The days of following 100s of travel bloggers is long gone. Not only do I not have time for it but there are few travel bloggers who can keep my interest for a sustained period of time.
I’ve heard much the same from friends. They used to love reading inspiring travel stories and adventures but the quality of travel blogs took a bit of a nosedive in recent years.
I’d say the decline of travel blogging is a shame but actually it’s made me much more productive. 🙂
Of course I do still read travel blogs, including the eight I recommended last year. To add to that list are six more blogs, another magazine and a very useful site for travellers.
I tend to recommend blogs on quirky side or those heading ‘off the beaten path’ and if that’s what you like you’ll love this blog. These guys aren’t pro travel bloggers or nomads or anything like that. They have a few weeks of travel per year and take that time to see as much of the world as they can. They’ve spent a fair amount of time in the Balkans and the Baltic States, two of my favourite regions, and little around the Caucasus too.
So many fun places: Touring the Baltics
Jenny writes my go-to foodie blog for Europe and Australia. Her posts on Paris, London and Istanbul make my mouth water and she’s introduced me to places in Croatia I’d never heard of before. Jenny came to my rescue when I was looking for affordable places to eat in Venice. I can’t wait for her return to Europe this year.
Handy posts if you’re heading to London: A Taste of London
When I first contemplated moving to Budapest I bought a domain name in hopes of creating a new blog about all things Budapest. I planned to write about the best breakfast spots, co-working places, ruin bars, boutique stores, events and so much more. Then I discovered We Love Budapest and they do exactly that and do it very well. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel so I cede to them.
If you love to eat out for lunch: Best Lunches in Budapest
Carin’s blog and Instagram have been huge for a while now. If you love Paris and follow Paris based bloggers then you’ve likely heard of her. If not then you’re missing out on a daily dose of the beautiful Parisian streets and fantasy lifestyle. My life in Paris was never like this but I’m happy to look back at Paris with rose coloured glasses thanks to Paris in Four Months.
A little of what you can expect: The Year 2015
If you like to mix high fashion and envy inducing travel destinations, Jessica is your girl. You might think this is unusual choice for me and you’d be right. I tend to write-off this kind of thing as narcissistic but I don’t know, I kinda like her. I first started following Tuula Vintage on Instagram. The places she visits and the photos she shares are so pretty I can’t resist.
Instagram: Tuula Vintage
Cereal is still my favourite travel magazine, I can’t get enough of the photos, but Suitcase came onto my radar last year and I love their style too. They have some great travel guides for some of the most visited cities in Europe including Budapest.
Budapest travel guide: Suitcase Mag
Lastly I want to share Nomad List with you. This is a brilliant site if you want to do the work, travel, digital nomad thing or if you’re looking at becoming an expat. Nomad List lets you filter destinations based on cost of living, internet speed, safety, friendliness and a host of other options to help you figure out where you want to live or work from next.
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