Over the past year I have become friends with travel bloggers from all over the world. I consider many of them to be my friends. As the success of my blog continues, I want to use my increased influence not only to help people have freaking awesome vacations but I want to start helping my fellow travel blogging friends promote their travel blogs.
I am very proud of the content on my blog, but I haven’t been everywhere (but it’s on my list!) Until then, enjoy this list of my fellow travel blogging friends.
My travel blog, www.travelswithtalek.com was created out of a passion for sharing my travel stories coupled with a desire to help travelers make the most of their travel experiences. It is designed for active, adventurous adults who enjoy travel, culture, food and a little bit of comfort. The destinations are as varied. They range from Harlem in New York City to Lhasa, Tibet on the central China plain to the jazz clubs of Havana, Cuba. The travel advice consists of simple but frequently overlooked tips that make the travel experience a little less confusing and a lot more enjoyable. It is my objective to inspire travelers and would-be travelers to plan, book and go on their adventures – perhaps even to places they had not considered before – and to provide them with the tools for them to create their own unique adventures. I strive to get my information across in a way that connects to people and have fun in the process. Traveling and writing are two of my favorite activities. To combine them and share with others is priceless!
I run the travel blog WaterSkyLand.com with my best friend Kiki Wongo. We aim to share our love for the beautiful outdoors locations all around the world and our love for animals. I’m a water baby and I want to visit every beach in the world!
Lessons Learned Abroad is a blog that focuses on ethical budget travel. I was tired of reading travel blogs about folks doing questionable things abroad, embracing their various privileges without taking into consideration the costs and consequences of their actions. It’s a blog by someone who has spent the majority of their life making minimum wage – I lived off under $14,000 USD a year – yet who has still been able to travel.
Lessons Learned Abroad is a reminder that travel should be an invigorating challenge, a way to grow and change and learn. It serves as a daily reminder that life is always too short, a reminder that NOW is the time to make the most of it.
Go somewhere. Do something. Learn some shit. You’ll thank me later.
Hi, I’m Nate an American who writes over at TravelLemming.com, which is focused on emerging backpacker destinations. I love traveling to places that are just starting to develop, but not yet there. Georgia, for instance, is an incredible country with so much to offer: stunning mountains, medieval towns, pebble beach resorts, and great food and wine. It’s also incredibly affordable and is now connected to the rest of Europe via budget airlines.
I also really enjoyed backpacking Myanmar, which has just started to open up to the world after decades in seclusion. Myanmar has everything that you expect to find in next-door Thailand — great beaches, beautiful temples, tons of history, and a vibrant culture. But it gets a fraction of the tourists that Thailand does, meaning you can still engage with the locals without feeling like you are just a walking dollar sign. Georgia and Myanmar are likely to be filled with travelers in five or ten years, so it’s fun to visit them before that wave really hits.
Additionally, I write about some destinations that are just entirely off the beaten path. I just got back from a trip to Abkhazia — which most people can’t even find on a map — where I was the only English speaker for many miles!
I started my blog as a way to remember each trip and because I love to write. I used to journal each trip and blogging seemed a natural extension of that. It kind of steamrolled, so I went self-hosted and when I chose a niche I decided to focus on people my own age, hence, adventures-in-middle-aged-travel.com.
It seems every travel blog I look at is a 20-something who drops everything to travel the world as a “digital nomad” (not that there’s anything wrong with that). There didn’t seem to be too many of us with homes, teenagers, and pets, blogging about travel. I’m probably wrong about that, there’s likely a lot of us, but you know what I mean.
I backdated all my posts to when the travelling actually took place. I did not have a blog in 1999 when we went on our honeymoon to Greece, when my first post is dated. I only started to take the blogging seriously about a year ago.
We travel when we can and I hope to do much more in the future. As I turn 50 this year, I got to choose the destination this summer. Hello, Europe!
We absolutely love to explore new countries and to learn about their history and their culture. We’ve always enjoyed meeting the locals, experiencing and embracing their way of life.
Our writing highlights the best features of the places we visit rather than dwelling on any negatives, and we often head a little bit off the beaten track to destinations that are not quite as touristy.
Two of our favourite activities when travelling are hiking and snorkelling. Although we love to share the incredible landscapes and marine life that we encounter through our articles, photos and videos, they also help us document those experiences for our own memories.
We are not yet full-time travellers (we aim to be in the near future) but we travel as much as our day jobs and our bank accounts allow. Our biggest hope is that Free Two Roam will inspire our readers to follow their own dreams and to head out and explore this incredible planet that we are so lucky to live on.
“Where’s Jason?” is the most frequently asked question by my housemates, officemates, friends, and family. Because of work and leisure combined, I’m always out and about. I travel throughout the Philippines as a field engineer, and then out of the country during my off days as an adventurer. So far, I’ve scratched out thirty countries from my map and I don’t have any plans on stopping anytime soon. I created this adventure travel blog not only to document my experiences, but to be an avenue for travel tips, how-to guides, and sample itineraries.
The ultimate dream is to live a long-term sustainable lifestyle. How can I achieve this? I don’t freakin’ know and that’s the beauty of it. Dwelling into the unknown is frightening. And I hate it when the fear wins, that’s why I’m not letting it. With just a backpack, I’ll book a one way ticket to somewhere. Mark my word. Someday it will happen.
My huge appetite for extreme outdoor activities is what sets me apart from the rest. I’ve done a lot of crazy stuff from diving between the North American and Eurasian plates to jumping out of a plane. My quest is to conquer the world and bring out the adventurer in all of us. Follow me @wheresjasong on Facebook and @wheresjason_ig on Instagram as I live life, one adrenaline rush at a time.
For travel information and inspiration, check out wheresjason.com