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The Ultimate List of the Best Travel Blogs 2020 Edition

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If you are looking for the best travel blogs to follow we’ve assembled the definitive list of the Best Travel Blogs 2020. This massive travel blog directory is sure to inspire!

Traveling is a passion for many, a job for others, and somewhere in between for most. Around the middle of 2018 I started my travel blogging journey. During that time I’ve been amazed, awed and inspired by some of the great travel blogs out there. I don’t really view them as competition, but rather as inspiration and I want to share some of the best ones with you.

Each year we publish this massive directory of travel blogs. This is the latest version for 2020 which includes some new categories like Best Points & Miles Blogs, Best Vlogs, Best Frequent Traveler Blogs and a few links to Blogs about Blogging (after all, we are always into learning how to travel blog a little better!). We’ve added many new travel blogs and removed a few that we aren’t that into anymore. 

Believe me, there’s no shortage of great travel bloggers to follow on the Internet. So, I’ve culled the list down creating a list of the most interesting blogs I’ve found. I’ve arranged this list of the Best Travel Blogs 2020, by category, as noted below:

  • 3 (Overall) Best Travel Blogs. In this category, I’ve included all types of travel blog. The very best of the best travel blogs. Some of the very top travel writers land here. Ranging from pleasure, to business travel to something in between, I’ve picked out the 3 Best Travel Blogs, or the 3 best travel bloggers in the world!
  • Best Business Travel Blogs. Here, we find the grinders. The road warriors. Those who travel almost every week for their day job. This is me. In actuality, there are not many folks blogging about this experience, but I see my fellow business travelers every week as I head out for my next work trip. We need more!
  • Best Points & Miles Blogs. A new category of travel blogs for 2020. We are highlight travel blogs about points and miles. Learn how to travel hack using credit cards, frequent flyer miles and more.
  • Best Frequent Traveler Blogs. Blogs about traveling – specifically travel news and reviews. Life in a plane or hotel (with some points, miles and travel news miles mixed in)
  • Other Great & Interesting Travel Bloggers you NEED to follow (aka the best of the rest of the travel blogs). This is a list of other travel blogs that have great content, interesting posts, and more. Some of these are tourism blogs, others adventure blogs, some fit the category of “personal travel blogs,” but, all are REALLY good travel blogs.
  • Best Solo Female Travel Blogs. A list of the best and most interesting solo female travel blogs you ought to be following!
  • Best Couple Travel Blogs (or duos). A collection of the most interesting couples and duos who’ve taken their lives on the road. Couple travel blogs are pretty neat and we have some good ‘uns  here.
  • Best Family Travel Blogs 2020. Get out there with your kids and more! A fun list of the best family travel blogs I’ve discovered.
  • Best Video Logs (aka Best Vlogs). Video all day, every day.
  • The Rising Stars. A list of new travel blogs that I’ve not only exchanged links with but who I think are worth following – they might just have a bright future travel blogging!

So let’s get to it. Without any further ado, here is the ultimate list of the best travel blogs 2020 edition and some of the best travel blog websites you can find on the internet.

Best Travel Blogs 2020 Edition

Drum roll…and here they are, the best travel blogs to follow in 2020. You. Are. Welcome.

3 (overall) Best Blogs about Traveling

the best travel blogs to follow

I have spent a LOT of time looking at travel blogs. Asking questions like how do they do cover a certain topic, or use images in their posts or what social channels seem to be working. Even what kinds of products they might be offering to their readers. I’ve looked at personal travel blogs, tourism blogs, adventure blogs, solo female blogs, family travel blogs – and of course business travel blogs. SO. MANY. TRAVEL. BLOGS. LOL…

During that time, I’ve discovered 3 travel blogs that everyone should be following. These travel blogs, in my opinion anyway, are the best of of the best travel blogs. They are the tip of the spear, the creme de la creme. I think you will like them too.

Here are the 3 (overall) Best Travel Blogs (and arguably the most popular travel blogs):

  1. Nomadic Matt. Matt, in my opinion, sets the standard for all travel blogs on the internet. He meets all the criteria: Useful content, attractive website, highly popular, and his authenticity comes through. Plus, he’s a fan of Pinky & the Brain, which honestly is all that was really needed here. He is also one of the most successful travel blogs out today and certainly one of the most famous travel bloggers. His blog is literally one of the most read travel blogs around and in our opinion is the best blog site for travel!
  2. YTravelBlog: I found the YTravelBlog by accident, while searching for ideas on how to structure my blog and boy am I glad I did. Their travel blog is more of a general travel blog, that’s a bit more focused on family travel blogging. Their site is clean, well organized, and they offer well written, engaging, and authentic content. They are also one of the most famous travel bloggers around. My family has used their site when planning family vacations! #MustFollow. If I was building a Top 10 Family Travel Blogs list…they’d be #1.
  3. [newly added for 2020] The Boarding Area is really a suite of frequent travel blogs, points and miles blogs and a smattering of business travel blogs. We’ve linked to them in our directory before, but it’s time we acknowledge them for what they are…a damn good travel blog (and we are not just saying that because we are a part of the network). BA is really a platform that houses somewhere (at last count) around 40+ best travel blog sites around – many very good, some that are great, some not so much. This is one of the best sites for travel  blogs. Lots of experienced travelers here though and lots of great content. Really good stuff.

Honorable Mention:

  • One Mile at a Time. This massive blog is ran by Ben Schleppig, AKA Lucky, and it’s bursting at the seams with great travel content including insightful takes on the travel industry, credit card information, points and miles tips, and relevant travel news.
  • A Dangerous Business Travel Blog. Despite the name, this is NOT a business travel blog. It is, however, a wonderful collection of wonderful spun travel tales told by Amanda. They are full of vibrant pictures and an earnest voice.
  • HandLuggageOnly. Here are two buddies from college who travel the world. Their blog is clean and well organized, and highly visual. Great stories, hacks and more. They also have a MASSIVE following on Social Media. Worth adding these fellas to your regular reading list.
  • On The Grid: This is an interesting choice for the best travel blogs list, because it’s really a collection of hundreds of localized travel bloggers providing their feedback and reviews of local eateries and neighborhoods. But the content is stellar, and written from a local perspective which is always best. You need to check these guys out.
  • Expert Vagabond. Matt Karsten runs a beautiful travel blog with a heavy emphasis on photography and adventure. He’s an American Expat living in Italy – but still traveling all over this beautiful planet.
  • The Points Guy. This is a travel blog that’s all about points and miles. Really good stuff here! No list of travel bloggers is truly complete unless it mentions TPG.
  • Everywhereist. Geraldine DeRuiter is an acclaimed author, world-renowned public speaker, and the voice behind the award-winning Everywhereist blog. She writes about dessert, feminism, and Jeff Goldblum’s entire filmography (which honestly should be enough to lure you in at this point). Her personal travel blog has a unique and fun design that is both clean and visually appealing and the stories are rich and descriptive. These are all of the reasons why I consider her to be one of the best travel blogs to follow and on the top travel bloggers in the world.

Keep reading, because we’ve only just scratched the surface on the best travel blogs around. There are more great and popular travel blogs ahead!

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Best Business Travel Blogs

best business travel blogs

As noted in the intro, there are not a lot of business travel blogs out there today.

I don’t know why that is, because there are certainly a lot of us business travelers out there every day. Believe me, I sit next to them every week on my Southwest flight.

With that said, here’s a list of the best business travel blogs in the game today (IMO!):

  1. Business Travel Life: Business Travel Life offers competent biz travel information. They feature a clean, simple site, loaded with useful practical information that every business traveler can benefit from – with particular focus on healthy travel.
  2. (me!): I am including my new blog in this list, because, well…it’s my blog directory. Haha! But also, there are really not that many business travel blogs. I’d like to think that my focus on topics like Travel Hacks, Travel Tips, Healthy Business Travel and of course Gifts for Business Travelers are actually useful for my fellow business travel brethren. Time will tell though. LOL!
  3. Travel After Five. A fellow business travel blogger I discovered that puts out great content about life on the road. Clean site. Good pics…and great guides for what to do AFTER 5pm…which is a real problem for us regular business travelers. She also has a Road Warrior Handbook you might want to check out.
  4. Stuck at the Airport. This business travel blog is probably my favorite in terms of aesthetic appeal. Harriet Baskas has done a tremendous job with her sight. It’s like Pinterest, but a travel blog. Pretty sweet looking. It’s also, FULL of wonderful content that the business traveler can use on their daily grind.
  5. Travelling for Work. Another work travel blog that shares ideas on how to step up your travel game while on the road.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Frequent Business Traveler: This is an established business travel blog with excellent and consistent content. But it’s in need of a paint job. Looks aside, it has wonderful, useful content, which frankly is more important. Let me be clear. This is a great travel blog.
  • The Military Frequent Flier. The Military Frequent Flier is run by a couple of vets who know how to travel. While they are no longer actively serving, their years of travel during their service have given them unique perspective on travel. Definitely worth a follow.
  • Road Warriorette: The Road Warriorette is run by a serious business professional, Sarah, and she knows what she’s talking about. She offers great tips, practical advice, and excellent dining ideas for those who spend more nights in the next Hampton Inn than they do in their own bed.
  • Business Travel News: These guys should be the gold standard for business travel blogs and I would have named them so, if they were not SO polished. In my view, a travel blog is run by 1 or 2 people and it’s a side hustle, not the main squeeze. BTN is a great site, don’t get me wrong. SOLID advice, business travel news, ideas on points programs, etc. But it’s also a full blown business. Still, add it to your business travel blog feed.

Did I miss your business travel blog? Do you belong on this list? You probably do, so hit me up on Twitter and let me know!

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Best Frequent Traveler Blog

Frequent travelers live here. Sometimes business travelers, sometimes just travelers, all of which know how to get it done. Lots of travel news, travel deals, credit card offers, quirky travel stories and information and much more.

  • View from the Wing. Gary Leff is a travel expert who’s been in the points, miles and travel hacking game for a long time. Excellent advice, well written and organized. People refer to him as the Air Genius and regularly appears on TV, etc.
  • Live & Let’s Fly. Long term travel pro and blogger Matt shares travel news, frequent flyer programs/updates and travel tips and tricks.
  • The Gate. Brian Cohen is a legend in the travel blogging arena. His frequent traveler blog is chalk full of fascinating travel news, deals and reviews.
  • Cranky Flier. A great name, first of all! But also, great content. The Cranky Flier is run by a gentleman who’s been in and around the airline industry for years. His unique perspective on the industry with a healthy dose of “crank” (which is hilarious). Check out his section on the “worst airline ever” and watch him lambaste some bonehead moves by some big name airlines.
  • Your Mileage May Vary. Quirky travel blog that covers a LOT of ground. Really insightful takes on frequent travel.
  • Modhop. These guys also feature a podcast which is fascinating. Tons of solid travel content here in a well organized and professional frequent traveler blog.

Best Points & Miles Blogs


Points, Miles and Credit Cards. Learn how to get in on this interesting and amazing world of earning points and miles to use for free travel (often in first or business class). Uplevel  your travel game with these blogs!

  • The Boarding Area is really a suite of frequent travel blogs, points and miles blogs and a smattering of business travel blogs. It is a platform that houses somewhere (at last count) around 40+ best travel blog sites around – some good, some great, some not so much. Lots of experienced travelers here though and lots of great content.
  • The Points Guy. This is a travel blog that’s all about points and miles. Really good stuff here!
  • Bald Thoughts. These fellas show readers how to take amazing vacations using noting more than points and miles. Use their travel hacks and tricks as you plan your next trip! For example, their post 11 IMMEDIATE steps you must take when getting a new credit card is contains solid advice on how to get the most out of a credit card rewards system.
  • Point Me to the Plane. Learn how to earn points in creative ways, plus great travel reviews and trip reports.
  • Points Miles and Martinis. Destinations, credit card deals, and booze. Some deep travel knowledge here and a really solid points and miles blog.
  • PointChaser. Incredibly detailed blog that explains exactly how to get started in the points and miles game.
  • God Save the Points. Really strong points and miles blog with a very creative writer, Gilbert, who flies around the world (usually first class due to his points and miles game).
  • Traveling for Miles. The name says it all. Lots of good tips on how to earn points and miles in this blog.
  • Travel Hacking Mom. Pam and Alex are a mother-daughter duo teaching us about points and miles with a bit of emphasis on the the family angle. Strong content and easily consumable.
  • The College Points. A new-ish points & miles blog targeted primarily at college students. Learn how to get into the points and miles game WHILE you are in college and then travel for free and/or save some serious money. Love what these guys are doing! Worth noting the fellas behind this blog are not new to the blogging game having built and run other successful travel blogs.

Best General Travel Blogs

Here is a fun list of some of the best and most interesting general travel blogs worth following. Some are just personal travel blogs, others are more lifestyle blogs with a travel angle, some focus on food blogging while traveling. Think of this section as a giant “honorable mention” list! Check em out! These are some really great travel blogs!

Note: the list is not in order. 

  • Diana’s Healthy Living. Diana’s Healthy Living blog is a balanced lifestyle blog that covers everything from travel, to food, to healthy lifestyle. She has a huge following and that’s probably because she puts out great content – stuff worth reading! For example, the Top 5 Things To Do in Tempe, Arizona contains solid suggestions on what to do in this interesting town (and I know Tempe, my in-laws live there). Most compelling though, are her pictures which are I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E.
  • Stuck in Customs. An insanely visual photo blog from a world renowned photographer with accolades from folks like JJ Abrams and Hans Zimmer, Trey is one of (if not THE) best photo blog sites in the world. If you are looking for tips on photography, cameras and gear it’s all here. Or if you just want to look at some beautiful travel photos, he’s got that too.
  • The Down Lo. Cool name and logo but better content. Lauren has a massive blog with a huge social media following and it’s justified given all of the exciting places she’s been and solid content
  • Barefoot Nomad. More of a family travel blog (we have them listed there, but they are also a really strong travel blog in general which is why they are here too!)
  • Spin the Globe. As one of the few accessible oriented travel bloggers Sylvia refuses to let MS hold her back. This Air Force vet (we love veterans here at the CBoardingGroup…even Air Force vets…haha…sorry the Jarhead in me can’t resist) has been featured on Lonely Planet and even won the Miss Wheelchair USA competition in 2016. Follow her as she solo travels the world!
  • Luxury Columnist. Major players in the high-end travel blogging sphere. Suze and Paul are more than just travel bloggers though…they drop some luxe fashion on you too. But the travel content is really the good stuff here. For example, they have an entire section on hidden gems (which I’ve been poring over).
  • Nerd Nomads. I love this couple because they are in the IT industry which is my background and they love travel. Really nicely done site and they often focus on movie ties in (e.g. where something was filmed, etc) during their travels.
  • The Unusual Traveler. What I like most about Christian’s blog (aside from his funny blog title and we love funny travel blogs) is that he blogs about beer (I mean, who doesn’t love that!). He also has an extensive live of travel tips and tricks about life as a backpacker!
  • The Creative Travel Guide. The Creative Travel Guide is a vivid travel blog with exceptional pictures and great advice (like their article Do you know what is really covered by your travel insurance?)
  • Hopping Feet. First off, I love the name of this blog. Very creative. But more importantly, they have great travel content. She notes: “My itineraries are usually activity-heavy and my ideas are best suited for those looking to maximise their limited time.” And that’s exactly the case with articles like 8 places in Oahu, Hawaii that’ll make your jaw drop which is full of great suggestions on what to do on that fun island.
  • Tanama Tales. SOCAL-based blogger that knows how to travel like a pro. Interesting tales from the road!
  • Trip and Trail. A great backpacking focused travel blog written by Chris. Follow him on each adventure as he mixes the trail with the journey!
  • It’s all Bee. Bianca, or Bee, as she goes by, is a London-based IT consultant that loves to travel. She writes destination guides and shares great travel tips – including some packing tips worth checking out!
  • Tim Foolery. A super great name for a travel blog if you ask me! Been around a long time (since 2011) and is consistently pumping out solid content. And except for the fact he’s a United guy (ugh!) he’s pretty swell. 🙂 Check him out!
  • Continents and Condiments. Cedric is a freelance journalist from Canada blogging about food and travel. But it’s his food blogging that is out of this world!
  • Orange Wayfarer. A culturally immersive and responsible travel focused blog. Learn tips on how to integrate into the local culture for a better travel experience!
  • Career Gappers. Learn how to refocus your life for a travel focused career Gap. Alex and Lisa teach you how to intentionally take time for travel in their career break resources section.
  • Gastrotravelogue. A blog about foodies and for foodies who travel. Yum! This is on the top rated travel blogs around – check it out and you will see why.
  • Wanderous Affair. The Wanderous Affair is a travel magazine and blog that provides vivid pictures and accounts of some of the most fascinating places in the world, book reviews. For example, their article on All-Inclusive Caribbean Trips is full of useful advice for the warm-water bound vacationer!
  • Fill My Passport. First off…we love, love, love, their logo. Pretty sweet! Secondly, really solid blog here. Strong content!
  • MonaCorona. A millenial luxury travel blog. I don’t know what that means, but it’s a visually stunning blog with great photos, lots of destinations and much more.
  • CKanani. I have no idea how to pronounce this, but this is a great travel blog that’s been around for a while. They focus on luxury travel and adventure all over the world. Oh…and lots of pictures.
  • Jones Around the World. Bam…visually brilliant. The imagery smacks you in the face (in a good way) when  you land here. Clearly Dave knows what he’s doing! Also a bit of a party guy…so lots of fun being had all around on his adventures.
  • Traveling Honeybird. An Australian based adventure blog with great content. They’ve been doing this for 6 years!
  • Extreme Nomads. Another fantastic adventure blog worth following. Grace and Jim have been doing this for a while and their blog is chock full of great photos and lots of exciting adventure ideas.
  • The Travel Bunny. I just like this name, first off, but Suzanne’s been doing this a while and has built up a solid blog with great content – and a unique focus on architecture (which is what really caught my eye)
  • The Winged Fork. This blog could have been titled Abby Eats Worms becasue that’s the first thing I saw when I visited this blog…of course Abby does more than eat worms. In fact, her blog has been in the travel blogging game for a while and has lots of compelling stories and adventures. Well worth an add to your favorite travel blog list!
  • Unexpected Occurrence. I just love this name and it highlights a really important aspect of travel: you just never know what can happen when traveling.
  • Dave’s Travel Corner Blog. Hiker. Traveler. Blogger. Well built site with a blog directory too.
  • The Red Headed Traveler. An eccentric and quirky travel blog with a heavy focus on the foodie life and ethnic food.
  • Rachel’s Ruminations. A US expat living in the Netherlands sharing travel tips on independent travel!
  • Freedom 56 Travel. Lesley is a travel enthusiast, mother, grandmother, partner, friend, avid motorcyclist and aspiring retiree! She retired from traditional work at 56 years old and started traveling, hence the name Freedom56!
  • Designs for Travel. This recently rebranded site (formerly GoFam Travel) shares great destination guides, practical travel tips and generally great travel info.
  • Traveler’s Universe. This interesting blog is for post backpacking millenials who want to discover their world but do so in a responsible way without sacrificing the finer comforts of travel. They emphasize the experience over money.
  • One Day Itinerary. A collection of European based travel writers and bloggers creating guides for 1-day trips to various locations across the globe. Incredibly easy to consume and full of useful practical tips for seeing what you NEED to see in one day.

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Best Female Travel Blogs – the top female travel bloggers / solo travel blogs

best solo female travel bloggers

Solo female travel bloggers. Fierce. Badass. Wanderlust. Divorced. Eat-Pray-Love. Solo. Whatever you want to call it.

This is a category that would describe my 22 year old daughter if she weren’t still plugging away at college. Here’s a list of some of the best solo travel blogs / best female travel blogs to follow in 2020:

  • Be My Travel Muse. Kristen is a SOCAL native and video game nerd who loves to travel solo. She is, by far, one of the best female travel bloggers around.
  • GlobeTrotterGirls. Dani lands on just about any and ever top 10 travel blog list because she’s #fire. Adventurous, creative and full of fun, her blog is full of useful and amazing travel information. In our opinion, she is one of the top travel writers around and no doubt one of the best female travel blogs.
  • Luggage and Lipstick. Patti, aka the Boomer Blond, is a professional writer, who’s won dozen’s of awards for her blogging and photography. She hosts a MASSIVE blog that is full of great content from the perspective of a Baby Boomer. For example her. She also has a book, Girls Go Solo: Tips for Women Traveling, which is, in her words, “is chockablock with Patti’s own tested and proven tips wrapped in her witticisms.” Haha! Highly recommend adding this site your regular reading list.
  • Dreams in Heels. Latina influencer Olga’s award winning Dreams in Heels blog documents her extensive travel journey (including What to do in Quito, Ecuador). She also provides solid travel tips and advice (including some great tips for solo female travel). Highly recommend following this top rated travel blog. You might also dig her YouTube channel.
  • Tiffany’s Travels. Since 2016 Tiffany has been published great content documenting her travel journey’s. From adventures in places like Ghana and more, she consistently puts the good stuff out.
  • Travels with Talek. Talek is widely traveled and has documented her adventures, advice and tips in her excellently structured blog. For example, if you are looking for Wildlife Adventures in Africa, she’s got it! She’s written a book about Traveling to Cuba!
  • Paulina on the Road. Paulina is a slow travel and sustainable travel enthusiast from Luxembourg. She blogs in both English and Spanish (how cool is that!). Oh, and she explains how to go Boat Hitchhiking (which apparently is a thing – who knew!?).
  • Travel Like a Prince. Jennifer’s been traveling since she was 14 and has got a serious case of wanderlust. Keep on eye on her travels by following her blog!
  • Bye:Myself. A creatively named solo female travel blog. Follow Renata as she updates us on all of her interesting travel adventures!
  • Explore with Lora. A solo backpacker trekking across the world. Follow her and her adventures on this intriguing blog.
  • Rayner en Route. Follow New Hampshire based Rebecca as she travels this world and shares her journey with all of us.
  • Solo Trips and Tips. Learn how to enjoy adventuring alone in this well written and carefully curated blog.
  • The Adventurous Feet. Esther, born and raised in the Eastern part of Uganda, has a burning passion for travel. Her blog, the The Adventurous Feet, shares stories from the road, travel advice and travel tips on what to in Africa and other places. For example, check out 10 Best African Countries to Visit in 2019 (an African Safari) for great advice on visiting Africa.
  • This Travel Lover. A seasoned travel blogger who has started another blog focusing on solo female travel.
  • Insatiable Travel. Julie is a solo female traveler helping women find their inner wanderlust. Check out her site for solo female travel tips and adventures (like her visit to the Paradise Cave in Vietnam).
  • I’ve Been a Bit. Canadian (who doesn’t love Canadians!) travel blogger with a bit more local focus (although not exclusively).
  • The Roaming Nanny. The Roaming Nanny is a well organized, clean and professional looking travel blog. Retha shares destination ides and lifestyle tips.
  • Reading the Book. Jill is a brit who might just have the most interesting and clever title for a blog around. As an avid book reader I just LOVE the name of her blog.
  • The Traveling Ginger. As you guessed, Niki has red hair. She also has a great blog that’s heavy on good writing and great photos.
  • Red Around the World. Another red head and I swear I wasn’t googling redheads…but what caught my eye about this blog wasn’t her fiery red hair, but it was the all pics of Utah (an area I am moving to next summer). I was researching things to do in Utah and stumbled across this site. She covers more than Utah, don’t worry!

Did you enjoy this list of the best girl travel blogs? We hope so. But, if you need a break from this list of the best travel writers and best travel blogs to read check out How to get over jet lag while you travel – 11 Tips every traveler needs to know

Best Couple Travel Blogs

Best Couples Travel Blogs

Love on the road. How cute. 🙂 Here’s a fun list of the Best Couples Travel Blogs or just duo’s.

  • Executive Thrillseekers. A cute couple that’s taken their love on the road. Budget travel tips, exciting destinations (like Scuba Diving the Red Sea!), and more. Try to keep up if you can!
  • Travels with Mei & Kerstin. Mei and Kerstin have been traveling this world as a Lesbian couple since 2002 and they’ve got the evidence. Their  extensive blog is full of great slow travel stories, smart travel tips, and they’ve been featured as one of the 33 LGBTQ blogs Travelers to follow on IG.
  • The Globetrotter Guys. Two dudes out on the road (see what I did there). Sion and Ben showcase LGBTQ adventures and attitudes from across the globe. You can check out some of their Gay Travel Guides here for more information.
  • Expedition Wildlife. A great duo that specializes in bird identification and wildlife photography. They aim to bring our wild encounters to readers through their travels, blog, photos, and videos. They use drones extensively and talk about the impact of drones on wildlife.
  • Life of Doing. Follow Jackie and Justin as they adventure through life and journey this world.
  • Our Kind of Crazy. Sara and Bart are lovely couple – recently engaged – and travelers extraordinaire! Their socal based travel blog focuses on a couple’s travel/lifestyle with emphasis on Life, Love & Adventure.
  • A Couple for the Road. This duo markets themselves as a cultural travel blog that celebrates international art, history, architecture, music, language and culinary traditions. They offer travel tips, food recommendations, and destination guides. Definitely worth a follow!
  • Dream Big Travel Far. This interesting couple brings a unique perspective to their travels. Cazzy and Bradley are digital nomads who focus on helping travelers who also suffer from diabetes.
  • Passing Thru. A boomer travel blog (aka a Senior Travel Blog). I just love this. With the kids gone, hit the road! I wish my parents were in better health (and had the finances) to pull this off. By the way, senior travel blogs are fast becoming a popular travel blog niche as more and more boomers retire and hit the road armed with the technical skills, know-how and money to become a successful retirement travel blogger. Stay tuned because we might be adding an entire section dedicated to retired travel blogs.

The Best Video Blogs – aka Best Vlogs or Vloggers to Follow

Here we go…a fairly new category for us, but here are the best video blogs, aka best Vlogs. Enjoy (and help us build out this list!)

  • Delightful Travellers. A Canadian couple with a LARGE Vlog and big following on YouTube.
  • theRTWguys. Two dude who travel and post a lot interesting videos – especially about scuba.
  • Casey Neistat. One of the top Vloggers in the game with a bazillion followers.
  • Adventures with kids! A cool family that’s not afraid to film the fun!
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  • Aisle or Window. Real travel for real people is their tag line. Follow them on YouTube here.
  • The Love Assembly. Author, traveler, Vlogger and more Aubrey is an Aussie living in London and taking sweet photos and awesome videos as she flits around the world.

If you are looking for the Top Travel Vloggers to follow here’s a great video on YouTube that gives you 19 Travel Vloggers you oughta be followin’:

Best Family Travel Blogs

best family travel blogs

Families who travel together, stay together. How much fun would it be to travel the world with your kids! Find out with this list of the top family travel blogs 2020:

  • The Travelling Twins. A fun family documenting their travels with twin kiddos including how they school their kids while traveling. How exciting!
  • Outdoor Families Magazine. Tons and tons of really great content here on what to do with your family including some interesting trips to take (and ideas on what to DO on those trips with the fam!)
  • Family Road Trip Guru. Family Road Trip Guru does travel a little different. Instead of providing broad sweeping, generic ideas on what to do on a trip, they do deep dives on destinations, covering them comprehensively and in great detail. For example, their San Diego on Foot Guide provides detailed day by day information on how to find the perfect family adventure in sunny San Diego.
  • A Winter Escape. A family travel blog that shares practical and earnest truths about traveling with kids – and how important it is to do just that!
  • Mumpack Travel. This mother / daughter combo has been traveling the world for several years. The cutest family ever! They blog about their adventures while sharing practical travel tips (Like using a VPN on your trip!).
  • More Life in your Days. This interesting family got engaged in Mynamar! (wow, cool story, I am sure) and shares ideas on how to get more quality time with your family – especially while traveling. For example, their article on 10 things to do in Venice with kids is a gold mine of kid-friendly ideas and adventures.
  • Barefoot Nomad. Charles and Micki and their family know how to travel and their excellently named blog highlights it all!
  • BackpackersWro. Polish family of three that travels with a focus on backpacking and minimalist travel.
  • Flashpacking Family. They feature a picture of my fav place on earth: Petra, on the main page. That’s where they had me. Also, they are fun and exciting family travel blog with good stories, pics and content!
  • Four Around the World. The Connor’s are an Aussie family who love to see the world, kids in tow. Simon, the dad, appears to be an LA Dodgers fan so by definition this is the greatest family travel blog on the list. Go Dodgers!
  • Global Mouse Travels. I don’t care you are, this blog’s logo is super cute. The blog is also super great and built around a family of 5 that’s not afraid to hit the road.
  • Roots Wings and Things. Great family travel blog with practical advice for traveling as a family and some cool family travel quotes!
  • The Travelling Twins. Sisters. Twins. Travel. Mix in some parents. The perfect combination. Follow this fun family across the world.
  • Five Family Adventurers. A fun family of five that travels the world.
  • Traxplorers. Follow this cute family as they journey through our beautiful world.
  • Growing Up Two. A very well put together blog with plenty of great visual inspiration. Keep up with this family on their adventures.
  • Our Family Passport. The family that travels together stays together. Follow this HUGE family (incl extended family) that shares their fun journey’s with all of us. They write about neat destinations, travel tips and more.

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The Rising Stars – new travel blogs / new-ish blogs!

the rising stars - new travel blogs to watch

The best of the NEXT. A great list of some of the best up and coming travel bloggers that are blogging hard and putting out solid travel blog content. These folks may not be among the most popular travel blogs…yet, but they have have all sorts of promise! Keep an eye of them as they might just break through!

  • Dented Aluminium. “The Dent,” as they say, represents the places you’ve traveled, the stories you told, and the memories you’ve made (it refers to their dented aluminum suitcase). The Dent is a collection of stories, travel guides, hotel reviews, vacation planning tools, and traveling advice. Great site, still new-ish, but visually appealing with lots of promise.
  • Let’s Go Somewhere Else. Interesting destinations, great photos, and vintage postcards!
  • One Savvy Wanderer. This travel blog is run by a full time working mom with a serious case of wanderlust. Her and her husband (an accountant, so you know you he’s focused on traveling affordably!) share their adventures (like Argentinian Beer!) ) and airfare travel tips. Give ’em a peek!
  • A Teaspoon of Adventure. The name reminds me of that great Mary Poppins movie I watched growing up and I love it! I also like their pragmatic view of travel adventure. They note: “This is the travel blog for you if you crave adventure, but you still have to deal with things like your fear of heights, your limited wallet and your job that’s waiting for you on Monday morning.” Totally get it. Like…we have a job and stuff here. Also, we are not bungee jumping. I am so right there with ’em.
  • Lena On the Move. Lena is a divemaster! And her blog offers practical travel tips for the budget minded traveler. She also shares some great ideas on, you guessed it, diving!
  • Uncovering New York. A solid New York destination blog from someone who’s actually been there. Strong content. Lots of promise here!
  • Leah Little Travel Fashion. Travel+Fashion = fire. Leah and her husband are mid-westerners who’ve caught the travel bug. She also blogs about fashion (e.g. How to Look Like a Million Bucks for under $100).
  • Travel in Time Now. A new couples travel blog sharing their travel stories and tips. Keep an eye on ’em.
  • GlobeBlogging. Holly is an Aussie who loves to travel. Her solo female travel blog takes you across the globe with a blog in tow.
  • A Trip with a View. Nicole (which, btw, is my favorite girls name of all time…so many girlfriends named Nicole in my past…haha) shares her love of all things travel and chocolate! She also covers and interesting travel blog niche: pet travel!
  • The Voyaging Teacher. My mom’s a teacher so this blog had me intrigued. I was not disappointed. It’s a new blog, but plenty of promise!
  • Around the World in 18 Years. A *great* name for a family travel blog. I also love how they often write from the perspective of a child which is super creative. They also share great travel tips, including Top 18 Budget Travel Tips.
  • Kuddel Muddel Travel. Really good photos, neat destinations and a ton of promise. Add the Kuddel Muddel to your travel blog follow list.
  • The Adventures of a Panda Bear. Besides a really cool name, it was their logo that really struck as SOLID. Seriously – it’s a great logo. The couple behind the Panda Bear also share great destination guides and foodie articles (yum!).
  • Poor in a Private Plane. Poor in travel luxury but rich in travel adventure describes Taima’s blog about her journey’s around the world.
  • A Not So Young Woman Abroad. I like this blog because it gives me hope that I can still travel the world when I am little older than I am now. Julie is a solo traveler who can’t see enough of this world!
  • More Passports and Stamps. Ran by fun-lovin Alan who frequents castles and islands. Check out all of this travels and travel advice!
  • Worthy Go. These folks focus on the weird, the not so popular and the unique. Of course, they also cover some of the more traditional stuff, but we love that they march the beat of a different drum!
  • Where Life is Great. Marta is a turtle lover and compulsive shopper. Check out how she intertwines this with her love of travel.
  • Raulerson Girls Travel. A story of an Aunt and her niece and their travels (how fun is that!).
  • The World of a Wishful Wanderer. Well organized blog heavy on great pictures. Keep an eye on this blog.
  • Wandering Core. Aka Shivani’s travel blog for the part time traveler who has a full time job!
  • Soujourner Moxie. I like this name. You gotta have a little moxie when you are traveling. Keep an eye on this new-ish travel blog!
  • Out Voyaging. An LGBTQ-focused travel blog that packs a punch. New to the scene, but seems to be growing fast.
  • Amaixico. Follow former flight attendant Luisa as she blogs about traveling the great country of Mexico!
  • Discover World Places. Priscilla is an art therapist (who even knew such a job existed!) with a passion for travel. Follow her journey on her Discover World Places travel blog!
  • Jessica Pascoe. An English gal living in Australia and blogging about it and all things travel.
  • Enjoy Travel Life. Casual travel experiences live here. No pressure, no stress, just good old fashioned easy traveling.
  • Nat Wanderlust. Nat is a solo female traveler with a love of photography and vegan food.
  • Cut Lunch Adventures. Trevor and Emma are Australia-based adventurers who run a backpacking blog / hiking blog with special focus on high-altitude topics.
  • Explore More Clean Less. This sounds like the title of a blog my wife would have come up with and I love it! This new entrant on the travel blog / life blog scene documents Stephanie’s journey as a home school mom and much more.

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Best Blogs about Blogging

I had to include a few blogs about blogging too, because AS A BLOGGER I am still learning. It’s a short list, but hopefully it will be helpful to you too!

  • Digital Nomad Wannabe. I’d be lying if I didn’t mention how influential the DNW has been for my blog. Excellent, practical tips on how to blog. Plus a really strong Facebook group.
  • Neil Patel. The wizard. Lot’s great tips and tricks here. Highly recommended.
  • Female Travel Bloggers. Great resources here for Bloggers who are Female including SEO tips, photo tips and much much more.

Rules for Being Added to the Best Travel Blogs of 2020

Some quick rules to get added to this great list of the best blogs 2020:

  1. Be a travel blog (yeah, ok, makes sense)
  2. Put out great content! To be added to a specific Best of Category, ideally your Domain Authority (DA) should be at least 20 or higher and you should be at least a “good travel blog” on your way to a “great travel blog).” But hey that’s super subjective, no? Yeah, it is. Sorry! All others, if picked will be added to the up and comers section.
  3. Ask! Tweet me! on Twitter.
  4. Link back to this post if you want (there is a badge you can add to your site at the bottom of this post)
  5. Optional: Link back to an article or two (or 6…haha) on the’s blog (you can pick something that fits naturally). They can be no follow links if you want.
  6. Optional: Follow me on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.
  7. Optional: Share this list with the world via Twitter, Pinterest, or Facebook (or all!)

No guarantee I will add you, but I’d love to check out your great travel blog!

By the way, if you are looking for some laughs to accompany you on your next adventure, make sure to check out our travel memes section. Literally HUNDREDS of hilarious travel memes like the two below.

Top 10 Travel Blogs – all categories

This is a new section for us. Due to popular demand we’ve decided to add this top 10 travel blogs section and list the top 10 travel blogs across all categories. Not the top 20 travel blogs or the top 50 travel blogs…nope…just the top ten travel blogs ALL CATEGORIES. Enjoy:

  1. Nomadic Matt.
  2. YTravelBlog.
  4. The Points Guy.
  5. Expert Vagabond.
  6. Be My Travel Muse.
  7. Diana’s Healthy Living.
  8. HandLuggageOnly.
  9. GlobeTrotterGirls.
  10. Modhop.

Agree? Disagree? What did we get right? Wrong? Yell at on social media or drop us a comment. Or don’t. It’s cool.

Final Thoughts on the Best Blogs About Travel

Thanks for tuning into the best travel blogs – 2020 edition! We hope you enjoyed this insanely large collection of travel blogs and what we’ve done here in 2020. Frankly, these are some of the best blogs about travel we’ve ever seen!

If you have some suggestions on how to make this directory of travel bloggers even better, drop us a comment!

Make sure to check back as we are always adding new travel blogs to our travel blog directory. And, of course, don’t forget to follow us on social media including Twitter, Instagram,Facebook, Flipboard and Pinterest.

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18 comments on “The Ultimate List of the Best Travel Blogs 2020 Edition

  1. Todd

    The competition is fierce but we keep on blogging! Appreciate all the bloggers out there traveling the world; we all benefit from the countless adventures and hard work openly shared.
    – Todd from Agent Yonder (

  2. Jerry

    Specialty request: Have you seen any great blogs for reluctant travelers, 55+, who are just starting to dip their toes in the waters of wandering? I am starting a blog, Bouquet List Travel, and would like to interview some fellow travel bloggers with tips for no-experience or lesser-experienced travelers. I’m especially interested in tips for spouses and significant others who love to travel but have to convince their partner to leave the safety and security of their recliner to see the world! Feel free to email me with ideas at bouquetlisttraveler at gmail! Thanks!

  3. Boyd Tomasetti

    Great information – thank you for posting. Consider myself pretty up to date on travel blogs but had not heard of a lot of these. You may be interested in this blog by an over 60 woman – luxury travel and lifestyle

  4. Randy Smith

    I am very amazed that you did not include David Rowell’s Travel Insider. Comes out once a week, and is based in the Seattle area, but offers tours put together by him as well.

  5. Hoff Stuart

    I thought you might find my travel blog interesting.
    It has many national parks in the U.S. and Canada with over 200 pages of content and hundreds of pictures.
    There are notes on each park and many side trips of interest on the way.

  6. Hillary Newman

    Great list with many blogs I was unfamiliar with. Guess I have some reading to do! I am constantly looking for inspiration as a new blogger myself! Thank you for posting!


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