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38 of the best travel blogs to read now

There are countless travel blogs on the internet, so we've scoured the web to find the very best: travel's most important, informative and entertaining blogs, for different travel interests...

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There's nothing like reading a well put together travel blog - whether you're after specialist advice on a particular type of travel, or simply want to read someone's personal perspective.

Thousands of them exist online (more than we could ever hope to list), but we've chosen 38 of the very best to help you narrow it down.

You can search by subject, or keep scrolling for the full selection:

The best travel blogs for practical advice
The best eco-conscious travel blogs
The best couples' travel blogs
The best travel blogs for solo female travellers
The best travel blogs for post-retirement travel
The best LGBTQ+ travel blogs
The best travel blogs with a mission
The best offbeat travel blogs
The best travel blogs for outdoor adventurers
The best travel blogs for foodies
The best travel photography blogs

Here are the 38 best travel blogs to read and follow right now...

The best travel blogs for great practical advice

Tropical travel essentials (Shutterstock)

Tropical travel essentials (Shutterstock)

1. Fluent In 3 Months

Irishman Benny Lewis sets himself language challenges, and along the way shows how you too can learn another language cheaply and quickly.

Read more over at Fluent In 3 Months

2. Fox Nomad

Anil Polat's tech guide to travel is the go-to blog for up-to-the-minute advice on wireless internet on the road, international SIM cards, and exactly which chargers you should be taking with you.

Read more over at Fox Nomad

3. Tim Leffel's Cheapest Destinations

Travel veteran Tim Leffel tells you how to stretch your travel budget further with tips about destinations, travel deals and travel gear.

Read more over at Cheapest Destinations Blog

The best eco-conscious travel blogs

The joys of sailing (Jamie Furlong/Follow The Boat)

The joys of sailing (Jamie Furlong/Follow The Boat)

4. Global Help Swap

Eco-travellers Karen Sargent and Paul Farrugia believe in enriching travel experiences that respect the destination's culture, landscape and resources. 

Read more over at Global Help Swap

5. Follow The Boat

Wanderlust regular Liz Cleere has created a corner of the web where aspiring sailors can learn about the realities of life on the sea.

Liz, her partner Jamie, and their cat named Millie teamed up to sail all corners of the world, and keep aspiring travellers updated on Follow The Boat.

Read more over at Follow The Boat.com

6. Rail adventures with Matthew Woodward

Matthew is a British rail adventurer who has travelled far enough by train to circumnavigate the world several times. His posts about his rail journeys in every corner of the planet not only capture the romance of travelling by rail but offer practical, hard-to-source advice as well. 

Read more over at Matthew Woodward

The best travel blogs for solo female travellers

(Oneika The Traveller)

(Oneika The Traveller)

7. Journeywoman

Heralded as the premier travel resource for women, Evelyn Hannon's blog tackles everything from packing to travelling safely – with lots of good food in between.

Read more over at Journeywoman

8. Oneika The Traveller

Journalist and TV presenter Oneika is the host of Travel Channel’s One Bag and You’re Out and Big City, Little Budget, and has visited over 115 countries. She champions women who travel, and blogs about the destinations she's visited, her travel style tips and her experiences of travelling as a black person.

Read more at Oneika The Traveller

9. Adventurous Kate

Kate has been travelling full time since 2010 and has made it her mission to show women how they can travel the world on their own – easily, safely, and adventurously. Her enthusiastic posts are guaranteed to leave you inspired.

Read more over at Adventurous Kate

10. Emily Luxton Travels

Emily champions solo female adventure travel, with a particular focus on slower, more meaningful travel, rather than a 'ticking-off' approach.

Read more over at Emily Luxton

11. Solo Traveler World

Janice Waugh is a solo traveller, blogging exclusively about getting the most from travelling on your own. From destination guides to tips on finding classes as a solo traveller, you'll find everything you need to travel on your lonesome.

Read more over at Solo Traveler World

The best inspiring travel blogs for couples

Expect bright and cheerful advice from Lia and Jeremy (Practical Wanderlust)

Expect bright and cheerful advice from Lia and Jeremy (Practical Wanderlust)

12. Practical Wanderlust

Initially created as a record of their year-long honeymoon, this candy-coloured travel blog is as irrepressible as Lia and Jeremy themselves.

The honeymoon was a disaster – but fun – and their blog offers practical, down-to-earth, budget-friendly travel tips that will help you avoid making terrible mistakes they made.

Read more over at Practical Wanderlust

13. Hey! Dip Your Toes In

Strong contender for ‘coolest blog name on this list’, married couple Eulanda (from Lagos, Nigeria) and Omo (from Colorado, United States) blog about their adventures around the world, often starting from their home base in London.

Read more over at Hey! Dip Your Toes In

14. Along Dusty Roads

Back in 2014, Londoners Andrew and Emily booked a one-way ticket to Mexico and began wandering the world. Their thoughtful posts and beautiful photographs reflect their ethos of travelling to gain a deeper understanding of the world – and each other.

Read more over at Along Dusty Roads

15. The Opposite Travellers

Canadians Rachel and Ryan have very different tastes when it comes to travel. Rachel loves to travel in style and luxury, Ryan prefers a more adventurous approach. Their blog shows how two contrasting travelling styles can come together perfectly to create unforgettable travel experiences. 

Read more over at The Opposite Travellers

The best blogs about post-retirement travel

Travelling as a retiree doesn’t have to be sedate (Life Part 2)

Travelling as a retiree doesn’t have to be sedate (Life Part 2)

16. Life Part 2

Retirees Jonathan and Sarah met in Chiang Mai and decided to motivate fellow baby boomers to travel more and have some retirement adventures of your own.

Their action-packed posts prove that the world is not some scary place to avoid, but rather somewhere the curious retirees should out and see it for themselves.

Read more over at Life Part 2

17. Blonde Brunette Travel

Sisters Kay and Anne have led two very different lives, but on retiring rediscovered their passion for travel, fostered when they were kids on family adventures to National Parks. Now they travel the world, sharing tales, tips and laughs about travelling as ‘Baby Boomer Sisters’.

Read more over at Blonde Brunette Travel

18. No Particular Place To Go

American retirees Anita and Richard turned their back on the American Dream to go travelling in 2012 and haven’t looked back. Currently based in Portugal, their blog is both inspirational and practical, an authentic snapshot of life as travelling expats.

Read more over at No Particular Place To Go

The best LGBTQ+ travel blogs

Maartje and Roxanne of Once Upon A Journey (Once Upon A Journey)

Maartje and Roxanne of Once Upon A Journey (Once Upon A Journey)

19. Once Upon A Journey

Dutch couple Maartje and Roxanne document their travels through 45+ countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and beyond – sharing handy city and country guides, as well as other helpful resources for lesbian travellers.

Read more at Once Upon A Journey

20. Two Bad Tourists

Friends Auston and David have been travelling for more than eight years, and their slick blog shines for its travel guides covering gay-friendly destinations, festivals, hotels, nightlife and events. Expect lots of helpful trip planning resources, too.

Read more at Two Bad Tourists

21. Nomadic Boys

Stefan and Sebastien share gay travel guides (from Gran Canaria to Siem Reap), as well as interview LGBTQ+ locals they meet around the world. Their 'most gay-friendly countries in the world’ round-up is extensive.

Read more at Nomadic Boys

22. The Globetrotter Guys

Sion and Ben, hailing from Wales and Yorkshire respectively, have visited 27+ countries and now share in-depth destination guides and hotel reviews LGBT travellers, plus blogs about Pride festivals around the globe.

Read more at The Globetrotter Guys

The best travel blogs with a mission

Tourists photographing a leopard in Africa (Shutterstock)

Tourists photographing a leopard in Africa (Shutterstock)

23. Travel4Wildlife

Covering topics such as responsible travel, wildlife tours, species spotlights and lodging, bloggers Hal and Cristina are determined to promote conservation through responsible wildlife tourism.

Read more at Travel4Wildlife

24. The Catch Me If You Can

Jessica Nabongo’s blog, The Catch Me If You Can, documents her extensive travels – all of which led to her becoming the first documented black woman to visit every country in the world in 2019. Expect lists, destination guides and a section dedicated to all her travel favourites.

Read more at The Catch Me If You Can

25. Budget Traveller

Kash Bhattacharya has single-handedly changed the perception of hostels. His posts on the most amazing, quirky and sometimes luxurious hostels across the world show that choosing the cheaper option isn’t always a compromise.

Read more at Budget Traveller

26. Time Travel Turtle

Michael Turtle gave up his career in media in Australia to visit every UNESCO site in the world. Follow his quest and make a list of your own.

Read more over at Time Travel Turtle

The best offbeat travel blogs

Competing in the Rickshaw Run in India (The Adventurists)

Competing in the Rickshaw Run in India (The Adventurists)

27. A Funny Way Of Looking At The World

Wanderlust’s own Peter Moore gives his slightly cock-eyed look at the world with tales from his travel as well as tips on his favourite places, festivals and budget destinations.

Read more over at A Funny Way Of Looking At The World

28. Global Grasshoppers

Advice and inspiration with a slightly off-beat outlook. The world's weirdest beaches is an excellent example of their style.

Read more over at Global Grasshopper

29. The Adventurists

From the brains behind The Mongol Rally and The Rickshaw Run, this blog revels in the wackier side of travel and gives a heads-up on new events and adventures.

Read more over at The Adventurists

The best travel blogs for outdoor adventure

Adventure Junkies started as an online diary about an epic cycle trip (Adventure Junkies)

Adventure Junkies started as an online diary about an epic cycle trip (Adventure Junkies)

30. Against The Compass

Spanish blogger Joan Torres specialises in travel to off-the-beaten-track destinations and gives practical, up-to-date advice on travelling to more challenging destinations.

Read more over at Against The Compass

31. The Longest Way Home

Dave has been on the road for over 13 years now. Along the way he has picked up a shed-load of tips and experiences that he shares openly and with sometimes alarming candour.

Read more over at The Longest Way Home

32. The Adventure Junkies

What started out as a chronicle of Antonio and Amanda’s epic three-year cycle trip from San Francisco to Argentina has morphed into a blog dedicated to making the outdoors accessible to everyone. Expect advice, ideas and inspiration for epic adventures across the planet.

Read more over at The Adventure Junkies

The best travel blogs for foodies

A white rose dumpling in Hoi An, Vietnam (Girl Eat World)

A white rose dumpling in Hoi An, Vietnam (Girl Eat World)

33. Girl Eat World

Melissa Hie, the ‘Girl’ in GirlEatWorld, has been eating, travelling and sharing her international foodie experiences since 2014. Her focus, naturally, is on where to enjoy the best and most authentic dishes on your travels, but she offers other practical travel tips as well.

Read more over at Girl Eat World

34. The Everywhereist

Geraldine DeRuiter travels the world and eats. But she's not your average travel foodie blogger, as posts like 7 Badass Bavarian Foods You Must Try testify.

Read more over at The Everywhereist

35. Migrationology

Mark Wein set up Migrationology because he believes that there is no better way to connect with people when you’re travelling than through food. He blogs about authentic local food from around the world and even offers personal tours from his current base in Bangkok.

Read more over at Migrationology

The best travel photography blogs

Welcome to Ken Kaminesky’s stunning travel photography blog (Ken Kaminesky)

Welcome to Ken Kaminesky’s stunning travel photography blog (Ken Kaminesky)

36. Stuck In Customs

Described as a 'Daily Photo Adventure', this blog showcases Trey Ratcliff's amazing travel photos. Of most interest to aspiring photographers are the step-by-step guides to how he took them. His guide to HDR photography is arguably one of the best on the web.

Read more over at Stuck In Customs

37. Travel Freak

Jeremy Scott’s blog is the perfect mix of inspirational images and top notch advice on both destinations and becoming a travel photographer. He’s also got great tips on financing your travel photography habit too.

Read more over at Travel Freak

38. Ken Kaminesky

Get ready to be inspired – and blown away – by Ken Kaminesky’s luscious, hyper-detailed travel images. You’ll be asking ‘How’d he do that?’ while booking your ticket to the destination at the same time. Truly breathtaking.

Read more over at Ken Kaminesky

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