Our top 14 travel blogs to follow in 2014

Our top 14 travel blogs to follow in 2014


Ever wonder what travel blogs we follow?

At the close of every year most people reflect back on the passing year, but we thought it would be fun to look forward to the new year! These are the blogs we are loving and reading right now. They are all great blogs and have their own certain something that keeps us reading them.

Over the past year, we have gotten closer with online-closer that is, to several other travel bloggers.  We actually meet a handful of them at TBEX in Toronto this past June.  They are great to ask travel questions to, bounce ideas off, and just shoot the shit really.  They are all great, and each have their own style  Make sure to check out our top 14 bloggers in 2014 (in no particular order). Click on the blog name (in green) to go to their site and see why we read them!

1. Ryan @ Lost Boy Memoirs


We met Ryan at TBEX and instantly clicked.  I mean look at him, his gnarly! Ryan see’s things from a different perspective and hides nothing from his past.

2. Dan & Alissa @ This World Rocks 


Dan & Alissa are fellow Wisconsinites! We have been following around their trip ever since they left February 2013.  They are currently in India gearing up for Africa!

3. Giselle & Cody @ Mindful Wanderlust


Over the past year I have really been following these 2 around Thailand.  They are often found in Thailand working at the Elephant Nature Park. Truly good people helping out around the world.  Also recently turned vegans….makes me consider it sometimes!

4. Caroline & Josh @ Traveling 9-5 9to5

We first met these two online, and then in person at TBEX.  They were our partners in crime.  We have so much in common, and we now chat weekly on Facebook.  They wrapped up their RTW in 2013. Just announced, they will be a traveling family of 3 soon! So excited for these 2.

5. Talon & Tigger @1dad1kid


Ever wonder what it would be to travel around the world with a child? Talon is doing it, and doing a GREAT job! These two have a great story, and I love reading what they are up to. Also watching Tiger grow up is amazing.  Talon is another one of my good Facebook friends, he helped me out in Honduras/Peru and now parts of Asia!

7. Matt @Expertvagabond


Matt has been one of our favorites ever since we got the idea to go on our RTW trip, also making our 2013 favorites list!  Last year he was primarily in Asia, with a wicked hitchhiking road trip across the states, and currently traveling Central America.

8. Wes @Johnnyvagabond 


Looking for hilarious storyteller! Look no further, Wes is here. Enough said.

9.Lina & Dave@Divergent Travelers


Launching February 2014, watch out for their upcoming RTW trip.  Fellow cheeseheads too! For those not from USA, they are also from Wisconsin and support the Green Bay Packers! This was us last year so it will be fun to watch these guys take off soon!

10. Jamie @ Breakaway Backpacker

Brussels: Day 5

Jamie wrapped up his 2+year around the world trip in spring of 2013 and is already planning his next breakaway! Make sure to catch up on his past RTW trip and watch out for his upcoming one! You might remember from his toe touches which made Good Morning America, the famous shots of gymnastic toe touches in front of many of the world’s most iconic places.  The stories are what keep us coming back they are one of a kind, and he gets himself in some interesting situations.

11.Jeremy & Angie @LivingthedreamRTW


These 2 left just 3 weeks before we did on their RTW trip.  They did Europe this past summer and are finishing up in Central America summer 2014.  Which if you didn’t know, is just exactly opposite of us.  We also met at TBEX and keep in touch weekly.  We plan on swapping routes with each other!

12.Gerard & Kieu @GQ trippin


After 12 months of traveling the world, these two are currently engaged and settling back into the corporate life.  We like to refer back to their travels for ideas.  Also hope to see these to back on the road again soon.

13.Tawny & Chris @Captain &Clark


Freshly married and still traveling! Another TBEX attendee, and fun couple! We love to watch Captains travel videos too!

14. Samuel @Nomadic Samuel samuel

Nomadic Samuel has been around the travel blog scene for a long time, and for good reason! We love his travel guides and videos too.

  • Lina
    Posted at 21:20h, 17 December Reply

    Thanks for including us!! So flattered! We follow you guys regularly too. Looking forward to meeting up on the road. 🙂

    • Hannah
      Posted at 08:44h, 19 December Reply

      We can’t wait to follow your journey in February! Hope to meet you on the road soon.

  • Caroline Eaton
    Posted at 21:27h, 17 December Reply

    So grateful to be included on this great list of travel bloggers! We’ve loved getting to know you two and following along with your travels! Can’t wait to see where we meet up next!

    • Hannah
      Posted at 08:45h, 19 December Reply

      Love to hear that! We refer back to your post weekly, your a great resource to us! Who knows where we will meet up next?!?!

  • Matthew Karsten
    Posted at 08:13h, 18 December Reply

    Thanks for including me guys! Cheers to a new year full of new travel adventures. 😀

    • Hannah
      Posted at 08:54h, 19 December Reply

      We will be ringing it in, in Cambodia! Have fun in Mexico, east some tacos for us!!!

  • Jaime
    Posted at 10:37h, 18 December Reply

    Hey y’all, thanks so much for including my blog. I am happy I have been able to keep it up with being home most of this year. I am so excited though to be back on the road next year. Cheers to a happy new year field with more adventure!!!

    • Hannah
      Posted at 09:19h, 24 December Reply

      We had to include you! You were an inspiration to us! It has to be rough working and keeping up with the blog. Can’t wait to see you back on the road!

  • Tawny of Captain and Clark
    Posted at 11:46h, 18 December Reply

    Woooo! We’re honored to be included in this list of awesome travelers and incredibly people. Thank you!

    • Hannah
      Posted at 09:23h, 24 December Reply

      Love your blog, and want to make sure others know all about you two!

  • Stephanie M
    Posted at 14:53h, 18 December Reply

    Thanks for introducing me to so many travel bloggers, some I read and some I’ll be sure to start!

    • Hannah
      Posted at 09:25h, 24 December Reply

      No problem, there are so many great bloggers out there but these bloggers are the ones we try not to miss anything from!

  • Giselleandcody
    Posted at 03:08h, 19 December Reply

    Huge thanks for including us on your list. What a great early Christmas gift!!
    We will be back in Southeast Asia in January so we should try and meet up!!

    • Hannah
      Posted at 09:27h, 24 December Reply

      For sure a meet up in Asia! Can’t wait, keep in touch!

  • Ryan
    Posted at 01:47h, 20 December Reply

    Wahoo! Super stoked you decided to include me in this list! I’m so flattered. You two are on such an amazing journey and I’m so happy to have met two amazing people to call my friends. Cannot wait to grab a beer with ya on the beach!

    These other blogs I read regularly but some are new so I’ll need to catch up with them!

    • Hannah
      Posted at 09:40h, 24 December Reply

      Of course you were on our favorite bloggers list, silly!!!! Oh, and thanks for keeping me out until 4am! That was a record for us, haven’t stayed out that long this ENTIRE trip! Had a great time, hopefully another round of drinks XMAS or day after? Talk soon buddy!

  • Kathryn
    Posted at 07:12h, 20 December Reply

    Loving seeing some vegan bloggers on this list!

    • Hannah
      Posted at 09:35h, 24 December Reply

      Cody & Gieselle are great you have to check them out!

  • Jo
    Posted at 18:40h, 20 December Reply

    Great list! I didn’t know most of these bloggers, so looking forward to catching up with them.

    • Hannah
      Posted at 09:34h, 24 December Reply

      Really!?!?! They are all amazing, and all a little bit different. Let me know what you think of them.

  • lola
    Posted at 11:04h, 21 December Reply

    so fun. what a great idea and some of my favorites are on here too. hope 2014 is great for you two. happy travels. xo

    • Hannah
      Posted at 09:32h, 24 December Reply

      We have had an amazing 2013, and can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store for us. Hope you have a great holidays and 2014 too!

  • Jeff
    Posted at 10:40h, 22 December Reply

    1 Dad 1 Kid is one of my favorites. Nice to see him on this list.

    • Hannah
      Posted at 09:31h, 24 December Reply

      I really love those 2!

  • Zara @ Backpack ME
    Posted at 02:03h, 26 December Reply

    Great list!
    I haven’t heard of one of the blogs (Divergent Travelers) so I’ll make sure to check ’em out now!

    • Hannah
      Posted at 02:34h, 01 January Reply

      They are new to the scene, about to go on their own RTW trip in just over a month! They are kicking off their trip in Fiji, we loved Fiji so I know they are going to have an amazing start!

  • Maria
    Posted at 12:43h, 26 December Reply

    Great list – there is a common thread here (other than travel) and that is, these 14 consistently deliver great content.

  • Hannah
    Posted at 02:36h, 01 January Reply

    So true! Glad you follow them all too!

  • Greg Seymour
    Posted at 09:51h, 02 January Reply

    I love these lists. A few of these guys I follow and and few I had never heard of. As a blogger looking to improve my blog dramatically in 2014, a list like this, gives me some moons to shoot for. Happy 2014!

    • Hannah
      Posted at 21:09h, 08 January Reply

      Glad to introduce you to some new blogs! good luck on your blog, and happy 2014!

  • Gaurav Bhan Bhatnagar
    Posted at 12:11h, 03 January Reply

    Your list is indeed interesting. I am so excited to see that you visited TBEX. I enrolled myself in the one that happened in Ireland, but had to cancel it due to cash crunch. I am waiting for the next one to be announced.


    • Hannah
      Posted at 21:10h, 08 January Reply

      Bummer you didnt make it to Ireland! We to are waiting to hear where next years will be, maybe see you there!

  • Kristin from MN
    Posted at 14:18h, 02 October Reply

    I’m in the planning stages of starting my own. Do you use mailchimp or aweber, or which do you recommend? I have read not that mailchimp doesn’t allow affiliate links. Could that be problematic? Thx!

    • Hannah
      Posted at 10:38h, 15 January Reply

      We use mail-chimp, but we don’t send out that many newsletters. I have never looked into placing affiliate links in so I cannot answer your question.

  • Muhammad amjad
    Posted at 09:44h, 11 November Reply

    WOW – Your all 14 blogs are very good and you did great work on searching all blogs but our selection is “This World Rocks “

    • Hannah
      Posted at 20:54h, 11 November Reply

      I love this world rocks too, we actually met Dan in person for drinks once. Great guy!

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