11 Amazing Travel Bloggers You Need To Follow

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In need of some travel inspiration? Who isn’t? You could spend money on travel guides and hope for the best. But let’s be brutally honest here, guide books can’t bring a destination to life like a travel blogger can (sorry Lonely Planet!) As a blogger myself, there’s nothing I enjoy more than finding new travel bloggers to follow. I admire their drive for adventure and their ability to create amazing content as they go.

So I’ve put together a list of my favourite travel blogs and the amazing humans behind them. There’s something for everyone including solo female travellers, photographers and the most inspiring travel couples on Instagram.

In no particular order, here are the top travel bloggers you need to follow in 2020. Get ready for some serious wanderlust.

Top Travel Bloggers You Should Be Following

1. Hand Luggage Only

 

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Yaya and Lloyd from Hand Luggage Only have set the travel blogging bar high. Every photo these guys post is absolutely stunning and their blog speaks for itself. I came across Hand Luggage Only whilst searching for places to visit in the UK and I’m really glad I did! Their enthusiasm for travel comes across so well in their content and I love how natural and chatty they are on their Youtube channel.

My favourite blogs from Hand Luggage Only:

 

2. Abbie Jade Wanders

 

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I think Abbie is living most (if not all) our travel dreams put together! Her Instagram grid is stunning – it’s full of beautiful photos and moments from her adventures over the last few years. What I love about her blog (aside from it looking lovely) is that the posts are so conversational and helpful for budding travellers. She covers everything from must-have apps and gift ideas to flight essentials and sustainable travel.

My favourite blogs from Abbie Jade Wanders:

 

3. Wanderers and Warriors

Charlie and Lauren of Wanderers and Warriors never fail to make me laugh. I’m sure all of their followers would agree that their energy and zest for life is truly infectious. I admire these two for always seeing the positive side of things and expressing gratitude for what they have. Whether they’re venturing off around the world or living it up on their gorgeous narrowboat in the UK, their content is nothing short of awesome. I use their destination guides and vlogs for my travel inspiration – you should too!

My favourite blogs from Wanderers and Warriors:

 

4. Where Charlie Wanders

 

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I had the pleasure of meeting Charlie just last year at a blogging event in London. She’s a real expert when it comes to short-term travel and making the most of a destination. One thing that’s always stuck out to me is how driven and motivated she is as a travel blogger. Whether she’s writing about the UK or other exotic destinations, I really appreciate her honest, no-frills approach.

My favourite blogs from Where Charlie Wanders:

 

5. Twosome Travellers

 

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Another gorgeous travel couple that never fails to make me smile. Husband and wife team, Alex and James create some of the most beautiful travel content out there. Seriously, it seems there is no end to their amazing talents! Their photos and short films are spectacular and to top it all off, they are genuine people with a great sense of humour. Check out Twosome Travellers for some wanderlust envy (you’re welcome!)

My favourite blogs from Twosome Travellers:

 

6. Natasha Atlas

Ever since I first started following Natasha, I’ve admired her for being so open and honest about her mental health. She’s a true inspiration and someone who doesn’t let fear stop her from seeing the world. I love how she talks about her anxiety and the effect it has on her travels, both good and bad. As an anxious traveller myself, I find her content so relatable and refreshing.

My favourite blogs from Natasha Atlas:

 

7. Wander in Two

 

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Jamie and Ivana have been an inspiration to me ever since I stumbled upon their Instagram last year. I love how relatable they are and how they talk so openly about mental health, even when out on the road. Jamie now even has his own podcast (check out the Jamie’s Wee Podcast Instagram page.) These guys know how to write great, helpful travel blogs and take stunning photos – they’re the dream team!

Like a lot of the other bloggers mentioned in this post, I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting them (yet) but I look forward to the day I do.

My favourite blogs from Wander in Two:

 

8. Expert Vagabond

 

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What this guy doesn’t know about travel just isn’t worth knowing. I feel as if he has a celebrity status in the travel blogger world and for good reason too! Matt Karsten of Expert Vagabond has been exploring the world and sharing his travel tips for nearly a decade. Alongside working with top brands like GoPro and Lonely Planet, his blog has some great advice on everything from budgeting and photography to adventure travel and digital nomad living. His wife, Anna Everywhere, is also a travel blogger (talk about a power couple!)

My favourite blogs from Expert Vagabond:

 

9. Once Upon A Journey

 

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Maartje and Roxanne are two beautiful rays of sunshine in my Instagram feed. They’re the couple everyone wants to be! No matter where they go, they take the most gorgeous photos and blog about destinations in such a rounded way. Once Upon A Journey is a lesbian and LGBTQ+ travel and lifestyle blog and I’m just in awe of how inspiring it is. This couple has taken the concept of travel and made it into something meaningful and helpful for the LGBTQ+ community. If you aren’t already following them, then you should be!

My favourite blogs from Once Upon A Journey:

 

10. Adventurous Kate

 

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I found out about Adventurous Kate after I attended one of her travel talks last year. Much like Expert Vagabond, she’s travelled the world (and written about it) for nearly a decade. Her blog is dedicated to helping women travel safely, particularly solo female travellers. I love her story about how she quit her 9-5 one day to travel alone and just never went back. That’s the daydream, right? If you’re looking for amazing stories, solo travel tips and destination guides then Kate is your blogger!

My favourite blogs from Adventurous Kate:

 

11. Nomadic Matt

 

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One of the most successful travel bloggers I know of! Matt is a big deal in the travel community (so you’ve probably already heard of him) but I wanted to feature him because I find his blog so straight forward and inspiring. I love that he invites guest writers to blog about important subjects like solo female travel and safety tips, as well as thought-provoking stories from other nomads. He specialises in helping people explore the world for less with hacks for pretty much anything to do with travel. If you’re wanting to travel alone for the first time or planning an around the world trip, I’d highly recommend checking out Nomadic Matt’s work.

My favourite blogs from Nomadic Matt:

 

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5 Comments

  1. June 6, 2020 / 7:33 am

    Great list of inspiration, the guys from Wanderintwo are so compassionate, genuine and friendly. Thanks for sharing!

    • June 6, 2020 / 8:07 am

      Thank you! I totally agree, they are such a lovely couple. 😍

  2. June 7, 2020 / 9:57 am

    Great list. I follow about half of these already, but always fab to be introduced to other great travel blogs. Thank you xx

  3. June 7, 2020 / 5:06 pm

    Great list! I love following travellers for inspo for my bucket lists

  4. June 8, 2020 / 11:41 am

    Thanks for sharing, I follow a couple of these bloggers, some of the rest I will check out 🙂

    Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes

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