Are you always in search of new travel trends and inspiring stories? We are too! That’s why we chose the 10 best travel blogs 2016. Get inspired by first-hand travel experiences, read about useful travel tips and discover new destinations for your next journey!
Our jury of 5 passionate and experienced travelers made it their goal to find the most helpful and inspiring blogs for future volunteers and globetrotters. They chose travel blogs that’ll stir up your wanderlust and provide you with important information about various travel topics. Our winners were chosen out of 237 travel blogs in English, which made the decision extremely difficult. For that reason, we created 10 categories and made our choice based on:
- Information (40%)
- Usability (30%)
- Inspiration (20%)
- Design (10%)
The winners of our Best Travel Blogs 2016 Award
Best Solo Travel Blog
Flora started to write about her adventures in 2012 and has been passionate about inspiring others with her travel and volunteering experiences ever since. We think it’s awesome how she combines exploring the world with social commitment. Check out her new section about volunteering at the refugee camps in Calais.
There’s something hugely rewarding about becoming part of a local community and reaping the benefits of befriending the people living and working in the country you’re in. One of the best ways to gain access to this is through volunteering.
Best Budget Travel Blog
Matt started traveling the world in 2006 and has made it his mission to show others how to travel on a low budget while still getting far. Some of the sections we find especially useful are the tips for couples, solo female travellers and saving money for your trip.
There are countless ways to travel the world on a budget. It’s my mission now to help others like you to realize their travel dreams.
Best Travel Writing Blog
Hecktic Travels is about much more than travel stories. It gives a very personal insight on Dalene and Pete’s life as a traveling couple, from the story of what changed their life to stories about their volunteering experience and those that educate and help others.
In 2009 we blindly moved from our 2,100 square foot house full of unnecessary goods into combined luggage space of 200 litres. We then began a life of perpetual travel that has been endlessly fulfilling.
Best Travel Tips Blog
Are you looking to be fully informed about any aspect of travel? Alex’s blog is the solution! She takes us along her adventures since 2009, giving tips for before and during your journey. We love how extensive the site’s material is, and her love for travel has shaped the way it looks.
I called quits on conventional and bought a one way ticket out of the country. I’ve since celebrated my one-year, two-year, and three-year travelversaries and with no end date in sight, I still feel like I’m on the ride of my life.
Best Volunteer Travel Blog
John’s blog is completely dedicated to everything related to volunteerism. John helps people who are interested in volunteering by sharing his experiences and also gives his advice to organisations. His story is a great example of how traveling can be meaningful and really make a difference.
Reaching out to communities in every continent, I’m on a mission to change the lives of millions around the world.
Best Adventure Travel Blog
Megan and Mike have been blogging since 2007 and their website is all about giving insights on working, traveling and volunteering abroad. They also share a lot about their active and adventurous journeys as a couple, making the blog really personal and fun to read. This site is perfect for all the adrenalin lovers!
From mountain biking “death road”, Bolivia, to skydiving over the Swiss Alps and summiting Mt Kilimanjaro; there is no mountain too high, and no fete too extreme!
Best Travel Community Blog
Shannon travels the world and shares her adventures with us since 2008. We find it truly inspiring how she creates a community that motivates others to find the courage to travel. But her site is not only about inspiration. At the same time, she provides her followers with the information they need to travel long-term.
Many members of the community dream of taking a similar trip and they use A Little Adrift to find the courage and resources to make international travel a reality.
Best Video Travel Blog
Nadine’s way of sharing her travel stories is different and very entertaining. She doesn’t just share her adventures on her blog, but also creates vlogs and comedy videos on youtube. We believe that her approach is really great for teaching and inspiring others.
My passion for travel and love for comedy is contagious and I love sharing the destinations I visit in fun and funny videos and blog posts.
Best Responsible Travel Blog
Dan and Audrey’s blog is one of the best resources for responsible travel. The couple made it his mission to educate other travellers about this topic. Their story is the best example of how choosing adventure over security can be the way to personal happiness and growth as well as success.
Our goal at Uncornered Market is to create a movement of respectful travelers who live at the intersection of adventure, deep travel experiences and caring for our planet and its people.
Best Couple Travel Blog
Tammy and Chris are writing about traveling from a couple’s perspective. They’ve been traveling the world since 2011 and share their volunteering and travel tales with others. We are inspired by their will to simultaneously fulfil their dreams and make a real difference in the world.
We work in international development and have been working on social justice and human rights issues abroad since 2011.
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