Us young folk across the world are taking advantage of reduced airfares and travelling more than any other generation before us. The proof is on the ‘Gram, where there are over 55 million #wanderlust photos (growing daily no doubt.)
Many Australian families probably own some version of a Lonely Planet book and it may even have helped you on your first overseas holidays. But thanks to the fab old internet, social media and the power of sharing, we have access to so many different blogs, influencers and Instagrammers that it can be overwhelming.
So in case you need some travel inspo to start, here are just a handful of the best travel bloggers and Instagrammers to get you dreaming.
Nomadic Matt is visited by over one million people a month. ONE MILLION. The best part about his travel advice is it’s realistic. He tells you how to find good deals, how to make your money go further and gives you genuine advice. He also swears none of the content is sponsored so you know that he really means it when he gives you advice.
Mitch is more of an Instagrammer, but his stories and photos will inspire you to travel around the world. He recently completed a trip around the US in nothing but a Kombi van and documented the whole thing – basically defines what wanderlust is. He creates beautiful landscapes photos and will inspire you to get out in the world and get lost.
What is travel without food. These guys know the best places to eat in countries all over the world. You won’t find Michelin star ideas here, but rather street food that gives you a better insight into the culture. Their short articles are perfect for quick and easy reading – quick nibbles you might say (I’ll see myself out.)
Few places can be harder to travel to than Southeast Asia, and many travel websites for the area can be outdated with bad information. Travelfish takes the stress out and provides up-to-date information about hotels, restaurants and how to get around the area. They travel the well-beat tourist path but do inspire you to get out of the cities too.
Sometimes you want a bit of style on your travel escapades and that is exactly what this blog is about. The travel is still achievable, but shows you the nicer side of Europe. The posts feel very personal and offer a strong narrative as opposed to black and white facts. The girls behind it are fun and young so expect a lot of great content from them.
A bit more commercial than most personal bloggers, Jeremy has crafted a true business out of travelling. His blog is full of adrenaline filled adventures around the world, and as the name suggests he loves to travel and has plenty of tips and tricks to make the most out of your own adventures. One of the more active bloggers on the list, Jeremy will inspire you to book a trip today.
Image Source: Mitch Cox, The Travel Hack