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 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.
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’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 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.
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.