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15 Travel Bloggers You Need On Your Radar Immediately

Features & Advice | Gabe Zaldivar | March 21, 2016

15 Travel Bloggers You Need On Your Radar Immediately

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They are living the dream, touring the world and capturing the momentous endeavor across all forms of social media, which means you have with you an arsenal of information to aid and entice your next great adventure.

They are travel bloggers, and there is no shortage of them. It takes a special person to answer the call and ditch the ordinary and embrace the extraordinary as each travels the world.

So it makes sense why so many have decided to try their respective hand at becoming the go-to person when it comes to global trekking.

What follows are those special bloggers that we are watching at this moment in time. It’s hardly an exhaustive list, so we would absolutely love to hear who you find to be that interesting individual you go to when you want to get away.

Here are some of the best in the game right now, whether it be specialists in the written word or YouTube stars that bring the world to you.

I Am Ailieen:


At 21, Aileen Adalid is a motivated travel professional who gets the modern traveler. Her blog is insightful and informative and her reach into social media is extensive.

She even promises vlog updates on Snapchat.

Her latest post about various items tourists need to know about Japan, for example, is exactly the kind of article that would be crucial before you set any firm itinerary.

Nomadic Matt:


A constant theme throughout many blogs will be giving you, the traveler, a recipe to do what these adventurous souls do for a living.

The creator of Nomadic Matt remains one of the more popular publications. But it’s not all tips on how to save and travel. The website also offers a great deal of advice on how to enjoy your trip once you get there.

Rachel and Jun:

Rachel and Jun are an adorable couple that offer an American and Japanese perspective on their life in Japan.

If you have never heard of the two, you are in luck because there are now hours and hours of entertaining and informative video for you to enjoy on YouTube.

Seriously, if you are planning a trip to Japan this should be your first stop.  

Travel Tall:

Working and living abroad is exhausting and emotionally arduous. It’s easy to glamorize travel bloggers, but it’s important to remember that this life is far from easy.

Following Eric Giuliani, you get a real respect and appreciation for the work many of these writers and filmmakers put into what seems like a dream job with no downside.

That is obviously far from the truth. But Giuliani proves that it can be rewarding if you continue to push and strive.

New Girl’s Guide To Los Angeles:

Sometimes it takes a newcomer to a city to unveil a fresh perspective on a town and its veritable treasures.

Jordan Brown is relatively new to both Los Angeles and travel blogging, but she has brought a refreshing take on the city in which she now lives.

Her passion for travel to all parts of the world is infectious, which is exactly what makes us come back again and again to see what she has been up to lately.

READ MORE: Jordan Brown Shares New Girl's Perspective on Los Angeles

A Cruising Couple:

Dan and Casey are two halves one captivating blog, wherein they share tips and anecdotes from a life lived and loved abroad.

You can catch their awesome advice at their own website or in their TravelPulse blog where they continue to opine on some of the world’s best places to eat and explore.

Adventurous Kate:


Ah, memories of Koh Lanta's beach and sunshine -- and that kickass shirt. The shirt everyone's been asking me where they can buy it. You can get it here from Airportag:

Posted by Adventurous Kate on Friday, January 8, 2016

After poring over Kate McCulley’s blog for a while, it’s easy to become enamored with her whimsical writing style and predilection for wacky adventures.

In time, McCulley will become that friend you never met, heading out on another journey that will undoubtedly return a hysterical story.

The Blonde Abroad:

Videos, articles, social media posts, travel tips and so much more.

Kiersten boasts the kind of knowledge that comes with visiting over 50 countries during her time as a world traveler.

Her website has a wealth of info, including travel-specific articles for things like glamping. And if you are fashion conscious, there are articles dedicated to that as well.

Indie Traveller:

Marek is that travel blogger who might spark interest in the great unknown.

There is an obvious need for blogs that give us tips on the best way to pack and how to get a cheap flight to anywhere in the world.

Oh, you will find that here. But you will also find entries to places off the beaten path where travel turns into an amazing backpacking adventure.

Travel Mad Mum:

The world fell in love recently with Esmé and her parents Karen Edwards and Shaun Bayes who had the crazy idea of taking her on a traveling expedition as a baby.

What we now have is a generous blog that is quick to offer advice to anyone who might be, well, cautious about traveling with a newborn or toddler.

READ MORE: Meet The 1-Year-Old World Traveler

Goats on the Road:

Nick and Dariece are kind enough to share some of their exploits on TravelPulse, but we simply must direct you to their website.

There you will find so many images and videos to kick the tires on your travel interest. It also offers tips if you have the hankering to perhaps change your life for a spell and travel for a lengthy period of time.

Travel With Bender:

The Bender family embraced travel even after having kids. And as they state on their website, they haven’t been back home to Perth, Australia, save a couple of instances since 2012.

It’s yet another perfect website to explore if you are itching to take a trip but have a brood of your own at home.

Mindful Wanderlust:

All of these tips are well and good, but what if you have a specific lifestyle you might want to adhere to?

Giselle and Cody prove that you don’t have to sacrifice anything when traveling, as they remain devout vegans who enjoy every aspect of travel.

My Life’s A Movie:

There is nothing ordinary about Alyssa Ramos who is quick to infuse her own humor and style into her blog and videos.

Thankfully, that doesn’t mean you will starve for those crucial tricks and tips you find on other blogs. There is a wealth of knowledge here for you to explore.

Don’t Forget to Move:

It’s important to pack with the obvious travel accoutrement, but don’t forget the responsibility.

This is one of our favorite blogs because it highlights how you can see the world without disrespecting various cultures or nature.


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