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Posted on Jan 6, 2014 | 61 comments

14 Travel Blogs to Read in 2014

14 Travel Blogs to Read in 2014

I have a confession to make. Before I started to write about our travels, I didn’t read travel blogs. I came up with this idea for us to start a site to document our quest to become free of debt to be able to travel the world without thinking there were other travel blogs out there. Once I started to write about travel, I searched out others who were also writing about travel and was introduced to more great travel blogs than I could imagine. From all of those sites we visited in 2013, we narrowed it down to 14 travel blogs to read in 2014.

14 Travel Blogs to Read in 2014

Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

After attending University in Italy and getting a taste of travel, Trisha decided to keep traveling while she was young and fit. She is currently traveling through South America staying in each country she can that doesn’t require getting a visa. Even though the Philippines, where Trisha is from, has many visa limitations, she wants to show the world that even she can be a backpack traveler. Trisha is open and insightful in her writings for Are We There Yet?

14 Travel Blogs to Read in 2014

Drifters Blog

Drifters Blog

JR is a traveler born on the island of Molokai, Hawaii currently residing in Taiwan after living in New York City and the island of Lanai. JR shares posts from the unique perspective of a Pacific Islander/Southeast Asian drifter who is now living abroad. Contemplating his next move, maybe to the Philippines, Drifters Blog is one to watch in 2014.

Go Travel Your Way

Josh is a regular guy from Germany. One day he decided to do irregular things. He hitchhiked to Iran and became part of the national choir in Georgia. He walked through a mine field in Bosnia and joined the Arab Spring in Egypt. He’s traveled to over 60 countries and five continents never spending a dime on accommodations. With all of his possessions fitting into his backpack, Josh lives a full live of travel while sharing his travel stories on his up and coming blog, Go Travel Your Way.

14 Travel Blogs to Read in 2014

Green Global Travel

Green Global Travel

Green Global Travel is an ecotourism, nature, wildlife conservation, and cultural preservation on-line magazine run by Bret and Mary. They are passionate about educating others on ecotourism travel and have a wealth of knowledge on the topic. Visit Green Global Travel to learn more on ecotourisim.

14 Travel Blogs to Read in 2014

Just One Way Ticket

Just One Way Ticket

Sabrina of Just One Way Ticket has some fantastic inspirational pieces on traveling. Sabrina doesn’t write often and has a hard time writing about herself, but when she does it will make you want to pack your bags right away and run out the door to travel. For some true travel inspiration, visit the blog of Just One Way Ticket.

14 Travel Blogs to Read in 2014

The Legendary Adventures of Anna

The Legendary Adventures of Anna

We met Anna last year while she was traveling through Oregon. We got the chance to take a day trip with her out to the Columbia Gorge. She’s an incredible person with a wealth of knowledge on traveling as a single female on a budget. She funds all of her own travels and last year alone, traveled over 31,000 miles. Visit Anna’s blog to find our more about The Legendary Adventures of Anna.

14 Travel Blogs to Read in 2014

Mapping Megan

Mapping Megan

Megan has been traveling the world far and wide ever since being bitten by the travel bug as a teen. She’s been blogging since 2007, but launched Mapping Megan in 2013. Follow Megan’s travels with her husband, Mike, by her side through her blog, Mapping Megan, as they travel through South America and the U.S. in 2014.

14 Travel Blogs to Read in 2014

Short Road to Happy

Short Road to Happy

Joel and Phoebe of Short Road to Happy spent much of 2013 traveling through Europe on motorcycle. Their goal is to travel everywhere in the world they can get to by motorcycle. After a trip to the U.S. at the end of last year, they’ve been working on revamping their blog, Short Road to Happy. Look for its relaunch any day now.

14 Travel Blogs to Read in 2014

Tieland to Thailand

Tieland to Thailand

Chris and Angela made the big leap to leave their lives behind when they sold all of their belongings, resigned from their jobs, and moved to Thailand. From that experience, Tieland to Thailand was born. Now living full time in Chiang Mai, they share their travels around Southeast Asia through their blog, Tieland to Thailand.

14 Travel Blogs to Read in 2014

True Nomads

True Nomads

Justin of True Nomads was the very first travel blogger to talk to us when we stared writing about our travels. After Justin traveled to Africa, he realized he couldn’t go back to his 9-5 life back home. Instead, he stayed in Africa and started a life of travel. True Nomads follows Justin’s travels throughout the world and how it doesn’t take large amounts of money to be able to travel.

14 Travel Blogs to Read in 2014

Wander The Map

Wander The Map

Jenna and Micah chronicle their travels through Wander The Map. They seek out adventures near and far and hope to influence others to do the same. Even though they both work full time in Florida, they still make plenty of time to travel as much as possible. Their photos and video of their trip to Iceland last year made us want to visit there as soon as possible. To get inspired to travel to countries you may not have considered before, visit Wander The Map.

14 Travel Blogs to Read in 2014

Wandering Earl

Wandering Earl

Earl left to backpack through Southeast Asia over 5,000 days ago and has never looked back. His blog, Wandering Earl, was one of the very first travel blogs we read. Earl has an insight on travel that only someone who has been on the road for as long as he has could hold. For approachable and truthful travel information throughout the world, visit Wandering Earl.

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Wanderlusters

Wanderlusters

In 2010, Ben & Charli made the decision to live a life less ordinary and embarked on an undefined period of travel. At the start of 2013, they started their travel blog, Wanderlusters, following their slow travels around the world, while they house sit. Follow Wanderlusters as they do everything from backpacking through Central America to road tripping around Australia.

14 Travel Blogs to Read in 2014

AfterGlobe

AfterGlobe

We couldn’t recommend a list of travel blogs for you to read in 2014 without recommending our own blog, AfterGlobe. 2014 is our last year towards paying off our debt before we leave for long term travel in 2015. Besides focusing on paying off our debt, selling our house and almost all of our possessions in 2014, we will also be island hopping through the Hawaiian islands and completing our Pacific NW Bucket List of travels.

What do you think of our 14 Travel Blogs to Read in 2014? Do you have any other travel blogs you would add to the list?

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About Kimmy Hayes


Kimmy Hayes is the founder and editor-in-chief of AfterGlobe; a site on becoming debt free and traveling the world as a married couple. In 2012, she planned and coordinated her own do-it-yourself destination wedding on the beautiful island of Maui while serving as a moderator for the on-line community, The Knot. She is passionate about traveling to experience new cultures, snorkeling the waters of the world and reading with her toes in the sand.

61 Comments

    • Thank you for some great reads yourself, Charli. I’ve really enjoyed connecting with you and getting to know you this year.
      Kimmy Hayes recently posted…Travel Goals for 2014My Profile

  1. Awesome! Thanks Kimmy, wuhuu what a honor and I’m super proud too. I glad you like my blog and certainly I’m in great company :) Happy New Years!

  2. Hey Kimmy – Thanks for the great list! Several are already on my blog roll, but a few new to add!

    I might also suggest saporedicina.com for Spanish and Italian readers.

  3. Lots of great blogs here–some of my favorites too and so many inspirational people! Thanks for including us in your list; we appreciate it! Hope you both have a great year–we are looking forward to following your journey towards full time travel! :)
    Jenna recently posted…Best Travel Moments of 2013My Profile

  4. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I am really honored to be on this list.. especially with so many other fantastic blogs! Congratulations to the others who made the list as well :)
    Phoebe (Short Road to Happy) recently posted…5 Tips for a Happy MorningMy Profile

  5. A most interesting list of temptations you’ve provided; luckily I already read a few you’ve recommended and obviously yours included! There are so many wonderful travel blogs out there that I find my reading list increasing each year – I’d never be able to narrow it down to a list of a certain number. A most interesting introduction an review of these blogs!
    Jackie Smith recently posted…A First Class Start to 2014My Profile

    • Jackie, thanks so much for your support and reading our blog. Narrowing down the list was for sure difficult!
      Kimmy Hayes recently posted…Travel Goals for 2014My Profile

  6. Thankyou for the inclusion of us in your list! An honor to be mentioned along with so many amazing bloggers! I’m very glad you listed yourself because you’re definitely someone to follow in 2014!
    Megan @ Mapping Megan recently posted…The World’s Worst Travel Tips!My Profile

    • Can’t wait for 2015 is an understatement! We are glad to have travels to look forward to this year while we get ready for long term slow travel in 2015.
      Kimmy Hayes recently posted…Photo Essay: Hibiscus of KauaiMy Profile

  7. Nice selection, guys!
    I know most of the blogs included except a couple of them.. I’ll check out your suggestions now! :)
    Zara @ Backpack ME recently posted…Vịnh Hạ LongMy Profile

  8. I equally love and curse round-ups like this! There are so many great travel blogs, and so many inspiring people. We’re looking forward to doing our best to keep up! All the best for 2014!
    Tamara recently posted…Nantucket in WinterMy Profile

  9. Thank you so much Kimmy! I really appreciate it!!!! I am so happy I got to meet you and Drew!! I’m sure our paths will cross again soon!
    Anna recently posted…My Top Ten Favorite Things of 2013My Profile

  10. Thank you mucho for the mention there, it really is much appreciated! Wishing you an absolutely brilliant 2014!
    Earl recently posted…The One Thing I Love To DoMy Profile

  11. Fabulous list. I know a few of those so can testify how great they are. A few are new to me though so I’m going to have a look. Thank you very much for sharing your great reads.

    Wishing all 14 of you a very successful 2014!
    The Guy recently posted…Daytona Raceway ToursMy Profile

  12. Great list! Looking forward to checking some of these out. I too admit I don’t read many travel blogs, but when I do, and I take the time to connect with other travel bloggers I have made some great friendships and gotten tons of inspiration. :)

  13. Great round-up!
    I’ll do my best to be worthy of the “15 travel blogs to read in 2015″ :-)

    A comment specifically for Anna: this is the second picture I see of you with waaaay to cool leggings/pants!
    You’ve got style, girl:)
    Sofie recently posted…Martin Luther King Jr. DayMy Profile

  14. Fantastic list! Most blogs are following first time. Great blogs!

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