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While I enjoy reading a variety of blogs, there’s an obvious connection running throughout my favorite sites. They are all well written and interesting but, mainly, they’re written by people in situations similar to myself – namely girls in their mid- to late-twenties (or just over) who have been living abroad on their own or traveling long term. The past several years, I’ve been on a path different from many of my friends at home and living away from everything that was familiar. Being able to read these stories, experiences, feelings, and frustrations from other people who were going through experiences and places I could relate to helped me know that I was not alone (or crazy) for doing why I was doing. This list of ‘best travel blogs’ certainly does not include all the sites I think are great, but they are the sites and bloggers I go to over and over again and which I think are the best travel blogs particularly for 20-(to 30) something female travelers.
Not only is Candace a talented and thoughtful storyteller, but she shares a particularly unique perspective of her travels through her beautiful sketches.
I’ve loved reading Ashley’s posts about living in France and traveling around the world. She shares similar tips and information as I do such as where to eat, insights on living abroad and cultural details.
Though Brenna is currently a Canadian expat in London, she still travels a ton and her site is filled with colorful stories and photos. I love how she regularly weaves in themes and lessons throughout her posts going beyond the usual what/when/where of a place.
Again, Victoria’s posts are more than just guides of what to do in a certain place. She goes deeper to discuss different sides of places you wouldn’t normally hear about as well as her personal journey of self discovery.
Monica seems to be someplace new every week and her site is a great resource for travel tips, reviews and inspiration.
Another one who you can’t keep up with is Alex. She’s constantly traveling around the globe and sharing her great trail experiences, find, tips and photos along the way. I don’t know how she does it.
I started following Christine when she was traveling solo around Southeast Asia and happily dug through her past posts of living in France and Australia. Now she’s proving that you can still incorporate travel in your life while keeping a full-time job.
Another current expat, an American living in New Zealand, Liz also travels often posting a mix of local insights, travel tips and humorous musings with a focus on New Zealand and solo travel.
Camille writes about her travels, but more often she shares about the constant journey, and struggle, going on within herself. She ties in aspects about where she is and what she experiences around her with what her mind and heart are feeling or working through and it’s always very moving.
Aptly named, Stephanie’s site is a resource for thousands of twenty-something travelers as she encourages people to travel while they’re young and shows them how it can be done. I also suggest you check out her eBook, “A Year Without Makeup” chronicling following her first year of full-time travel (and falling in love!).
Candice is another one who always seems to be on the go – she’s also incredibly clever, funny and and a descriptive writer.
Lauren is traveling the world indefinitely and making a living on the road while sharing open and honest posts. You can read all about how she got started here.
Kristin has been traveling for the past two years sharing a good mix of travel tips, destination information and personal discoveries. (There are also several blogs/bloggers who I wish would come back like Naomi from Anywhere But Home, Clare at The Wayfarer Diaries and Sarah from Mapping Words – three incredibly creative ladies whose sites feature unique perspectives and fantastic photography!) So – do you already read any of these blogs? What others would you recommend I check out? Let me know in the comments below. Also, I’m working on a list of some of my favorite expat bloggers – so check back soon!