17 Top Travel Blogs to Follow in 2017

My Top Travel Blogs to follow in 2017

As another year gets underway, perhaps it’s the perfect time to take that leap and make 2017 the year that your travel dreams come true. Whether you’re already planning your travels for 2017 and want the latest travel tips or even if you just want to travel the world vicariously from your laptop and brighten up the day a bit there are loads of top travel blogs to get stuck into.

The internet is literally filled with travel bloggers. These days, travel blogs offer some of the world’s most up to date information for those planning epic adventure travels around the world. 

There are so many amazing travel blogs out there but here is a list of my personal favourite top travel blogs that are well worth following in 2017. 

As I’m into adventure and budget travel and love learning new ways of making money on the road most of my favourite top travel blogs also focus on this too.

Here are my 17 top travel blogs to follow in 2017 (in no particular order)

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Nomad Revelations 

Joao Leitao’s blog, Nomad Revelations, is an amazing archive of over 15 years of incredible travel adventures across 126 countries. There’s not much that Joao hasn’t done and his blog not only has great tips but reading his stories are an exciting adventure in themselves.


Alesha and Jarryd are an Australian couple who have been travelling the world together since 2008 and get up to some amazing overland adventures. I love their blog because they visit more unusual and off the beaten track countries.

Hippie in Heels 

Many of you are probably already following Rachel, a nurse who now lives in Goa. Her blog is packed with loads of tips on glamourous solo female travel in India (and many other places) I also love reading her This is India series which is a funny and honest take on life as an expat in India.

Breathe Dream Go 

Breathe Dream Go, founded by Canadian travel writer Mariellen Ward, is an award winning blog and an great inspiration and resource for meaningful travel in India.

This American Girl

Camille is a hippie chick and yoga teacher who is based in Costa Rica. She is a wealth of knowledge about Costa Rica and writes not only about travel but also about life, love and healthy living. I love her heart felt, honest posts and lifespiration. Camille is even running a women’s retreat in Thailand which I would love to go to!

Be My Travel Muse 

 Kristin is a former investment banker from California who has been traveling full time for over 4 years and is one of my favourite solo female travel blogs. Her posts are always really honest and down to earth and have loads of useful tips for solo female travel, culturally immersive and off beat adventures.  

Goats on the Road

Nick and Dariece are a Canadian couple who’s blog is packed with tips and inspiration on how you can travel the world long-term while making money and even keep traveling forever. They have loads of tips on Teaching English, house sitting, travel blogging and more ways to save and make money while on the road. They also spend a lot of time on the island of Grenada so check out their insider tips if your heading there.

Adventures around Asia

Richelle is an American who has been living and working in China for over 4 years and travels as much as possible around the rest of Asia in the holidays. Her blog is packed with useful tips for traveling in China and is also a compelling and honest insight into the life of an expat in China.

Teacake Travels 

Alice is a kickass girl from the UK who is an expert on solo female travel and teaching English to fund your travels. Her blog is packed with useful tips and hilarious accounts of her crazy travel stories.  

Drifter Planet 

Sonal and Sandro are a super fun hippie couple from India and Germany who travel the world on a budget and love attending music festivals. They just spent a few months living and working in Goa and were really fun to hang out with.

The Bohemian Blog 

If you are the type who prefers to skip the tourist attractions to explore abandoned and bizarre places and other secret wonders of the world then this alternative travel journal by Darmon Richter from the UK is an exciting insight into the world of urban exploration. He’s even running some tours now that I would love to go on.

The Art of Non – Conformity 

Chris Guillebeau has visited every country in the world and his blog shares his unconventional life and travel hacking strategies as well as amazing and inspirational stories on life, personal development, work and entrepreneurship and of course travel and living a life less ordinary.

The Professional Hobo  

Nora Dunn has spent over 10 years traveling slowly through over 50 countries after selling her financial planning practice in Canada. There’s not much that Nora hasn’t done to keep herself on the road and her blog is full of tips on how you can travel the world forever in a financially sustainable way.

Backpacker Banter

Chris is a surfer originally from the UK who has been backpacking since 2009. He spends a lot of time in Australia and his blog is a great resource for those planning a gap year or working holiday or even just a backpacking adventure. His ‘How much to budget for a month in …..’ series and round ups are also really useful to help you budget for your trip

The Broke Backpacker

Will is a wandering adventurer, travel writer and amateur photographer who is a real expert in budget travel. He’s currently on an epic independent overland trip from the UK to Papua New Guinea and his blog is packed with budget tips to show you how you can have real adventures for only £10 per day. There’s also heaps of tips on how to ‘ditch your desk’ and work abroad and loads of crazy adventures and stories from the road

Wandering Earl 

Derek Earl Baron has been traveling the world since 1999 and his blog provides an honest account of this lifestyle, the ups and downs and loads of useful advice, including how he affords a life of constant travel and 42 ways to make money while traveling so that you can do it too. He also spends a lot of time in India and even runs tours now that look really unique and fun.

Nomadic Matt 

Of course, I can’t do a list of top travel blogs without mentioning budget travel expert and New York Times bestselling author Matthew Kepnes. His blog, Nomadic Matt is the ultimate resource for budget travel packed with tips and advice on how to travel anywhere in the world on a budget and if that isn’t enough he’s written loads of super useful E Books too.

What do you think of my top travel blogs? Which is your favourite blog?

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