I just finished catching up on my Google Reader feed – for anyone who isn’t using some sort of a RSS feed reader to keep up with your favorite travel blog posts, you should be. I do my best to keep up with travel bloggers on Twitter, but be it the time zone difference or other daily responsibilities, I often miss some great reads.
On a rainy, wet, and windy Queenstown afternoon like we had this past weekend (I thought it was Spring), I can sit back with a cup of coffee and catch up on my favorite travel blogs.
Here are 5 Travel Blogs You Should be Following.
Brian Setzer of BikeandBoots.com recently left his home of Texas and will be riding his motorcycle all the way to Alaska via San Diego, California.
A cross-country road trip on a motorcycle has always been a dream of mine after watching Charlie Boorman and Ewan McGregor’s TV series A Long Way Down where they rode motorcycles from John O’ Grotes, Scotland, to Cape Town, South Africa. Brian’s blog lets me live this dream through him. I especially enjoyed his photos and his take on his experience at the Burning Man Festival.
Follow Brian on his journey to Alaska on Twitter – @BikeandBoots.
2) C’est Christine
Christine of CestChristine.com (@camorose) left her PR job and home of California to experience life in Europe. She just finished a stint working in Nice and she has been blogging about her experiences traveling throughout Europe.
I enjoy Christine’s blog for a number of reasons – her writing is excellent and never fails to bring me to the destination she has traveled to and her photography is exceptional.
Christine’s goal of slow traveling the world rings true with me as much of my travels have been based around working holidays.
3) Twenty-Something Travel
Arguably one of the fastest growing travel blogs out there (for well deserved reasons), Steph of Twenty-Something Travel has just recently started a RTW (round-the-world) trip.
She hails from Washington, DC, and her blog aims to encourage other twenty-somethings get out and see the world. I’ve enjoyed following Steph’s journey for the past 10 months as she has been preparing for her trip, and I’m even more excited to follow her as she travels from Japan, to China, to Australia, to SE Asia and then on to Turkey, Greece, and the Balkins.
Sounds terrible, right? You can follow Steph’s journey on Twitter – @20sTravel.
4) Exile Lifestyle
Colin of Exile Lifestyle is a minimalist who is traveling the world and living in countries for four months at a time (he lets his readers choose his next destination). Before leaving his home of California, he sold everything he owned and now claims to have only 50 possessions in the world.
He runs a number of businesses online and can work remotely from anywhere. I enjoy following him on his journey and reading his unique philosophies on life and travel. To get an idea for his unique perspective on life, read about the ‘Breakup Party‘ he hosted when he split up with his long-term girlfriend.
Anil of Foxnomad.com is a digital nomad who supports his full-time travels off of his fantastic travel blog. Anil provides heaps of advice on travel and his posts never cease to amaze me.
Anil is the type of guy who gladly offers support to his readers – he never misses a thank-you for a RT, is quick to reply to emails with detailed answers to questions, and runs a number of websites that are focused on helping other travelers.
foXnoMad.com is one of the most successful travel blogs on the web and you’re missing out on a wide-range of travel advice if you’re not following his work. Say hello to Anil on Twitter – @foxnomad.
This list could easily include another 50 travel blogs you should be following. List any blogs ‘Not to be Missed’ in the comments section below.