Here are a list of my favourite travel blogs that I keep going back to. They’re in no particular order, but all worthy of your time. Check them out and get inspired!
Active Planet Travels - Ronald is off on a traveling and spiritual adventure; he’s set to explore six continents on this trip. He’s moving towards a full-time nomadic lifestyle and documenting as he goes. His site is full of awesome, high quality wanderlust inducing photos.
Adventurous Kate – Kate started traveling in late 2010 and is one of the key solo female travel blogs – definitely worth a read.
Generous Nomads - Everything you want to know about Volunteering overseas and mixing it up with travel along the way. There’s nothing better than contributing to a community and really getting under the surface.
Flashpacker Family – Semi nomadic flash packing family who are from my wonderful home town of Christchurch. Bethaney, Lee and little Reuben have a location independent lifestyle that allows them to spend much of the year overseas. At the moment they’re exploring Thailand, which is somewhere Bethaney spent a lot of time in her early twenties. She’s discovering the paradise like islands are a bit more challenging with a little beau in tow.
Adventure Mummy – A mother of two, with two puppies and a husband, Carly manages to perfectly mix adventure travel with raising a family. This year she’s got a trip planned to Everest Base Camp in October – while this is not something I plan to do in my lifetime, I look forward to watching her as she works towards this crazy adventure.
Discovering Ice - This is kinda a love story – both in terms of Steph and Andres, but also in their obvious love for the world and their passion for exploring it. Steph is from Ireland and Andres is from Colombia. Their goal is to enjoy a fully location independent lifestyle while leveraging other currencies and traveling indefinitely.
Wez Wanders – Nathan (Wez) was a bit late to discover his wanderlust, it wasn’t until he was 26 that he took his first “round the world” adventure, and since then he’s been hooked. I suggest visiting his site if you want to see gorgeous photos of interesting landscapes from all around the world.
Cest Christine -
Christine is Californian born (I know, I was jealous at this point, too), but has spent a decent amount of time in living both France and Australia. Originally on the straight and narrow, with a high profile PR job, great circle of friends and loving boyfriend, she decided to pursue her dreams of living in France. She hasn’t looked back since!
Nerdy Nomad – I think this was the first travel / lifestyle site I ever got into. Kirsty has fulfilled my dream and is a generous and helpful role model. She’s created a number of websites that allow her to enjoy a location independent lifestyle. Currently living in Africa, leveraging the currency there, she’s pursuing hobbies such as learning French and playing guitar.
Travels Of Adam – A self proclaimed hipster that travels around the world. He’s currently based in Berlin which is probably the most suited hipster city, at least that I’ve ever visited. He spent $20,000 in 15 months, making his way to some of my favourite countries including Vietnam and India! When his money ran out, he made the decision to continue living overseas rather than returning home. Germany is the perfect base for exploring greater Europe and I look forward to enjoying his upcoming adventures.
One Travels Far – Stacey is a lovely girl who’s also from my home town of Christchurch, New Zealand. At the moment she’s living in San Diego as an au pair. She writes about the realities of being an au pair, as well as living in America in general.
Man Versus World – A fellow kiwi who’s off exploring the big, bad world. Simon has been living in Europe with his partner but they’re both traveling around Asia at the moment. It’s been really exciting reading posts about some of my favourite travel destinations.
Wandering Earl – Earl makes the possibility of living a nomadic lifestyle a little more realistic. Over the past thirteen years (!) he has traveled and lived in various places. Earl’s written a very transparent post that documents how he afforded to maintain his life of perpetual travel and it shows you that the opportunity to travel extensively isn’t reserved for those who have lovely trust funds backing them.
Everywhereist - Geraldine is one of those people who should be thankful they’re so funny, otherwise we’d hate them. Her husband travels extensively for his work and she managed to convince him to take her along on his adventures.
Yomadic – A fellow traveling photographer, Nate is just about to head off on a year long adventure. He has already visited 35 countries and has ample photographs of his amazing adventures.
FoXnoMad – Anil is on a quest for world domination, at least in terms of visiting every single country in the world. Just because this is his end goal, doesn’t mean he’s rushing things.
Kiwiology – a New Zealand based blog community, where you can find numerous great blogs written by kiwis, just like me!