Travel Blogger Directory
Inspiring Us To Travel
Having worked in the UK travel industry for 30 years it may come as a surprise that in 2020, having taken Covid-19 redundancy, I knew very little about the world of travel blogging.
Given my lack of knowledge, it made every sense to understand how those who are considered to have some of the best travel blog websites in the business, set them up and how they now run and develop them. After numerous conversations, emails, and a stack of reading, I wanted to create a travel blogger directory to not only create an unbiased and comprehensive list of travel bloggers I like but also showcase some of those that have helped and inspired me along the way- knowingly or not!
Some of these travel blogs are, in my opinion, the best out there, but some are just websites or individuals that have made me laugh or grabbed my attention be it for an article, website design, or amazing photography or they just have an amazing cause and backstory. Wildlife conservation and responsible tourism is always a winner!
Let’s dive straight in and see which awesome travel blog websites have made my travel blogger directory:
Along Dusty Roads
In 2014, Londoners Andrew and Emily booked a one-way ticket to Mexico and began wandering the world promoting sustainable and responsible travel for the curious modern-day explorer.
I enjoy their quirky stories, honesty, sense of humour and just their general travel philosophy - it's energizing!
Bring Us That Horizon
Dave & Becca, a thirty something couple from Cheshire in the UK, started their love affair with travel in 2010, when they headed off on their 12 month, 'once in a lifetime' trip.
Fast forward 12 years, after house purchases, marriage, another travel gap year & successful careers in finance, they have jacked it all in once again. This time, they have decided to build their very own travel blog, whilst embarking on their 3rd 'once in a lifetime trip' through South and Central America! Dave & Becca most enjoy hiking adventures, the sunset over the sea, nature, food & wine.
Please don't ask them to choose between the mountains and the beach!
Chris + Melissa
Chris and Melissa met and married in midlife and honeymooned in Paris and London in October 2019. A few months later they started a travel channel on YouTube dedicated to leisure-testing destinations, activities, and restaurants to inspire others to travel and to travel better.
Doing the channel together allows them to combine their creative and entrepreneurial skills. Chris runs his own IT/software racket by day and is a content creator the rest of the time. His past endeavors include creating a comic strip and a satirical publication. Melissa works on their content full-time. Her background includes acting, journalism, and selling cars; and during the pandemic, she earned a degree in screenwriting.
Chris loves tacos. Melissa loves scones. They both love coffee.
Florida Travel Blog
Larry Edger is the man behind this really informative travel blog that focuses on the US state of Florida. This comprehensive guide showcases the best places to visit in Florida and some awesome road trips too!
Unusually but also quite refreshingly, Larry is not on any form of social media!
Gather and Go Travel
With promising careers in New York, Janice and Jordan caught the travel bug and quit their jobs to travel the world. Over 13 life-changing, unforgettable months where they visited four continents and 26 countries they soon became hooked on the magic and buzz that travel creates. Soon after they started their own family so the nature of their travel changed with priorities now being rest and relaxation. As a result of these different needs, they decided to focus their interests and blog on families.
Today they aim to create a trusted resource where families can find what they need to plan the most memorable and impactful parts of their trips. They hope to give every family a chance to enjoy and learn from traveling as much as they have.
Happiness On The Way
Gladys has has been travelling for over 10 years, and has visited over 20 countries in Asia, Europe, and South America. She shares her travel experiences at, Happiness on the Way, a travel blog for rediscovering joy, one trip at a time.
Her blog is a compilation of off-the-beaten-path destinations, sustainable activities, and mindful experiences.
After losing his video game industry job in 2012, Marek headed to Thailand seeking time to consider his next move. At this moment he got hooked on travelling and the rest is history.
I loved his crazy blog describing his adventure in a clapped-out motor through Central America - most definitely my kind of road trip.
Just One For The Road
Now you would not expect me to create a travel blogger directory and not include my own travel blog, would you?
So this is me! In early 2020, after a 30-year career in the travel industry selling holidays, our world was turned upside down by Covid-19. At the same time, as (bad) luck would have it, my father got ill so I took the decision to take covid redundancy and become his 24/7 carer.
Three years later after the toughest challenge of my life, a new happier chapter is unfolding. As my travel blog continues to develop, I look forward to sharing with you the adventures ahead.
Love Ya Guts
An amateur photographer and travel enthusiast; Michaela has traveled 28 countries in Europe and Asia and extensively explores her home country of New Zealand. Check out LoveYaGuts travel blog to explore the beauty of New Zealand and beyond.
Of Whisky and Words
Born in Nebraska and after graduating in 2010 Todd took a job on a cruise ship. He then went on to backpack around Europe and the rest is history in the making.
Nomadic Notes was formed in 2003 by James Clarke and is a travel blog featuring travel tips, where-to-stay guides, rail travel, and old-school trip reports.
Let me introduce you to the king of travel bloggers and someone whom I reckon we have all followed and admired over many years.
Since 2008, Matthew Kepnes has helped millions of people save money, go more places, and have a more authentic experience when they get there.
Go visit Nomadic Matt - you will learn so much about where your travel blogging journey could, if you put in the work, take you!
Time Travel Turtle
An Australian journalist who gave up his job in television to travel around the world visiting every UNESCO site there is to see.
Tom Hentys Travel
Tom is an avid traveller, with a life goal of visiting over 100 countries. He is currently on 38, with trips to Romania and Egypt upcoming. His favourite country is Thailand, and favourite city is Mostar in Bosnia & Herzegovina. He runs a growing travel blog which is based around his travels, and the mission of the blog to help readers with tips and stories, while documenting his travels. You will find destinations from all over the globe.
Travel For Wildlife
A zoologist and a photographer husband and wife team travelling the world in search of great wildlife-watching destinations while supporting wildlife conservation and promoting responsible tourism - fantastic!
I am pretty much the same, aside from the fact I am not a zoologist and I am bang average with my camera 😉 Seriously though - I love their mission!!
Samantha has been blogging for approx 8-9 years, travelling when she can but enjoying her little home base in Adelaide Australia. She is not a typical travel blogger. She didn't wake up one day and quit her job to travel the world. She was made redundant and desperately wanted to take control of her life, deciding to try taking her blog full-time for 6 months. In that 6 months, she learnt enough to keep blogging and adding in some travel.
German born Daniela hosts the fabulous Unique Universe Blog. In it she covers sustainable tourism with responsible travel advice, tips for eco-friendly activities and detailed accounts of community tourism. The goal is to empower you to set out into the world, feel connected to nature while ensuring its preservation. So join her and explore the diverse places, cultures and spaces that this magnificent planet has to offer, allowing her to pass along a better globe for our future generations.
Get In Touch
If you would like your travel blog promoted in my travel blogger directory then please feel free to get in touch with me, and make sure you include an image of yourself somewhere fab!
I only choose those travel blogs that inspire me with either great design, or interesting content or they have a really great cause and back story. So I guess what I am saying is don’t just get in touch, tell me why you should be on this list as one of my top travel blogger recommendations. I look forward to hearing from you soon! Rupert@justonefortheroad.com