The authors of these sites helped me realize that that long-term travel truly is possible. All the blogs provide helpful tips, beautiful photos and inspiring stories. I will continue to read them as I travel, and I hope you’ll find them helpful, as well!
Nomadic Matt: www.nomadicmatt.com
Matt Kepnes has a wealth of budget travel knowledge and consistently provides helpful tips and guidelines in a way that is accessible and easy to understand. His site is my first go-to when I’m researching a destination or have a travel question.
Solo Traveler: www.solotravelerblog.com
A very helpful, straightforward resource for solo travelers, especially those of us who happen to be female. This was the first site I stumbled upon when researching how to take on my first solo adventure.
Be My Travel Muse: www.bemytravelmuse.com
Kristin Addis is a young female traveler who travels solo and isn’t afraid to go off the beaten path. I’ve referenced her packing and travel budget posts numerous times over the past year, and I really appreciate her thoughtful and honest posts.
Beers and Beans: www.beersandbeans.com
The product of a photographer and a journalist who travel as a couple, Beers and Beans has great destination guides and offers insight into camping and WOOFing.
Globetrotter Girls: www.globetrottergirls.com
Globetrotter Girls is a great resource for insight into housesitting around the world, along with helpful destination guides and resources.
The Professional Hobo: www.theprofessionalhobo.com
While many sites include a list of ways to make money while traveling, The Professional Hobo is focused on traveling “in a financially sustainable way.” This site offers lots of information related to making and saving money on the road.
The Travel Hack: www.thetravelhack.com
I stumbled across The Travel Hack while researching for my trip to Iceland and loved Monica’s fresh and fun writing style. She lives in the UK and shares great budget travel tips and destination guides on the site.
Zero to Travel: www.zerototravel.com
I was introduced to Zero to Travel through the iTunes podcast of the same name (which, by the way, you should definitely check out). Jason has made it his mission to inspire people to travel on their own terms. You’ll find tons of great stories of people who travel in all different ways while sticking to a budget.
These are my favorite travel blogs, but I frequently come across other great resources. With the wealth of travel blogs out there, you will easily find some that resonate with you and provide answers to your travel questions. I hope The Beautiful Detour will be one of them!