I’ve been wanting to compile this list for a while as there are so many amazing content creators out there. We’re all in this together but all for different reasons albeit it to make a living, explore the world in a certain way or just as a place on the internet to document your memories. What is common with us all is a love (and a need for travel).
Of course, if I didn’t put it out into the universe, I wouldn’t have been able to compile this list alone right?
In no particular order, here are the travel bloggers, vloggers, influencers and content creators you should be following in 2018.
Kate Hawkins of Girl Masked
“I’m a uni student who loves reading and writing. I love travelling around Ireland, where I live, especially the coastal areas. I do travel by plane occasionally as I love experiencing new places. My favourite places that I’ve been to are London and the South of Ireland.
You should be following me because then you can get a variety of travel tips and recommendations and read fun and relatable content!”
Josy of A Walk and a Lark
“I moved to Canada last year so most of my posts are about exploring the beautiful lakes and mountains around BC. You should follow me if you like travelling slowly, photography and ridiculously pretty views.”
Tanaka of Tanaka Travels
“As an obsessed new experience collector, my passion is for checking the world off my bucket list one adventure at a time. Did I forget to mention? It’s all on a budget. My cheapest trip has been a £10 Return to Pisa, Italy. Here’s a further reason to join!
Tanaka Travels now has a yearly girls trip, catered for sisters with unreliable friends. This year, eleven beautiful girls join me in Cinque Terre for only £125pp. It was an absolute dream!”
Peter and Megan of Lets Get Tripsy
“We are a couple of married Canadians, Peter and Meggan who love to travel (a tale as old as time) and we found we were boring our friends reliving our tales of travel so why not share it with the world!? Hence, we started a travel blog (along with 1000s of others) but every story and journey is unique – so why not add ours to the mix!?
Our blog is both picture and story centric – not so much an instructional/itinerary based blog but instead one of us and why we travel and what we get out of it – places we truly love and enjoy. We are real people with real jobs and the same limited vacation time as everyone else – relatable we find!
Our favourite travel destination so far – Iceland, without a doubt.
People should follow us because we are regular people, perfectly imperfect – we are genuine and want to simply share our travels with others along with the joy we get out of each place and activity we do.”
Kasia of Kasiawrites
“I’m Kasia and I’m all about travelling in the footsteps of history and blogging about it. I write about interesting tidbits from the past, channeling my inner history nerd. My fave places to date are Iceland and Italy! Follow me for an adventure through time. 😜”
Bernie and Jess of Watt Where How
“Bernie and Jess Watt are travel bloggers from Australia, living in NYC. Our blog blends travel experiences from around the world with tips for those coming to NYC to live or vacation. We’re focused on short, budget-friendly breaks but also deep dive.”
Becky of Becky Bedbug
“I love European city breaks and scouting out McDonalds abroad (shoot me). My favourite destination is Salzburg, Austria because I like to pretend I’m Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music and you should follow me for my witty charm 😏.”
Georgie of Georgie Minter Brown
“My platform is a budget travel and lifestyle blog with a bit of beauty & fashion thrown in. I love a good road trip, with my fave destinations being New Zealand or Vietnam (can’t choose).”
Liza of Spontaneous Travel
“I’m a free spirit kind of individual who gushes about nature and less bricks.
My blog is mainly more of personal experiences and not so much about ‘top five tips’ per say. I make it a point that my personality shines through so the reader can relate and connect with me.
Fave travel destination… hmmm this is a very hard one ☝🏾Vietnam and most recently Nepal.
I capture pictures that are pleasing to the eye and very in the moment. If you’re into nature swing by and let’s look at some mountains and trees together by clicking the like button too.” 😀
Kelle of Its Kelles Space
“It’s Kelle’s Space is a beauty, lifestyle and wellbeing blog. I cover everything from product reviews to wellbeing to my personal travel tales (as I like to call them).
I love to travel because it allows me to change my perspective on life and the world. My favourite holiday destination is anywhere that’s hot.
I would love to go to Santorini one day, that’s my ideal holiday destination.”
Miranda of A July Dreamer
“A July Dreamer is a UK travel and lifestyle blog sharing budget and family friendly trips. I love weekend getaways and so far my favourite destinations are: Bucharest, Bali and Dubai.”
Sarah of The S Road
“The S Road is a travel and lifestyle blog with a motorbike focus. Sarah is trying to encourage people to consider travelling on two wheels and as well as sharing her hobbies which include snowboarding and solo travel. My favourite destinations are Jamaica and Morocco.”
Rebecca of Bexcapades
“I’m a primary teacher now travelling Austrailia working on a farm and my blog is about my adventures & struggles with mental health. I like to travel budget to mid-range and slowly to feel the culture. My favourite place is Noosa (which is also where I live), you should follow me cos I’m actively writing as much as possible.”
Becky of The Owlet
“I’m a plus size travel blogger, all about travelling that makes you feel great. My travelling is all done by train/boat. My favourite place is Toulon – a tiny little seaside down in France. It’s like the Caribbean in Europe!”
Anna of Would Be Traveller
“Would Be Traveller is an ethical adventure blog, dedicated to helping be more responsible in the way they travel the world. There’s a healthy dose of wildlife photography, tips for vegetarians and eco-friendly accommodation too! My favourite destination so far is South Africa as I spent two weeks exploring incredible landscapes, drinking wine and seeing animals in the wild. Now you can’t beat that!” 😁
The Wading Wade
“I’m a travel professional from London, currently living in Seville, Spain. Wading Wade is about: local life • hostels • food • people and learning!
People should follow me because of my useful lists of travel websites, and my travel series.. ‘Meet the Travellers Series’ which documents long form travel stories about people who travel, why they do, and their practical tips.
My favourite destination is probs Berlin in the summer or Ubud, Bali and of course Spain! 😊 (sorry I’m indecisive)… and Colombia.”
Kristina of Gin and Biscuits
“I am Kristina and I’m a beauty & travel blogger. On my site, you can find a bit of both + beauty travel tips coming soon! I am in love with France & Italy and I can’t wait to visit Morocco soon!”
GiGi of Tea With GiGi
“I’m a 23 year old travel blogger from Gibraltar and 99% of my annual leave goes towards travelling ( with maybe one day to recover). My favourite destination I have been to so far is probably Poland, it definitely surprised me!
You should follow me because I try to make my travel guides full of information and hidden gems I’d personally like to know about myself, and not just information you could find on TripAdvisor”
Sandra of Sandra Manjie
“My platform is a lifestyle blog that focuses on cultural & travel experiences. On it, I paint a picture of some of my favourite destinations (which include Jamaica, Senegal, Tunisia), travel tips & tricks and Carnival reviews!”
Riri of Riris Travels
“I’m a full time Musical Theatre Student who travels when she’s not at uni. I usually travel on a low budget to places in Europe and Asia. My fave place so far is Japan!”
“I started my blog when I lived in Paris to share my adventures with family, and now I can’t stop talking about my travel experiences. My favourite destination is France.”
“I’m a retired broadcaster. My blog is aimed at older people. Most travel blogs seem to be about single girls partying on a Thai beach. Nothing wrong with that, but older people have different needs. I love trains, Canada, and follow me cause my content is really for everyone.”
Efia of Effy Talks Life
“…solo travel, haha does Disney land count?
Uh San Diego, I spent two months living and working there and that was one of the best summers of my life. Follow me for posts about travel, mental health and how NOT to get kidnapped.”
Go Before You Don’t
“Hey we are a travel vlogging couple. We were robbed a few months ago in Bolivia. He stole my whole camera bag, all of our equipment (canon 80D, rode videomic, mavic air drone…etc) It was tough and a real test of our endurance.”
YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/ernM6BpHGF0
Mattie Lacey D of MLaceyD
“I’m a London journalist who started a blog to write about all the things I don’t get to at work – mainly travel! My favourite destination would be the Maldives or a greek island because there isn’t much to do (#slowtravel).”
“I blog about cool places to go and quirky things to do at home in the UK and abroad. I love the beaches of Australia, the colours of Mexico and the teapots of Uzbekistan!”
Tanya of Glam Glitz Gloss
Glam Glitz Gloss is a lifestyle, food and fravel blog because there’s nothing better than travelling or eating, combined being the best.
I love to travel, preferably finding a cheap deal to do, and was lucky that my Mum took me away a lot when I was younger. Im off on my first solo adventure in December to Malta.
The travel wish-list currently includes Italy, Amsterdam, Cancun and the Maldives. My favourite destination is of course Magaluf.” 🧡
Kat of Addicted to Travel 25
“I have a full time job as an archaeologist and a part time travel blogger. I use my spare time and spare money to travel as much as possible. Most of the travel I do is around the UK and Europe, perfect destinations for those on a budget but I also travel further afield.
My blog is a way for people to get some great tips of things to do, see and places to eat whilst travelling, some of which are a bit different to the norm. My favourite destination is a tricky one, my favourite country is Italy, the archaeology, the food, the wine, I love it all.
My blog is perfect for those who want to get advice on great locations from a part time travel blogger, everything I do and write about is affordable. I’m just an average working woman travelling the world when I can.”
Michelle of Michelle Travels
“I guess you can say I’m pretty interesting. Think super bubbly & adventurous in a bitesize person – fun I know. Lover of food & pink gin and lemonade.
My favourite destination would have to be South of France. It’s just a different world there – think palm tree’s, fast cars and great wine.
You should be following me because why not? If you like cinematic views meets bouji & extra vibes go for it. I’m just trying to enjoy for everyone and show people anyone can do it.
YouTube: Michelle Travels (Blog coming in 2019)
Ella of Hey Paradis
“My blog isn’t technically live yet, but it’ll be all about the things I learn about myself through my travels. So I’m putting this out there just to keep myself accountable.
Blog: Heyparadis.com (Coming August 20th)
Mel of Mel Adela
“Mel was born and grew up in Singapore with Sri Lankan and German heritage – London is now home. She loves to fit in short getaways discovering Europe in between her longer haul adventures, which mainly involve seeing her favourite animals – Elephants! Her favourite place remains Southeast Asia, her home away from home.”
Ade of My Breaking Views
“My website is called MyBreakingViews and I I’m trying to travel at least one country in every continent expect Antarctica (it’s too cold lol). I did a study exchange in Singapore and since then have travelled around the world and want to share my experiences with everyone.”
Meg of Meg Fabulous
“Meg Fabulous is a London based travel blog that focuses on food and travel experiences. My favourite destinations include Cuba, New York and Trinidad for carnival!”
Roma and Russell of Roaming Required
“We’re Roma and Russell, a married couple from Australia who are currently living in London. Office workers by day and travel bloggers by night, we take every opportunity to explore the world one city at time. Whether that’s a European city breaks, weekend trips around the UK, or an ambitious road trip across the continent, we’re up for almost anything.
We’re not luxury bloggers or backpacking travellers but sit somewhere in the middle, essentially making memories for life without breaking the bank. If you’re interested in short breaks or European destinations then we’d love to connect with you.”
Jess of Road2Culturedom
“Well I’m Jess from South London (hehe) I write about my travels and experiences(backdated from Cuba in 2015 – 1st solo trip). My favourite place has been Peru so far and I prefer to travel in small groups! If you follow me, you’ll learn nuggets of info about my world travels!”
Johnny of Johnny’s Travaventures
“My favourite destination is currently Canada and I have no preference of the way I travel.
I want to bring different areas of the blogging community together, get to know new people, help each other grow and thrive in a genuine way.”
A few more (by me):
Doyin of Move With Doyin
Doyin is the definition of modern-day travel extraordinaire, if she isn’t planning the next Wind-Collective trip, she’s hitting up the Essence Festival or Coachella in the States. Not only though she is one of the co-founders of BBTravelMeetup, bringing black travel lovers together across the UK and soon the world.
Hannah of This is Hannah Ajala
Hannah has such a refreshing take on travel and hers is all about learning about people and their stories play a big part on her life. If she isn’t bossing it as a broadcaster by day (or night), she’s working with Doyin of Move With Doyin to put together BBTravelMeetup events.
Emilie of London City Calling
Emilie makes you want to make the most of London through food and activities. If she isn’t trying out a new venue or discovering a new food, you’ll find her exploring Europe.
Tee of Tee and a Passport
I absolutely LOVE Tee’s content and she is the epitome of a great solo traveller. What inspires me most about her is that she goes for it. She went to the Maldives alone and this is somewhere where most would go on their honeymoon. Tee is changing the narrative of travel and what destinations are supposed to be day by day.
Jess of The Travelista
I’ve been following Jess’ blog for years and she has such an approachable take on luxury travel. It feels honest, looks stylish and inspires me to grab my passport.
Montelle of I Am Montelle
Montelle took her first solo trip outside of the UK earlier this year and having missed her flight, she still made it. A traveller through and through!
Jodie of Alajode
Where do I begin with Jodie? If she isn’t taking incredible photos, she’s eating her way through her present destination.
I can just about keep up with her digital nomad life but you can too on her blog and YouTube channel.
Blog: alajode.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/alajode
Debbie of Wanderlust Calls
Debbie sets a goal and sticks to it. If you’re not inspired by her goal to achieve 25 countries before 25, you’ll be taking notes of how she manages to shoot solo on her blog channel.
Blog: wanderlustcalls.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKn6PeUyrdPqysVyuDMt92A/
Flights and Feelings
These two South Londoners (ew) will make you want to go back to NYC in a heartbeat. If they’re not hosting vlog parties (again in South London), you can catch them blogging about their European trips and remember, catch flights and not feelings.
YouTube: Flights and Feelings
Jenna of Jenna’s World View
This lady wins the award for the world’s my stylish travel blogger. If she isn’t writing about self-care or self-love through travel, you’ll find her on Twitter being the most supportive blogger I know. I foresee big things for Jenna – let’s collaborate soon though!
Temi of The Palateport
Temi loves to eat her way around the world and she loves everything to do with travel and food – eating it and travelling the world to eat food. If she’s not handing out on advice of where to eat or reminiscing about CVS bae, you’ll find her listicle pieces inspiring.
Annabel of The Woman in Transit
Annabel’s take on travel is ‘Getting lost and being found’. Travel helps her shape the woman she is becoming and she claims the adulating thing is still weird to her… (me too).
Bella of Passport and Pixels
“I’ve been obsessed with photography since I was little, and my absolute favourite type is travel photography. I’m never happier than when I’m in an amazing destination, entirely absorbed in the people, landscapes, wildlife and culture. Photography is the thing that gives me the most pleasure in life, and I’d like to think you can see that passion in the images on my blog. And I won the UK Blog Award for Photography this year, so I must be doing something right! I tend to travel either with work (I’m a freelance factual TV producer) so I sometimes also write stories of what life is like on the road (and no, it’s definitely not glamorous!).
When I travel for pleasure I either do it with friends or family, or as part of an organised group, since I’m very sociable and always found travelling alone too lonely! My most recent favourite destination is Uganda. I spent four months there at the start of this year, and the photo opportunities are incredible. Do follow me if you love wildlife and documentary-style photography, and especially if you might be interested in Uganda, because I’ve got LOADS more photos and posts coming up!”
Eat Sleep Love Travel
Vicky and Chris of Eat Sleep Love Travel have a whole host of content for those of us who work full time. From handy destination guides to the top things to do those secondary European cities, ESLT has it all.
If you think there is anyone else that needs to be added to this post, pop a comment below or tweet me over @char_x0.