Whether you’re wanting to quit your job and leave home with a one-way flight, or are just looking for some holiday inspiration, we have put together a list of the best travel blogs to follow in order to inspire you to travel.
With an avid attention to style and detail, co-founders Anna Peuckert and Søren Jepsen avoid obvious tourist locations – trusting you can find those yourself – and instead focus on places off the beaten path. They provide twelve-hour itineraries for each location, guiding you to art galleries, beautiful architecture, markets and boutiques, and restaurants. You can decide to follow their complete itinerary, or pick and choose your favourite tips to personalise your own trip, but their condensed 12 hour schedule means that you can make the most out of a place even if you’re not there for long!
For a more personal approach, follow Kate McCulley’s travel blog which has an endearing, relatable tone. This is one for those who prefer a good read, as Kate takes you along with her on her travels in a diary-esque format, sharing snippets of her personal life with her emotions and opinions so you feel like you’re right there with her! As a female travelling alone, her aim is to inspire others to take the leap and travel the world in an easy, safe and fun way without being put off by the fear of travelling solo.
The Savvy Backpacker
Travel can be expensive if you’re not careful, but this is one of the best travel blogs to follow if you’re looking to travel without breaking the bank. Husband and wife team, James and Susan, are dedicated to helping travellers stick to a budget, providing city price guides, packing tips and lists and more. Speaking from personal research and experience, they provide insightful advice on the nitty-gritty details and problems you may face that you wouldn’t necessarily think about before you go. With a focus on backpacking in Europe, their goal is to help with the planning and preparation so that you don’t have to worry when you’re travelling!
Eat Your World
For the foodies out there, Eat Your World is a gem if you’re interested in trying different food from local cultures as you travel. Rather than focusing on specific restaurants to visit, their focus is more on local cuisine specialities and where you can get them, so along with restaurants it includes markets, street vendors and roadside eateries. Describing themselves as “a global guide to local food”, they seek out the best regional dishes and drinks to help you absorb the local culture by discovering foods that are native and traditional to the place you’re visiting. And for anyone worried about the waistline, they even provide tips on how to burn it off!
A Week At The Beach
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to stop travelling after you have a family and settle down. A Week at the Beach was created by family travel experts and is dedicated to inspiring busy families to travel more! It provides family travel guides about a huge range of countries and cities that contain advice on different activities to do and places to go to suit all the family. What is refreshing about this blog is that it is supported by a team of global contributors and guest bloggers who share their experiences of affordable, accessible travel. The variety in the authors of the blog means there is such a vast majority of places and experiences written about, that there is something to suit all families, whatever their situation.