Celebrating 3000 follows with my favourite travel blogs

I’ve been meaning for awhile to write a post featuring my favourite travel blogs, and what better time to publish than today, as I hit 3000+ follows on I’ve Bean Travelling with a combination of WordPress, social media, and email subscribers.

Over the past year, I have discovered several blogs that inspired my travels and helped me share my own stories. There are literally thousands of blogs out there, of which I probably follow several hundred. It would be impossible for me to list every single one, so I am just going to highlight a minuscule selection: the top five favourite travel blogs I’ve been reading lately.

To start, I’ll credit Chalk & Cheese Travels for inspiring this post, as they have also been doing a series sharing their favourite travel blogs. This Aussie-English duo writes about their worldwide travels and internationally-inspired recipes, so their blog is right up my alley featuring my two favourite things – travel and food!


Andy’s World Journeys

Andy’s travel blog has been around for many years and I’m glad I’ve finally discovered it. He has travelled to an impressive 84 countries, some of which are really out there and include places I would personally never think to visit, like Burkina Faso and Kyrgyzstan. This is probably the most active blog I’ve had the pleasure of reading, with new posts just about everyday. Andy was even kind enough to invite me to participate in one of his travel blogger interviews.

Rebecca Goes Rendezvous

Thanks to Andy’s blog, I recently discovered Rebecca Goes Rendezvous. This blog is written by Rebecca, a Francophile and traveller now based in Los Angeles who spent several years living and working in France. She has travelled very extensively, especially in Europe, and lately has been sharing about her trip to China. I’m looking forward to reading more!

Leighton Travels

Leighton’s blog is another recent find for me, although he has been around on the blogosphere since 2015. Leighton hails from London, England and has visited over 30 countries. Lately, he has been writing a series on his travel in Busan, South Korea which I also visited for a day back in 2018, so it has been fun to look back on those memories. He also published a great guide on travel in Siem Reap, Cambodia which I would recommend checking out.

The Travel Architect

The Travel Architect was one of the first blogs I followed when I joined WordPress. She writes to us from Minnesota about her trip planning and travels, which most recently took place via a little RV named Bobbie that accompanied her and her husband on an American summer road trip through Colorado and Utah. I really enjoy the Travel Architect’s writing style and her many stories, especially the ones about travel mishaps, which were probably stressful experiences in the moment but kind of comical in retrospect.

The Frugal Foodies

This is another blog featuring the delightful combination of travel and food. Katie from The Frugal Foodies writes about her favourite cheap eats, along with her thoughts on travel. She’s published some thoughtful posts on other topical issues as well. Most of the blog posts come to us from New York City, but Katie has now relocated to Tasmania so I look forward to reading more about her new adventures and foodie finds on the other side of the world.


Do you have any travel blogs to recommend? Share in the comments below.

Happy blogging!

12 responses to “Celebrating 3000 follows with my favourite travel blogs”

  1. Congratulations on hitting such a huge milestone! I follow all but the last two blogs you mentioned; they’re all incredible bloggers who’ve been to more countries than I have, and they’re an inspiration to all. I love reading your blog as well, and I appreciate the shout-out! Here’s to more traveling in the near future. 🙂

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    1. Oh no, Rebecca! You just have to follow the Travel Architect! 😉

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      1. How have I not followed your blog yet?? Love the fact you do podcasts, too; you just got yourself another follower!

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      2. Thank you and likewise! I look forward to reading your posts.

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  2. I find it very generous to promote the sites that you like rather than praising your own blog that I have enjoyed reading for some time. I also follow Andy and Rebecca, whose articles and dedication to their travels I also appreciate.

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  3. Thank so you so much for following my journeys and your support! Congratulations on 3,000 followers, cheers to many more to come 🙂

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  4. Way to go and thank you so much not only for the mention but also for the compliment and sizeable description! When travel resumes I will endeavor to have more mishaps for your reading pleasure. 😉

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  5. thanks so much for mentioning my blog! 🙂 and a huge congrats on 3000 followers!

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  6. Congrats on the accomplishment!

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  7. Thank you so much for the mention in your article, appreciate the kind words. After an intense 9 month period being (kind of) stuck abroad, we have now decamped to Belgrade for some much needed stability. This gives us a chance to catch up with other blogs in more detail. Will definitely dive into some of your posts we may have missed. Stay safe and healthy!

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  8. Congratulations Jess! Looks like you’re on a roll! ✨♥️✨

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