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Travel bloggers to look out for in 2014

Two years ago I wrote a blog post about 10 of my favourite travel bloggers for 2012. Back then it felt like there was an impossible number of travel bloggers who were creating inspiring content that made me want to travel the world.

Two years later and the amount of bloggers on the scene seems to have quadroopled. There are so many blogs that I would love to read all day everyday (if only professional travel blog reader could be a job!) but here are 10 of my favourites which are always a good place to start.

So pour yourself a drink, put your feet up and enjoy…

Young Adventuress

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Only click on this link for Young Adventuress if you have a few hours to spare because you will get sucked in to Liz’s travels and before you know it you’ve lost half a day. Liz has been travelling for nine years (nine years!!) so she’s got a fair few incredible stories up her sleeves. She also tells them in a way that makes you feel like you’re there with her and at the minute it’s taking every bit of willpower I have not to book a flight to New Zealand because she is making it looking a-mazing.

Travelettes

Travelettes Travel Blog

Travelettes is another website I could get lost on all day. If you’re thinking that with a name like Travelettes you guys wouldn’t be welcome then you can think again because this site is awesome. Just read it and thank me later.

 

 

As the Bird Flies

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Birdie from As the Bird Flies was on the list last year and will probably be on it the year after and the year after that. The reason I love her blog so much is that it’s different. She may go to places that other people have seen but she sees things in a different way. Her photos are unique and her writing style makes me want to keep reading every word until there are none left. This lady is doing her own thing in blogging and I love it.

 

Global Grasshopper

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Global Grasshopper have the perfect combination of travel inspiration and personal stories. Chuck in a load of gorgeous photography and you have a very pretty blog indeed. There are a team of writers working alongside Becky and Gray and it’s great to hear so many different voices and see so much of the world through this travel blog.

 

For91days

for 91 days blog

I started reading for91days while I was planning my trip to Iceland because these guys have so many amazing tips and inspiration for a trip there. Basically, they travel to a new place and stay there for 91 days. Great idea, right.

This is just enough time to really get to know a place but without getting tired of it or taking it for granted. This comes through in all of their blogs posts as you can see they’re in love with every destination and still have the energy of a newcomer but they’re also there for long enough to offer some great advice.

 

A Bird in the Hand

A bird in the handA Bird in the Hand is another blog that is beautiful and also a bit different. I’ve recently had the pleasure of working with Elle and I realised she’s an absolute travel fanatic and meticulous planner and you can see this in her blog posts and travel tips.

 

 

Cookie Sound

Cookie Sound Travel Blog

Cookie Sound is still one of my favourite travel blogs thanks to the stunning photography by the mother/daughter duo. With some blogs you can find that if the photography is amazing then the writing will slip or vice versa but this isn’t the case at all on Cookie Sound.

 

Travels of Adam

travels of adamTravels of Adam is a hipster blog with a tagline, ‘The coolest cultural things to do around the world, hey’. That’s a big promise but Adam does some really cool things and I love checking out this blog to find out about his latest adventures.

 

 

Over Yonderlust

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If Erica and Shaun from Over Yonderlust aren’t the coolest couple in the travel blogosphere I don’t know who is. I suggest looking at all their posts from Central America but I will warn you, they’ll make you want to pack your bags and go there right now.

Other Blogs

It’s not just travel blogs that I love to read so I thought I’d add a couple of bonus blogs.

EliseLuke2014

Screen Shot 2014-01-03 at 14.12.31There are just three posts on this blog so far so you’re probably wondering why on earth I’d add Elise and Luke to the list. I came across this blog through Elle Croft and I found it both saddening but amazingly uplifting at the same time. It’s written by a couple who were recently in a car accident and as a result they’re both in wheelchairs. They’re both so young and due to be married in September but their positivity is so refreshing and also contagious. Elise is attempting a 356 Project so I’m looking forward to more posts throughout the year.

Sparrow in Space

Sparrow in Space

Travel + beautiful design + amazing photo + gorgeous photos + weekly link roundups to amazing things on the internet that I would never, ever have found = perfect blog. Bookmark Sparrow in Space for Sunday reading and tasty food to drool over.

 

If there are any other blogs you can recommend for 2014, please share them in the comments below!

Monica is the founder and editor of The Travel Hack. She began the blog in 2009 when she left the UK to travel around Asia and Australia for two years. She's now a full time blogger and has travelled around the world in search of the best holidays. Monica lives in Wales with her growing family and now also blogs about travelling with young children!

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  • January 3, 2014

    Great list. Some I follow and some I just discovered through you. Thanks!

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  • January 3, 2014

    Great picks!

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  • January 3, 2014

    Thanks for sharing these. Though I’m not sure I’m going to have much free time now since it will all be spent reading these new travel blogs.

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  • January 3, 2014

    What a fantastic list! Like you said, there are so many great travel bloggers out there, so thanks for sharing your favourites. Already following some, but will check out the rest too! 🙂

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  • Elle Croft
    January 3, 2014

    Thanks so much for including my blog in this list of very cool travel blogs! I’m definitely honoured. Elise and Luke ‘s story is incredible, i’ m glad you found it as inspiring as I did! X

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  • January 4, 2014

    Great compilation! I discovered a few new travel bloggers 😉

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  • January 4, 2014

    Thanks so much for the mention Monica, we’re really flattered and in such great company too!

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  • January 4, 2014

    Great post. These are some of the very best.

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  • January 4, 2014

    Great list! A few here that I already follow and a few more I’ll add to my list 🙂

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  • January 5, 2014

    Stop it! I just wasted so much time getting lost into these blogs. (actually, don’t stop it. i loved every minute!)

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  • January 5, 2014

    I always love a good list. Thanks for taking the time out to write this post. I’m keen to check them out!

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  • January 5, 2014

    Great list! Looking forward to read their adventures. Cheers, Jempi @ Nina

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  • January 5, 2014

    Can’t believe you posted this the day I wrote mine 🙂 Great list, it’s opened my eyes up to even more great blogs! P.s. congrats for making it on mine 😛

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  • January 5, 2014

    Thank you little miss Monica! I hope 2014 lets our paths cross at least a few times! x

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  • January 5, 2014

    Thanks for sharing your list. It can be hard to find travel blogs to read among the sea that’s out there. Look forward to checking out your suggestions.

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  • January 5, 2014

    Thank you so much Monica for including me!! Hope we cross paths in 2014 🙂

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  • January 6, 2014

    Cool list. A lot of the travel blogs I didn’t even know. It’s always nice to find new travel blogs that I can read. All the beautiful pictures out there is the reason why my girlfriend and I decided to leave our home country and go see the world. So I wouldn’t be without all the amazing travel blogs out there.

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  • January 6, 2014

    I loved discovering some new bloggers through this post – thanks!

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  • Claire
    January 6, 2014

    Blogs are addictive, aren’t they. I love Janice’s blog, Solo Traveler. I think that’s one of my current favourites 🙂

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  • Amy
    January 6, 2014

    This is a great list! You should also check out http://travelwithagingparents.com/ for tips on how to travel with an elderly parent in tow.

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  • Renee Williams
    January 6, 2014

    Great list!

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  • January 7, 2014

    These are fab, I love finding new blogs to read xxx

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  • January 7, 2014

    Holy Crap Monica! Thanks so much! I was wondering where the sudden love from people on FB and such was coming from since I’ve kept quiet on the blog for a month. We will be back to blogging tomorrow! Feeling inspired because of your amazing description of our blog (and it’s quite accurate! ;))

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  • January 8, 2014

    Great list! There are few blogs listed I already follow and enjoy a lot like Sparrow in Space and Over Yonderlust for example. I have to check the ones I don’t know about too. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  • January 21, 2014

    Monica – thanks for all you do to get word out about other blogs. Good stuff here and well played. Thanks!

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  • February 7, 2014

    Thanks for this list, checking out each one now!

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  • September 13, 2014

    Absolutely love some of these & there were even a few names I’ve never heard before on the list! Clearly I’ve got loads of catching up to do over the weekend

    I’d also like to shamelessly tell you to check out MY travel blog – who knows, you might like it too! 🙂

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  • September 13, 2014

    Great read! I really do love how the travel blogging community looks after one another, and shares great content! Keep an eye out for us in 2015 😉

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  • October 2, 2014

    Such an amazing list! Its so good to keep up to date with new/improved blogs.. I’m always on the look out! 🙂

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  • December 26, 2014

    Hope we make the “Travel Bloggers/Vloggers to Look Out For in 2015!”

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