I wanted to put together a list of sites, blogs, social media pages and general nonsense that I like!
There are a lot of fantastic blogs out there but here are some of my favourites…
THIS BATTERED SUITCASE – Brenna’s writing is so captivating that I never get bored of even the most lengthy posts she writes! One of, if not the best travel blogger out there.
MEGAN STARR– I was initially drawn to Megan’s site because of her posts on Kyrgyzstan but she has so many great blogs I love her interest in Soviet era architecture especially! Megan has some of the best coffee and craft beer guides too.
HEART MY BACKPACK – Like the previous two bloggers I’ve listed, Silvia is so well travelled! I’ve only been reading her blog a short time but already love it. She has some handy posts about blogging too.
SQUIBB VICIOUS – I owe a lot to Haydy from Squibb Vicious because she has helped me out so much with my own blog! Haydy writes a about a mixture of travel, food and lifestyle and she has so much info on her blog! Especially helpful for those looking for new places to try in London!
ADVENTUROUS KATE – Kate is one of the most successful travel bloggers out there so if you’re a regular reader of blogs then no doubt you have heard of her already. I love how honest and upfront Kate is in her writing – I enjoy reading her opinions as well as travel guides.
TRAVELYNN FAMILY – I got chatting to Jenny from the Travelynn Family through Instagram and she has totally changed my attitude toward travelling with kids. I used to think that it was near impossible or just something the super rich did! Jenny and Jason have a great family travel blog that I’d check out whether you have kids or not.
WANDERING CHOCOBO – Susanna has a great blog that focuses on sustainable travel and eco tourism but I also love her geeky travel guides!
LOST WITH PURPOSE – Alex and Sebastiaan have been to almost all of the countries I want to visit! Their blog breaks down the misconceptions some people have about certain countries. They also take beautiful photos!
ANJCI ALL OVER – Anna is an interesting travel blogger because she works full time in London and fits her travels her job. She’s been to a ridiculous amount of countries as well as loads of interesting and unusual places.
GO WONDER – A great community for women who love to travel. Their blog features stories from various female travellers.
FEMALE TRAVEL BLOGGERS – I’ve got so much helpful information from this group. If you blog about travel and you are female you can request to join too!
GO WONDER – Another great FB group full of female travellers and offering support and answers to your travel questions. You don’t have to be a blogger to join this one.
TRAVEL TO EASTERN EUROPE, THE BALKANS & FORMER USSR – A helpful travel group for those interested in travel to…you guessed it… Eastern Europe, the Balkans and former USSR countries!
PASSENGER SHAMING – A page dedicated to shaming selfish, dirty and stupid airplane passengers!
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JOLEELOREN – Julie Houts is an illustrator who creates hilarious comics about life and being a woman.
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PASSION PASSPORT – Stunning travel photos taken by various people from around the World!
While road-tripping through the Muskoka region of Ontario, Victor Aerden stumbled upon a spot in the middle of the Canadian forest where the road crossed a river. When he stopped to look around, he couldn’t help but wonder how it would look from a bird’s-eye view. The answer was this photo. “It was incredible: the colors, the leaves, and the sound of rushing water. You can plan for shots like these, but often it’s the unexpected adventures that surprise you most.” 📷@victoraerden 📍Ontario, Canada #passionpassport Make sure to get your last entries in for this week’s #PPGratefulFor challenge — link in bio — with @vince_dominguez as guest judge!
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BODYPOSIPANDA – Megan Crabbe is brilliant! Her posts are mostly about body positivity and it sounds cheesy – but I genuinely find her story inspiring!
CLINGING ONTO MY SUMMER PASTELS FOR DEAR LIFE WINTER CAN FIGHT ME. 🌸🌻🌼 Spent the day at @stylistlive meeting wonderful people, eating fudge and taking pictures in front of balloon walls 🎈 I also walked past Russell Brand in the hallway and my inner 15 year old girl was unable to function so I just smiled uncontrollably and he said ‘hello’ and I said ‘helungh’. I HOPE YOU’VE ALL HAD GOOD DAYS BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE! 💜💙💚🌈🌞
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LEAHVIOLET_ – Leah is a friend of mine who loves to travel just as much as I do (and is sometimes my travel companion!). She bought herself a decent camera not too long ago and her photography skills are really coming along. I love Leah’s travel photos!
More reasons to be in awe of India 🙏 🇨🇮 . . . #orchha #india #incredibleindia #visitindia #myindianadventure #thisisindia #mytinyatlas #passionpassport #instapassport #coloursofindia #beautyofindia #wanderlust #gadventures #gadv #gowonder #letsgowonder #travelportraits #lonelyplanet
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Photo by @max.lowe // After spending a raucous day and night indulging in the festivities of Holi, The Festival of Color, in Mathura India, the following morning I took to the streets with my camera. I had been wary to bring it out during the festival itself, as celebrations involve epic amounts of water and colored chalk being doused on everyone and everything, including this goat who the next day wore the evidence of his part in the festivities. To see more quirky and different #TravelPhotography, follow @max.lowe.
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MIKCEYFRYC – I’ve been following Macayla for some time now- she’s just someone I find really interesting! After a decent amount of travelling she is back in the USA and has set up her own farm!
So. Close. Amidst returning from Asia, beginning a farm, and starting a new cross-country job, we’re building our home, affectionately dubbed “The Loft,” from scratch. And by scratch I mean our own two hands from start to finish. . . . . . #diy #welltravelled #justdoit #moneysavers #painting #messyjob #staining #housebuilding #creativespace #loft #twotone #digitalnomads #lifegoals #interiordesignideas #homedecor #accentwall
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TOMARCHERPHOTO – His photos are just incredible! I hadn’t heard about Tom’s page until I saw him do a talk on travel photography at Traverse London in early 2017.
Iceland has been amazing so far. We’ve had some great luck with the aurora the last couple of nights. It will never get old watching this magical display dance across the sky. Today we have been exploring glaciers and ice caves with Scott from @hiddeniceland , can’t wait to go through the shots but I’m well and truly exhausted, so we are putting our feet up tonight! #northernlights #aurora #iceland
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RORY_MADIGAN – Rory is another travel buddy of mine and he takes the most incredible photos!
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SIMON CALDER – Simon is a travel journalist and broadcaster. He shares interesting travel related articles and information.
FOREIGN POLICY – Interesting articles on global politics and economics.
JESSIE CAVE – I love Jessie’s cute and funny doodles.
J.K. ROWLING – J.K.’s twitter feed is full of wit and she retweets some great stuff.
VERY BRITISH PROBLEMS – Everyday British problems. This page makes me laugh all the time!
Obviously there’s loads more great stuff out there- I will periodically update this list with more of the stuff I like.