5 Blogs You Should Follow to Make the Most Out of Travelling

Any traveler knows that before embarking on a trip, it’s important to do your research first. While there are ways to keep your traveling budget to a minimum, you can’t ignore the fact that traveling will cost you. Not to mention that – unless you’re a multi-billionaire who doesn’t have to go back to work on Monday – you also always have a limited time on your hands.

The best sources of information are usually not the usual tourist websites that are –let’s be honest here – made to lure you into tourist traps. If you’re going to do your research, it’s best that you go to your fellow travelers for advice on where to go, what to see, where to stay, and what to eat.

Here are some blogs run by travelers and for travelers that I think you should keep an eye on:

Carnets de Traverse

To find out about the best-kept secrets of any given city, check out this French blog. A big plus for the blog is their beautiful photography. After looking at the photos of the places they’ve been, you’ll certainly want to visit all of them.

Fresh Off The Grid

This one is for the campers. Run by Megan McDuffie and Michael Van Vliet, they teach you all the dishes you can whip out in the wilderness. You’ll be surprised how good they can be despite your limited resources.

This Is The Place I Was Telling You About

While most blogs will make you want to get out there and travel, this one puts more emphasis on storytelling. With photographs shot with film, this website will make you feel like you’re in the destinations they tell you about. If you’re still reluctant about traveling and want to know what it feels like before embarking on your journey, make sure to give this website a visit.


If you’re planning to travel anywhere in South East Asia, Travelfish is the best blog to follow. Not only do they write about the hard-to-find and obscure places, but they feature popular sites as well. Basically, it’s for travelers of every shape and size.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Smith is a hotel booking site that’ll help you find the hotel that is most suited for you. They have an extensive and unique collection of hotels around the world. This is highly recommended if you’re looking for a hotel that’s more interesting than your usual commercial or five-star hotels.

Pass It Forward

If you found these blogs helpful, why don’t you try starting your own too? Help your fellow traveler just like how these blogs helped you.