8 Travel Blogs to Follow in 2022
Whether you’re going somewhere for the first time or you’ve been a number of times but want a fresh perspective, reading travel blogs is a great idea. However, there are so many available that it can be hard to choose ones that will help. With that in mind, this list of some of the best travel blogs to follow is a great place to start; you’ll learn all kinds of interesting facts and little known secrets to enhance any trip you might choose to make anywhere in the world.
1. Westgate Resorts
There can’t be much better when it comes to a travel blog than one written by those who have their own fabulous hotels; after all, the information you’re presented with here is going to be what they want their customers to know, and that will make your stay where it might be even better. The great thing about this blog is that it doesn’t focus on just one place – you’ll find information about Florida, New York, and many other areas too. Plus, it’s all different; you can read a post about how to treat mom on Mother’s Day and then go straight onto one about the best thing to do when you’re traveling and want to avoid stress. Make sure you take a good long look at Westgate’s great blog because it’s sure to give you a lot of information about pretty much everything to do with travels and vacations.
2. Dan Flying Solo
You’re in for a treat when you start to read this great blog written by Dan. Dan himself is a writer and photographer, and you can find examples of his work all over a number of high ends and important publications, including National Geographic and Travel + Leisure, plus he contributes to the Lonely Planet guidebooks. With that in mind, you can be sure that the blog he writes is going to be just as high quality, offering the kinds of insights that you won’t find anywhere else. This blog is especially useful if you’re looking for exotic destinations and out-of-the-way places that you might not even have heard of before, as this seems to be a specialty of Dan’s.
Some examples of recent posts include Literacy Lovers’ Hideouts, and The Post-Pandemic Lessons We Can Learn AsTravellers.
3. The Blonde Abroad
Following on from one solo traveler, we now meet another. This is Kiki, writer at The Blonde Abroad, a blog written to help female solo travelers make the most of their adventures and stay safe at the same time. Of course, even if you’re not a solo female traveler, you’ll still find plenty of useful information in the blog, so don’t let this description stop you from taking a look. Alongside travel tips and guides about how to do a variety of different travel-related things, you’ll find some stunning photography and even videos about her various trips and what she has found while she was there. This makes the site very down-to-earth and relatable, ensuring that no one misses out on some of the best parts of traveling. Another great thing to note is that the site is well-designed. This might not seem that important, but when you start looking around,you’ll soon spot the ones that little thought has gone into, and they’re not so much fun to read.
Examples of recent posts include a Travel Bucket List for 2022, Budget-Friendly Place to Visit in 2022, and even The Ultimate Guide To Starting A Successful Travel Blog.
4. Hey Ciara
If you know anything about travel blogs or famous travel icons – or even if you don’t – you’ve likely heard of Hey Ciara. It’s a truly astonishing array of information that goes extremely in-depth no matter what the subject matter might be. Ciara herself is a full-time travel blogger, meaning she quit her corporate job and now travels the world writing about the places she goes, the people she meets, and the things she does. For a first-hand account of anything and everything – Ciara has no particular favorites and is happy to try most things – you can rely on this blog to give it to you. Something that makes Hey Ciara an inspiring read is that it is so positive and uplifting. Even if you’re not traveling anywhere, reading this blog should put a smile on your face.
Recent blog titles include The Ultimate 3 Day Guide To Yosemite, How To Spend A Weekend In Walla Walla, and How To Spend A Day In Georgetown, Texas.
5. Wandering Earl
Wandering Earl is a blog that has been around for a long time and actually dates back to around 1999. As you might expect, this blog has grown and improved over time, and now it’s full of the most fascinating and insightful information you might want to find in a travel blog. There are many reasons why you should check out Wandering Earl and read as many of the posts as you can, but one of the main ones is that this is not just about stories, and it’s not just about hints and tips for a great trip; it’s actually a combination of these things. That means you can enjoy some advice you can put to good use yourself, and you can be inspired by someone who has been where you want to go and done what you want to do.
What has been posted on Wandering Earl recently? Some examples include Your Guide to a Family Gap Year Traveling Abroad, 20 Years of Travel: A Travel Lesson I Shall Never Forget, and My Favorite Ways to Save Money on Travel.
6. Jones Around The World
Dave, owner and writer at Jones Around The World make his living being a tour guide in a variety of places (and by blogging, of course), which means that he is ideally placed to write a huge amount about all kinds of things on his travel blog. When you’re in the thick of it like Dave is, the experience and advice you can impart is invaluable, and that’s exactly the kind of content you’ll come across when you browse through Jones Around The World. Although you’ll do more than browse once you get started because the stories Dave tells, and the way he is so invested in what he does makes for a truly readable travel blog. The main focus of the blog is Australia and Asia, so if you intend to visit these places, Jones Around The World is a must-read. Even if you’re heading elsewhere, the general travel tips you can find on the blog will be useful.
Examples of posts on this travel blog include The Ultimate 3 Days In Tahiti Travel Guide, Top 17 Music Festivals To Experience In Portugal Before You Die, and 9 Incredible Places To Go Glamping In Spain.
7. Goats On The Road
Goats On The Road (named because goats wander a lot, apparently, and the writers see a lot of them on their travels) is a fantastic travel blog written by Nick and Dariece, a Canadian couple who love to travel, as you probably guessed. What’s lovely about Goats On The Road is that it is an easy site to work your way around, laid out well, and with everything in places that make sense, so you won’t get frustrated when you try to look at something and find you end up somewhere else. Another great thing is the writing style, which is easy and flowing, offering you a real glimpse into what it’s like to travel and blog together. As well as the blogs themselves, you’ll find plenty of other resources, which include free eBooks and courses. The courses are mainly for those who want to take up travel blogging, and you’ll find step-by-step instructions about what to do and how to do it given to you by those who have made it already.
What kind of content can you expect on Goats On The Road? Some recent posts include 21 Things To Do In Detroit, Michigan, 12 Easy Digital Nomad Visas (for Remote Workers), and Best Restaurants in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
8. Let’s Be Merry
The very best travel blogs are those that offer real-life stories about the writer’s travel adventures. Readers want to hear the good and the bad, and they want to know that the bad worked out well and how to deal with similar situations should they ever come across them. With Let’s Be Merry, you can tick all those boxes and learn a huge amount about how to be happy when you’re traveling. That’s what this blog is all about; it’s a travel blog with one big message, and that message is that Merry – the writer – wants people to be happy no matter where they are in the world or what they are doing. Merry does this by writing not just about her travels but also by including wellness tips so that everyone can learn how to take care of themselves when they are away from home and therefore make the most of their travels.
The most recent blog posts include The Ultimate Weekend Guide to Kingston, New York, 7 Day Cleanse: Changing to a Whole-food, Plant-based Diet Boosted My Health and Happiness, and Everything You Need to Know about Driving from New York to Florida in One Day.