Here is a list of my Favorite Travel Blogs for 2014 – if you love reading travel blogs as much as I do, then go check out these guys and follow them on their social network sites, I promise their blogs will make you just wanna get out there and TRAVEL!!!!! These bloggers have inspired me long before I started my own travel blog in 2013 and I am so thankful for their friendship and help in the last couple of months!!!
1. OFF-THE-PATH by Sebastian Canaves
Sebastian is a motivational speaker, marketing consultant and world traveler. He is also the co-founder of Blog-Camp.de. Sebastian was born in Mallorca, Spain and lived in 5 countries in the last 6 years. Until today he has traveled to more than 60 countries in the world. I saw the Youtube video of him giving a talk on TEDxTalks and I was just sooooo inspired afterwards. I started following his every move on all his social networks and I kind of see him as my “travel-blogger-role-model”. Watch his video The Importance of Following Your Dreams and BE INSPIRED!!!!! Follow Sebastian on Facebook and on Twitter.
2. eTramping by Agness and Cez
Agness and Cez are two adventurous “tramps” and best friends from Poland. They call themselves “tramps”, because they live without permanent home and for under 25 bucks a day, since 2011. While travelling the world, they find the time to write about it, share the tricks to do it cheaply and even help other people do the same. Cez can also help you to create your own travel blog through WordPress. Click HERE if you are interested or to find out more about it. Follow eTramping on Facebook and on Twitter – Agness / Twitter – Cez
3. 8 Miles From Home by Sacha and Jmayel El-Haj
A Man, Woman and Dog traveling Thailand in a classic Ford Escort Mk 1. Creating Cinematic Travel Videos about their experiences. Sacha, Jmayel & Eden left the UK to digitally capture the world in their own unique style. Sacha & Jmayel El-Haj are Professional Photographers/Videographers from the UK. They have been together since the tender age of 16 and married in June 2011 in the Moroccan Desert ( HOW COOL IS THAT!!!!!) 8 Miles from Home… Not 80, Not 800. But just 8 miles from their home in England, stranded in a broken car that had failed them on an adventure. They made a decision to live a life unknown. They are currently living in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I came across them via Facebook when Jmayel answered a question of mine about camera settings for Songkran (Thailand’s New Year Festival). Since then, they have ALWAYS helped me out with all sorts of photography problems that I might have. They share my work, they comment on all my posts and I am so so very grateful for that. PLEASE watch their Cinematic Travel Video’s, I usually end up in tears most of the time. Follow 8 Miles from Home on Facebook, Twitter and DEFINITELY check out their Youtube Channel AND SUBSCRIBE!!!
4. Tieland to Thailand by Chris and Angela
Chris and Angela sold everything, paid off their debt, and figured a way out of the nine to five grind in the United States. Today they are living full time in Chiang Mai, Thailand, guiding and inspiring prospective expats towards amazing lives abroad!!! For those of you who are interested in teaching in Thailand, living as an expat in Thailand or who just want to travel to Asia, this blog is for you. Follow Tieland to Thailand on Facebook and on Twitter.
5. Tashas Travel Troves by Natasha
Natasha is a South African/Canadian MD. After going through a difficult time in her life she began the ‘Eat Pray Love’ kind of soul-searching journey also known as, time out. But instead of Italy, India and Bali she found herself choosing Thailand. She decided to live a location independent lifestyle and feed the gypsy within her. Tasha’s Travel Troves is about the discovery, reflections, blessings and sense delight that she experience along the way, while traveling around the world. She has also started a food blog called we Eat we Cook. Follow Natasha on Facebook and Twitter.
6. Monkeys and Mountains by Laurel Robbins
Laurel Robbins is an adventure travel blogger. She loves to travel, hike, dive – she’s pretty much up for anything!! She also have a thing for monkeys and mountains as you may have guessed from the title of her blog. Although she is Canadian, she now resides in Germany. I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Laurel on the NTB #GoBigNamibia Tour. She was one of the 4 bloggers who got invited by the Namibian Tourism Board to visit Namibia (I was the official trip photographer). Laurel is a LOVELY person and an amazing travel blogger, she NEVER seems to be at home for very long. Do check out her blog, she gives amazing tips about each destination that she visits and I feel honored to be able to call her a my FRIEND. She is also the founder and owner of an online social media training and consulting firm, Reach Social Media. Follow her on Facebook and on Twitter.
After carefully avoiding the corporate world, Arielle found a way to make her dreams of travel come true when in 2011 she took a job as a nanny onboard a 43 meter private yacht. So clearly, this isn’t your typical travel blog; but Ariel is a super fun traveler and her blog posts always makes me want to pack my bags and go work abroad. Join her as she sees the world one port at a time. Follow Arielle the nanny-mermaid on Facebook and Twitter.
8. Traveling Jersey Girl by Laura Vaisman
Laura had her first taste of travel in 2007 when she traveled to Europe to six countries for twenty days. She then went back the following year for a two month backpacking trip through Europe because she just couldn’t get enough. Ever since then she have been figuring out ways to get herself back to traveling. She is currently in the last stages of getting her Italian Citizenship so traveling will be easier with an EU passport. I also see Laura as one of my travel blogger friends, she always shares a comment here and there on my work and I find her very funny and can’t wait to see where her traveling brings her in the future. Follow the Traveling Jersey Girl on Facebook.
9. Bush Bound Girl by Rachel Lang
This blog is about Africa. Rachel writes about and interviews interesting people that she meets on her travels, places she visit, the pictures she draws, and the adventures that she has (and will have). She is happiest barefoot with a sketchbook in hand – watching elephants at a water hole or listening to lions roaring around a campfire. I also met Rachel on the NTB #GoBigNamibia Tour. We were room mates during this trip and we became really good friends. Rachel is a gentle soul, who loves children and her writing is absolutely beautiful. Follow Rachel on Facebook and make sure to bookmark her blog as her stories really paint a vivid picture of Africa.
10. A Little Adrift by Shannon O’Donnell
Shannon is a former actress, current online consultant, speaker, writer, photographer, traveler, and storyteller. She has been traveling around the world since 2008. She launched A Little Adrift as a way to share her journey, as well as share the hows and whys for others feeling adrift and looking for a change in their lives. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
11. World Meets Girl by Tiffany
Tiffany is a Swiss travel writer, digital nomad, and photographer, who lives out of her suitcase in various corners of the world, as well as share the experiences with other travel enthusiasts. This blog is intended to inspire you to pack your bags, leave everything behind for a while, and make you go discover the world. She is a VERY adventurous traveller, she likes to throw herself out of airplanes, she’s happy to eat maggots, worms and grasshoppers, and can discuss its culinary merits. Follow Tiffany on Facebook and as well as on Twitter.