tips by destination or themed trips.
Green Global Travel
This adventure travel blog is focused on ecotourism. Couple Bret Love and Mary Gabbett have been blogging on Green Global Travel since 2010 with a focus on nature, wildlife and indigenous cultures. That doesn’t mean they only go to isolated places, but also cities with history to discover. If you are looking about information about how to travel and live in an environmentally conscious way, there is a lot of information on those topics. But you can also simply find information on wildlife or national parks.