Most people around the world get 2 to 4 weeks holiday a year – perhaps with the exception of the French, who get up to 6 weeks (imagine that)!
How do you make the most out of your limited vacation time? And is it really possible to travel the world full-time?
To help see the world of possibilities out there, we’ve curated some of the most inspirational travel blogs we’ve found. Here they are – hopefully, they can inspire your travels too!
Love And Road
Natalie and Robson have been travelling since 2014. Read their blog to see how they navigate the never-ending travels, parties, family problems, job problems, parties, more travels, dreams, realisations, more parties…
I Am Aileen
Aileen’s story is that of overcoming odds and circumstances to embark on a life of travel. Starting young and broke she built a business that allows her to see the world.
Do you fancy doing a bit of photography on your travels? Check out the amazing photos Portuguese traveller João Leitão has captured. From navigating the jagged roads of the Himalayas to capturing sunsets on the backdrop of the Sahara Desert, his blog will leave you with a bucket-load of ideas for your next holiday adventure.
With Husband In Tow
A recovering tax attorney, Amber travels the world in search of great eats, amazing wines, and unique experiences. Her husband (Eric) travels along.
Luxe Adventure Traveler
You’ll find Jennifer and Tim in the middle of crazy adventures such as snorkelling in Iceland (in winter, of course) or on a long distance hut-to-hut hike in the Dolomites, but by night, they turn into creatures of comfort who love big beds in the best hotels.
OK, so we cheated here – this is not a blogger. Rough Guides are a book publisher, however their travel guides will dare you to do something different and their well-travelled authors can spark light-bulb moments for your own travels.
Christy and Scott have been globetrotting for over ten years and share valuable advice on destinations, photography and getting the most out of the travel experience. These ordinary but not-so-ordinary travellers share plenty of practical tips.
A Cruising Couple
Trekking the globe doesn’t have to be tiring and uncomfortable. Dan and Casey will show you how to travel in comfort and style. Peek into how this couple is following their dreams, slowly and indefinitely travelling the world.
The Travelling Weasels are a young couple (Laura and Tanbay) who have weaseled their way out of the rat-race and cracked the code to travelling full-time.
The Flying Nest
Stephen & Jess are two Australian lovebirds that blog daily and post YouTube videos showcasing their day-to-day life as they travel around the world. Easy to follow, easy to be inspired!
Bridges And Balloons
Victoria and Steve have travelled to over 50 countries and have been exploring the world for over 6 years. They look for places that are unusual, creative and special – and then they tell you all about them in their series “Special Stays”. A must read!
Globetrotter Girls is run by Dani, who has been traveling the world since 2010 and has no plans to stop. She shares her travel experiences to inspire curiosity about the world and notes her travel mistakes so others won’t have to make them themselves. In her “Go Beyond” series Dani explores what’s beyond popular tourist attractions.
Les Talk, More Travel
Take a bit of hiking, add some Canada and get your shoes a dirty exploring the Pacific Northwest with Leslie. If travelling with a backpack and traversing trails is your idea of an adventure, don’t miss this one out.
Lez Wander the World
Follow the adventures of Zoey and Mari travelling through South-East Asia and writing up what’s it like to be a queer traveller. Their dream – to travel the world indefinitely.
One Tiny Leap
Do you think it’s impossible to travel the world with a family? Take at least one tiny look at the adventures of Rob, Maria and their son. Their blog includes a wealth of family-oriented travel advice, ideas and inspirations.
Food Wine Travel
And one more site run by a team of professionals that we felt really needed to be included in our list. Explore a world of taste as the Food Wine Travel team uncovers little known spots with great food and plenty of happiness.
To Europe and Beyond
Marie-Eve is in love with Europe and on her blog shows how travel can be safe, empowering and fulfilling. Check out her Best Of section for some great starters.
Salt In Our Hair
The photography and video work that Nick and Hannah create is. simply. stunning. If you want to fall in love with a place before going there, their blog is how you do it.
P.S. I’m On My Way
Trisha showcases how to travel in a balanced, sustainable way. Follow her evolving approach to travel on P.S. I’m On My Way.
Learn from Trisha and follow her travels here.
Girl Tweets World
Jayne’s blog “Girl Tweets World” will give you several out of the box travel ideas. From participating in big city scavenger hunts to exploring lane-way art and providing insightful hotel getaway reviews, she’ll intrigue you with her travel experiences and suggestions.
Eat Sleep Love Travel
Vicky & Chris are a married couple from Yorkshire in England who both work full-time, but love to travel. As a result their travel advice, itineraries and experiences are based around their annual leave – extremely practical for the majority of us!
Green Traveller Guides
Green Traveller Guides will inspire you to travel with a lighter footprint – and help you do that too. Check out their destination guides to Hawaii, Bali, India and more.
Norris Around Australia.
S&S Norris are a couple travelling and working around the beautiful and vast Australian continent. If you’re curious to see what an all-Aussie adventure looks like, spend some time here.
The Travelling Lindfields
After a lifetime of travelling the globe together David and Lyn have a thing or two to share about travel. See their favourite destinations, bike trails, gardens and luxury hotels through the lense of their blog.
Explore New Zealand and the world with Rhonda Albom’s travel stories, photography and advice. Written with humour, Rhonda’s expiences will inspire anyone to take a closer look at NZ and to travel more.
To Travel Too
“If not now, when?” Follow Jane and Duncan as they discovered it’s time to take a gap year. And why just a year? They’ll inspire you to get off the treadmill and will teach you how to travel the world cheaply and live like a local.
Budget Travel Talk
Jan and Marty share a wealth of knowledge on traveling without breaking the bank. Airbnb, house-sitting and caravanning has allowed them to rediscover Australia and to visit iconic places around the world.
We Travel The World
You’ll need to either know German… or use Chrome’s translate feature to enjoy Carolin and Martin’s blog, but it’s worth it! Keeping to the more adventurous side of travel you’ll find them doing a Harlem Shake at 5,000m altitude (atop an active volcano) or rocking on the world’s most dangerous swing. Not for the faint-hearted.
A Hole In My Shoe
“Doesn’t matter where we go as long as we go!” Lyn and Steve started their travel adventure in their 50s and set out to see as see much as they can of the beautiful world we live in.
Food And Travel
Sally and Gordon Hammond have created the perfect destination for food and travel lovers. Sally is a food writer and a cook who travels (not a travel writer who eats!) and she uncovers food travel experiences that you wouldn’t even think of.
We hope the stories shared by these insightful travellers will inspire some of your future adventures! If you’ve enjoyed them – like or share their work on your favourite social network.