The Top 10 Travel Bloggers to Follow
How to make your Dream Destinations a Reality
Your dream destinations are right in your grip. You might know exactly where you want to go; whether it’s the luxurious beaches of Tahiti or trekking through the castles and monuments of Ireland. But, how to you get there and what do you bring? It takes a lot of time and planning to equip yourself with the right traveling gear, especially if you plan on making your trip into an adventure.
The world is a playground, and these top travel bloggers have all the tips and tricks to get you to these places, even at a very low cost. Traveling involves a lot of packing and gadgets to simplify your journey, and many people are lost when it comes to this. Make your dream vacation come true by learning from the pros- they know everything about so many places, and will instruct you on your packing essentials.
Buzzfeed has become very successful in social media on almost every subject. Buzzfeed travel doesn’t fall short of all the other awesome Buzzfeed genres. What’s best about this team is that it’s straight to the point about everything, that’s why I listed it first. If you need quick information about a place in a more comedic tone and watch real life people travel to destinations and experience the culture in only short videos, this is the channel for you. Not as many good tips are provided, but it’s fun and engaging.
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For all the foodies out there, this is the perfect travel blog for you to follow. Surprisingly, many people travel to different places all over the world just to try the crazy exotic food. Who doesn’t want to try the nation’s most famous dish? Migrationology was created by a blogger named Mark Wiens who primarily bounces around in Asia trying every local dish there is to offer, thus he is known as a southeast Asian food guru.
He not only shows off food, but he has gone as far to help people out in the resource section of his blog to help with hotel planning, travel insurance, and the best guidebooks for newbies. If you are planning a trip to Asia, look up this guy for all the tips on the best places to get your grub on and plan ahead of time.
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This spunky and charismatic woman provides not only the best travel tips, but she also shows off fashion and is an award winning travel blogger. She explains that traveling light is your best option. Geared towards women, she thinks is best to pack everything up, then only take half of it. No more than three pairs of shoes! She even goes into detail with the little things; that pill boxes can be accessory holders that organize necklaces and earrings. Through her trips around the world, she has captured magnificent photography and has gained a following of avid travelers (both men and women.) The Blonde Abroad (Kiersten) has many articles focusing on helping women who travel often find higher-end places to stay, and more comfortable ways to travel overseas.
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This blogger, Gary Leff, is the expert when it comes to travel hacking. Before we talk more about this famous blogger, let’s focus on the meaning of these words. Many people have no idea that it exists, and that it’s possible to make traveling so cheap and effortless.
- Travel Hacking is a very important term for these famous travel bloggers. When you get on an airplane, you always hear the words ‘frequent flyer miles’ used by the pilot over the intercom, or flight attendants briefly mentioning them both before and after flights. Most people don’t think much of how these little points add up with each flight. Travel hacking is much like couponing. It’s the constant collection of frequent flyer miles that enable you to travel to your dream destination at absolutely no cost to you. Some people travel by air so frequently (even if it’s only a cheap hour long flight), that they earn up to a hundred thousand free miles and more. This may seem like a hassle, but it can actually be quite simple.
- You don’t have to be a millionaire or someone famous to travel every beautiful place in the world. You don’t have to sell your home and belongings and take with you a backpack and a few dollars.
- It takes a lot of learning, but there are many loopholes in every airline company and frequent flyer miles enabling you to get thousands of frequent flyer miles for free and without having to earn them. These loopholes are a lot like glitches you see happen on popular websites such as Amazon sometimes, when a 50” TV is accidentally placed at $1 and everyone takes advantage of it, with nothing the company can do about it.
Gary Leff, the expert of travel hacking, focuses mainly on this subject. Due to his extensive expertise in travel hacking, he has debugged the airline system and has found himself venturing the world at no ticket expense. He’s constantly updating his viewers on deals and reward opportunities available to them. He teaches us all how to take advantage of being a frequent flyer and traveler. Apart from travel hacking, he does share so many of his amazing experiences around the world.
An honest and rare nomad traveler, this blogger has created a place where people can see his traveling experiences. However, the traveling experiences are different from many other bloggers. Earl travels to places that are unlike the typical destinations. He visits rare places and gives brutally honest reviews of everything about the place; from the people, food, and atmosphere.
Earl is an author of his own two books, one containing all the information you need for traveling and the other explaining that landing a job on a cruise ship means that you get paid to travel. In a timeline sequence, he shows how he was able to spend over a decade traveling abroad by volunteering in countries, teaching English for a free place to stay, and how easy it is to find little jobs here and there to make extra money for flights. Wandering Earl is a simple backpacker and foot traveler, making the best experiences out of everything.
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Stephen is a famous blogger has a beautifully laid out blog that is very easy to use. The first words on his blog says that he helps over 40,000 people a year with travel hacking, tips, and tricks to get to the best spots in the world. He uses the website Kayak Explore to find the cheapest flights to countries. Kayak Explore shows you the ultimate lowest prices of plane tickets around the world.
He goes into detail about the importance of traveling light and the expertise behind it. He has solid beliefs that packing in advance is best, finding items that have multiple uses that are only one object. For example, instead of shampoo and conditioner, buy one bottle that does both shampoos and conditions, and of course bring your smartphone- it’s a phone, GPS, flashlight, and camera all in one.
He also believes in the rule of ‘three’ which simply means to bring three of everything- shirts, shorts, socks, and underwear. One of his favorite gadgets to pack is a Camelbak Bladder which is thin and fills up with water instead of a bulky water bottle. From helping people find the cheapest flights in the world to sharing personal stories of his campouts and hikes, he does it all wonderfully.
Another famous female blogger is not only a blogger, but a vlogger as well. She shares all of her wonderful journeys on her blog and through her YouTube channel. In one of her vlogs, she has a gadget guide showing off her favorite travel essentials helping those who are tech savvy what they can bring that won’t take up much space and provides a lot of use. These best gadgets include a Fitbit, a smart watch that you can use with abroad data chips and the best plan to use with it as well as your phone, and even the best backpacks to carry valuable items such as cameras and lenses.
In another video, she explains the essentials to pack- a personal ID, passport, credit cards and cash, and credit cards that you can even load foreign currency on. If you want to get up close and personal with ultimate travel destinations, learn about confidently traveling, and the best things to bring all summed up in short videos- this is the girl for you.
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Straying away from only personal journeys of people traveling, this is a blog focused on helping you get from point A to point B. Skift primarily covers the airline industry and what’s going on with it, from the inside out. This is a go-to blog/site for so many famous travel bloggers because it explains current news about traveling, trends in the most popular places visited, and the costs for the businesses and consumers.
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Alex is a girl with a poppy blog that decided to leave her home in NYC and travel the world. Her blog provides her 80,000+ viewers juicy confessions each place she visits, pictures of her favorite passion (scuba diving), and photography.
She has an almost never-ending list of the best luggage to use that carries everything in one and is lightweight, her favorite cameras she uses for her photography, and small products for those who like to travel ‘green’ and be environment friendly. Through a short time, she has managed to visit much of Asia, all of America and Canada, South America, and many more beautiful places.
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Matthew Karsten is a self-proclaimed adventurer, travel addict, and photographer. His blog provides viewers with stunning photography of all the places he has been in the world, his future destination, and recourses needed to become a great traveler. In these resources he follows what many other bloggers do; show off travel gear for those who do strenuous activities such as long hikes and hitchhiking. A sneak peek into some of his favorite items include a pocket multi-tool, weatherproof jacket, Aloksak waterproof bags, and even a camping hammock.
Matthew targets a large audience of the outdoorsmen and women who intend on mainly camping and staying away from constant hotels to save money. Through constant travel tips, he engages readers and viewers and helps them get the most out of not only his travel experiences, but encouraging everyone to get out there and get started.
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