13 of Our Favorite Blogs for 2013

13 of Our Favorite Blogs for 2013


To celebrate the new year we decided to do a round-up of our favorite blogs that we are reading right now. We broke them into categories because they are all great blogs, but each has something special that keeps us coming back for more.

Best Story Teller:

JohnnyVagabond.com – Wes’s motto is to travel around the world low and slow, and seems to find himself in a lot of great stories along the way.

Most Scandalous Blog:

BreakAwayBackPacker.com – Jamie of Breakawaybackpacker is not afraid to tell you every last detail of his travels. Many times he finds himself in some very scandalous situations.

Most Accident Prone Travel Blogger:

Neverendingfootsteps.com – Lauren’s footsteps are never ending, but so are her mis-haps while on the road. Check out her site for some pretty interesting stories from her travels.

Destination Experts:

Globetrottergirls.com – When Dani and Jess travel through an area you are sure to find some of the best write ups on posted on their website. Lots of great info, and always interesting to read!

Travel Foodie:

Theroadforks.com – Akila and Patrick whip up one of our favorite blogs geared toward food while traveling.

Our First Love – Favorite Past RTW Travelers:

Roundwego.com – Laura & Ryan’s blog helped motivate us to take our trip! We related the most to them, they were an American couple from the Midwest in the 20’s pushing 30’s age group!  Their time frame and countries they visited matches up with ours.

Adventure Seeker:

Expertvagabond.com – Matthew has a strong resume for doing some risky stuff, checkout his site for his stories on Shark Diving, trips through the Darien Gap, and more.

Favorite Couple Travel Blog:

OverYonderLust.com – Shaun and Erica Travel the world in their own style and capture the world in their beautiful photos.

Favorite Travel Family Blog:

YTravelBlog.com – Caz, Craig, and their two daughters, all too many people shy away from traveling after having children, not the case with the writers on this travel blog.

Best Work and Wander Website:

WanderingTrader.com – At the age of 28 Marcello has been to 50 countries all while trading and training others to trade stocks. Check out his site for insider tips on destinations and trading.

Legend Status:

Everything-Everywhere.com – Gary in just 5 years of travel has made it to all 7 continents, over 100 Countries, and amassed a 50,000+ fan following.  He is also from Wisconsin!

Digital Nomad:

NomadicSamuel.com – Sam’s Blog shares his digital nomad tricks as well as his stories and photographs. One of the stronger sites with how to’s on working location independent while traveling.

Best Creative Cause Blog:

RickshawRunDiaries.com – Hannah, Sarah, Kim are setting out on a 3500km tour of the West of India. The ladies will be raising money for FrankWater.com to help fund clean water project across India.

  • Caz Makepeace
    Posted at 17:06h, 06 January Reply

    Thanks so much for including us in such a great line up! Enjoy your travels this year

    • Hannah
      Posted at 18:41h, 06 January Reply

      You deserve to be in such a great line up! Some day we hope to be a traveling family like you! Can’t wait until June 29th, departure date!!

  • Matthew Karsten
    Posted at 18:29h, 06 January Reply

    Thanks for the mention! Many of these blogs are some of my favorites too.

    • Hannah
      Posted at 18:41h, 06 January Reply

      No problem! Were glad you finally made it to Fiji and you made it out alive! We can’t wait until we go there next November!

  • Michael Hodson
    Posted at 18:59h, 07 January Reply

    Great list — some true classics here. Well done.

    • Adam
      Posted at 19:59h, 08 January Reply

      Thanks Michael, we saw your favorites list that came out last month and have started to follow along with some of them also!

  • Dani & Jess
    Posted at 11:11h, 08 January Reply

    Hi guys, thanks so much for including us – it means a lot to us 🙂 We also had a look around your site and really like it! Super excited to read that you’ll start your RTW trip in Central America! That’s awesome. Let us know if we can help out with any recommendations or anything else. Happy travels!

    • Hannah
      Posted at 19:47h, 08 January Reply

      You were one of the first websites we found and got addicted to! We love Central America! Already have done small week vacations in Mexico, Belize, and Costa Rica but we can’t wait to go back and spend numerous weeks in each location! We will probably pick your brain a little more on Central America when we are there. We looked at all your posts/reviews and wrote down your hotels/activities/cities! We hope to see the turtles in Costa Rica, that looked amazing!

  • Rickshaw Run Diaries
    Posted at 20:37h, 09 January Reply

    Hi guys, thanks so much for including us on your list, maybe you will sign up for a Rickshaw Run during your RTW trip?!

    • Hannah
      Posted at 18:50h, 11 January Reply

      I would definitely be interested in learning more about it! We plan on being in India May 2014! Good luck on your trip ladies!

  • Gary Arndt
    Posted at 15:43h, 10 January Reply

    Thanks for the mention!

  • Charli
    Posted at 21:54h, 11 January Reply

    Great line up 🙂 we’ve been following some of these blogs since we left home nearly two years ago! We spent six months traveling and house sitting in Costa Rica and Nicaragua so let us know if we can help out with the Central American portion of your RTW trip. We have recently updated our travel blog, still have some tweaking to do and loads more content to upload but maybe on day we’ll appear in a list like this! We’re traveling for the foreseeable future so no doubt we’ll have lots of adventures to share! Keep up the good work and spread the Wanderlust!

    • Hannah
      Posted at 13:46h, 12 January Reply

      Thanks! There are sooo many travel bloggers out there, and I am sure there are tons we don’t even know about! 2 years already for you, congrats! We would love to pick your brain on Nicaragua, we have 3 weeks planned there. Check out “Our Route” page and let me know what you think! I am sure we will update our favorite blogs every year! Maybe some day our traveling with merge and we can meet up on the road! Safe travels!

  • Jaime
    Posted at 08:05h, 15 January Reply

    I’m finally getting around to see this… so sorry. Thank you so much for including me on this list. I think this is my first list to be on for 2013… so I’m extra happy. What a great collection of blogs you have listed here… so many of them are some of my favs & great reads. Oh & thanks for picking me as “MOST SCANDALOUS BLOG” – makes me proud jaja.

    On another note woohoo for being close to BREAKingAWAY & I love that you will be starting in Central America… that’s where I started. Let me know if you need any help or tips.

    • Hannah
      Posted at 12:09h, 15 January Reply

      No worries! You should be on many people’s favorite blogs, we hope we are next year! We hope once we start traveling and have more stories our following will get larger! You must have good taste if your favorite bloggers are the same as mine!

      Adam came up with the “Scandalous” part! We have so many favorite blogs, we had to narrow it down to 13 and have a title for each, it was hard!

      We can’t wait for 6/29/13 so we are OUTTA here! Just over 5 months and counting! So many people skip Central America all together, but we love it and can’t wait to travel it for a longer duration that a typical 1 week vaca! As we start moving through Central America I am sure we will be contact you for EXPERT advise you have! Watch for cheap flights out of Houston, maybe we could meet up! Talk soon!

  • Mike
    Posted at 00:02h, 28 January Reply

    Great list guys. Will have to connect up with some of those that are new for us 🙂 – So good to connect up with you guys. If you have any RTW questions as us….we just had our 365 day anniversary since we left.

    • Hannah
      Posted at 20:44h, 30 January Reply

      Thanks, we also really like you website! I like how clean and easy to find what you are looking for! Congrats on your anniversary! How long do you plan on traveling again? I could fill up your inbox with questions! Any tips that recommend that most ppl would over look when planning a RTW? Safe travels, maybe some day our paths will cross!

  • Samuel Jeffery
    Posted at 05:42h, 05 February Reply

    Thanks for including me with such great company 🙂 It’s truly quite an honour.

    • Hannah
      Posted at 16:07h, 05 February Reply

      Sam – We are glad to include you, keep up the great stuff!

  • Micamyx|Senyorita
    Posted at 06:00h, 05 February Reply

    Nice list! I’m following most of them 😀

    • Hannah
      Posted at 16:10h, 05 February Reply

      Thanks, we find ourselves reading all of these blogs for different reasons, I think they are all very good and each offer something special!

  • Edna
    Posted at 06:52h, 05 February Reply

    I’d also recommend GQ Trippin’, they’re an adorable couple! And Waegook Tom and Lateral Movements for travel bloggers who are always sure to make you laugh.

    • Hannah
      Posted at 16:15h, 05 February Reply

      Edna – Thanks for the recommendations, we will have to check them out. We enjoy some personality and laughter mixed in with the travel too!

  • WanderingTrader
    Posted at 13:35h, 10 February Reply

    Thanks for the mention guys!

    • Adam
      Posted at 22:19h, 19 February Reply

      WanderingTrader – No problem! Keep the good stuff coming!

  • Liza
    Posted at 13:37h, 26 February Reply

    Ah! I really love the creative cause blog! 🙂

    • Adam
      Posted at 18:17h, 26 February Reply

      We love it too! They had some crazy stories from their journey, and a great cause.

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