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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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